Tag Archives: Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)

Pinnacle integrates Dota 2 into esports tournament

Online betting operator Pinnacle has brought Dota 2 into the second edition of its Pinnacle Cup tournament in cooperation with Relog Media. Launching on 5 May, the tournament will comprise an initial 10-team round-robin stage followed by a best-of-three double elimination bracket, after which two teams will be invited to participate in a playoffs stage, joining the teams which qualified …

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Betway maintains esports presence with PSG.LGD extension

Online sports betting operator Betway has maintained its extensive presence in the esports sector via a renewal of its partnership with the PSG.LGD Dota 2 team. The contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain has seen Betway solidify its position as the main partner for the club’s China-based esports team, and will also join PSG’s wider operations in the …

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Betway renews responsible betting partnership with BIG

Online sportsbook Betway has renewed its partnership with esports organisation Berlin International Gaming (BIG), with a strong focus on responsible betting. Maintaining this message, the partnership will feature numerous BIG competitors from across several esports tournaments participating to promote safer-gambling. Additionally, Betway will utilise its Twitch and YouTube channels to promote the agreement and its message to esports fans internationally …

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Betway enhances South Africa market status with T20 deal

International sports betting operator Betway has secured the title sponsorship of South Africa’s T20 Challenge Twenty20 cricket tournament. This is an expansion of the operator’s already extensive presence in South African domestic cricket, acting as a sponsor of all Proteas Tests and One Day International series fixtures held in the country. “We are extremely happy to be announcing our title …

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Parimatch enhances esports credentials with ‘Coldzera’ appointment

International betting technology company Parimatch has further strengthened its esports credentials with the appointment of Marcelo Augusto David ‘Coldzera’ as its new Esports Brand Ambassador. Under the terms of the contract, Brazilian professional esports player Coldzera – who has been the number one ranked competitor on Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) for two years running – will support Parimatch’s social …

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Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports has been a big topic of conversation in recent years, but what actually is it? For betting operators, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition such as CSGO, Dota, League of Legends etc. And sport replacement, or so called crisis content, which includes FIFA, NBA2k, and Ice Hockey. Prior to the COVID pandemic, sport replacement …

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ESIC clamps down on CS:GO spectator bug with 37 sanctions issued

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against ‘37 offending parties’ following its investigation into the ‘historical abuse of a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode’. Having contracted the services of Michal Slowinski, the discoverer of the wrongful use of this exploit, ESIC has confirmed that it has reviewed 20% of the total demos available for review, which the integrity …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Why operators should invest in CS:GO betting options

For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, SBC spoke to Henrik Lykkesteen, the firm’s senior vice president of product and global operations, to look into Better Collective’s longer term view and vision for the esports industry.  In February, Better Collective acquired HLTV.org – the leading esports platform in the world focusing on the popular game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – for …

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Cloudbet makes stablecoin foray with USDT addition

Bitcoin sportsbook and casino Cloudbet has made its first foray into stablecoin betting after confirming the addition of USD Tether to its portfolio of available coins. After a month of testing with a small group of players, Cloudbet will now allow punters to deposit, withdraw and bet using the USDT coin. “We’ve accelerated our feature rollouts tremendously, thanks to the …

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