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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly begins to resume this month, discussions have been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports nuances need to be understood for the sake of integrity

ESI’s Digital Summit has highlighted the growth of esports in terms of its global viewership and in its betting take-up. Yet, as esports becomes more popular, it heightens its risk of match fixing and corruption.  One of the summit’s concurrent themes, esports and betting stakeholders observed and debated the complexities of maintaining esports integrity, amid distinct wagering intricacies and unique …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports targets place at broadcasting’s top table

As esports continues to engage new audiences, traditional broadcasters such as FOX and BT Sport have begun to optimise competitive gaming events such as Virtual F1 and eNASCAR in order to diversify their content.   Allan Hvid, Head of Esports and Football for TV 2 in Denmark, spoke at ESI’s Digital Summit, highlighting new dynamics between esports and traditional broadcasters in securing …

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Fred Done makes investment into GGIntel

The founder of Betfred Fred Done has strengthened his commitment to esports after it was confirmed that he has made an investment into the Manchester-based esports news, entertainment, and media focused business, GGIntel. The start-up firm, which is focussed on achieving its goal of becoming a world-leading esports publisher, is set to provide bespoke content, global event and tournament information …

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Polish “trendsetter” STS launches mobile esports section

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Star-Typ Sport (STS), the first Polish bookmaker to introduce esports betting in 2014, has now added an esports section to its mobile application. The new STS section, available on both Android and iOS, will enable its players to engage with tournaments in Poland and those organised abroad through a wide range of live bets. The apps have been designed to …

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1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

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Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin. Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and …

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Betway teams up West Ham & NiP stars for first ‘Esports Challenge’

For its latest social media campaign, online bookmaker Betway has teamed up its two biggest sports partnership; Premier League football club West Ham United and leading esports team Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Launching its latest ‘Betway Esports Challenge’, West Ham United players Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Michail Antonio ‘swap pitches for PCs’ battling head-to-head in a game of CS:GO, a …

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Pixel.bet to offer worldwide esports betting brand

Pixel.bet has announced a bid to “revolutionise” the esports betting sector, with the launch of its new specialist platform. Currently live in beta mode, pixel.bet state that they are set to offer tens of millions of fans the most comprehensive dedicated esports betting brand. The mobile first platform will offer bettors markets covering full tournaments, matches and individual games and …

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Kenny Schrub wins eSports Player of the Year Award

The second eSports Game Awards took place in Los Angeles this weekend in front of a packed  Microsoft Theatre. Kenny Schrub, a Frenchman who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team EnVyUs, picked up the Player of the Year award fending off strong competition from the likes of Syed Sumail Hassan, Lee Sang-hyeok, Olof Kajbjer and Peter Dagar. Schrub’s game of …

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