Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Rivalry expands into second regulated market with Australian entry

Canadian sportsbook and esports betting provider Rivalry Corp has gained market access in Australia, securing a licence from the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC). The development marks Rivalry’s second market entry, building on last month’s launch in the Ontario market, and the firm has detailed it has already accepted deposits and bets in Australia.  Under the conditions of the Racing …

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PandaScore: How game literacy requirements impact barrier to entry in esports and betting

With interest in esports as a betting product continuing to rise, Oliver Niner, PandaScore’s Head of Sales, highlights the importance of simplicity when promoting the market to the general consumer.  To read Oliver Niner’s interview with SBC about the distribution, consumption and operation of esports betting products, click here. Esports has seen consistent growth year-on-year, with more viewers, companies, consumer brands …

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Itema secures IOM licence as final condition for Livestream acquisition

Canadian esports and igaming company Itema has received an online gaming licence from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The acquisition of an Isle of Man gambling licence is the last condition for Itema’s acquisition of Livestream Gaming, the parent company of esports betting firm Loot.Bet. Agreed last month, the transaction saw TSXV and ITMSF-listed Itema acquire all of …

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Betway maintains esports foothold with Beastcoast renewal

Betway has renewed its partnership with Peruvian Dota 2 team Beastcoast, marking a continuation of its strong commercial position in the international esports wagering space. The current arrangement between the Super Group-owned sports betting operator and the esports team will see the continued development of exclusive content such as the Illuminate talk show.  Additionally, the duo have collaborated on the …

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Esports in a post-COVID world – can it maintain its momentum?

Esports will continue to grow beyond COVID, writes Mark Balch, VP Esports Betting Services at Bayes Esports, however we must keep an eye out for danger lurking on the horizon. To kick off the article, we should more clearly define the broad term of esports now. For betting companies, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition …

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Sportsflare and HUDstats deliver first positional esports betting widget


Sportsflare will collaborate with HUDstats on a first-of-its-kind positional betting widget for CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2 as part of a new esports data partnership. Through this agreement, the Tiidal Gaming Group subsidiary said that both parties will add complementary and best in-class skills to create and deliver innovative esports products to market, resulting in a complete software …

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How does latency and stream delay work in esports?


The relationship between latency and stream delay is pivotal to how the esports betting industry operates, writes PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau. The functionality between these two elements has become increasingly pertinent as the sector continues to grow, expand live betting opportunities and become a sportsbook staple. To understand how it all fits together, it’s important to first establish the difference …

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Sportsflare: Introducing the only BetBuilder in esports


Over recent years we have become increasingly accustomed to seeing the BetBuilder tab appear as an option for matches on our favourite sportsbooks, but the product has so far eluded the esports punter. Until now. Sportsflare, a New Zealand-based tech company focused on providing innovative new betting experiences for esports, has become the first to offer same-game parlay betting around …

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EveryMatrix: Bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting


Malte Hegeler, Head of Product Development at OddsMatrix, writes for SBC News on how bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting can help towards a more lucrative future. The world of esports can often appear impenetrable for those who did not grow up immersed in its most iconic titles. For the uninitiated, watching a Dota 2 event can …

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