Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Match momentum in esports – does it really exist?

2020 has been the year of esports. As fewer and fewer sports events could take place due to COVID-19 in 2020, esports matches continued to be played online.  The betting industry has caught up. Where esports used to be a side note before, there are now entire betting portals dedicated just to esports. And no traditional bookmaker will now be …

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HooYu leads Midnite Esports KYC makeover

New esports wagering platform Midnite has moved to strengthen all components related to its KYC and ID verification disciplines by partnering with digital customer onboarding specialist HooYu.  Launched at the start of the year, Midnite is seeking to become a leading esports wagering platform by offering players the most comprehensive selection of live watch-&-bet markets on esports’ most popular games …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league

Online betting operator Parimatch has been named the official betting partner of an international esports series OMEGA League in Dota 2. As part of the agreement, Parimatch’s branding will be integrated into the league’s Russian and Portuguese-based live streams. Russian coverage will be broadcast via RuHub Studio, while the Brazilian subdivision of Beyond the Summit (BTS) will broadcast the tournament …

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Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins 

Esports data, odds and statistics supplier PandaScore has announced that it has secured back-to-back bookmaker partnerships with Betcris and Pixel.bet. Seeking to revamp its wagering markets, leading LATAM sportsbook BetCris has installed PandaScore’s real-time esports odds and data API. Branded as a major product directive, BetCris has moved to deepen its sportsbook offering with further esports markets mitigating a disrupted …

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GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships

Curacao-based esports bookmaker GG.Bet has become the official global betting partner of pro-esports organisation ESL for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments. The arrangement will cover all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments through the rest of the year, as well as the ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. GG.Bet will provide odds for each tournament …

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Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting

During the global health pandemic, esports betting has risen in popularity, with titles such as FIFA and NBA2k garnering incredible growth of up to 40 times its usual volume, according to Everymatrix’s State of Esports Betting Report in May. However, as live sporting events begin to resume, questions over the long term sustainability of esports betting have arisen, with sportsbooks …

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FONBET’s Alexey Khobot: Using bots to formulate odds in 2020

In 1995, Alexey Khobot designed his first software for FONBET, which included the use of bots to assist in oddsmaking. The operator looks at why this artificial intelligence has been key, but points out that the human touch still remains king. The most important part of the bookmaking process is the formulation of odds. It’s no secret that bookmakers rely …

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Betby’s Sergey Tsukanov: Esports is here to stay

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As we edge closer to the return of mainstream sports betting, we caught up with Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at Betby (pictured), to talk esports, alternative markets and the need for industry innovation following the current downturn.  SBC: How has Betby adapted products and services for its partners since the cancellation of sporting fixtures began?  ST: The cancellation of …

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Cloudbet launches enhanced esports products

Bitcoin sportsbook and casino Cloudbet has launched an esports vertical, enhancing its customers’ betting experience on titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and FIFA 20. Cloudbet customers will now be able to place in-play bets using cryptocurrency on a variety of esports events everyday. The sportsbook will also enhance its customer engagement with a Discord channel (a communication …

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