Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Where sports meet esports: Introducing the ESI Super Forum at #bofcon2018

ESI Super Forum

SBC Global and Esports Insider have teased the launch of the ESI Super Forum for next year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March). Following on from the success of the Esports Insider Forum Series, held at Fnatic’s Bunkr between July and October, the ESI Super Forum has been confirmed as a stand alone event for the second …

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The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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bwin says these are the top 10 esports players worldwide

  Everybody likes a top ten. As far as esports goes being the best has become far more lucrative in recent years with big money tournaments popping up across games, and the likes of The International’s prize pool growing year on year. Now the bookmaker bwin has put together what it believes to be the top ten players worldwide. To …

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Why live betting & esports is a match made in both heaven and hell

As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment.  For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live streams, many esports communities are highly active on Twitter and Reddit, and the potential variety of in-play markets is huge and exciting. Back in September 2015 Betgenius released one of the most comprehensive esports …

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Wings Gaming scoops biggest prize in esports history

As the winners of this year’s Dota 2 competition TI6 Wings Gaming has earned itself the biggest prize in esports history to the tune of $9.1m (£7m).  The Chinese team defeated Digital Chaos 3-1 in the final of the International 6. Prior to the tournament both of these teams had been major underdogs yet Wings managed to see off the …

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Bing Predicts says that EHOME will win The International

The search engine Bing is now getting involved in esports via Bing Predicts and major esports competition The International.  Bing Predicts, which has in the past correctly called the outcome of the Scottish Referendum and incorrectly called the EU Referendum, has attempted to determine the winner of the Dota 2 competition which kicked off on Monday. Bing Predicts has stated that …

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South Australia bans esports gambling

The state government in South Australia has moved to stamp out all forms of esports wagering.  Consumer and Business Services Minister John Rau has informed the Independent Gambling Authority that it should not approve betting on competitive gaming events, irrespective of where the event occurs. This includes for instance The International, the Dota 2 tournament which is currently underway in Seattle, …

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BOS Speaker Profile – Pavol Krasnovsky – RTSmunity

Pavol Krasnovsky, founder and CEO of RTSmunity, is speaking on ‘Data Crunching – live betting in esports’ at the upcoming Betting on Sports conference (September 15-16) in London.  We caught up with him ahead of the two day event to discuss the work RTSmunity has been doing in the past year, the development of its analytical system and more. SBC: …

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Rob Dyche – Esport Gaming – Standing alone

Rob Dyche is the Cofounder and CEO of Esport Gaming, an esports focused betting platform licenced in Curacao.  At the recent Esports Betting Summit, one of the points of discussion was whether esports is more suited to a dedicated platform or whether it should be integrated into a traditional sportsbook like any other new market. SBC readers can hear the thoughts …

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