Tag Archives: DOTA 2

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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Sky and ITV invest in Ginx TV’s 24 hour UK esports channel

The latest esports development in the UK has seen Ginx TV announce a notable change of direction in that it’ll rebrand to Ginx eSports TV as of June 23rd.   This will be a 24 hour channel in partnership with television juggernauts Sky and ITV. Channel 470 in Sky’s Sports section will be its home meaning it’ll gain exposure to 23 million households …

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Fnatic and Dafabet – Conquering the tough esports landscape

Many traditional sportsbooks now include some markets on esports and there’s no doubt that it’s a rapidly growing market but perhaps due to a lack of understanding and regulatory concerns, many have so far avoided commercial partnerships with the organisations within it. Dafabet became the first major sports betting operator to establish a deal with an esports organisation in the …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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