Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Sean Carr – Dafabet – Partnering up in esports

Sean Carr is Dafabet’s eSports Liaison. Having signed a partnership with one of the world’s leading esports organisations, Fnatic, Dafabet is clearly aiming to lead the line in terms of major bookmakers getting involved in this space.  We spoke to Sean about the partnership with Fnatic, being the industry’s sole esports liaison and Dafabet’s plans for the future. SBC: How …

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Who will be in the Bud Light Esports All-Stars Group?

Bud Light is the latest non-endemic brand making big moves into esports as it’s been announced that the company will sponsor a group of esports players to form the Bud Light All-Stars group.   Bud Light will reveal the initial list of potential players at DreamHack Austin which starts on Friday 6th May. The company will be looking for players from …

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Esports account for 21.3% of Twitch viewership

The latest data released by Newzoo shows that 21.3% of all hours watched on Twitch from July to December 2015 was esports content. This equals 475.5 million hours of esports content watched across all esports franchises, which is an average of over 79 million hours per month.  It’s repeatedly noted how Twitch has hugely benefitted the growth of the esports scene in the West, though it …

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Unikrn Ups the Ante with new ways to become Unikoin rich

Gaming and esports company Unikrn has today announced that over 30 million Unikoins, the virtual tokens on its platform, have been used to wager on esports matches and tournaments worldwide. Never one to miss out on a reason to celebrate, Unikrn is introducing Connekt, a fun, new way for users to earn more of these Unikoins by playing three of today’s most popular titles; League …

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Yahoo Esports goes live with Rene, Gafford, Cocke and Walker

After much anticipation Yahoo has today announced the launch of Yahoo Esports. The company is looking for it to follow the lead of its successful Yahoo Sports product, and the esports section will look to provide the best experience by providing news and video content. It will initially focus on five titles; League of Legends, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Streetfighter …

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Jake Smith & Cameron Robinson – RankR Esports – It’s all about the players

RankR is aiming to become the home of esports, where the community can meet to find an opponent for any game, join a team (or build and manage one) or find upcoming events and read news from the industry as a whole.  Whilst the past year has seen an increasing number of esports suppliers and operators, in varying capacities, the …

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Valve ups the CS:GO stakes with a $1 million prize pot

Popular esports title Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) received a major boost this week with the news that Valve is increasing the prize pool for each individual tournament of the game’s Major Championship series to $1 million (£714,000). In last year’s Championship series the prize pools were capped at $250,000 (£179,000) meaning the same series a year on has cash rewards which are …

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Phil Kornyshev – PVP.ME – Esports it’s in-play time

As the esports industry grows and grows, the betting industry is taking notice. Most major operators now offer esports betting to some extent, though by and large this is restricted to irregular established tournaments and leagues. Moreover, being able to find in-play betting markets is even tougher still with operators seemingly reluctant to offer them for the timebeing. Enter PVP.ME, a …

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Lazygamer eSports Award Winners announced

Major gaming news site Lazygamer has announced its eSports industry award winners for 2015.  There were five categories to congratulate those who have enjoyed success across the industry, and there were six nominees per category. Here are the 2015 winners. Best eSports Organisation: Bravado Gaming Best eSports Team: Bravado Gaming Dota 2 Best eSports Player: Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali (CS:GO) Best …

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Cashplay partners with Multiplay for Insomnia Gaming Festival

International mobile eSports platform, Cashplay, has agreed a deal with Multiplay to deliver real-money mobile tournaments for the upcoming Insomnia Gaming Festival. UK based Multiplay is a gaming services company, whilst Insomnia55 will feature some of the biggest names in the industry. It’ll take place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena over the 28-30th August weekend with tournaments to be played out …

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