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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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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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