Tag Archives: DOTA 2

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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Betway launches eSports portal

Betway has become the first major bookmaker to launch a dedicated eSports portal, the company has announced today. The new portal, which gives eSports fans the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of pre-game, in-play and long term markets, can be accessed via https://esports.betway.com. The online bookmaker is offering a wide variety of eSports specific markets such as ‘First …

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Pinnacle offers highest ever eSports limits for The International

Pinnacle Sports dedicated eSports market is  set to offer customers the highest ever limits on TI5 matches at next week’s The International Dota 2 Championships. The limits will rise to an eye watering $100,000 (£ 64,000) for the Grand Final on August 8th. This is particularly significant in that this is a higher amount than the standard limits Pinnacle offer …

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