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EA to allow FIFA ‘Pack Previews’ as scrutiny rises on loot box rewards  

EA Sports will allow players to preview all FIFA ‘Ultimate Team Packs’ (UT Packs) before being purchased. The games’ developer confirmed that it would launch a ‘preview pack’ update to its FIFA 21 games across all markets, allowing players to view items prior to being purchased with FIFA points and FUT Coins. UT Packs can be purchased via FUT Coins awarded …

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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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Global betting market to rise by 9% CAGR by 2022, report claims

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India-based research group ReportsnReports.com has documented a new study on the rise of the global sports betting industry, with the research forecasting growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.62% over the next four years. The report, entitled Global Sports Betting Market 2018-2022, argues that the major driver of this market growth is the sports industry’s digital revolution. …

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EA Sports announces $1.3m FIFA 17 prize pool

To coincide with Gamescon in Cologne, EA Sports has made some new revelations about next month’s FIFA 17 release. Alongside a new trailer it has been announced that there’ll be a new Ultimate Team Championship Series with a $1.3m (£999,000) prize pool. It was anticipated that the new edition of FIFA would have a far greater focus on esports than …

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Trevor Keane: New Celtic eSports League explained

Earlier this week, Trevor Keane, Co-Founder of Celtic eSports, announced plans to launch a new league in Autumn 2016, featuring local players as representatives of football clubs from the top leagues in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Just a few days on, we caught up with him to find out more about the format of the league, …

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Roy Clements – STATS is bringing fantasy to life

Roy Clements, Managing Director, UK for STATS, explains how the firm is continuing development on its award-winning fantasy sports product. SBC: Hi there, can you give further details of STATS’ fantasy sports product and where you feel it fits in with the sports data and insights solutions you provide? RC: Our Fantasy unit has been in operation for more than …

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Sam Cooke – End of Partnership – EA closes competitive gaming hub ‘EA Arena’

This November sees EA Sports close its competitive real money gaming hub ‘EA Arena’.Whilst the news of its closure  flew somewhat under the radar in terms of media and industry  coverage, EA Sports and World Gaming (partnership brand operated under  Virgin Gaming) have been in a competitive gaming partnership for quite a while. The EA Sports Arena allows players to …

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