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ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

A group of Australian esports players have been issued bans by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as part of an ongoing investigation into betting-related offences. The 35 individuals face competitive bans of between 12 and 60 months, issued in accordance with a ‘tiered matrix’ which analyses the severity of each individual violation.  The bans apply to all ESIC member esports …

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EDC commitment sees GamingMalta secure breakthrough 2021 for Malta esports 

GamingMalta has announced a significant milestone for Malta’s burgeoning esports community, after pro-esports organisations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo committed to hosting the ‘European Development Championship’ (EDC) series in Malta from 2021 onwards.     A new fixture on the European esports calendar, the EDC Series will host five tournaments across Malta with the aim of promoting grassroots esports development. Players will compete …

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ESIC issues update on Mountain Dew League investigation

Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has confirmed that it is nearing the conclusion of its investigation into match-fixing allegations related to the ‘Mountain Dew League’ (MDL) tournament series operated by associate member ESEA, a subsidiary of pro-esports tournament organiser ESL. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Countering ‘social media speculation’, …

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GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships

Curacao-based esports bookmaker GG.Bet has become the official global betting partner of pro-esports organisation ESL for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments. The arrangement will cover all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments through the rest of the year, as well as the ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. GG.Bet will provide odds for each tournament …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports targets place at broadcasting’s top table

As esports continues to engage new audiences, traditional broadcasters such as FOX and BT Sport have begun to optimise competitive gaming events such as Virtual F1 and eNASCAR in order to diversify their content.   Allan Hvid, Head of Esports and Football for TV 2 in Denmark, spoke at ESI’s Digital Summit, highlighting new dynamics between esports and traditional broadcasters in securing …

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Esports Insider – Critical agenda unveiled for inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’

Leading B2B esports publisher Esports Insider (ESI) is pleased to reveal the first wave of speakers and content for the inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’, the first major digital event dedicated to the business of esports. With two full days of content on 26 and 27 May, topics will range from brand showcases shining the spotlight on prominent mainstream partnerships through to …

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Betway grows esports portfolio with ESL partnership

Online bookmaker Betway has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with ESLGaming (ESL), which will see the operator continue to act as the exclusive sponsor of ESL’s largest flagship events. The extension, which includes a clause to renew the partnership after one year, will give the operator exclusive “behind the scenes” access, in addition to VIP hospitality, in-stream and …

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Community Drive! Luckbox appoints Sujoy Roy as esports director

Updating the market, industry esports betting start-up Luckbox (luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Sujoy Roy as its first Director of Esports. Roy joins the Luckbox executive team, from leading global esports tournament organiser ESL, where he led player community development initiatives and audience engagement strategies. A seasoned esports executive, Roy has been tasked with developing Luckbox’s founding community initiatives, …

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Betway further expands ESL esports tournament portfolio

Betway marketing has moved to expand its brand coverage within esports by agreeing to sponsor three ESL competitions in 2018. Agreeing on terms with ESL, the leading esports pro tournament organisation, Betway will sponsor the ESL’s ‘Intel Extreme Masters’ (IEM) and ‘ESL One’ tournament series, starting with the sponsorship of ‘IEM Katowice’ this February. The bookmaker further boosts its esports tournament …

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Sportradar’s James Watson: Assessing the double-edged data sword for esports at #boscon2017

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Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), we spoke to Sportradar Head of Esports James Watson about data challenges in esports and his company’s relationship with ESL. Watson is part of the ‘Data Data Data’ session (14 September) in the ‘Betting on Esports’ track at next month’s event. SBC: Why did you decide to speak at Betting on Esports …

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