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Sam Cooke: ESI Digital Summit – “esports value is more than a pandemic anomaly”

Next week, Esports Insider (ESI) will host its ‘ESI Digital Summit’ (26-27 May), where it will discuss all critical components related to the esports value chain amid a disrupted global marketplace. Sam Cooke, Managing Director of ESI, tells SBC that although esports may have navigated COVID-19 disruptions better than its traditional counterparts, stakeholders should not take comfort in the easy …

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Paris Smith, Pinnacle: Working both sides of the betting business

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“We know better than to stand still in the betting industry,” said Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, as she reflected on a year of big changes for the company on both the B2B and B2C side. As 2019 draws to a close, we spoke to her about Pinnacle’s B2B market entry and the key benefits of this new ‘Pinnacle Solution’ – …

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Betway sponsors FACEIT London Counter-Strike series

Betway continues to expand its presence within esports, sponsoring the upcoming FACEIT London Counter-Strike tournament series at the SSE Arena Wembley (20-23 September). The online bookmaker will have a significant presence during a month of Counter-Strike play, with Betway further sponsoring FACEIT Minors qualifying event, hosted at Twickenham Stadium. Betway CEO  Anthony Werkman, said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the …

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Genius Sports forms FACEIT partnership boosting ‘Esports Championship Series’ fan engagement & integrity safeguards

Sports data and media rights supplier Genius Sports continues to expand its presence within the burgeoning eSports market, by confirming that it has agreed a partnership with leading competitive gaming platform FACEIT. FACEIT operators of the ‘Esports Championship Series’ (ECS) will integrate Genius Sports data and analytics platform provisions to monitor ECS fan engagement and interaction and further safeguard its …

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Twitch and FACEIT team up for the Esports Championship Series

Twitch and FACEIT have teamed up to launch a new CS:GO league titled the Esports Championship Series (ECS) with a prize pool of $3.5m (£2.4m). It was revealed last week, via statistics from Newzoo, that esports are responsible for over 21 percent of viewership on streaming site Twitch and with more money being poured into current esports and more titles being developed for competitive gaming …

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Esports startup FaceIt raises $15m in Series A funding round

UK based esports startup FaceIt has raised $15m (£10.4m) in funding and has announced its expansion into the US by opening an office in Los Angeles. The company, which was funded in 2012, boasts over 3.5 million users on its multiplayer gaming platform. It allows players to take part in tournaments and leagues for prizes via automated tournament management and matchmaking. …

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Unikrn Introduces first competitive integrity certification program for eSports

Competitive eSports platform Unikrn has partnered with multi-player gaming league FACEIT, to create the world’s first competitive integrity certification program for eSports. The program aims to establish industry-wide best practice combined with competitive structures and policies to ensure legitimacy in eSports match results. FACEIT becomes the first league to implement the certification program to its multi-player games. Unikrn governance further …

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