Tag Archives: James Watson

FDJ France launches dedicated Esports hub with Sportradar

France state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has expanded its services and profile within the burgeoning Esports market, by launching a dedicated ‘digital esports betting hub’ in partnership with leading sports data supplier Sportradar. Updating stakeholders, FDJ details that its Esports hub will be attached to flagship betting brand ParionsSport (ParionsSport.fdj.fr) portal. Sports data supplier Sportradar will power the hub …

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Sportradar forms audiovisual & integrity partnership with Fortuna Esports

European esports tournament organiser Fortuna Esports has announced that it will enter a multi-year audiovisual and integrity partnership with Sportradar. Forming the partnership, Sportradar will act as the exclusive global provider of betting and audio visual streams and transmissions for Fortuna syndicated matches and competitions. Fortuna, one of Europe’s leading esports tournament organisers, hosts events such as the new ‘Esports …

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More than 120 operators confirmed for Betting on Sports 2017

Operators - #boscon2017

More than 120 operators, 75 top level affiliates and 80 suppliers will be joined by some of the biggest sports organisations in Europe at this year’s Betting on Sports conference, held from 12-15 September. Among the 120 operators at #boscon2017 will be the recently merged Paddy Power Betfair, a premium sponsor of the event, and Ladbrokes Coral, which will be …

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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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Live CS:GO at ICE thanks to the Betradar Esports Invitational

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Sports betting data supplier Betradar‘s stand will be one to visit if esports is on your list of interests at ICE Totally Gaming next month. Esports will play a big part at this year’s ICE, which incidentally is the largest ever, and Betradar is playing along by putting on the ‘Betradar Esports Invitational’. This will see two CS:GO teams, in the …

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James Watson – Betradar – My ICE 2017

BetConstruct - My ICE 2017

Esports has had some year and it won’t be slowing down in 2017. Nor will Betradar, which fresh off the back of a deal with Dojo Madness, are prepped to have a manic year. James Watson is Head of Esports at Betradar so will be leading the charge. You can catch up with him at ICE Totally Gaming (S1-150) next …

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James Watson – Betradar – Challenging Dynamic…bringing real in-play betting to esports!

Following yesterday’s announcement by Betradar that it had launched a full in-play betting offering for esports markets in partnership with Dojo Madness. SBC caught up with James Watson, Head of eSports at Sportradar AG, to discuss the project intricacies and difficulties of  bringing live betting elements to eSports markets. _________________ SBC: Hi James, thanks for the interview and congratulations on …

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Betradar brings live betting to esports in partnership with Dojo Madness

(Correction: This article previously stated that this deal meant Betradar were the first in the industry to offer live odds across multiple esports titles. This is not the case.)  Sports betting data and insights provider Betradar (subsidiary of Sportradar AG) has become the latest supplier to offer live-odds across multiple esports for online and live competitions, enhancing bookmakers’ current market offerings. …

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The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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Why live betting & esports is a match made in both heaven and hell

As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment.  For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live streams, many esports communities are highly active on Twitter and Reddit, and the potential variety of in-play markets is huge and exciting. Back in September 2015 Betgenius released one of the most comprehensive esports …

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