Tag Archives: Skins Betting

CSGOLounge and Dota2Lounge offer refund program

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In late December an announcement on the Lounges sites, CSGOLounge and Dota2Lounge, revealed that there will be a ‘money refund program’ for some of the sites’ users. It was CSGOLounge which was very much at the centre of the skins betting drama which kicked off last summer. Robert Borewik is the founder whilst ESForce Holding is an investor which came …

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Gavin Weeks – Esportsify – Building a brand in esports

Gavin Weeks is an esports entrepreneur and runs the platforms Esportsify, Skinssanity.gg and Shard Esports.  Esportsify allows companies to create their own esports focused site, Skinsanity is the largest and first skins auction only platform whilst Shard, his latest venture, is aimed at unearthing grassroots talent in esports. SBC caught up with Gavin to pick his brain on commercial opportunities …

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BOS Speaker: Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Let the games begin

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be leading, we caught up with him to talk skin betting, how to approach esports fans and desktop vs mobile. SBC: Are you surprised it took as long as …

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CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge officially cease skins betting

This week via their respective Facebook pages both CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge announced that they would be shutting down their skins betting functions with immediate effect. Both companies operate under Lounges, which itself is mostly owned by ESForce Holding, a company owned by Russian investor Alisher Usmanov who has been heavily involved in the esports scene in Eastern Europe. CSGO Lounge, …

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Sean Carr – Esports Logic – The state of play in esports betting

Sean Carr runs the esports consultancy Esports Logic and has been working with Dafabet as the bookmaker’s esports liason. Here he provided SBC News with his take on the recent skins betting drama and the general state of play in esports betting… Over the past 18 months esports has expanded exponentially; with significant risings in prize funds, TV broadcasters securing …

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BOS Speaker Profile: Ian Smith – ESIC – Curbing the esports cheats

The ESIC (Esports Integrity Coalition) was created in order to elevate integrity within esports and cut all forms of cheating including the doping and match fixing practices that have blighted competitive gaming for years.  It was created following extensive investigations into the most pressing issues for esports in general. Ian Smith, of Sporting Integrity Matters, was appointed Commissioner with Bryce …

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Valve issues cease and desist notice to 23 skins betting sites

Valve has followed up on its announcement with action by issuing cease and desist notices to no less than 23 skins betting sites. Most notably this included CSGO Lounge, a hugely popular site for betting with skins from the game. Another site, CSGOBig, published a copy of the letter it received which also listed all of the sites targeted in the …

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TmarTn and Syndicate revealed as owners of the CS:GO Lotto site they promoted

The popular Youtube pair of Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell have a combined following of almost 13 million and were, until recently, hugely popular in the online CS:GO gaming community.  It has now come to light that they are the co-owners of a skins gambling platform called CS:GO Lotto, a site which many of their most viewed videos promoted without any …

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Anthony Werkman – Betway – Fnatical about esports

Betway is betting big on esports. As one of the foremost promoters of esports amongst the UK’s major bookmakers, it recently sponsored a Betway Fight Night between Team Fnatic and Team Astralis. We spoke to Director of Marketing and Operations at Betway Anthony Werkman about this, how its carving out a reputation in esports communities and the particular need for a separate …

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