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Bing Predicts says that EHOME will win The International

The search engine Bing is now getting involved in esports via Bing Predicts and major esports competition The International.  Bing Predicts, which has in the past correctly called the outcome of the Scottish Referendum and incorrectly called the EU Referendum, has attempted to determine the winner of the Dota 2 competition which kicked off on Monday. Bing Predicts has stated that …

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South Australia bans esports gambling

The state government in South Australia has moved to stamp out all forms of esports wagering.  Consumer and Business Services Minister John Rau has informed the Independent Gambling Authority that it should not approve betting on competitive gaming events, irrespective of where the event occurs. This includes for instance The International, the Dota 2 tournament which is currently underway in Seattle, …

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Sky and ITV invest in Ginx TV’s 24 hour UK esports channel

The latest esports development in the UK has seen Ginx TV announce a notable change of direction in that it’ll rebrand to Ginx eSports TV as of June 23rd.   This will be a 24 hour channel in partnership with television juggernauts Sky and ITV. Channel 470 in Sky’s Sports section will be its home meaning it’ll gain exposure to 23 million households …

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How League of Legends is set to eclipse the Champions League winner market

The rise of esports has been little short of explosive in the past year and real money wagering is following suit. The bookmaker bwin, which began offering esports markets in June 2015, has seen a huge rise in these markets in 2016. Betting on League of Legends, which equates to 69% of its esports betting, is expected to surpass the Champions …

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Valve ups the CS:GO stakes with a $1 million prize pot

Popular esports title Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) received a major boost this week with the news that Valve is increasing the prize pool for each individual tournament of the game’s Major Championship series to $1 million (£714,000). In last year’s Championship series the prize pools were capped at $250,000 (£179,000) meaning the same series a year on has cash rewards which are …

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