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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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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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BETBY enhances esports portfolio with basketball product

Sports betting supplier BETBY has enhanced its esports range with the addition of eBasketball to its portfolio. The basketball solution will provide sportbooks with 24/7 betting options, similar to BETBY’s FIFA18 24/7 offering. Moreover, BETBY will provide competitive fixtures featuring NBA, WNBA and All-Star teams, supplemented by Twitch video coverage of every match. Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at BETBY, …

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Betgenius: Why esports betting is crucial during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Esports has provided sports betting and gaming operators with some much needed relief during financially unstable times brought about by COVID-19. However, now attention is turning to its validity after the virus threat level recedes and how the esports industry will ultimately fit into the betting sector.  Siim Ühtid, Esports Trading Manager at Betgenius, spoke to SBC News about why …

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Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports

The coronavirus pandemic has proved to be a huge challenge for the entire betting community, and bookmakers have been confronted with a situation which they never thought they’d face. Who expected to see the Belarusian Premier League topping viewing charts across the globe? However, esports has also seen a sharp rise in viewership since the COVID-19 outbreak due to its …

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How BetConstruct is boosting the bookmaker offer with in-house esports

Esports is continuing to develop a strong connection with the betting industry, with countless companies now initiating strategies to maximise the sector’s potential. BetConstruct is one such firm finding a niche opportunity in this growing market. The iGaming solutions provider has its own in-house esports division, allowing bookmakers to offer esports to its customers throughout the day. The company’s head …

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The GG.BET ICE Challenge 2020 – in numbers

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DATA.BET announced itself to the esports industry by supplying the official data for a $250,000 CS:GO tournament at ICE London, produced in partnership with GG.Bet.  Here are all the key numbers that you need to know from last week’s tournament. 6.45 million – The total streaming views for the GG.BET ICE Challenge 2020. 1.98 million – The total unique streaming …

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Tech eyes monitor Douyu IPO ambitions

Tech analysts are monitoring the movements of Chinese live streaming platform ‘Douyu’ closely, as the company files for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange this April. Branded as ‘China’s answer to Twitch.Tv’, the popular live streaming platform owned by Amazon, in its SEC submitted prospectus Douyu’s executive team seeks to raise $500 million from its New York IPO. …

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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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Esports as big as American football for millennials, poll suggests

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Esports is as big as American football for young Americans, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post. 40% of 14 to 21-year-olds taking part in the poll claimed to be football fans; with 38% counting themselves as fans of esports. “The popularity of esports and online gaming among American teens and young adults as both a recreational activity …

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