Tag Archives: Twitch

Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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First eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

The eSports Industry Awards 2016 is taking place in London on November 21st at London’s the Brewery, and the first finalists to make the grade have been announced. The awards will once again be hosted by Radio 1 presenter Julia Hardy and Jason Bradbury of the Gadget Show. Over 600 of the industry’s leading figures are expected to attend for a night …

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BetOlimp launches Twitch inspired streaming service for Euro 2016

BetOlimp, the European online sports betting and e-gaming operator, announced that it has successfully launched its Twitch inspired live video streaming service for the Euro 2016 Football Championships in conjunction with Leeds based Independent Content Services Limited (ICS).  The live ‘in-play betting’ companion video streaming service is thought to be the first of its kind. It provides on-demand video content …

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Valencia CF becomes the latest football club with an esports team

Valencia CF has become the first La Liga club to have its own esports team after the grand unveiling on Tuesday June 7th at the Mestalla stadium. This move follows the recent announcement by Schalke 04 that it had moved into the world of esports by acquiring and rebranding the popular team Immortals. Peter Draper, Marketing Director of Valencia CF, said: “This is …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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Unikrn’s Rahul Sood calls for regulation of esports skin betting

In a poignant blog post about skin betting on Unikrn published yesterday, co-founder and CEO, Rahul Sood, has highlighted what’s wrong in esports betting, especially in regards to underage gambling and top Twitch streamers who are wagering in-game virtual items that have real monetary value. According to Eilers Research skin betting is close to $5bn (£3.4bn) in terms of money wagered in 2016. …

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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 account for 21.3% of Twitch viewership

The latest data released by Newzoo shows that 21.3% of all hours watched on Twitch from July to December 2015 was esports content. This equals 475.5 million hours of esports content watched across all esports franchises, which is an average of over 79 million hours per month.  It’s repeatedly noted how Twitch has hugely benefitted the growth of the esports scene in the West, though it …

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Super Evil Megacorp and Twitch sign three year Vainglory deal

Mobile touchscreen esports received a huge boost this week with the revelation that live streaming service Twitch has signed a deal with Vainglory’s developer Super Evil Megacorp. The terms of the partnership will see the Vainglory Championships broadcast and promoted via Twitch for at least the next three years. It’ll also see a multi-million dollar investment from both companies, and …

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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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