Tag Archives: Valorant

Itema secures IOM licence as final condition for Livestream acquisition

Canadian esports and igaming company Itema has received an online gaming licence from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The acquisition of an Isle of Man gambling licence is the last condition for Itema’s acquisition of Livestream Gaming, the parent company of esports betting firm Loot.Bet. Agreed last month, the transaction saw TSXV and ITMSF-listed Itema acquire all of …

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Ashley Washington, Bayes Esports: Is 2022 the year for esports betting?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, esports was one of the only verticals which was able to continue “as normal”. But as restrictions are starting to lift, and we edge closer to a new year, Ashley Washington (pictured below) – Senior Product Owner at Bayes Esports – asks whether 2022 is going to be a big year for esports betting. The COVID-19 …

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How does latency and stream delay work in esports?


The relationship between latency and stream delay is pivotal to how the esports betting industry operates, writes PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau. The functionality between these two elements has become increasingly pertinent as the sector continues to grow, expand live betting opportunities and become a sportsbook staple. To understand how it all fits together, it’s important to first establish the difference …

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EveryMatrix: Bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting


Malte Hegeler, Head of Product Development at OddsMatrix, writes for SBC News on how bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting can help towards a more lucrative future. The world of esports can often appear impenetrable for those who did not grow up immersed in its most iconic titles. For the uninitiated, watching a Dota 2 event can …

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Alexandr Iaroshenko, Betbazar: Turning esports growth into retention


Esports grew exponentially during the pandemic with fewer other betting options available, but will it retain its player base as more traditional sports return? Alex Iaroshenko, CEO at Betbazar, helps us deep dive into last year’s esports performance, before suggesting that those operators not yet onboard can still enjoy ‘the rest of the party’. He also covers Counter Strike’s continued …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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