Esports & Fantasy

BOSE Digital: Content is the key unlocking esports sponsorship potential

The esports industry has garnered significant growth over the last couple of years, with both COVID-19 and the lockdown accelerating and boosting consumer and commercial interest globally.  Meanwhile, betting has significantly increased its interest around esports, which has helped sponsors ease their way into this ever-growing market. Moderating duties at the ‘Perfect Partners’ panel on day two of Betting on Sports …

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BOSE Digital: How fantasy sports differentiates itself from other sports products

Speaking on the first day at the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, Bjorn Fjellby, Co-founder of FanTeam, instructed delegates on how to effectively use fantasy sports as a complementary tool for sportsbooks to both acquire and retain customers. Taking part in a discussion entitled Reducing CPAs with Fantasy Sports, which was sponsored by Scout Gaming, Fjelby explained: “It’s a …

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Top five by 2024? RTSmunity tracks the growth of esports betting

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The overall esports betting market size is projected to double in 2020, from $7 to $14 billion, but how does this total number translate to both gross gaming revenues (GGR) and profits for esports operators?  Writing for the latest issue of SBC Magazine, Ondřej Šilhavý from RTSmunity said that the GGR generated by esports betting globally – tracking at $343 …

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PandaScore raises €5m backed by FDJ enterprise fund

Real-time esports data and AI-powered statistics provider PandaScore has successfully completed a €5 million funding round, driving its next stage of enterprise growth.  The funding round was led by Française des Jeux (FDJ) venture capital fund ‘V13 Invest’, which backed the young Paris start-up’s objectives to bolster its product portfolio delivering new data-led innovations for all wagering stakeholders including bookmakers, …

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How esports betting continues to develop in Africa

In recent months the popularity of esports betting has grown exponentially worldwide, with the industry being one of the only sporting sectors to not be severely impacted by the global pandemic. Nevertheless, the industry’s impact in specific regions has yet to be fully analysed outside of Europe and the US. At SBC Digital Summit Africa, a panel of experts from …

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Luckbox appoints Lachlan Thomson to lead new marketing drive

Luckbox has confirmed the appointment of Lachlan Thomson at its new Head of Performance Marketing, leading the esports wagering platform’s planned aggressive marketing drive.  An expert in sports betting and esports disciplines, Thomson is the former Head of Brand Communications for Seattle-based esports entertainment group Unikrn (2018-2020). Taking control of Luckbox’s player acquisition verticals, Thomson will be a key stakeholder …

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HooYu leads Midnite Esports KYC makeover

New esports wagering platform Midnite has moved to strengthen all components related to its KYC and ID verification disciplines by partnering with digital customer onboarding specialist HooYu.  Launched at the start of the year, Midnite is seeking to become a leading esports wagering platform by offering players the most comprehensive selection of live watch-&-bet markets on esports’ most popular games …

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Footstock… Where player trading meets fantasy football

Backed by a high-coverage media campaign across talkSport’s network, September saw the UK debut of new football trading platform Footstock. A fresh arrival from Germany, Footstock merges popular fantasy football engagements with in-depth player trading components, seeking to become the best value and most rewarding football trading platform for all football fans. CMO James Copeland gives SBC the lowdown on …

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ESIC clamps down on CS:GO spectator bug with 37 sanctions issued

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against ‘37 offending parties’ following its investigation into the ‘historical abuse of a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode’. Having contracted the services of Michal Slowinski, the discoverer of the wrongful use of this exploit, ESIC has confirmed that it has reviewed 20% of the total demos available for review, which the integrity …

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Indian cricketers to drive new GoodGamer DFS and esports app

GoodGamer - Umesh Yadav of India during Day Three of the Third Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, India on 21 October 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

GoodGamer Corp has signed Indian cricketers Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav as brand influencers for its new GoodGamer Fantasy Gaming App. Billed as India’s first daily fantasy sports (DFS) and true esports gaming platform, its launch coincides with the return of the Indian Premier League (IPL).  On the DFS side, it is the first to offer several other features including …

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