Esports & Fantasy

Private bookbuild sees Scout Gaming raise €3.5m capital

Issuing a market filing, Stockholm-listed Scout Gaming AB confirms that it has raised SEK 36 million (€3.5m) in working capital having completed two direct share placements selling approximately 3 million of company shares. Scout governance had been granted rights to sanction the transaction at the Stockholm firm’s AGM on 23 May 2019. The two share placements were directly issued to …

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Winners.bet gets the green light to expand into Malta

Esports operator Winners.bet has been given the green light to begin operations in Malta after it was granted a betting licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Under the conditions of its new licence, Winners.bet will provide the esports community with the chance to place bets on all the major games including League of Legends (LOL), CS:GO, DOTA2, KOG, Starcraft …

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DATA.BET to make esports data debut in $250,000 ICE tournament

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DATA.BET will kick off its bid to become the industry’s most comprehensive esports solutions provider by supplying the official data for a $250,000 CS:GO tournament played out at ICE London, and streamed to an online global audience in excess of five million. The tournament has been produced in partnership with GG.BET, for which DATA.BET has exclusive data rights. It will …

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STS strengthens esports portfolio with Paweł “innocent” Mocek agreement

Building upon its presence across the esports sector, STS has extended its cooperation with CS:GO’s Paweł “innocent” Mocek as part of a year-long sponsorship agreement. The sponsorship deal comes as the esports market continues to attract punters across the world, and builds upon the duo’s current agreement which began in January 2018. The agreement signed at that time was the …

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Luckbox adds crypto payment capacity

Esports betting platform Luckbox has moved to expand its crypto payment capacity, allowing for its players to deposit and withdraw Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin currencies. Luckbox which officially launched its esports platform in 2019  confirms Cryptopay as lead provider of its new cryptocurrency payment system, offering safe and secure transactions. The esports bookmaker’s crypto expansion follows a period in …

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Sportito gets green light to expand into Mexico

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform Sportito is set to offer its users access to live stats, head to head contests and real time scoring after launching its digital platform in Mexico in conjunction with the kick off to the Liga MX. The launch is hoped to deliver an elevated gaming experience across a number of sports in a market which …

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Midnite raises $2.4m to move esports ‘beyond the tab’

London-based esports start-up Midnite (midnite.com) has raised $2.4 million in venture funding to help accelerate the development of its wagering capacities. The funding round was led by Makers Fund, a VC firm specialising in interactive gaming and entertainment investments. Founded by the enterprise team of Nick Wright (CEO) and Daniel Qu, Midnite’s seeks to advance esports wagering beyond becoming ‘just another …

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Fred Done makes investment into GGIntel

The founder of Betfred Fred Done has strengthened his commitment to esports after it was confirmed that he has made an investment into the Manchester-based esports news, entertainment, and media focused business, GGIntel. The start-up firm, which is focussed on achieving its goal of becoming a world-leading esports publisher, is set to provide bespoke content, global event and tournament information …

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DraftKings serves up Xmas cracker merging with SBTech & Diamond Eagle

A Christmas week update sends shockwaves across the global sports betting marketplace, as US incumbent DraftKings agrees to a three-way combination with sports entertainment fund Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp and leading industry platform and systems provider SBTech. The respective boards of each company, have agreed to terms forming a new business entity which will trade under the domain ‘DraftKings INC‘, …

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LV Bet names Jarosław “Pashabiceps” Jarząbkowski as new brand ambassador

Malta-licensed online betting group LV Bet has named former member of the “Virtus.pro” organisation, Jarosław “Pashabiceps” Jarząbkowski as its new brand ambassador, who will work with the operator in promoting esports. The cooperation between LV BET and its ambassador aims to strengthen brand recognition across the internet and among Polish market players interested in esports. “We are pleased to take this …

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