Esports & Fantasy

DraftKings appoints R. Stanton Dodge as legal lead

US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues its executive team restructure, confirming the appointment of R. Stanton Dodge as its new Chief Legal Officer (CLO). A seasoned US media legal expert, Dodge joins DraftKings leadership team from telecommunications services provider DISH Networks where he serves as Group General Counsel. Dodge joins DraftKings, as the DFS operator seeks to bring new …

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Manchester City the saviours for Fantasy Managers

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Premier League football returned after another international break, and it was Manchester City who lit up what was otherwise a rather tame gameweek.   Something that was reflected within SBC’s League of Legends, with a number of scores falling some way short of the lofty heights of recent weeks. Digital Fuel Marketing’s Andy Scott clearly didn’t stick to that script though, …

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DraftKings appoints Ezra Kucharz to new role of Chief Business Officer

Expanding its commercial arm, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has confirmed the appointment of Ezra Kucharz to the newly created position of Chief Business Officer (CBO). Kucharz will take leadership of all DraftKings commercial disciplines; overseeing business development initiatives and strategy, commercial planning and advertising sales. A tech commercial development veteran, Kucharz joins DraftKings’ executive team having previously led …

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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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Scout Gaming appoints Johan Öhman as Director of Excellence

European daily fantasy sports (DFS) solutions provider Scout Gaming has confirmed the appointment of former NetEnt Chief Executive Johan Öhman as its new Director of Business Excellence. A seasoned industry executive, Öhman served as Chief Executive of leading industry games developer NetEnt from 2006 to 2011, guiding the enterprise through its initial public offering on the Stockholm Nasdaq in 2009. …

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Tottenham’s rich vein of form pleases fantasy managers

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur were the surprise top scorers in this week’s fantasy football. Off the back of an impressive 4-0 away win at Huddersfield Town, Spurs boast three of the top five scorers in gameweek seven, with defender Davies, who now sits fourth in overall points scored, joined by Kieran Trippier and the …

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Strikers find scoring touch to delight of fantasy managers

A plethora of points have been registered throughout SBC’s League of Legends this past weekend, with strikers hitting form at a number of clubs during gameweek six. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata secured a maiden Premier League hat-trick, Tottenham hot shot Harry Kane and Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette earned a brace each while Manchester rivals Romelu Lukaku of United and Sergio …

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UltraPlay promotes Mario Ovcharov to commercial lead

eSports centric betting platform supplier UltraPlay has moved to restructure its senior management team, confirming the promotion of Mario Ovcharov to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).   Ovcharov who has been a key stakeholder for the platform developer since 2014, is promoted as commercial lead having served as UltraPlay’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) since 2015.   As new …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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Manchester proves to be the big winner for fantasy managers

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It proved to be a successful weekend for managers who loaded up on players of Manchester based clubs, with both City and United filling out the top five places of point scorers in gameweek five. Sergio Aguero top scored with 20 points, helping James Birch keep his place atop the SBC League of Legends. Aguero‘s partnership with Romelu Lukaku in ‘Cash …

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