Esports & Fantasy

#GONINJAS – Betway renews sponsorship of Team NiP

Betway marketing has confirmed that it has extended its sponsorship of leading esports team ‘Ninjas in Pyjamas’ (NiP) for a further two years. Issuing a market update, Betway marketing confirms that it has entered a new seven-figure agreement with NiP covering sponsorship for the next three years. Betway will continue to be a prominent partner of NiP, with the bookmaker …

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Fair Play… WODuels launches seeking to become safest community for esports wagering

New esports platform World of Duels – WODuels.com is the latest incumbent attempting to crack competitive esports wagering. The Malta-based start-up, launches its proprietary platform focusing on duel/(head-2-head) contests/match-ups, detailing that it has created a safe and fair environment for esports players of all skill levels. “Players are matched based on their individual stats, ratings and feedback to ensure contests …

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Paddy Power Betfair renews FTP drive with SportCaller

Free-to-play industry games developer SportCaller extends its two-year partnership with FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) announcing the launch of a new ‘Beat The Drop’ game. SportCaller and PPB had previously launched the ‘Beat The Drop’ FTP game during World Cup Russia 2018, with the title receiving great acclaim whilst beating partnership expectations. With the new European football season underway, …

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Scout gains US vision with Metric Gaming

European B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is set to expand its services within the US market, partnering with Las Vegas-based real-time sports data and betting platform provider Metric Gaming. Issuing a market update, Scout and Metric leadership confirm that a ‘reciprocal arrangement’ has been agreed on, with both parties gaining full access to each other product portfolio and provisions. …

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Brian Mattingley joins fast growth Football Index as Non-Exec Chairman

Football Index has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and leadership, confirming the appointments of renowned industry executives Brian Mattingley and Mark Blandford as corporate advisors, supporting new company CFO Andrew Burns. Updating the market, Football Index confirms Brian Mattingley as non-executive chairman, a role he will combine alongside his current non-exec chairmanship of FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings, …

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Immersive B2B focus sees Premier Punt rebrand to Incentive Games

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Industry fantasy sports operator Premier Punt Group has fully rebranded its business entity to Incentive Games. Issuing a market update, the company detailed that its rebrand reflects the company’s move towards becoming an industry sportsbook games and application developer. In recent months, Premier Punt has restructured its operations, seeking to deliver a broader portfolio of products to betting incumbents, with its …

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LeoVegas adds Pixel.bet to fold via majority stake purchase

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The LeoVegas Group has purchased a 51 per cent stake in Pixel Holding Group Ltd, the organisation which runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet. Making the acquisition through its LeoVentures Ltd wholly owned subsidiary, the investment amounts to a fee of €1.5m, with the firm stressing it’s aligned its vision with Pixel’s “to create the greatest gaming experience in betting …

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Betway & Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) head up elite speaker lineup at ESI London

Betting on esports continues to garner ever more attention, opinion and action from both industries. With the complications that lie around IP; the fact that game developers own the games in which matches are being bet on and are largely holed up in the anti-betting camp (the likes of Riot Games’ ongoing positioning on the topic, and Valve recently urging …

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MRG recruits telecoms pro Niklas Grawé to lead upcoming esports venture

Stockholm-listed online gambling group MRG (formerly Mr Green & Co) has confirmed the appointment of Niklas Grawé as Chief Executive of its upcoming esports entertainment joint-venture with games publisher Gamingzone. Niklas GrawéA seasoned media and telecoms executive, Grawé takes leadership of the yet to be named joint venture, and will be tasked with building a new community of esports fans focusing …

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DraftKings ‘Flash Draft’ adds in-play dynamics for NFL season 2018/19

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has detailed that it will bolster its DFS inventory adding aits new ‘Flash Draft’ component to its NFL Season 2018/19 games/tournaments. The game-play innovation, will allow DraftKings players to make line-up changes whilst NFL games are in-progress, adding an in-play dynamic to DFS tournaments. Updating players, DraftKings expects to launch ‘Flash Draft’ games mid-way through …

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