Esports & Fantasy

EiG to explore eSports opportunities for the gaming industry

The eSports sector is a “generational movement” that can provide scalability that the gaming industry will relish, according to experts who will focus on the topic at EiG in Berlin, Germany. Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood and Marco Blume, Head of Sportsbook at Pinnacle Sports, will lead an industry discussion on ‘eSports and gambling – exploring the potential at the intersection of both’ …

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DraftDay daily fantasy sports to be operated by Sportech Digital

Technology investment fund MGT Capital Investments (MGT) has confirmed the sale of daily fantasy sports operator DraftDay to newly formed business Random Outcome USA for a deal value of approximately $7 million. DraftDay, who are currently the third biggest US daily fantasy sports operator will be sold to its new venture owners, for $4 million cash and a further $3 …

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SportsLock fantasy sports secures $5 million in Series A funding

Chicago based fantasy sports start-up SportsLock has confirmed that it has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The start-up founded by Ross Keral (CEO) and Todd Heyden (CRO), enters the burgeoning US fantasy sports market labelling itself as the ‘Customizable fantasy sports experience’. SportsLock is aiming to establish itself as the leader in head to head tournament fantasy sports play, …

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eSports report – Phase 1 – Start-ups targeting eSports wagering

With an estimated fanbase of 134 million worldwide, and growing fast, it’s no wonder that eSports is catching the eye of investors. AlphaDraft, Vulcun, and Unikrn are three firms which offer fans the opportunity to play fantasy leagues, and place bets on the big eSports events such as those held by Gfinity and others. Ali Moiz is the founder of Vulcun, …

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Tabcorp enters eSports market with Unikrn partnership

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp is set to enter the burgeoning esports market, by announcing a global partnership with eSports entertainment provider Unikrn. The partnership will see the launch of  a new eSports platform  where gamers can placy and safely bet on organized, sanctioned multi-player video game competitions from around the world. At launch, Unikrn will provide access to live viewing, live discussions …

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Global Gaming Network sells Amped Fantasy Sports & SportsAlert.com

Sports entertainment technology and information provider Global Gaming Network (GBGM) has confirmed that it has sold fantasy sports assets Amped Fantasy Sports and SportsAlert.com to digital entertainment investors Lux Digital Pictures Partners. The acquired fantasy sports assets are set to be transferred for operations purposes to newly created media firm Stream Trak Inc. Under the terms of the agreement Stream …

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Mirio Mella – Pinnacle – eSports Interview: Covering New Ground

Following SBC’s recent look at the growth of eSports, and its 2015 official introduction to the UK, we caught up with Pinnacle Customer Engagement Manager  Mirio Mella to discuss the origins of a new burgeoning betting market. Established in 1998, with its headquarters in Curacao, the online gaming site Pinnacle Sports is an early market leader in terms of providing eSports …

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Yahoo looks to enter daily fantasy sports market in 2015

Digital media operator Yahoo has announced that it is planning to enter the daily fantasy sports market, as the media company aims to become the marketplace’s third biggest player. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the upcoming product launch during the company’s Q1 earnings call, Mayer further outlined that Yahoo would aim to release its product by Q3 2015. At present …

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