Betway is the Official Betting Partner of ESL One Cologne

In a major announcement by ESL, it was revealed today that CS:GO tournament ESL One Cologne (the finals for which are July 7-9) will this year have Betway as its Official Betting Partner.

In turn this means that live odds will be available in the broadcast.

Betway’s Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing and Operations commented: “We are delighted to partner with ESL for Cologne, a landmark event of the CS:GO calendar. With CS:GO being the most competitive it has ever been, we can’t wait to see the world’s top teams battle it out.”

The group stage games kick off tomorrow. This is a tournament which sees 16 of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams fight it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool and the ESL One trophy. There have been over 12,000 tickets already sold for the event which’ll take place at the LANXESS Arena, the home of the Cologne Sharks ice hockey team.

The current bookies’ favourite is SK Gaming, who recently won at DreamHack Sweden, and they’re available at 3.80 with Betway. Likely contenders are FaZe Clan (4.00) and G2 at 6.50.

Betway are widely regarded in regulated esports betting as a leading operator; they signed a major partnership with Ninjas in Pyjamas in September 2016 and are a member of the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Moreover, they put out a lot of content and run their own focused Betway esports Twitter channel which is highly and consistently engaged.

The ESL press release called Betway a ‘leading voice in esports betting integrity’ and noted that allowing the company’s live odds into the broadcast of the tournament will help to ‘demonstrate the balance of power between the playing teams’.

Keep up to date with all the latest news and action from the tournament via ESL’s CS focused Twitter here.

Check Also

New Zealand Cricket appoints Stats Perform to revitalise data capacity

Stats Perform has continued its strong commercial momentum by confirming that it has become lead …

TrueLayer Webinar Transforming Your Payments Strategy With Open Banking

SBC Webinars presents TrueLayer – Transforming Your Payments Strategy With Open Banking

The SBC Webinars series continues on Thursday 10 December when financial APIs specialist TrueLayer hosts …

Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Seattle-based esports wagering platform Unikrn will overhaul its global payment options and further maximise its …