Tag Archives: Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Pinnacle backs FLASHPOINT CS:GO league

Online sportsbook Pinnacle has been revealed as the official betting operator for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s (CS:GO) newest competitive league, FLASHPOINT. The collaboration, a first for the competition, sees Pinnacle sponsor featured matches during pre-show activities and provide match odds for in-play betting. Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, commented: “Pinnacle’s passion for esports over the last decade has driven us to …

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Australian authorities crack down on suspicious betting in esports investigation

A number of warrants for arrest have been executed across Australia this morning following an investigation into suspicious betting activity on an esports league. The investigation, carried out as part of a joint operation between the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit and the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, was initiated after information was received by local police regarding  activity linked to a …

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Campeonbet to utilise partnership to support global expansion

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Campeonbet has launched an affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, as part of  a strategy to break out from its Southern and Central American focus and expand into new markets worldwide. The Curacao licensed online sportsbook and casino brand is available in a multitude of languages, and following regulatory approval intends to enter new global markets in 2018. As …

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Peter Ivanov – UltraPlay – Betting patterns in esports

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It’s important to remember when looking at esports as a whole that it’s just an umbrella term. Under the sports term there’s cricket, rugby, football and a plethora of other disciplines and each will have unique and independent betting markets. The same applies, too, for esports. Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends are the three biggest titles …

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Betway’s eSports Fight Night returns on 23 June

Two of the world’s top eSports teams will go head-to-head in a ‘Best of Three’ DOTA challenge, as part of Betway’s eSports Fight Night on 23rd June. Alliance and Na’Vi will compete for a €5,000 prize to be donated to a charity of the winning team’s choice. Betway, who became the first firm to launch a dedicated eSports portal in …

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Chris Schetter – MM1 – Diving in the deep end of data in CS:GO

Based in DC, Chris Schetter is the founder of MM1 a company focused on producing advanced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive statistics and analytics which will be relaunching this spring.  Schetter described to SBC the versatility of this data which will be of interest to tournament organisers, professional teams and, further down the line, bookmakers. He also detailed his thoughts on the ELEAGUE …

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MLG’s CS:GO Majors step it up a gear at the Nationwide Arena

Esports organisation Major League Gaming (MLG) has outgrown its old venues and will be moving onwards and upwards with its first esports event in a professional sports arena this week. Ordinarily the home of NHL side Columbus Blue Jackets, the Nationwide Arena will this week play host to thousands of screaming Counter-Strike fans baying for virtual blood instead of the usual …

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Valve ups the CS:GO stakes with a $1 million prize pot

Popular esports title Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) received a major boost this week with the news that Valve is increasing the prize pool for each individual tournament of the game’s Major Championship series to $1 million (£714,000). In last year’s Championship series the prize pools were capped at $250,000 (£179,000) meaning the same series a year on has cash rewards which are …

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DreamHack announces CS:GO tournament series

DreamHack has announced two $250,000 (£171,634) CounterStrike: Global Offensive tournaments for 2016. These will be known as DreamHack Masters tournaments. This brings the current total prize pool of DreamHack CS:GO tournaments to $1m (£686,539) for 2016. Tomas Lyckedal, Business Development Director at DreamHack stated: “We are extremely proud to introduce DreamHack Masters in Malmö, to offer both Swedish and Danish …

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