Tag Archives: CS:Go

Betway enhances esports presence with Invictus Gaming deal

Invictus Gaming

Online bookmaker Betway has strengthened its esports presence, inking a deal with the Invictus Gaming (IG) team for the upcoming Dota 2 pro season, including this month’s The International 2018. Under the terms of the agreement Betway is to have exclusive access to the team for content creation purposes, whilst IG is to also have the bookies logo emblazoned on …

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Obrigado… Betway sponsors MiBR Comeback

Betway furthers its coverage and presence within esports, confirming that it will sponsor the newly reformed ‘Made in Brazil’ (MiBR) team. The partnership represents Betway’s second esports team sponsorship, with the bookmaker acting as a lead sponsor of Counter Strike outfit Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Coached by Ricardo “DEAD” Sinigaglia, a leading figurehead in the Brazilian esports’ scene, the MiBR …

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Where sports meet esports: Introducing the ESI Super Forum at #bofcon2018

ESI Super Forum

SBC Global and Esports Insider have teased the launch of the ESI Super Forum for next year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March). Following on from the success of the Esports Insider Forum Series, held at Fnatic’s Bunkr between July and October, the ESI Super Forum has been confirmed as a stand alone event for the second …

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Sportsbet.io expands eSports profile with HellRaisers sponsorship

Bitcoin specialist bookmaker Sportsbet.io has moved to expand its profile within eSports by agreeing to sponsor CS:GO team HellRaisers. Confirming the sponsorship, Sportsbet.io marketing stated that the bookmaker wanted to ‘reinforce its position’ as one of the market’s leading eSports bookmakers, by growing its community, investing in product development and expanding its eSports markets. Moving forward, Sportsbet.io will also offer its …

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Team Fortress 2 has a problem with skins gambling


Last year saw CS:GO developer Valve embroiled in a skins betting scandal, and whilst this rages on, it seems that another of its titles Team Fortress 2 is now on the hit-list too. Whilst Valve issued cease and desist letters to upwards of 40 sites offering gambling on its skins (in-game items) in some form last summer, claims that ‘skins …

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Live CS:GO at ICE thanks to the Betradar Esports Invitational

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Sports betting data supplier Betradar‘s stand will be one to visit if esports is on your list of interests at ICE Totally Gaming next month. Esports will play a big part at this year’s ICE, which incidentally is the largest ever, and Betradar is playing along by putting on the ‘Betradar Esports Invitational’. This will see two CS:GO teams, in the …

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Unikrn invests in CS:GO team BIG

Esports betting specialist Unikrn has invested in Berlin based CS:GO outfit BIG (Berlin International Gaming). This is the second such team investment the company has made. Back in late 2015 it launched an all-female pro team in CounterStrike with Sood a keen advocate of gender equality in esports. At the time, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood said: “The time is now for …

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Ladbrokes shuts down eSports markets

eSports industry news source eSportsbettingreport.com has informed that Ladbrokes has ‘quietly dropped its eSports betting markets’. The news source points to a customer query with Ladbrokes support asking the bookmaker why no eSports markets were visible on its sports betting product. The bookmaker replied to the query stating that its eSports markets had been ‘taken away currently’, further noting that …

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Betway signs deal with Ninjas in Pyjamas

It was announced last night that Betway has become the main sponsor of one of esports’ most established organisations Ninjas in Pyjamas, better known as NiP.  This is the second partnership between a classic sportsbook operator and an esports team; Fnatic and Dafabet have had a partnership in place since October 2015.  The ‘high six figure’ deal will see the Betway …

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Welcome to the family: Esports Insider launches

SBC News has long covered the esports industry with a particular focus on all things gambling. Now it has gone a step further with the launch of Esports Insider. Esports Insider provides readers with daily news stories focused on the business of esports, in addition to expert insight from its editorial team and interviews with the major stakeholders from across the esports …

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