Tag Archives: CS:Go

The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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The ELEAGUE second season schedule has been announced

The result of a love affair between Turner and WME | IMG, the ELEAGUE has announced the dates and format for its forthcoming second season. The preliminary rounds of the CS:GO league will start on Wednesday September 7th, with a four week group stage schedule set to begin on Friday October 21st.  ELEAGUE’s Grand Final will be held Saturday December 3rd and will culminate …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge officially cease skins betting

This week via their respective Facebook pages both CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge announced that they would be shutting down their skins betting functions with immediate effect. Both companies operate under Lounges, which itself is mostly owned by ESForce Holding, a company owned by Russian investor Alisher Usmanov who has been heavily involved in the esports scene in Eastern Europe. CSGO Lounge, …

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BOS Speaker Profile: James Watson – Sportradar – The skins volcano

Esports form a notable part of the agenda at Betting on Sports (#bettingonsports) next month, and with a plethora of issues to discuss and debate it’s no great surprise why.  One industry expert is Sportradar’s James Watson. James will be on a panel alongside Pavol Krasnovsky, founder of RTSmunity, exploring how live betting can work in an esports environment. In …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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Valve issues cease and desist notice to 23 skins betting sites

Valve has followed up on its announcement with action by issuing cease and desist notices to no less than 23 skins betting sites. Most notably this included CSGO Lounge, a hugely popular site for betting with skins from the game. Another site, CSGOBig, published a copy of the letter it received which also listed all of the sites targeted in the …

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TmarTn and Syndicate revealed as owners of the CS:GO Lotto site they promoted

The popular Youtube pair of Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell have a combined following of almost 13 million and were, until recently, hugely popular in the online CS:GO gaming community.  It has now come to light that they are the co-owners of a skins gambling platform called CS:GO Lotto, a site which many of their most viewed videos promoted without any …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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Rob Dyche – Esport Gaming – Standing alone

Rob Dyche is the Cofounder and CEO of Esport Gaming, an esports focused betting platform licenced in Curacao.  At the recent Esports Betting Summit, one of the points of discussion was whether esports is more suited to a dedicated platform or whether it should be integrated into a traditional sportsbook like any other new market. SBC readers can hear the thoughts …

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