Tag Archives: CS:Go

ELEAGUE debut hits over 500,000 viewers

The much anticipated new CS:GO competition ELEAGUE aired live on TBS last week and hit a total viewership of 509,000 during its primetime Friday night slot. It was also broadcast internationally via local networks throughout Europe, South East Asia and Latin America as well as via Huamao in China and Starladder in Russia. During the debut week of the competition the …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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Unikrn’s Rahul Sood calls for regulation of esports skin betting

In a poignant blog post about skin betting on Unikrn published yesterday, co-founder and CEO, Rahul Sood, has highlighted what’s wrong in esports betting, especially in regards to underage gambling and top Twitch streamers who are wagering in-game virtual items that have real monetary value. According to Eilers Research skin betting is close to $5bn (£3.4bn) in terms of money wagered in 2016. …

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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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Unikrn Ups the Ante with new ways to become Unikoin rich

Gaming and esports company Unikrn has today announced that over 30 million Unikoins, the virtual tokens on its platform, have been used to wager on esports matches and tournaments worldwide. Never one to miss out on a reason to celebrate, Unikrn is introducing Connekt, a fun, new way for users to earn more of these Unikoins by playing three of today’s most popular titles; League …

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ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters Katowice grows 32% from last year

The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2016, which ended earlier this month, has been announced as the biggest ever esports event in ESL history.  Held at the Spodek Arena the three day event, which included tournaments in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Starcraft and League of Legends, saw Fnatic, SK Telecom T1 and Polt emerge the respective winners. This year’s event shattered all records for viewership …

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