Tag Archives: CS:Go

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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RankR – The new home of esports?

One issue with the esports scene to date is that it’s disjointed. One reason for this is that unlike traditional sports the individual games themselves are owned by companies meaning determining rights, access and coverage becomes a more complicated situation. Many don’t realise the extent to which esports is an umbrella term, and that games within it can be as distant …

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Phil Kornyshev – PVP.ME – Esports it’s in-play time

As the esports industry grows and grows, the betting industry is taking notice. Most major operators now offer esports betting to some extent, though by and large this is restricted to irregular established tournaments and leagues. Moreover, being able to find in-play betting markets is even tougher still with operators seemingly reluctant to offer them for the timebeing. Enter PVP.ME, a …

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24/7 ESports drops former Skyred CS:GO team

Australian eSports company 24/7 Esports has announced that it has terminated relations with a Vietnamese CS:GO team amidst allegations of match fixing. The team were formerly signed to Skyred, an eSports organisation which is one of the biggest in Vietnam.   It’s key to note that these remain only allegations, and no evidence has been provided as yet. The decision …

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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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Lazygamer eSports Award Winners announced

Major gaming news site Lazygamer has announced its eSports industry award winners for 2015.  There were five categories to congratulate those who have enjoyed success across the industry, and there were six nominees per category. Here are the 2015 winners. Best eSports Organisation: Bravado Gaming Best eSports Team: Bravado Gaming Dota 2 Best eSports Player: Dimitri ‘Detrony’ Hadjipaschali (CS:GO) Best …

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Betway launches eSports portal

Betway has become the first major bookmaker to launch a dedicated eSports portal, the company has announced today. The new portal, which gives eSports fans the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of pre-game, in-play and long term markets, can be accessed via https://esports.betway.com. The online bookmaker is offering a wide variety of eSports specific markets such as ‘First …

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