Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Late June start for CS:GO sequel Pinnacle Cup II

Pinnacle Cup

Following the success of the first edition of the Pinnacle Cup this March, Pinnacle Cup II will become the latest in the series – held between 28 June and 16 July 2021. The sequel will see top-tier CS:GO teams from around the world battle it out once again for a share of the $100,000 prize pool. Pinnacle will continue working …

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Parimatch links with UESF to enhance esports offering

Parimatch has strengthened its foothold in esports via a partnership with the Ukrainian Esports Federation (UESF), ahead of an upcoming Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Dota 2 championship. The UESF Parimatch Championship of Ukraine will commence on 17 July, beginning with an online segment which will conclude on 3 October, whilst the Grand Final will take place in Kyiv’s …

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Betway joins with G2 in ‘landmark partnership’

Betway has further enhanced its presence in esports by signing a global agreement with G2 Esports, in what has been described as a ‘landmark partnership’. The agreement will see the new partners collaborate on the development of a variety of ‘unique experiences’ and ‘exciting opportunities’ for esports fans and the wider community. Additionally, the duo will work to encourage growth …

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Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

As many companies have sought to find alternative events to keep their players entertained throughout the last 12 months, Stanislav Mykhailov, Head of B2B Department at BetInvest, highlights the reasons why esports can offer a welcome boost for betting and gaming companies in a post-pandemic landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world as we know …

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Martin Lycka: At the crossroads of esports and betting 

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, delves into the world of esports as the sector becomes increasingly popular for sportsbooks across the world. Just west of Mar Sara, 25 March 2506, 12:45 Zulu Time: a deserted platoon of Terran Marines, supported by a few remaining Vultures running on fumes and a Siege Tank …

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Pinnacle integrates Dota 2 into esports tournament

Online betting operator Pinnacle has brought Dota 2 into the second edition of its Pinnacle Cup tournament in cooperation with Relog Media. Launching on 5 May, the tournament will comprise an initial 10-team round-robin stage followed by a best-of-three double elimination bracket, after which two teams will be invited to participate in a playoffs stage, joining the teams which qualified …

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Betway maintains esports presence with PSG.LGD extension

Online sports betting operator Betway has maintained its extensive presence in the esports sector via a renewal of its partnership with the PSG.LGD Dota 2 team. The contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain has seen Betway solidify its position as the main partner for the club’s China-based esports team, and will also join PSG’s wider operations in the …

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Bayes Esports: Predicting the unpredictable with esports events

Darina Goldin, Director of Data Science at Bayes Esports, takes a look at seasonal trends within the esports industry and why she learnt to embrace the chaos that comes with trying to forecast esports events in 2021.  If something is seasonal, it means that it fluctuates within a calendar year in a predictable fashion. This is true for shopping, the …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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Bayes Esports upgrades ESL Gaming partnership

Bayes Esports upgrades ESL Gaming partnership

Bayes Esports has both extended and expanded its current partnership with ESL Gaming with the aim of ‘driving esports forward’. With the current partnership already covering games such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, the revamped deal will span more esports titles from ESL Gaming’s portfolio. In addition, Bayes noted that the collaboration will also become refined with …

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