Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Esports account for 21.3% of Twitch viewership

The latest data released by Newzoo shows that 21.3% of all hours watched on Twitch from July to December 2015 was esports content. This equals 475.5 million hours of esports content watched across all esports franchises, which is an average of over 79 million hours per month.  It’s repeatedly noted how Twitch has hugely benefitted the growth of the esports scene in the West, though it …

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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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Yahoo Esports goes live with Rene, Gafford, Cocke and Walker

After much anticipation Yahoo has today announced the launch of Yahoo Esports. The company is looking for it to follow the lead of its successful Yahoo Sports product, and the esports section will look to provide the best experience by providing news and video content. It will initially focus on five titles; League of Legends, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Streetfighter …

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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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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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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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Cashplay partners with Multiplay for Insomnia Gaming Festival

International mobile eSports platform, Cashplay, has agreed a deal with Multiplay to deliver real-money mobile tournaments for the upcoming Insomnia Gaming Festival. UK based Multiplay is a gaming services company, whilst Insomnia55 will feature some of the biggest names in the industry. It’ll take place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena over the 28-30th August weekend with tournaments to be played out …

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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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