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ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

A group of Australian esports players have been issued bans by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as part of an ongoing investigation into betting-related offences. The 35 individuals face competitive bans of between 12 and 60 months, issued in accordance with a ‘tiered matrix’ which analyses the severity of each individual violation.  The bans apply to all ESIC member esports …

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Magnus Leppäniemi joins Vie.gg as head of marketing and esports

Esports Entertainment Group has strengthened its leadership team after appointing Magnus Leppäniemi as the new Vice President of Marketing and Head of Esports of its flagship brand, Vie.gg. Leppäniemi joins Vie.gg after amassing more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience from across the gaming industry. “Magnus is a proven marketing executive with invaluable knowledge of the gaming and …

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Betway & Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) head up elite speaker lineup at ESI London

Betting on esports continues to garner ever more attention, opinion and action from both industries. With the complications that lie around IP; the fact that game developers own the games in which matches are being bet on and are largely holed up in the anti-betting camp (the likes of Riot Games’ ongoing positioning on the topic, and Valve recently urging …

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Genius Sports and DreamHack link up for data rights and integrity partnership

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Genius Sports, the global leader in data technology services, has signed an extensive data and integrity partnership with DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival and esports tournaments host. The deal will see Genius distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack’s esports events in the global regulated betting market, while also helping the Swedish digital brand protect its competitions from the …

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ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith – This is a call to arms for esports

The newly formed Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) was announced today with Ian Smith named as Commissioner. Its remit is to bring an end to the culture of match fixing, doping and general cheating which impacts betting, which has plagued esports over the years, and more so as potential windfalls have grown considerably in the recent past. The initial list of members …

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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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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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TonyBet offers live eSports betting markets

With the growth of the esports the betting market is expanding accordingly, with evermore operators realising the opportunities of getting in on the act early. TonyBet has offered esports betting for some time, and has announced that it will now include further live markets for certain tournaments. A TonyBet statement said: “We believe that this market has a lot of potential.” …

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