Tag Archives: eSports

Newzoo’s esports revenue estimate up 7% for 2016

Newzoo has released its latest quarterly update of its assessment of the esports industry, the ‘Global Esports Market Report’. The report shows that esports revenues for 2016 will grow towards a projected $493m (£371.5 m) in 2016. This is up a significant 7% from the $463m (£348.8 m) projected at the beginning of the year. This puts the year-on-year growth at a …

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Scott Burton – eSportsPools – Building a fantasy community

Both fantasy and esports are very much buzzwords in the igaming world right now.  Scott Burton is the CEO of a company which is a major player in both; eSportsPools. The community centred site is also partnered with Na’Vi, or Natus Vincere, a popular team with over 355,000 Twitter followers. For those whose Latin is getting a bit rusty it …

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The road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream.  With the majority of tournaments, at least the qualifying stages, played out online and with the numerous distinct esports titles offering their own unique challenges, the battle to ensure a level of integrity befitting an industry with the money and viewership that …

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BOS Speaker: Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Let the games begin

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be leading, we caught up with him to talk skin betting, how to approach esports fans and desktop vs mobile. SBC: Are you surprised it took as long as …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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bwin says these are the top 10 esports players worldwide

  Everybody likes a top ten. As far as esports goes being the best has become far more lucrative in recent years with big money tournaments popping up across games, and the likes of The International’s prize pool growing year on year. Now the bookmaker bwin has put together what it believes to be the top ten players worldwide. To …

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PES unveils extended esports feature to rival FIFA

Konami, the developer behind Pro Evolution Soccer, has announced that next month’s PES 2017, will include a feature allowing players to take part in a PES League Esports competition. Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami said: “As the PES series continues to go from strength to strength, we are exploring a number of ways to build its …

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World Esports Council appoints Hershman as Executive Chairman

It was announced today that the Board of Directors at the World Esports Association (WESA) has unanimously agreed that Ken Hershman will be its Executive Chairman and Commissioner with immediate effect. Hershman, a TV sports veteran who has worked with the likes of HBO and Showtime, takes over the role from Pietro Fringuelli who has occupied the role in an interim …

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Why live betting & esports is a match made in both heaven and hell

As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment.  For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live streams, many esports communities are highly active on Twitter and Reddit, and the potential variety of in-play markets is huge and exciting. Back in September 2015 Betgenius released one of the most comprehensive esports …

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How land based casinos can seize upon esports

Ask not what esports can offer Las Vegas, ask what they can offer each offer.  With casinos looking for a way to attract a younger tech savvy generation, many are looking to esports as a way to achieve this end. Some casinos have organised tournaments, the Downtown Grand for example has been a key player for some time, but the …

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