Tag Archives: eSports

BOS Speaker Profile – Pavol Krasnovsky – RTSmunity

Pavol Krasnovsky, founder and CEO of RTSmunity, is speaking on ‘Data Crunching – live betting in esports’ at the upcoming Betting on Sports conference (September 15-16) in London.  We caught up with him ahead of the two day event to discuss the work RTSmunity has been doing in the past year, the development of its analytical system and more. SBC: …

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Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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Paypal tightens up on esports payments

It has come to light that Paypal is concerned with the legality and regulations around payments linked to esports tournament sites.  Dexerto reported that the main area of concern is whether the payments are associated with gambling when processed through certain tournament sites. The company has requested letters from lawyers in a number of countries and individual US states to ensure …

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Sporting Lisbon v Wolfsburg will make esports history

This Saturday will see a historic moment in esports with the FIFA representatives of two established football clubs facing each other for the first time ever.  Wolfsburg has long been a presence in FIFA esports with two players on its roster in the form of Benedikt ‘SaLzor’ Saltzer and David ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway. The former will face Sporting Lisbon’s Francisco “Quinzas” Cruz …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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Sean Carr – Esports Logic – The state of play in esports betting

Sean Carr runs the esports consultancy Esports Logic and has been working with Dafabet as the bookmaker’s esports liason. Here he provided SBC News with his take on the recent skins betting drama and the general state of play in esports betting… Over the past 18 months esports has expanded exponentially; with significant risings in prize funds, TV broadcasters securing …

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BOS Speaker Profile: Ian Smith – ESIC – Curbing the esports cheats

The ESIC (Esports Integrity Coalition) was created in order to elevate integrity within esports and cut all forms of cheating including the doping and match fixing practices that have blighted competitive gaming for years.  It was created following extensive investigations into the most pressing issues for esports in general. Ian Smith, of Sporting Integrity Matters, was appointed Commissioner with Bryce …

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Sporting Lisbon signs FIFA player Quinzas and Lion Games announced

Sporting Lisbon has become the latest football club to jump on the recruiting a FIFA player bandwagon by signing Portuguese player Francisco ‘Quinzas’ Cruz. Quinzas has some pedigree having won the FIFA Interactive World Cup back in 2011. He became the youngest ever player to do so in the process. Now 21 years old, Quinzas has been involved in the scene since …

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Valve issues cease and desist notice to 23 skins betting sites

Valve has followed up on its announcement with action by issuing cease and desist notices to no less than 23 skins betting sites. Most notably this included CSGO Lounge, a hugely popular site for betting with skins from the game. Another site, CSGOBig, published a copy of the letter it received which also listed all of the sites targeted in the …

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RTSmunity: Let’s tackle match fixing in esports

As the esports market continues to expand, competitive gaming integrity is increasingly in the spotlight and under the microscope.  The creation of the ESIC with Ian Smith as Integrity Commissioner, as well as Valve’s decision to finally speak out on the issue of skins betting are recent developments whilst match fixing remains another major issue.  The question of how to tackle …

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