Tag Archives: eSports

Michal Palecek – Gamblified – eSports: Shoot to Thrill

As the two industries’ of gaming and betting merge ever closer, one company based in the Czech Republic are taking advantage of this situation by focussing their efforts on a particularly niche area of these aligning markets. Gamblified recently released Dead Trigger 2: eSports Tournament in alliance with Cashplay. This is a gamblified version of the popular Zombie shooter game, …

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EIG 2015 – Rahul Sood – Unikrn – eSports: Creating a competitive dynamic

Introducing eSports to the gambling sector will be a key theme at EIG 2015 (Berlin  Arena Halle 20-22 October). The rise of competitive platforms in eSports has seen a number of questions being asked of this contemporary industry SBC caught up with Rahul Sood Co-Founder and CEO of Unikrn, an eSports competitive platform that plans to lead this exciting and …

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Dead Trigger 2: eSports tournament released by Cashplay and Gamblified

Cashplay and Gamblified are two fast-growing platforms which, together, offer enhanced versions of games with the added perk of real money gaming. Founded in 2012, Cashplay is an eSports tournament provider with its HQ in Prague, whilst Gamblified is another young company, also based in the Czech Republic. As a development firm it focuses its efforts on modifying games to …

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eSports – Pro Gaming League acquires DK Squad

Since its launch in 2013 the Pro Gaming League (PGL) has fast become a major eSports organisation in North America. It offers a truly international platform on which gamers can come together to socialise and compete to win cash, points and prizes in their chosen games. PGL are celebrating after the recent announcement that they’ve acquired DK Squad, a mobile …

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Skillz adds Live Events Platform to facilitate eSports competitions

Mobile eSports developer Skillz, has announced the addition of its new live events platform. This will ensure that any users can organise mobile video game tournaments and competitions, and moreover, they can live stream them to any device. The implications of this are that charities, restaurants, bars, non-profits and virtual venues can host their own eSports competitions, either for cash …

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Jared Cooperstein – VULCUN – Future Game

The phenomenal growth of the eSports industry is being looked at from many different business angles at present, especially since the level of success looks near guaranteed to continue. Vulcun is an American firm based in San Francisco which is leading the way in providing fantasy eSports betting, and moreover offering fans a different platform to engage further with their …

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eSports report (part 2) – International Market – The Global Game…

Whilst the UK currently boasts no major eSports stars, abroad the top players are hugely popular, and some can even be classed as celebrity figures within this niche but expanding market. They can earn considerable money from appearances, and live streaming their gameplay.  The Vice eSports documentary featured an example of such ‘eSports superstars’; the popular US team Cloud 9. …

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Unikrn launches UK eSports Arena

Tabcorp partner and esports entertainment operator Unikrn has announced that it has opened its Unikrn Arena to UK-based consumers to watch and wager on eSports matches and tournaments from around the world Further launch news saw Unikrn management announce that popular game ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ was an available title for customers to place bets on, utilising the Unikrn platform The …

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eSports report- UK Market – The First Steps…

Following SBC’s introduction to the world of eSports here we take a closer look with an analysis of the anticipated boom in the UK market, its growing popularity and value worldwide (part 2 to follow). The findings of the Superdata and Newzoo eSports market brief in May 2015 features extensively. Furthermore on the agenda there is a breakdown of the money …

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Gfinity – pushing eSports forward in the UK

Gfinity is a UK based eSports firm which, if you haven’t already, you’ll struggle not to hear about in 2015.  In collaboration with Vue Cinemas it has established a dedicated eSports Arena, the UK’s first, and the initial Gfinity UK Championships are already underway. We caught up with Head of Partner Relations, Martin Wyatt, to discuss one of the fastest …

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