Tag Archives: League of Legends

Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

As many companies have sought to find alternative events to keep their players entertained throughout the last 12 months, Stanislav Mykhailov, Head of B2B Department at BetInvest, highlights the reasons why esports can offer a welcome boost for betting and gaming companies in a post-pandemic landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world as we know …

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Martin Lycka: At the crossroads of esports and betting 

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, delves into the world of esports as the sector becomes increasingly popular for sportsbooks across the world. Just west of Mar Sara, 25 March 2506, 12:45 Zulu Time: a deserted platoon of Terran Marines, supported by a few remaining Vultures running on fumes and a Siege Tank …

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Why Neosurf chose to back the creation of League Circuit Oceania

The support shown by Neosurf for the League of Legends (LoL) scene in Oceania proves that its commitment to gaming events extends way beyond positioning itself as a way to pay. Chief Commercial Officer Andrea McGeachin told SBC News that the corporate philosophy for Neosurf, a global payments solution enabling gamers to pay online without credit card usage and without …

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Bayes Esports: Predicting the unpredictable with esports events

Darina Goldin, Director of Data Science at Bayes Esports, takes a look at seasonal trends within the esports industry and why she learnt to embrace the chaos that comes with trying to forecast esports events in 2021.  If something is seasonal, it means that it fluctuates within a calendar year in a predictable fashion. This is true for shopping, the …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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Innovation and collaboration: What lies ahead for Bayes Esports

Technology, data visualisation and partnerships are three key areas that Bayes Esports plans to focus on in 2021, as Amir Mirzaee (pictured) – Chief Operating Officer – plans to establish the company’s position as a leader in the esports space.  In conversation with SBC News, Mirzaee – who joined Bayes Esports in July 2020 – reflected on some of the new …

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LOTP receives the green light from Isle of Man regulator

LOTP receives the green light from Isle of Man regulator

Lord of the Pot (LOTP), an online sportsbook aimed at esports and sports fans, has been granted a B2C licence by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. After receiving the necessary approval from the regulator, LOTP has now entered the ‘final stages of preparation’ to launch its offering.  Prior to launch, LOTP will integrate live fantasy and pari-mutuel games …

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Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports has been a big topic of conversation in recent years, but what actually is it? For betting operators, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition such as CSGO, Dota, League of Legends etc. And sport replacement, or so called crisis content, which includes FIFA, NBA2k, and Ice Hockey. Prior to the COVID pandemic, sport replacement …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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