Tag Archives: Twitch

Tech eyes monitor Douyu IPO ambitions

Tech analysts are monitoring the movements of Chinese live streaming platform ‘Douyu’ closely, as the company files for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange this April. Branded as ‘China’s answer to Twitch.Tv’, the popular live streaming platform owned by Amazon, in its SEC submitted prospectus Douyu’s executive team seeks to raise $500 million from its New York IPO. …

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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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Esports as big as American football for millennials, poll suggests

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Esports is as big as American football for young Americans, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post. 40% of 14 to 21-year-olds taking part in the poll claimed to be football fans; with 38% counting themselves as fans of esports. “The popularity of esports and online gaming among American teens and young adults as both a recreational activity …

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Metal Casino Live to fuse gaming experiences and rock music

Metal Casino, launched last year and part owned by ‘The Prince of Darkness’ Ozzy Osbourne, is to launch a dedicated gaming and music show. The live broadcast is set to be streamed on the Twitch and YouTube platforms, and well feature music, chat, audience interaction, live games and opportunities to win big prizes. Set to be broadcast twice a week, …

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On Air… Winamax France launches dedicated TV Channel

Seeking to develop new audiences and drive engagement with its product portfolio, French betting operator Winamax has this week launched its in-house developed broadcast channel ‘Winamax TV‘. The multi-format channel is accessible through the Winamax.fr website, and has been additionally extended to Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and Molotov TV verticals. Launching Winamax TV, the betting operator stated that it …

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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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First eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

The eSports Industry Awards 2016 is taking place in London on November 21st at London’s the Brewery, and the first finalists to make the grade have been announced. The awards will once again be hosted by Radio 1 presenter Julia Hardy and Jason Bradbury of the Gadget Show. Over 600 of the industry’s leading figures are expected to attend for a night …

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BetOlimp launches Twitch inspired streaming service for Euro 2016

BetOlimp, the European online sports betting and e-gaming operator, announced that it has successfully launched its Twitch inspired live video streaming service for the Euro 2016 Football Championships in conjunction with Leeds based Independent Content Services Limited (ICS).  The live ‘in-play betting’ companion video streaming service is thought to be the first of its kind. It provides on-demand video content …

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Valencia CF becomes the latest football club with an esports team

Valencia CF has become the first La Liga club to have its own esports team after the grand unveiling on Tuesday June 7th at the Mestalla stadium. This move follows the recent announcement by Schalke 04 that it had moved into the world of esports by acquiring and rebranding the popular team Immortals. Peter Draper, Marketing Director of Valencia CF, said: “This is …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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