Tag Archives: Unikrn

Rahul Sood – Unikrn – Betting on esports

Rahul Sood is the CEO at esports only bookmaker Unikrn. During a busy year to date which has seen Unikrn acquire tournament organiser LEET.gg and release its own cryptocurrency, unikoingold, on Ethereum, Sood caught up with SBC News ahead of his speaker slot at the Betting on Esports Conference in September. Sood will be discussing esports betting on the panel …

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Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

Updating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn. The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments. …

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Unikrn invests in CS:GO team BIG

Esports betting specialist Unikrn has invested in Berlin based CS:GO outfit BIG (Berlin International Gaming). This is the second such team investment the company has made. Back in late 2015 it launched an all-female pro team in CounterStrike with Sood a keen advocate of gender equality in esports. At the time, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood said: “The time is now for …

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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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ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith – This is a call to arms for esports

The newly formed Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) was announced today with Ian Smith named as Commissioner. Its remit is to bring an end to the culture of match fixing, doping and general cheating which impacts betting, which has plagued esports over the years, and more so as potential windfalls have grown considerably in the recent past. The initial list of members …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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The formation of the World Esports Association and what it means

Following a press conference on Friday we now know some actual facts about the World Esports Association (WESA), what it’s about and who’s involved.  The executive board consists of ESL Co-Founder Ralf Reichert, Fnatic’s Wouter Sleijffers, Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO Hicham Chahine and Senior VP at ESL Sebastian Weishaar. There’s also Pietro Fringuelli, from law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, who will act as Interim …

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From 1972 to present day: How eSports became a $2 billion industry

A new infographic released from RightCasino.com maps the growth of eSports from the 1970s to a global $2 billion industry. The infographic charts the phenomenon’s rise from the Space Invaders contests of the 1970s, through the console games boom of the 1980s and the early gaming leagues of the the 1990s. “The history of eSports simply couldn’t be more compelling,” explained RightCasino.com …

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Unikrn’s Rahul Sood calls for regulation of esports skin betting

In a poignant blog post about skin betting on Unikrn published yesterday, co-founder and CEO, Rahul Sood, has highlighted what’s wrong in esports betting, especially in regards to underage gambling and top Twitch streamers who are wagering in-game virtual items that have real monetary value. According to Eilers Research skin betting is close to $5bn (£3.4bn) in terms of money wagered in 2016. …

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