May 8, 2020

Activision Blizzard partners with Sportradar securing betting integrity

Activision Blizzard has signed a multiyear partnership with Sportradar. This partnership was established to help secure betting integrity and globally monitor esports titles Overwatch and Call of Duty. Sportradar will develop an integrity program for these games to stop and prevent betting-related corruption. Suppressing match-fixing and inside information abuse will be the focus of this […]

April 30, 2020

theScore Esports Expands to Livestreaming wiith COVID-19 Charity Event

One of the most popular YouTube channels in esports is expanding into live streaming. With over 1.2M subscribers to the YouTube channel, theScore has carved out a niche for the company on the platform. Even before the pandemic, theScore had seen an increase of 92% YoY for the start of 2020. Now the company is […]

April 24, 2020

Enthusiast Gaming is at the forefront of sports push into esports

Owners of the Vancouver Canucks and the Rogers Arena, the Aquilini family first met esports when Dota 2’s The International sold out the Rogers Arena in 2018. Just months later, the family bought a spot in the Overwatch League. From that point on, they went on to acquire Luminosity Gaming and bought into the Call […]

March 24, 2020

How Casinos Can Use Gaming to Modernize Slots

Slots are the most popular part of every casino. Something about the spinning reels lining up just works for the average casino visitor and the house rakes in the cash. But younger generations are increasingly skipping the slots in favor of table games like poker and blackjack or passing on betting altogether. Now casinos are […]

March 7, 2020

Why India Provides a Massive Opportunity for Esports

Esports are truly going global. While games like League of Legends are already popular worldwide, many regions struggled to build out esports infrastructure. With advancements in mobile phone technology, those barriers to entry virtually disappeared. China is already the driver of many of the biggest esports companies in the world, but now the only country […]

February 11, 2020

GenG Co-Founder and Cloud9 President exchange insight over CS:GO’s FLASHPOINT

FLASHPOINT is a CS:GO tournament series announced last week that is poised to become one of the more important circuits in the CS:GO landscape. Founding teams in the series include Cloud9, GenG, MiBR, C0ntact Gaming, MAD Lions and Dignitas. The league operates under a unique ownership split that gives teams a legitimate stake in events […]

February 3, 2020

The History of Esports Betting

At the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, a sportsbook ticket writer talks with a security guard, the last two workers surrounded by black TVs. As I approach, he gets the look in his eye of a worker who has dealt with too many drunk bettors. “We’re closed.”  But I’m not there to […]

January 27, 2020

The Best Places to Bet on Esports

Betting on esports is a new venture for most sportsbooks. From the early days of CS:GO skins betting to some less-than-legal third party sites to now having some of the biggest betting companies in the world dipping their toes in the digital world, betting on esports has come a long way. There are plenty of […]

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