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Industry by Laura Byrne August 16, 2019 639

Esports organisation FaZe Clan has announced that rapper, singer and songwriter Kiari Kendrell “Offset” Cephus has joined as an investor. Currently, there is no information on how much Offset invested into the organisation or full details on how he would be involved. However, the press release from FaZe Clan did highlight that both parties would work […]

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CS:GO by Laura Byrne August 14, 2019 240

Gaming seat specialist Secretlab has announced a partnership with esports organisation Astralis, making them the official gaming chair partner for the CS:GO team. To mark the partnership the two organisations have co-launched the Secretlab Astralis: Chair of Champions Edition gaming chair. The Secretlab x Astralis Edition features the Danish team’s logo and is available in […]

Industry by Laura Byrne August 13, 2019 375

Esports organisation Misfits Gaming has announced a partnership with nonprofit organisation Gift of Life Marrow Registry. Misfits Gaming and their Overwatch team Florida Mayhem will work with Gift of Life to educate the public and recruit new marrow and stem cell donors at tournaments and gaming events. The partnership will kick off with Florida Mayhem […]

Industry by Tom Wade August 10, 2019 1.32K

At the start of this year, a new Swedish law was instated that prevents licensed sports betting operators offering betting on sporting events where the majority of players are under the age of 18. This regulation is set up to protect younger players; protected them from being targeted for match fixing, tainting their potential future […]

Industry by Nick Pateman August 07, 2019 2.96K

Unikrn is arguably one of the most forward thinking bookmakers in the industry and their latest announcement has further reinforced this direction. The platform is already home to Unikoin Gold, a cryptocurrency for wagering (among other things) on the Unikrn platform, as well as streamer betting and virtual esports betting, all of which have challenged […]

Industry by Tom Wade August 06, 2019 803

Match fixing has been an issue in esports in the same way that it affects traditional sports. Whether the reason be for player profit, outside influence or favours owed, in the lower tiered esports tournaments there have been a fair share of accusations. In a proactive effort to prevent this, Riot has partners with data […]

Farming Simulator by Tom Wade August 01, 2019 2.74K

There is no denying that the Farming Simulator series has taken the esports world by storm. With the recent introduction of the Farming Simulator League, with ten tournaments planned across Europe, wannabe farmers from around the world have taken to the stage to compete. In a post from GameRevolution, they laid out how the prize […]

Industry by Laura Byrne July 29, 2019 1.29K

Online bookmaker Betway has announced a six-figure agreement with DOTA 2 esports team PSG.LGD. The deal will see Betway branding appear on the players’ jerseys and jackets, as well as special content creation and social media activities. Anthony Werkman, CEO at Betway, commented on the announcement in a release: “Having already had plenty of success with […]

Industry by Nick Pateman July 23, 2019 913

With the esports betting market set to grow rapidly over the coming years, major gambling outfits are beginning to take note. SickOdds went to Amsterdam on July 17th to speak on a panel at the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference which saw a packed out audience and a growing interest in this emerging market. While most esports […]

CS:GO by Laura Byrne July 20, 2019 834

Online bookmaker Pinnacle has announced an 18-month partnership with Danish-based esports organisation North. The deal will see Pinnacle’s logo feature on North’s CS:GO jerseys, as well as both parties working on collaborative content. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, commented on the news: “This is a massive deal for us. We have waited so long […]

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