Valve releases Dota 2 patch 7.00

Game developer Valve has released patch 7.00 for huge esports title Dota 2 which many are effectively labelling a sequel for the game.   https://twitter.com/wykrhm/status/808469932732092416 It's the first patch in the somewhat brief history...

Betting preview: the Boston Major Day Two

We've chosen a double on Betway for day two of the Boston Major that seems to represent pretty good value. The second day of competition sees the remainder of the Round of 16 games...

Boston Major Day One – Recap

The main event of Valve's $3 million (~£2.37 million) Dota 2 Boston Major got underway at the Wang Theatre, Boston on Wednesday. The format is following a previously unused single elimination format, meaning there's no...

This week in Esports: First legal wagers taken in Nevada, Twitch partner with TSM...

The biggest news this week comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where William Hill became the first sportsbook to take legal wager on esports. Other highlights include Twitch partnering with TSM and C9 and the inaugural eSports industry awards night.  William...

Gfinity to host Varsity Games for UK Dota 2

This Saturday November 26, Gfinity's dedicated esports arena will play host to the Varsity Games 2016 where four top universities will compete in popular game title Dota 2. The event will feature some of the best...

William Hill the first bookmaker to legally accept esports wager in Las Vegas

This weekend William Hill's sportsbook at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas became the first venue to legally accept wagers on esports.  It was revealed late last week by the US bookmaker that it would...

Betting preview: The Boston Major ante-post

When writing a betting preview, it's tough to analyse and have a look at anything except the ante-post. Whilst there is a plethora of games being played in esports, due to...

Paul Sheridan – Reflex Gaming – Born out of frustration

Paul Sheridan is a young entrepreneur from Dublin, who alongside Tomas McKinless, founded Reflex Gaming in 2015. The pair have secured significant seed funding in their first round, and are currently...

Team NP reveals GG.BET as second sponsor

The new Dota 2 team, Team NP, took to their website to reveal their second sponsor. This one comes from the gambling industry and is esports specialist GG.Bet. https://twitter.com/ggbetofficial/status/796440037562974212?lang=en-gb The relatively fresh roster...

London university esports teams to compete in Varsity Games

On Thursday of last week, Gfinity announced that in association with Varsity Games its Fulham Broadway arena will play host to the inaugural Varsity Games event: London University eSports. The event will focus...

Events

ESL One New York generated 20 million unique online views

In addition to a full arena of 8,500 fans on each day of ESL One New York this year, the East coast event also...

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