MVP reshuffle Dota 2 teams following departure of players

MVP have disbanded their longstanding Dota 2 team MVP Phoenix following the departure of key players. They have also announced that MVP Aegis will merge into MVP HOT6ix, whilst MVP Revolution will keep its name.  The move comes after...

Battle on the Strip – Faceit enters Vegas

Media and esports firm Ultimate Media Ventures (UMV), has announced that it is teaming up with Faceit to bring a series of esports events to Las Vegas.  Branded as Battle on the Strip, the event will take...

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...

Ronnie Screwvala will invest $15 million in Indian esports

It has been announced that an Indian businessman and philanthropist, Ronnie Screwvala, has pledged to commit $15m (£12m) in order to launch a major Indian esports league.  USports, one of Screwvala's companies,...

Skin betting still rife despite Valve cease-and-desist orders

The unwanted spotlight is very quickly returning to Valve with regards to their alleged facilitation of unlicensed gambling through their Steam API.  https://twitter.com/wfcgreen/status/786605371502632960 EBSR's Will Green has released his October scorecard for skin betting sites that were previously...

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...

This week in Esports: Ronaldo and Ronnie Screwvala invest, G FUEL secure ELEAGUE Arena...

Compared to previous weeks, it's been a somewhat quiet week in the often frenetic esports industry. Considering Brazilian football legend Ronaldo has invested this week, it goes to show just how crazy an...

This week in esports: big news in FIFA, skin betting remains rife and esports...

Another frantic week of esports news is over and done with. This week saw intriguing moves in an esport that seems tiny compared to some of its counterparts. With six La Liga teams involved...

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...

Hamburg is the new Dota 2 host city for ESL One 2017

A new German host city has been announced for Europe's largest Dota 2 tournament, with ESL One 2017 heading to Hamburg in October.  This will be the eighth installment of the tournament and...

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Thinking of entering esports? Learn to tread carefully

With the numbers being touted by the likes of Newzoo about the current worth, and growth trajectory, of the esports industry it’s unsurprising that...

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