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...

Ready, Steady, Cook – The International 7 tipster series – Outright markets

Welcome to Ready, Steady, Cook - a guest tipster piece that will be brought to you throughout The International 7. The International 7 is now the largest esports event in history...

Evil Geniuses CEO calls it quits

Evil Geniuses have announced that their CEO, Peter 'ppd' Dager, will be stepping down from his role as the team restructures their management. In his absence, current Dota 2 manager Phillip Aram will...

This week in Esports: PSG in with a bang, Valve defiant, e-Ligue 1 to...

It's been another huge week of esports news and thus picking four articles to include in a brief round-up has been as difficult as ever.  It's impossible to ignore Paris Saint-Germain's announcement of their foray...

Galaxy Battles has major status revoked by Valve just weeks before tournament

The Galaxy Battles Major hosted by Fallout Gaming has had its major status and Valve involvement revoked, with the game developer citing “unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players” as...
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X-Bet terminates sponsorship of ProDotaCup after ‘betting irregularities, collusion and match fixing’

Betting operator X-bet has announced the permanent termination of its sponsorship deal with the ProDotaCup due to 'betting irregularities, collusion and match fixing'.  Russ Stevens, X-bet spokesperson, noted that match fixing and...

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...
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The Pond: The past month in UK Esports

Welcome to The Pond. A new weekly opinion series on all things esports. This week, I'm taking a peek at what the UK esports scene has been up to. It'll mainly be...

Team Secret reshuffles management as payment feud resurfaces

Team Secret announced yesterday that Kemal Sadikoglu would no longer be a director with the company whilst John Yao would be Secret's newly appointed CEO.  Co-founders Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey announced the...

IEM and ESL One Katowice 2018 will have $1.75m prize pool

Intel and ESL have announced plans and prize pool details for two of the biggest combined events on the 2018 esports calendar, IEM Katowice and ESL One Katowice. Katowice’s Spodek Arena...

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ELEAGUE nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Studio Design and Art...

ELEAGUE, a product of Turner Sports, has been nominated for a sports Emmy in the Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction category.  The news was revealed...