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Why are football clubs entering esports? A #bofcon2017 panel

At the fourth edition of SBC's Betting on Football conference this week, of the 135 plus speakers, four of them discussed football clubs' increasing involvement in esports.  The panel, moderated by Esports...
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Finland rising – The burgeoning game development scene & its talent shortage

Over a billion people around the world have been playing games made in Finland, a country with a population of just over 5.5 million.  In fact, the game industry in Finland is...
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This week in Esports: More Vegas, Lagardère partner with SK and BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

We barely go a week without multiple large investments in the esports space, and whilst it has undoubtedly been quieter in the last seven days there's still been no shortage of...

ESI Esports Gambling Report: Volume 10

The Kiev Major is well and truly underway. The Swiss format group stage is done and dusted and has sorted the seeding for the main event. The main event is a...

Esport Talk – World of Tanks’ untapped potential – Milan ‘Mailand’ Süß

Whilst little news filters through to the mainstream from World of Tanks' esports scene, this does not mean it isn't a highly engaged community.  The tank shooter by Wargaming has an exceptionally...

Why Clash Royale’s esports BAFTA win matters

It’d be wrong to call Clash Royale’s BAFTA win “unprecedented". Rather, it’s surprising, but not a victory without reason. The internet went ballistic when the mobile game won the evening's only...

Endless deadlines and unpaid prize money…what’s happening to Game Show?

For more than a year, Game Show has not held major tournaments. In April, sources claimed that it was being closed due to numerous debts. Game Show denied it – they...
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This week in Esports: Spartak, Olympics, broadcast rights and MediaMarkt

It has been reported this week that a Alisports and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) have struck a deal which will see esports feature in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Furthermore, Spartak Moscow the esteemed...

ESI Esports Gambling Report: Volume 9

We're in the midst of a busy time in esports competition, with Dota 2's Kiev Major set to get underway next week and the inaugural CS_Summit commencing last night.  Whilst there's just...
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7 cities that could house an Overwatch team – Europe

The argument over whether the city format can work in esports, and specifically in this instance in Overwatch, rumbles on. Examples from history suggest it won’t work, and some point to...

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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...