Loto-Québec opens the door to esports betting

Québec's gaming agency Loto-Québec is now allowing esports betting in the region. Louis Beaudet, Director of Esports and Entertainment Betting at Loto-Québec said: "With the increasing popularity of esports, there is more and...

Paypal cracks down on esports payments

Online payment processor Paypal is concerned with the legality and regulations around payments linked to esports tournament sites. It was online publication Dextero that first reported the story. It has been stated that the...

Phil Kornychev – Forget the TV show, this is the real Skins drama

The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, with the launch of CSGO Lounge – a website where players could bet their ingame skins on...

Wings wins TI6 & biggest cash prize in esports

The winners of TI6 Wings Gaming has earned itself the biggest prize in esports history to the tune of $9.1m (£7m) after beating North American side Digital Chaos in the final. The...

CSGO Lounge and Dota 2 Lounge shutter down skins betting

Lounge, the company behind the largest skins betting site CSGO Lounge and Dota 2 Lounge, formally announced this week that it would be scrapping skins betting. Each site made the announcement via...

The WESA appoints former HBO man Hershman

It has been revealed today that the Board of Directors at the World Esports Association (WESA) has unanimously agreed that Ken Hershman will be its Executive Chairman and Commissioner with immediate effect. Hershman, a...

eBoost Token – Is it esports’ first betting coin?

The International eBoost Society has revealed what it states is the world's first cryptocurrency specifically aimed at the world of competitive gaming.  It has been called the eBoost Token and its remit...

Steve Kaplan increases stake in Immortals and joins the company’s board

On Wednesday, it was announced that Memphis Grizzlies co-owner and co-executive chairman Steve Kaplan had increased his stake in esports team Immortals. Image: Immortals team logo (Credit: Immortals)   The investment from Kaplan is...

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 generated a staggering 20 million unique online...

AlphaDraft to shut down: the latest fantasy esports casualty

AlphaDraft took to email yesterday to inform its' customers that it would no longer continue operations after the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship. The email, sent to customers read...

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Hisense and EG partner to create unique Halo fan experience

Evil Geniuses have partnered with consumer technology brand Hisense to offer a unique fan opportunity to compete with the EG Halo team on one of...