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The eSsports Beat - Team CLG "We May Be Letting You Go" Video Sponsored by Bud Lite?

The eSports Beat - New Tool Improves Content Optimization With AI

This 'might be the last time we have this roster of five playing' manager tells his team.  Plus, new tool improves content optimization with AI

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/13/2021

FYX Gaming Uses NFTs to Provide Immutable Data to eSports, Betting Platforms

FYX Gaming Uses NFTs to Provide Immutable Data to eSports, Betting Platforms

On this episode of Hashing it Out, CEO and founder Adam Kling and CTO and Chief Architect David Case talk about FYX Gaming (formerly known as Kronoverse)—an esports platform, portal and marketplace built on the BSV blockchain.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/06/2021

Rivalry Secures $22m Infusion Ahead of Direct Listing

Rivalry Secures $22m Infusion Ahead of Direct Listing

Toronto-based esports betting operator and media company Rivalry has successfully raised $22m (~£15.9m) in funding led by Eight Capital and Cormark Securities.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/30/2021

Unified Pro-Am Association Turns Esports Industry on its Head

Unified Pro-Am Association Turns Esports Industry on its Head

There’s a new kid on the block and it’s rocking the Esports industry. Unified Pro-Am Association (UPA) is now the number one premier destination for NBA2k Tournaments hosted by any one of the leagues for serious NBA2k gamers. And for gamers who want to be drafted in the NBA2k League, it’s the best opportunity out there.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/29/2021

The eSports Beat - June 25, 2021: Betbazar Talks Turning eSports Growth Into Retention

He says: "During the pandemic, it was close to 40%. Naturally, we expect that number to decrease as sports come back, but we are realistically expecting to retain 15-18% of the share."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/25/2021

The eSports Beat - June 23, 2021

The eSports Beat - June 23, 2021

Sweden Won’t Consider Dota 2 An ‘Elite Sport,’ Threatening The International 2021, Atlantic City looks to become eSports hub.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jun/23/2021

Champion Horse Trainer's Son Launches eSports Betting Site Dragoni.gg With Tons of Stats and Trends

Champion Horse Trainer's Son Launches eSports Betting Site Dragoni.gg With Tons of Stats and Trends

Historical data is often hard to come by when betting on eSports matchups.  Consider traditional sports with the huge volumes of information readily available.  Dragoni.gg (pronounced Dragon Eye) hopes to change all that.  The site is being launched to coincide with the League of Legends Championship Series which starts today (Wednesday June 16th).

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/23/2021

Sports Betting Beat - June 17, 2021

Sports Betting Beat - June 17, 2021

Ohio Senate passes bill that will legalize sports betting in Ohio including bars and bowling alleys, G3 Esports bolsters executive lineup and MGM's CEO touts iGaming as the secret for success.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/17/2021

KFC Gaming Trends - Finger Licking Good

In the spirit of IHOP's great IHOB gag from a few years back when the pancake chain claimed it would start focusing more on burgers (hence the "B" for the "P"), Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) decided to play its own April Fool's joke Thursday, claiming it had entered into the gaming space.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2021

Top eSports Industry News

Gambling911.com has all your top eSports industry news headlines. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2021

AP study: Nearly 90% of eSports Scholarships Going to Men

AP study: Nearly 90% of eSports Scholarships Going to Men

Colleges and universities rushing to invest in the booming arena of varsity esports are overwhelmingly committing opportunities and scholarships to male players, according to data collected by The Associated Press.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/14/2021

Unikrn Partners Blockchain-Based FYX to Deliver Next-Generation iGaming Products

Unikrn Partners Blockchain-Based FYX to Deliver Next-Generation iGaming Products

FYX Gaming, the Raleigh-based esports infrastructure and technology provider specializing in the development of blockchain-based solutions, today announces that it has entered into a partnership with leading esports betting operator Unikrn. The deal will see the two leading esports companies collaborate to deliver next-generation iGaming products and technology.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/10/2021

Elon Musk Succesfully Wires Chip Into Monkey's Brain So He Can Play Video Games

Elon Musk Succesfully Wires Chip Into Monkey's Brain So He Can Play Video Games

Move over N0tail, JerAx, Anathan Pham and Sébastien Debs.  You might have some new competition in the world of eGaming courtesy of Elon Musk and a monkey.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/02/2021

eSports Betting Futures Directory of Events 2020

Find most of the big eSports betting events for the year 2020 and where to bet them.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/31/2020

The Rise of Virtual Esports Betting in 2020

The Rise of Virtual Esports Betting in 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the sports betting industry found itself in a position they’ve never experienced before. Out of a sudden, all sports events were cancelled, without any predicatble future insight. The pandemic has left arenas and stadiums empty and deserted. 

 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/23/2020

Moving from Online Gambling to Virtual Reality Gambling 

Online gambling is one of the most flourishing businesses worldwide. A large number of people visit the internet to bet on their preferred sports and games.  In the last few decades, it has witnessed rapid growth due to technological innovations and advancement.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/20/2020

Top Esports Awards 

The esports industry has witnessed rapid growth over the past few years. Though esports competitions and tournaments have been part of video games, these events are not popular until the late 2000s.  Before esports tournaments and competitions are majorly between amateurs and fans, so it was not widely recognized.    

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/20/2020

Bitcoin and eSports: Bitcoin SV One World Chain Virtual Continues (Videos)

Bitcoin and eSports: Bitcoin SV One World Chain Virtual Continues (Videos)

The Bitcoin SV One World Chain virtual conference concludes Thursday with hot topics that include Making Bitcoin Easy to Use for Everyone, eSports and the Blockchain with Unikrn co-founder Rahul Sood, and the cashless casino.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Oct/01/2020

Popular Gamer Dead at 31, Reported Suicide

Popular Gamer Dead at 31, Reported Suicide

The highest rated player in Warcraft and the creator of Play Everland tragically committed suicide on Thursday. Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein was 31.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/02/2020

Bettors Have Best Day Since Start of Pandemic, Pinnacle Enhances eSports Platform

Bettors Have Best Day Since Start of Pandemic, Pinnacle Enhances eSports Platform

Gamblers enjoyed a great weekend thanks to La Liga and Serie A soccer matches played on Sunday.  Dave Mason of BetOnline said it was the best day for gamblers since the worldwide pandemic began.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jun/30/2020

Should There Be a Time Limit on eSports Matches?

Should There Be a Time Limit on eSports Matches?

The longest eSports match so far in history occurred at the LCK 2018 Spring tournament. It was between Jin Air Green Wings and SK Telecom T1 and lasted just over 94 minutes.

This is longer than the films Airplane!, Borat, and Paranormal Activity.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/29/2020

How Did Esports Become a Household Name in Gambling?

How Did Esports Become a Household Name in Gambling?

For the longest time, people have gambled on traditional sports such as boxing, football, and even darts. However, recent years have given rise to a different form of competition – Esports. Today, many gambling sites have expanded their coverage to Esports

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/22/2020

eSports Betting vs Classic Sports Betting in North America

eSports Betting vs Classic Sports Betting in North America

All major sports leagues have been postponed and most of the major sports leagues have been cancelled until further notice – more and more countries are banning major events, fewer and fewer sporting events are taking place. But how should sports betting providers react when enthusiastic betting customers, who want to pursue their hobby, no longer have an offer to bet on? What can you do as a provider who wants to remain relevant and maintain a corresponding offer for your players?

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/12/2020

Call of Duty: Mobile's Season 7 is Called Radioactive Agent

Team Nigma’s first slip-up all week turned out to be a costly one.  Entering the day unbeaten at the ESL One Birmingham Online’s Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States tournament, Nigma lost to Team Secret 2-0 on Sunday, the final day of group play. The result put Nigma and Secret into a first-place tie atop Group A at 6-1, and because of the head-to-head tiebreaker, Secret got the top seed in the group.  Nigma still advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, but will face Group B winner VP.Prodig

Radioactive Agent is the name of Call of Duty: Mobile’s season 7, Activision announced on Twitter.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/01/2020

New Figures Suggest the Unstoppable Rise of eSports is Set to Continue

There are so many different sports and activities that people can make a wager on these days, but one area which is increasingly attracting a lot of attention is the world of competitive gaming – also known as eSports.

The entire scene has been on an incredible journey in recent years and now new figures have suggested that its success looks set to continue in the near future too.

Submitted by Payton on, May/21/2020

Gambling Site Finally Comes Clean, Took Bets From Minors

After years of denial, the owners of CSGOWild have finally admitted they took bets from minors over a two year period.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/14/2020

Golden Matrix to Launch Peer-to-Peer eSports Betting App

Las Vegas white label social media gaming technology company Golden Matrix is set to launch its own eSports peer-to-peer betting platform that will be fully compliant with US law.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/11/2020

The International - eSports Tournament Postponed, Fortnite World Cup Called Off

The International - eSports Tournament Postponed, Fortnite World Cup Called Off

Originally slated to take place this August in Stockholm, Sweden, one of eSports biggest tournaments has been postponed.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2020

Gambling On Esports Will Double To $14 Billion In 2020

Gambling On Esports Will Double To $14 Billion In 2020

Esports, certainly not immune to the coronavirus pandemic, has mostly been thriving as many events can still be played minus the spectators.  Some of the major competitions have been postponed.  But there is great news for the sector when it comes to gambling.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Apr/21/2020

eSports Gets National Attention as Covid-19 Shuts Down Most Sports

eSports Gets National Attention as Covid-19 Shuts Down Most Sports

"Covid-19 is showing us how resilient [esports] is, the fact that it can be operated from anywhere," said Ben Lenihan, the president of the New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF).

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/19/2020

Breaking News

Gamblers Yell “Roll Tide” for 2021 College Football National Title

Gamblers Yell “Roll Tide” for 2021 College Football National Title

The Alabama Death Star has won six national championships under head coach Nick Saban.  Further, the Crimson Tide has made the College Football Playoff in five of its first seven years.

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Embraces Canadian Legalization Of Single Sports Betting

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Embraces Canadian Legalization Of Single Sports Betting

The Canadian Senate gave the stamp of approval to Bill C-218 on Tuesday. Also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, it is a Private Member's bill that was introduced into the House of Commons by Conservative Kevin Waugh, a Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Grasswood.  

What Do Broken Down McDonald's Milkshake Machines Have to Do With a Bitcoin Mastercard Conspiracy?

If franchisees want to switch solutions, the only option that the parent corporation allows is to switch to a software “upgrade” called “Powerhouse Dynamics,” which is owned by the parent company of Taylor, so you can't really escape the system.  Enter Mastercard's similar setup with Bitcoin.