12 Leading Esports Experts on Match Fixing — Is It a Real Concern?

Match fixing is one of the most talked about topics in today’s esports scene. It has been in the headlines extensively in 2016 and 2017, following  the biggest cheating scandal in Korea at the end of 2015, when 12 people were arrested on the charges of fixing a number Starcraft 2 matches. Among them were three players who immediately received lifetime bans. (source)

There have been similar problems before (like the infamous iBUYPOWER loss in CEVO 2014) but it was all taken with a pinch of salt, especially due to the infancy of high level professional tournaments. In short, it was treated as an expected hiccup in the evolution of one sport.

What many people failed to realize is that gamers hate cheating, probably more than any other sports fans.

That is because cheating in gaming is the highest form of disrespect to the game and is a hatred that everyone shares, from amateurs to high level professionals.

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Are Esports Celebrity Investments Paying Out?

There is no doubt that esports is the next sports.

As a matter of fact, watching esports will become a $3,5 billion dollar business in just 4 years.

Currently, the industry is in its growth stage, with annual revenues breaking the $1,5 billion dollar mark.

Just in 2016, there have been over 10,000 professional tournaments with tens of millions of dollars in prize money. We even broke a few world records – 46 million people tuned in to watch IEM Katowice in February 2017.

Feeling intrigued yet?

So do the celebrities.

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Gamopo News Digest: 10 eSports News in 2017 [Jan-Mar]

All things considered, 2017 in eSports has kicked off just right. Don’t get me wrong — we are still getting warmed up for the biggest tournaments of the year, despite the fact that we’ve already seen some pretty big things happening in the industry.

In today’s post, we are going to go over some of the more interesting things that have shaped this year so far, so let’s jump right in.

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We Polled 1,000 Users. Here’s What We Found out About eSports Betting

It was exactly three weeks ago when we decided to do something of greater good to the eSports betting community and, after 10 minutes of NSFW ideas involving Trump and unicorns, we came up with an instant winner: why don’t we just poll our visitors and see how they ended up betting on eSports.

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Because, let’s face it – analytics are good and all but they’re not telling you the story of real people, traveling through miscellaneous websites on their way to their next adrenaline fix.

Which is basically what this website teaches you to do, through betting on your favorite video game.

But does a betting website have to just be about busting out countless match predictions and praying to God that your readers will not take revenge if they lose money?

No. On the contrary.

We conducted a poll on visitors from United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and Poland. Have in mind that we are a fairly new website so we had to settle on these countries and a limited, but statistically relevant, sample of 1,000 unique users.

We asked our Troopers (that’s what we call our visitors, crazy, I know) an open-ended and anonymous question:

How did you get started with eSports betting?

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The Biggest Esports Moments in 2016: The Winners Parade

Today I’m going to show you how you contributed to the massive growth of competitive gaming in 2016.  

But let me just get one thing out first:

I feel bad for people who missed out on all of the excitement that we had this year.

Even though we can all agree that it was a pretty bad year for the world (with the global political situation and stuff) I can confidently say that it was a kick ass year for eSports.

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Busting The Odds: Intel Extreme Masters XI vs The Boston Major

Howdy Troopers, and welcome to another edition of our Busting’ the Odds eSports betting preview. I know you guys are excited about the upcoming events so I was thinking it would be good to go over them in more detail and let you guys share your opinions and best picks.

This time we are taking a closer look at the two upcoming premier Dota 2 and CSGO tournaments: Intel Extreme Masters XI and the newly announced Boston Major, which is another in line of Valve’s Dota Major Championship tournaments. Ready? Read more

Twitch Virtual Currency: How it Affects eSports Betting

You’ve probably heard by now that Twitch has a grand plan to introduce a virtual currency for in-play betting purposes.

Their main premise appears to be awesome: while you’re watching or playing a game, you can place a bet on your favorites and earn stuff.

However, the facts we’re working with here are not that straightforward.

See, even though we received reports of Twitch introducing a new currency, we still don’t know their exact plan of action or, let’s say, a main strategy.

So, after bashing my head around a bit and decided to try and come up with all possible outcomes of this latest update.

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30€ Bonus Bet for eSports at Betway

Betway is one of our highest rated sportsbooks for a reason.

They have a quick and efficient customer support, great odds and, most importantly, an enticing sign up bonus of “Bet 30 Get 30 Free”.

In line with the above mentioned features, Betway offers real-money betting on CSGO, Dota 2, LoL, Starcraft 2, Overwatch and World of Tanks. Needless to say, it is a great option for anyone looking to spice up one of the upcoming events: Read more