SIS to Deliver Round-the-Clock Competitive Gaming Product to Fairbet

SIS to Deliver Round-the-Clock Competitive Gaming Product to Fairbet


SIS to Deliver Round-the-Clock Competitive Gaming Product to Fairbet


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Maltese operator to add 24/7 sport simulation content to offering

Sports Information Services (SIS), the leading multi-content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has announced a new integration of its Competitive Gaming product with Fairbet adding the comprehensive library to its retail estate via Playtech’s self-service betting terminals.

This deal will see SIS’ entire Competitive Gaming portfolio of more than 150,000 annual eBasketball and eSoccer events significantly boost engagement at Fairbet’s land-based properties with the product proven in increasing margin for operators.

Facilitated by Playtech’s technology, the launch of Competitive Gaming with the leading Maltese operator further underlines SIS’ reputation as a leading supplier of content. Fairbet’s retail venues have been entertaining audiences since 2004 through wide-ranging content and wagering options.

SIS Competitive Gaming’s H2H Global Gaming League matches are produced entirely in-house and is the only eSports product available on the market to have been awarded the Esports Integrity Commission’s (ESIC) Gold Standards, the highest possible accreditation for the safety of product in the esports betting industry.

In addition, the product includes various tools and features for bettors that maximise engagement and provides an immersive experience throughout.

“The partnership with Fairbet is the latest operator agreement as we strive to widen the reach of our Competitive Gaming portfolio, leveraging our recent platform deal with Playtech in doing so,” the UK and Europe Commercial Manager for SIS, Dave Richardson, said. “Fairbet has an impressive retail footprint in Malta and we are delighted to be adding this content to our racing content already enjoyed by Fairbet customers.”

“Fairbet has established a reputation as being the most popular leisure venues in Malta and Gozo and we are always looking at ways to enhance the array of wagering opportunities that we provide,” the Chief Executive Officer for Fairbet, Antoine Pace, said. “SIS’ Competitive Gaming is a proven product that offers wide appeal thanks to the nature of the content and we are excited to see it launched in our venues.”


Is an Esports Degree Worthwhile? Pioneering Education Research Report Released – 42% Believe They’re Likely to Work in Esports


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April 9, 2024

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Leading esports and gaming technological solutions developer ex corp. have today released their research report exploring the intersection between careers and education in esports titled ‘Esports Degrees Playing Field: What Prospective Students Want, Esports Sector Needs, and Academia Can(‘t) Provide’.

The 16-page report explores various areas of the relationship between education in esports and the current job market within the industry itself, focusing on the supply and demand of degree offerings to job openings to primarily consider the benefits, challenges, and changes needed in the relationship between the two.

To support this research a survey of 1000 16-19 year olds interested in esports from Brazil, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States was commissioned and conducted by market research company OnePoll. The findings found that 44% of respondents were likely to consider pursuing a degree in an esports-related field, with 55% believing this would enhance their chances of employment in the industry. 42% believe they are likely to work in the esports industry in the future, with Health and wellness (29%), Entertainment and Broadcasting (25%), Education (24%), and Players’ management (23%) being the most popular occupations.

These findings are then given further context and insight from leading industry voices such as Alban Dechelotte (CEO at G2 Esports), Sam Cooke (Managing Director and Co-Founder at Esports Insider), Oleksii Kucherov (COO at Natus Vincere), and Khalilah El-Amin (Vice President of People & Culture at Team Liquid). Their words cover topics such as the pros and cons of esports degrees, what the esports industry is like, and the need for passion, experience, and specialization in the industry.

The latter half of the report considers the current expectations of the industry for prospective applicants, and how they have shifted with the financial difficulties in the recent ‘esports winter’, where applicants with expertise in their job role combined with esports knowledge and experience have been the most desirable candidates. The closing pages of the report note that ‘there is a considerable disproportion in the number of students enrolled in esports degree programs and the number of vacancies available’ and that ‘esports is still a very young industry’ where ‘its job market demand is uncertain’.

“We are delighted to today release this report exploring a vital topic for the future of our industry. The recent growth of esports degrees and esports in education more widely means there is no better time to explore what the future looks like for both education in esports and esports in education. It is vital that both employers and those entering higher education understand the value of esports degrees and the options available, as there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for both sides of the coin.” said Timofey Sobolevskiy, Chief Communications Officer at ex corp.

“If I were asked by the students what is the best way to enter esports, I probably would never answer ‘do an esports degree’. I will most likely say, ‘do the best degree you can in your biggest skill so you can become a world-class professional in your area’. This report takes an important look into the future of esports careers and what employers like us at G2 Esports are looking for when it comes to hiring new talent,” said Alban Dechelotte, CEO at G2 Esports.


Everything you need to know ahead of the Counter-Strike 2 action in the $350,000 Skyesports Masters 2024


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April 8, 2024

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Skyesports is set to host the premier Skyesports Masters 2024 from April 8 to 14. With eight of the top Counter-Strike 2 esports teams competing to become the ultimate ‘Masters’ and for a share of the $350,000 prize pool, the online tournament is set to feature intense esports action for fans to enjoy worldwide. 

Commenting on the tournament, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, Skyesports, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring together some of the finest teams from both Europe and India for the Skyesports Masters 2024. With a huge prize pool of $350,000 adding to the stakes, this tournament promises to deliver top-notch esports action for fans worldwide.” 

Here is everything you need to know about the Skyesports Masters 2024.  

What is the format for the Skyesports Masters 2024?

The Skyesports Masters 2024 – Main Event is all set to happen from April 8 to 14. The eight teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket, where they have been randomly seeded. Each match will be the best-of-three, except for the Grand Finals, which will be a best-of-five affair to crown the Skyesports Masters 2024 champion. 

Who are the teams in the tournament?

Five top Counter-Strike 2 esports teams have been directly invited to the event. 

  • Aurora Gaming

  • BIG

  • ENCE

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

  • OG

Additionally, Skyesports organized the European and Indian Qualifiers, respectively. The top two teams from the EU Closed Qualifier and the Champion of the India Qualifier have also earned their slots in the $350,000 tournament. 

  • FORZE Esports (EU #1)

  • BetBoom Team (EU #2)

  • Gods Reign (IND #1)

Where to watch the Skyesports Masters 2024? 

Fans can tune into all the action live on the Skyesports Youtube and Twitch channels. The talent lineup is as follows:

  • Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam

  • Adam “Dinko” Hawthorne

  • Dhrubajyoti “Captain Price” Das

  • Sanat “Lucif3r” Kumar

The schedule for Days 1 and 2 of the Skyesports Masters 2024 is as follows:

  • ENCE vs FORZE: 3:30 PM CEST (April 8, 2024)

  • Aurora Gaming vs OG: 6 PM CEST (April 8, 2024)

  • BIG vs BetBoom: 3:30 PM CEST (April 9, 2024)

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Gods Reign: 6 PM CEST (April 9, 2024)


Street Fighter 6 event will join Esports World Cup 2024


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April 4, 2024

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The Esports World Cup is building up to be one of the biggest competitive gaming events of the year. Its grown significantly this year, with more and more titles getting added. The Saudi ran event will be adding the biggest fighting game of the last year to the roster this time too, as a Esports World Cup 2024 Street Fighter 6 tournament has been announced.

The Esports World Cup line up already boasts most of the major games you think of when you imagine esports. Although, its roster has been a little lacking in diversity for genres outside of MOBAs and shooters. Street Fighter 6 will be one of the games fixing this. This will be the fighting game representation at the event.

If you’re picking one fighter to use in 2024, out of all the biggest fighting games, it would probably have to be Street Fighter 6. The game commands the most attention competitively and has pushed the entire community to a much bigger place. It’s great to see that acknowledged with the Esports World Cup 2024 Street Fighter 6 tournament.

Esports World Cup Street Fighter 6 Tournament Announced

This new event has been announced as part of the Esports World Cup 2024 line-up Organizers have been gradually unveiling the EWC games. Although, it likely won’t be the only fighting game included. The title is new to the World Cup, but it has featured at a Gamers8 event in the past.

This new tournament is a bit light on details right now. We don’t know too much about the prize pool. However, we can expect some of the best Street Fighter 6 players to show up.  At least if the teaser image if anything go by. While there’s tons of tournaments and competitions on yearly now, this event should carry the prestige to get some big names involved.

At the moment, this is the only fighter announced as part of the Esports World Cup 2024 Since the event has featured Tekken in the past though, we can probably expect at least that title to join the line-up in the future. Maybe we’ll see some more niche fighting games represented too!

Source: / Nico News