GRID and Kambi Group’s Abios extend official esports data partnership

GRID and Kambi Group’s Abios extend official esports data partnership


LEON Kicks Off Dota 2 Tournament – LEON Masters #1


20 hours ago


June 11, 2024

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LEON is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever Dota 2 tournament, called LEON Masters #1. The event, organized with the support of GAM3RS_X, kicks off on June 10, 2024, and runs until July 28, 2024, featuring top teams from across Europe and CIS. The total prize pool is an impressive $100,000.

LEON Masters #1 is a thrilling online event structured in three main phases:

  • Group Stage #1 (June 10 – June 23, 2024): 16 teams will be split into two groups of 6 teams each. All matches will be played in a Bo2 (Best of 2) format. Group winners advance directly to the semifinals, teams placed 2nd to 5th move to the next group stage, and the last-placed teams are eliminated.
  • Group Stage #2 (July 15 – July 24, 2024): Teams are re-divided into two groups of 6 teams each. Matches remain in Bo2 format. The top two teams from each group will proceed to the quarterfinals, while the others are eliminated.
  • Playoffs (July 26 – July 28, 2024): The final stage will feature a single-elimination bracket, with all matches played in a Bo3 (Best of 3) format.

The prize pool distribution is as follows:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $25,000
  • 3rd-4th place: $12,500 each

Stay tuned for announcements and updates on our official channels. The first series of matches has already begun, including Twisted Minds vs. Kalmychata, L1GA TEAM vs. PSG Quest, and MOUZ vs. JustBetter. Full schedule and results will be available on the tournament’s website.


BETER strikes partnership with SportyBet


23 hours ago


June 11, 2024

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Leading provider of next-generation betting content and data to supply its fast-paced esports and sports tournaments to prominent emerging markets operator

BETER, the industry’s leading betting content and data provider, has agreed a partnership with leading emerging markets operator Sporty Group, owner of the SportyBet brand and platform.

Under the deal, SportyBet`s players gain access to BETER’s in-house Setka Cup table tennis and ESportsBattle tournaments. Initially, the latter includes eFootball and eBasketball with eHockey and CS2 to follow.

BETER arranges over 45,000 monthly events across eight esports and sports disciplines, providing an unrivalled betting experience that combines 24/7 streaming, real-time data, and odds with sustained 7.5%+ margin retention. All of these specifics ensure the best value for operators and their players.

The deal with SportyBet, already a Tier 1 operator across Africa with ambitious growth plans in Latin America, marks BETER’s first deal with a Tier 1 operator in Africa, where it expects to strike partnerships with similar such operators so they too can offer its next-generation betting products and experiences to bettors. The new deal means both companies have formed a strong collaboration to provide players with 24/7 fast-paced content, and round-the-clock support.

Gal Ehrlich, CEO of BETER, said: “We see huge potential for our products across Africa and what better way to enter the market than through a deal with one of the region’s most prestigious operators.

“Africa is a growing market where the demand for fast-paced, high-quality betting products and experiences continues to rise and BETER is here to provide this to operators such as SportyBet that understand the need to not only meet but exceed bettor expectations.”

Chuck Robinson, CRO at BETER, added: “Africa is an emerging market where our fast-paced sports and esports content offers the rapid action that players are seeking. 

“By working with us, SportyBet can access even more of our next-gen content, allowing it to provide a superior experience to its players and further establish itself as a leading operator in the region.” 

Gregory Parsons, VP of Business Development at Sporty Group, said: “We believe in offering our users engaging and relevant content and, considering what BETER has to offer, it made sense to enter into partnership and add its content to our overall offering globally.

“Our players seek a round-the-clock betting experience, and want to wager on big action quickly. This is why BETER’s fast sports and esports content is the ideal solution for us.” 


Revenant Esports, headlined by NBK, to travel to India for $200,000 Skyesports Championship 2024


1 day ago


June 10, 2024

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Skyesports, a premier global IP builder for gaming and esports, is thrilled to announce that Revenant Esports’ newly-signed Counter-Strike 2 esports roster from Europe, will be traveling to India for the Skyesports Championship 2024, scheduled to happen from July 23 to 28.

Revenant Esports’ Counter-Strike 2 esports roster is headlined by:

Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, a two-time Major winner, and one of the most notable names in the scene.

Accompanying the prodigy are:

  • Kamil “reiko” Cegielko,
  • Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom,
  • Laurențiu “lauNX” Țârlea, and
  • Adelin “adeX” Nica.

The European team has received a direct invite to the Skyesports Championship 2024. They will be traveling to India to be one of eight teams competing in the tournament, which features the likes of Aurora Gaming, BetBoom Team, Eternal Fire, Furia, and The MongolZ.

Commenting on the latest invited team to the Skyesports Championship, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, of Skyesports, said, “We are thrilled to welcome the talented roster of 1 Revenant Esports to the Skyesports Championship. It fills us with immense pleasure to see local esports organizations realizing the potential of Counter-Strike 2 esports, fueled by our $1 million 2024 roadmap and numerous on-ground events, and picking up international rosters. Bringing the best esports athletes in the world to compete in India has been a dream for us. We look forward to hosting the Skyesports Championship LAN this July.

Skyesports will also be hosting separate qualifiers in Europe and India to determine the last two teams in the Skyesports Championship.

The Skyesports Championship LAN in India with some of the world’s best esports players will undoubtedly be a major boost to the local Counter-Strike 2 esports community. India’s gaming market has rapidly grown to USD 3.1 billion in FY 2023, per a report by Statista. At a CAGR of 20 percent, the gaming industry is among the fastest-growing segments in India’s media and entertainment industry and will be worth over USD 7.5 billion by FY 2028.