Pinnacle wins EGR esports betting operator of the year award

01 December 2016


At a glittering event at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in London this week Pinnacle cemented its place as one of the leaders in esports betting worldwide by winning the EGR 2016 eSports Operator of the Year Awardpinnacle-egraward

In a night celebrated by a packed house from those involved in the world of online gaming Pinnacle was up against stiff competition but managed to clinch the title to cement its place as the leader in the fast growing world of esports betting.

Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle (and the first person to ever take an esports bet online) commented: “When we took our first bet on esports in 2010 there was no market at all – but through persistence and developing our odds and limits in line with the needs of the growing esports fan base Pinnacle is now growing esports betting volume at over 200% per year.

“This award is a great validation of that success and supports our ongoing intent to lead integrity in esports betting.”

Gerard Starkey, Editor at EGR, said: “Many congratulations to Pinnacle for winning the eSports Operator of the Year prize at the 2016 EGR Operator Awards. The judges considered Pinnacle to be the gold standard in esports betting and were impressed by Pinnacle’s promotion of esports betting as a product in its own right, particularly through the offer of its dedicated esports hub.” 

“We’ve invested a massive amount of time and effort to become a leader in the esports betting field, so this recognition is greatly appreciated. We’re happy that Pinnacle is still seen as the front runner in esports betting and we hope to maintain this position in the future”, added Harry Lang, Marketing Director of Pinnacle. 

Esports Insider says: Pinnacle records a grand achievement with the 2016 EGR Betting Operator Award, and the bookmaker is in the running to cap a superb year with our partner firm, SBC Events, 2016 awards still to be decided on December 7th. 

Pinnacle is on a shortlist alongside Sky Bet, Vitalbet, Danske Spil and Unikrn.