Skin betting still rife despite Valve cease-and-desist orders

The unwanted spotlight is very quickly returning to Valve with regards to their alleged facilitation of unlicensed gambling through their Steam API.  https://twitter.com/wfcgreen/status/786605371502632960 EBSR's Will Green has released his October scorecard for skin betting sites that were previously...
ESL PRO LEAGUE

Teams for the ESL Pro League finals confirmed

After two months of fierce competition, season four of the ESL Pro League has concluded its online stage. The top six teams from the European and North American leagues are set...

ESL One New York generated 20 million unique online views

In addition to a full arena of 8,500 fans on each day of ESL One New York this year, the East coast event also generated a staggering 20 million unique online...

Esports Championship Series (ECS) – Final CS:GO Season 2 Teams Announced

The final lineup of teams for Season Two of the Esports Championship Series - Counter-Strike has been determined after an action packed development league. The Esports Championship Series (ECS), an esports initiative...

Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to stop all skins transfers related to gambling

In the most major incident regarding skins since Valve sent out the primary cease and desist letters, the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) has now had its say and ordered the...

CSGO Lounge & skins: $1bn on 2,800 matches in 7 months

A new report by Narus Advisors, and researched and written by Will Green of Legal Sports Report and Esports Betting Report, states that in 2016 prior to shutting down CSGO Lounge...

Steve Aoki becomes the latest esports entrant and owner

Steve Aoki, DJ and Music Producer, has become the latest well known figure to purchase an esports team after he became an owner of team Rogue.  Aoki made the announcement at Twitch's #TwitchCon...

The chosen ones: ECS’ Community Caster Challenge

Ever wanted to give shoutcasting a whirl? Well so have a lot of people, including Chris Kamara, but thanks to the Esports Championship Series (ECS), an esports initiative supported by both...

NiP and Betway agree ‘high six-figure’ sponsorship deal

Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) announced late last night that they have joined forces. This 'high six figure' deal makes the British company the second mainstream gambling company to sponsor a team,...

Ultraplay unleashes OutLaws Esports Academy

Bulgaria's recent and largest esports tournament to date, Game Evolution, has inspired the competition's main partner and sponsor UltraPlay to open an esports academy, OutLaws, to nurture young talent in the region.  Advanced...

Events

The International 8 has the biggest prize pool in esports

The International is an annual Dota 2 tournament and is considered the most prestigious event in the professional circuit. This is down to two...