Gavin Weeks – Esportsify – Building a brand in esports

Gavin Weeks is an esports entrepreneur and runs the platforms Esportsify, Skinssanity.gg and Shard Esports.  Esportsify allows companies to create their own esports focused site, Skinsanity is the largest and first skins...

Scrub League Weekly – Tim Hudak and being smitten with SMITE

Esports Insider has formed a partnership with the team behind the weekly esports focused podcast Scrub League. The Scrub League team is made up of Colin, Kevin and Samantha and based in...

Steffen Thomsen – Danske Spil – The Danish esports betting scene

Following the International in early August of this year, for which the victorious team Wings Gaming came away with $9.1m (£7m) as a prize, esports betting experienced a notable surge. Steffen Thomsen,...

Thinking of entering esports? Learn to tread carefully

With the numbers being touted by the likes of Newzoo about the current worth, and growth trajectory, of the esports industry it’s unsurprising that every man and his dog are looking...

The long road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream. James Watson, Sportradar With the majority of tournaments played out online and with the numerous...

Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Desktop vs mobile

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be...

Scott Burton – eSportsPools – Fantasy and teaming up with Na’Vi

 Scott Burton is the CEO of a company which is pairing up esports and fantasy; eSportsPools. The community centred site is also partnered with Na’Vi, or Natus Vincere, a popular team with...

Puppey is the world number one esports player according to bwin

As much as we may hate to admit it, we all love a top ten. With lucrative big money tournaments becoming ever more common in esports the race to be the best is...

Why esports and live betting is a match made in heaven and hell

As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment.  For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live streams, many esports communities are highly...

Phil Kornychev – Forget the TV show, this is the real Skins drama

The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, with the launch of CSGO Lounge – a website where players could bet their ingame skins on...

Events

IOC president concerned with esports violence in Olympics

Esports entering into the Olympics has been a topic of discussion for quite some time now and it seemed as if it would become...