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PandaScore signs esports odds, data & Widget agreements with Betcris and Pixel.bet

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Live esports odds & stats provider cements position as leader in live esports data as it partners with Tier 1 operators

International operators looking to capitalise on the boom in esports betting need look no further than PandaScore, the market leader for in-play esports odds and statistics. This week, the esports data provider celebrated a pair of significant new client wins having been selected by both Betcris and Pixel.bet.

Founded in 2015, PandaScore has grown exponentially as esports betting has exploded in popularity around the world. With offices in Paris and Malta and highly reliable proprietary artificial intelligence at its core, PandaScore has become a frontrunner in the provision of real time esports odds and data which has now been integrated with leading Latin American sportsbook Betcris.

Many leading operators and traditional bookmakers have mitigated the lack of summer sport in lockdown by pivoting towards esports and the vertical, already growing in popularity incrementally, has boomed as a result. High volume operators such as Betcris require a stable, reliable and comprehensive solution for their esports data and odds needs – all things PandaScore consistently delivers for its clients.

Additionally, PandaScore recently launched its innovative esports stats Widgets through an integration with leading esports bookmaker Pixel.bet. The new Widgets are designed to give esports bettors all the information they need to bet confidently. Players can see data on recent wins and losses, head-to-head records and in-game performance statistics at the touch of a button.

Esports bookmakers have traditionally struggled to provide engaging content to fans because accurate data was unavailable. Building a custom Widget for multiple esports games was worth the effort, since esports fans rely on outside data for making astute betting decisions.

PandaScore’s esports Widgets are the most efficient and effective way for leading esports bookmakers like Pixel.bet to deliver relevant and near real time statistics to their players. Esports with the largest bet volume such as CS:GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2 are all featured within the Widgets with both pre-match and live data available.

When paired with PandaScore’s odds and data products as adopted by Betcris, the new Widgets offer an incomparable betting experience to esports fans around the world.

Adam Bjorn, COO at Plannatech/Betcris said: –
“We’re delighted to have access to PandaScore’s abundance of real time esports odds and data. They have feeds for every in-play market we need across all esports and thanks to their efficient collaboration with our development team, we completed the integration in no time”.

Eirik Kristiansen, CEO at Pixel.bet said:-
“We were very impressed with the content capabilities of PandaScore’s esports Widgets and I’m excited that Pixel.bet is the first esports betting operator in the world to offer such an innovative data delivery tool to our players”.

Flavien Guillocheau, Founder & CEO at PandaScore said: –
“Successful esports betting is a matter of good luck and good judgement and whilst PandaScore can’t help with the former, the latter can be greatly enhanced through the data provided to players and our new esports Widgets. We’re delighted to launch this new innovation with leading esports betting operator Pixel.bet and to be providing esports data to a brand as well regarded as Betcris. We look forward to integrating with more leading operators in the near future”.

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Despite The World Against Him, Ivan Yeo Managed To Find Purpose With New Direction In Life

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After building an empire with Number 1 Esports Team in Southeast Asia, EVOS Esports, Ivan was forced to restructure his life due to his growing health concerns. After restructuring his life, he managed to continue his passion of helping people achieve their dreams through web3, thus leading him to create his latest project, Avium.

Singapore, 17th May 2022 – It was five years ago when the ex-CEO of EVOS Esports, Ivan Yeo, was given the news of his Kennedy Disease, a rare disease which would cause him lose his ability to properly walk and speak. While to many, it would be a deterrent, to Ivan, it was a form of motivation.

“It took awhile for me to grasp with the news, it was life changing.”

On a ticking time clock, Ivan was determined to make EVOS Esports into a colossus in the esports industry. In half a decade, EVOS Esports expanded into 5 different countries, picking up 3 World Championship titles in the process, building up one of the influential brands in the gaming sector with influencers around the region representing the brand.

While his mind was not discouraged, his body would not ignore.

As the days went by, every small action was getting a little harder. The mindless tasks weren’t mindless anymore, the simple movements weren’t that simple anymore; that’s when he realized that he had to prepare his succession plan and groom the next generation to take over.

“While I started to feel my body, I knew I couldn’t escape the reality anymore, I had to prepare for the next steps, not only for me but for EVOS Esports as well.”

Throughout 2021, EVOS Esports had a restructure, with Ivan closely with the new management team to pass the baton down, to ensure the organization had a plan after his inevitable succession. By January 2022, Ivan was no longer in charge of the day-to-day operations of the organization.

After stepping down, Ivan decided to use his newfound freedom to focus on his physical & mental health, choosing to follow a strict diet and exercise routine. The down time helped him refocus his life, allowing him to rediscover what was truly important to him.

“For the first time in my life, I could just focus on myself, I had nothing else on my mind except to just get healthier”

Inspiring the next generation & turning dreams into the reality. A phrase that stuck through his mind throughout his life. Ivan wanted to build a platform where he could lay a foundation for people to chase their dreams, he knew going back to EVOS wasn’t an option anymore, he had to find a new outlet.

The Second Wind

It was during late 2021 that Ivan started to pick up Web3 & realized the potential of the space. The industry allowed people to chase their passion in its purest form, with the possibility of enabling millions of people to build their dreams.

“As I thought deeper into the Web3 space, I realized my time at EVOS Esports prepared me perfectly for this, it was basically creating what I envisioned, in a new ecosystem.”

Now, Ivan is fully focused on his new project, Avium, a brand built on the blocks of Web3. It wasn’t just a new platform for Ivan to inspire people and bring people together, it was also a new inspiration for Ivan himself, the potential to change millions of lives through Avium was the spark he needed for his second wind.

While the brand he is carrying has changed, his vision has not, and the his core mission remains on course; to enable passion & build dreams. Ivan truly believes that creating an open metaverse ecosystem will empower millions new opportunities to create that they truly love.

“Everyone has their own belief in what the metaverse is. For me, it’s simple. The metaverse is supposed to allow accessibility to the masses, to connect people with one another, to allow them to enable their dreams. The metaverse isn’t just about the blockchain, it’s about the community. There shouldn’t be limits in life, if you believe, you should be able to make it happen. That is what I’m trying to build and what I have confidence in.”

The past half decade has been one steep challenge for him, through the blood sweat and tears, he is still here following his own passion, to inspire millions. Avium has created a short animation video, drawing inspiration from Ivan’s life story, to outline the struggles of his life and the vision he is aiming to create, as he mentions, there shouldn’t be any limits in life.

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HyperLive Entertainment Enters into Strategic Cooperation with Nova Esports

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HyperLive Entertainment, a Singapore-based tech-enabled creative media company, announced a landmark strategic cooperation with Nova Esports, a Hong Kong-based professional esports organisation managing various esports teams which have won multiple world championship titles, to pilot Nova’s esports programme in the region.

The strategic cooperation with Nova will see HyperLive establish a Nova Southeast Asian headquarters in Singapore, which includes plans to build an esports academy in the island nation, produce captivating esports content on its OTT-licensed media platform, HyperLive.tv, as well as to start an esports team that will compete with the best teams globally in esports tournaments. The intended team name is Nova SG, and Nova SG will be based in Singapore. Further, Nova Esports will offer its experience and expertise as well as provide coaches and training regimes for the academy and its players.

“We are truly excited about the synergistic partnership with Nova Esports. We have identified esports as a key market that has massive potential for growth in the upcoming years, thus with Nova on board, we are extremely confident that we can achieve incredible breakthroughs in esports,” Dr. Sean Wong, CEO of HyperLive, said.

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WePlay Academy League Season 4: new rosters, new format, new approach

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WePlay Esports will host the fourth season of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament for young esports players, the WePlay Academy League. Within Season 4, fourteen organizations will compete online for a prize pool of $100,000.

The first, Group Stage of the WePlay Academy League Season 4 will start on May 24, with the 14 participating organizations divided into two groups of seven teams that will play in a round-robin Bo1 format. The top team from each group will immediately join the Playoff Stage. Teams ranked second to sixth in their respective groups will compete for the remaining two slots in the playoffs at the Gauntlet Stage. The rosters with the lowest scores in their groups will be eliminated from the competition in the Group Stage. During the Gauntlet Stage, each group will play four rounds of Bo3 matches. The strongest team in each group will secure a slot in the playoffs.

Season 4 schedule:

  • Group Stage: May 24 – June 6, 2022 (possible tie-breaker to be held on June 7)
  • Gauntlet Stage: June 9–12, 2022
  • Playoff Stage: June 24–26, 2022

Unlike the previous seasons, the Playoff Stage will be held online. The decision was made to ensure the safety of the competition participants and the organizer team. The rules for participation in the tournament were also changed: each team will consist of at least four players aged under 21. This season, fourteen teams will take part in the competition — for four organizations, this Season will be their first.

Participating organizations:

  • NAVI Junior
  • Young Ninjas
  • mouz NXT
  • BIG. OMEN Academy
  • Astralis Talent
  • Fnatic Rising
  • OG Academy
  • 00Prospects
  • Apeks Rebels
  • Young Gods
  • FURIA Academy
  • Spirit Academy
  • Eternal Fire Academy
  • Outlaws

WePlay Esports will broadcast the tournament in English and Ukrainian – the talent rosters will be announced soon. The Russian-language broadcast will be made by Igor “SL4M” Sopov (Twitch).

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