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The pandemic has deprived us of our social lives to a great extent, but for those who found their heaven in a closed room playing video games with their pals, this might have given some real quality time for nurturing their passion. However, you cannot just play video games for the sake of playing. The fun is so much more when you actively engage and participate in the process. It increases the spirit to win. The easiest way to do this is by betting. These days there are tons of online betting sites. You can bet within a video game or on the winnings of your favorite player or team and so much more. Check out at Meta.reviews to know more about the sites and get reviews before you select what suits you the best.

The best video games in basketball are the following:

  • NBA 2K2 – 93

It keeps the name of its predecessor- the legendary NBA 2K2, probably the best basketball video game in its times. It includes the NBA legends of previous times. These come in a wide range from Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving to Wilt Chamberlain. The version of the game which extolled everything else was the Dreamcast version. There were various models of the game which made it famous. These included Exhibition, Adjustable Season, Practice, Tournament, Fantasy and Franchise. Moreover, a lot of attention was given on the making of the defensive strategy. These include the seven pre-set play calls, the opportunity to steal, double the team, and so on and so forth;

  • NBA 2K1 – 93

It came out on Sega Dreamcast on Halloween back in 2000. It was the second edition of the NBA 2K game series. It became popular as soon as it came. As soon as the online gameplay started, it broke all records because of its inclusivity. It included some of the iconic street courts like Rucker Park, The Cage, Goat Park, and Franklin Park and so on. The way it bettered the previous version was the Franchise mode which allowed players the operation of an entire team for more than one season;

  • NBA Street Vol- 2. 90

This is probably the best PS2 version of the game. It was released in 2003 and immediately got the best of reviews and ratings. It has four distinct game modes, with 29 unlockable players and an amazing soundtrack with hip-hop from the golden age. There is a Pick-Up game and a tutorial Street School where a beginner can learn from a master. It also has a challenge mode which allows players to unlock past players, travel to various NBA courts. Its Be a legend mode made it the most popular for bringing in the tournament style;

  • NBA 2K12 – 90

It is one of the must-plays and focuses on the NBA’s Greatest mode by including all legendary players. It has MyPlayer and Association mode. Association mode allows running a franchise for an entire 82-game season. This was further developed in the later versions.

So, go ahead and select which one you want to play, set it up, take out your console and give it a go!

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November

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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”

 

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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games

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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions

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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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