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Tiidal Gaming’s Sportsflare Division to Sign Live In-Game Data License with Bayes Esports


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Tiidal Gaming Group Corp, a leading esports and gaming platform company, has announced that Sportsflare, a wholly-owned division of Tiidal Gaming, has entered into a licensing agreement with Bayes Esports Solutions GmbH, a leading data provider in the global esports industry, based in Germany.

Through exclusive esports data rights, Bayes Esports offers accurate and real-time live data for well-recognised esports titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2 and has developed BEDEX, the central hub for esports data, collecting and distributing official data from live esports events to bookmakers, broadcasting teams, esports organisations and media. These data protect against errors, improve risk management and increase product granularity. As a result, this agreement enables the creation of the next generation of in-play esports wagering products including “Flash Markets”.

As a new client, Sportsflare will use live data from Bayes Esports for the development of the Company’s industry-leading suite of esports odds products, including Betbuilder, pre-match/in-play odds, and player proposition markets. In addition, Sportsflare’s products will be distributed to Bayes Esports’ client network, consisting of Tier-1 sportsbooks. The Company will be paid a monthly fixed fee for Sportsflare’s products and receive a revenue share of all betting activity from the end client.

“We are pleased to sign a licensing agreement with Bayes Esports. Odds providers often rely on unreliable and unreliable data scraping and we aim to fill that void through this agreement. Given the strength of Bayes Esports’ data, we provide sportsbooks with an advanced end-to-end offering which is integrated with high quality data, which enables us to offer more competitive products. We look forward to working with Bayes Esports and integrating their esports data with our odds offerings,” Max Polakzuk, Chief Technology Officer at Tidal Gaming, said.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the ambitious team of Sportsflare to our trusted circle of select Bayes Esports data partners. We have seen them grow for some time and look forward to seeing this dynamic team drive both innovation and integrity to pioneer esports betting service on a global scale. It is companies like these that find new and fun ways to connect with Target. We continue to push the envelope of bringing in a group that is younger and more dynamic than all traditional sports. We are delighted to equip them with industry leading esports live data and tools to make their vision a reality,” Amir Mirza, COO and Managing Director at Bayes Esports Solutions, said.

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Williams Esports Announces eNASCAR Driver Line-up and New Livery

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Williams Esports has announced that they have retained both their drivers ahead of the forthcoming eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series 2023 Series.

Donovan Strauss and Vicente Salas will look to continue their progression in eNASCAR after a solid first season representing the team. Strauss was the 2022 eNASCAR Rookie of the Year after his consistent performances secured him automatic qualification for the 2023 season, while Salas qualified from the eNASCAR Road to Pro Contender Series, winning the first race of the series at Phoenix in early November.

The eNASCAR team will be sponsored again by Duracell, with a custom livery showcasing the iconic coppertop of a Duracell battery. Contested over twenty rounds, this year’s Championship will be streamed live on the Williams Esports Twitch channel for each race. The first event is to be held at LA Coliseum on January 31.

Steven English, Director of Esports at Williams Racing, said: “We are delighted to welcome back both Donovan and Vicente after a great first season with the team which saw a number of top 10 finishes for both drivers.

“It is now time for us to go from strength to strength in the series and show our credentials as one of the best teams in the competition. I have full faith that this will be a standout season for the team.”

Vicente Salas, eNASCAR Driver at Williams Esports, said: “I feel more prepared than I’ve ever been for this year. Running contender helped me learn what I need to do better and it showed me I can really run up front. Consistency and playing the long game will be key. I feel blessed to return to Williams Esports and I cannot wait to get after it.”

Donovan Strauss, eNASCAR Driver at Williams Esports, said: “I’m very honoured to have another shot with Williams Esports in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series in 2023.

“The biggest thing I’m focused on this year is my mental game. If I can stay on the right track with that, I have hopes of contending for the playoffs. I’m looking forward to continuing to improve my craft in the series and bring in good results for our team in 2023.”

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UKETC Announces Leadership Changes

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The UK Esports Team Committee (UKETC), a collective of UK based esports teams, formed in 2021 as a committee of like-minded individuals, with the aim of progressing and growing the UK esports industry, and representing the voice of teams within wider industry discussions, has announced a change of leadership with immediate effect.

Daniel Chung (COO and co-founder of MNM Gaming) and Jeff Simpkins (COO of Resolve Esports) have been voted by the Committee to the roles of Chair and Vice Chair respectively, for 2023.

Daniel and Jeff are both founding members of the UKETC, and their experience with their respective organisations as well as seeing the development and growth of the UKETC since its creation will be beneficial going forward.

Oliver Weingarten and Stuart Brown have now stepped down from their roles as Chair and Vice Chair respectively. However, they will both remain members of the Committee.

“It was a privilege to be initially elected to Chair by my peers, and I feel in a short space of time we have shown that the teams can work together for a common goal – to improve the infrastructure of esports. There is a lot more work still required, many issues to be tackled, but the foundations are in place and I know that Dan and Jeff are well placed to continue to make strides, and will have the full support of all the members,” said Oliver Weingarten.

“It’s an honour to be elected by my peers to represent the UKETC as the Chairman. Olly and Stu have done a fantastic job moving the UKETC’s forwards to reach our goals. With Jeff taking on the role of Vice Chair, we will continue to build on the UKETC and improve esports for UK teams,” Daniel Chung said.

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Results: 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships

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Even with load shedding causing frustration among both athletes and officials alike, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) was able to still host a verys successful championship were all participants were able to compete and, most of all, have fun.

With the “competent” South African government stating that South Africa will have load shedding for the next two years, MSSA is already reviewing its policies in regard to load shedding and its online championships.

Load shedding has a huge impact on esports, and may end up causing online console and pc gaming to become elitist as only those who are substantially financially advantaged will be able to compete. It may also result in mobile esports becoming more popular.. A continuous and consistent electricity supply is vital to South Africa developing as a major esports nation.

Nevertheless, MSSA is more than happy with the results from the 2023 Northern Cape Championships.

There were no less than seven (7) provinces represented, and more importantly, there were more females participating since 2020. Of the 22 athletes who earned Provincial Colours, 7 of such athletes are females.

Special mention must be made of Karli Roodt (Middelburg Hoërskool) who is the first female champion in the esports title of Rocket League to earn Mpumalanga Provincial colours. Karli also qualifies for National Team Trials, and may very well end up in the National Squad and/or Protea Team.

The female esports team, VYBN Females, also had a good showing in the CSGO esports title. The team has now earned Provincial colours as well as qualifying for National Team Trials, and may very well end up in the National Squad and/or Protea Team. Of course, CSGO is just  one of the six titles which MSSA has entered to contest at IESF’s 15th World Championships.

IESF’s 15th World Championships will be played to the following titles:

  • Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO)
  • Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO) – Female division
  • DotA 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends, Bang Bang
  • PUBGM
  • Tekken 7

The winners of the 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships are:

Title Name of player/team Club Colours awarded
Clash of Clans Martin Venter Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom North West
Clash Royale – Premier John Kim Middies Mpumulanga
Clash Royale – Premier – Female Leone Loftus Masters of Mind Sports Free State
Clash Royale Tshwarelo Tshwane Knights Mind Sports Club
CS:GO – Premier
ZAG CS
ZAG Academy
Josh Chapman Western Cape
Sebastian Montoya-Pelaez Western Cape
Michael de Villiers Western Cape
Josh Orelowitz Western Cape
Thomas Venables Gauteng
CS:GO – Premier – Female
VYBN Females
ZAG Academy
Paula van Vuuren Western Cape
Chloe Wilson Gauteng
Rialet van Jaarsveld Gauteng
Nicky Muller Gauteng
Alexandria Kruger Mpumulanga
FIFA 23 – Premier Antonie Botes Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom North West
PUBGM – Premier
Team eFx
Team eFx
Sulaimaan Musthan KwaZulu Natal
Jared Rubly Gauteng
Jarrod Pretorius Gauteng
Richard Henry Eastern Cape
Rocket League – Premier Nick Matzopoulos ZAG Academy Western Cape
Rocket League – Premier – Female Karli Roodt Middies Mumulanga
Rocket League – High Schools Maree van der Merwe Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom
Tekken 7 Jonathan Brown Team Playbell Western Cape
Sportsmanship Award Desiree Botha Middies

 

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