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iGaming and Gambling Events You Should Attend in 2023


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The iGaming community is a closely bonded one and we can attribute it to the frequency of their events. They have several conferences and events scattered around the year and it often presents an avenue to meet and discuss things that will move the industry forward. But If you look at the CasinoReviews.net iGaming calendar, the number of events can be overwhelming, and attending everyone may be unrealistic. To assist you in selecting which ones to attend, we scripted this review. It contains iGaming and gambling events you shouldn’t miss in 2023 so stay tuned and enjoy!

ICE London

ICE London 2023 is set to take place from February 7 to 9 at ExCeL London. There is no better way to kick off the year than attending one of the biggest iGaming events globally. It presents an interactive environment for both individuals and brands to come and enlighten themselves on how to move forward.

At ICE, you stand to meet other gambling professionals who are willing to share what they know. This event also emphasizes the importance of networking as you get to meet several sponsors and exhibitors—both new and old in the industry. Several people have attested to striking deals and commencing long-term relationships and contracts at their events. As long as you come to ICE London with an open mind, learning is inevitable.

Casino & eSports Conference (CEC)

The 2023 installment of CEC is set to take place starting on February 28 in Las Vegas. It will be a two-day event and will unite several personalities including:

  • Esports Players
  • Developers
  • Marketers
  • Educators
  • Providers

For many, this conference is a big eye-opening because it focuses on only the truth of the esports and video gaming industry in general. If you want to know what goes on behind the scenes, don’t miss this event for anything. Not only will you see, but you will also hear directly from developers and big personalities that developed and implemented designs for huge industry games.

iGaming NEXT: New York

iGaming NEXT is a huge annual event and the 2023 installment is set to take place in New York on the 8th and 9th of March 2023. Who are those who will be in attendance?

  • Investors
  • iGaming C-Levels
  • VCs
  • Regulators
  • CFOs and Heads of IR
  • Media Personalities
  • Metaverse Influencers

In total, the 2023 installment is set to feature over 650 professionals. Imagine how many important personalities would be present. Even if you are not good at pitching yourself, you have more than enough time to brace yourself for the huge networking opportunity that this event will offer.

iGaming NEXT is also one of the few events that delve deeply into metaverse-related innovations. They theme it as metaNEXT and all attendees are set to witness the latest developments and trends for the unveiling of the metaverse. You can never have it wrong at iGaming NEXT.

2023 G&M News European Summit

The 2023 G&M News European Summit is set to take place in Cadiz, Spain from April 26 to April 27, 2023. It focuses on both the land-based and online sectors of the gambling industry. Attendees are allowed to promote their commercial interests and network at will because everyone is present to benefit. And as usual, there will be lots of educational sessions from top industry personalities to enlighten and relay their previous experiences.

One thing we also love about the 2023 G&M News European Summit is its balance between work and pleasure. Attendees are also allowed to engage in fun activities like golf with great refreshments to lighten the mood. The environment is usually non-toxic and you couldn’t wish for anything more.

Other notable mentions include:

  • iGaming Central America
  • Canadian Gaming Summit 2023
  • World Gaming Executive Summit

Final Words

Of course, these events are great for both brands and individuals but to get the most out of them, you need to attend with the right mindset. No one knows it all in the industry, when attending, it should be with an open mind—one that is open to learning. That way, enjoying the events is very certain.

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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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Guild Esports pro-player has $1 million MrBeast win verified

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Guild Esports, a global teams organisation and lifestyle brand, has confirmed that Fortnite pro-player, Anas El-Abd (‘Anas’), has had his $1 million MrBeast Fortnite competition win verified by organisers Epic Games and Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson – a YouTube personality with the fourth-biggest channel on YouTube and more than 125 million subscribers.

Anas’ victory in the ‘MrBeast’s Extreme Survival Challenge’, which took place on 17 December 2022, has cemented his position as one of the top Fortnite players competing globally at a professional level.

When Anas joined Guild in 2021, he brought with him experience of the European pro scene, having played Fortnite since 2017. Anas has qualified for the game’s flagship Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Finals 14 times over the space of four years and 13 seasons, with this latest MrBeast accolade adding to his already impressive track record.

The MrBeast tournament victory from Anas rounded off a highly successful year of competition for Guild Esports and its players in 2022, with notable wins across the RL EMEA Predator League 2022, Game Changers EMEA Series 3, Fortnite Champion Series, EA Sports FIFA 22 eChampions League and the MrBeast Challenge.

In 2023, Guild is one of the leading organisations remaining committed to Fortnite competitions, with previous Fortnite tournament victories including four FNCS titles, Gamers8 – No Build, and the recent MrBeast Extreme Survival Challenge. Guild’s current Fortnite duo Anas and Henrik Mclean (‘Hen’) are also trialling playing together. Hen brings three FNCS trophies to the partnership, while Anas has one of the most consistent and highest average placement positions.

Jasmine Skee, CEO of Guild Esports, commented: “Many congratulations to Anas, who has proven yet again that he is among the world’s best Fortnite players. We are delighted by his success, which underscores the exceptional talent within Guild’s teams. Winning tournaments, reaching ever-larger audiences and gaining new fans, supports our ongoing growth as a leading global esports organisation. We can’t wait to see how Anas and Hen get on this year collaborating further and playing as a duo for Guild.”

Anas El-Abd (‘Anas’), Fortnite player at Guild Esports, commented: “Winning the MrBeast Challenge is one of my best accomplishments since playing Fortnite. Moving forward I will be focusing on tournaments with myself and Hen. We are doing pretty well playing together now, we are both good players and were both looking for a duo, so it makes sense to try it out.”

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The World’s Biggest Esports Stars Train at Kinguin’s Cutting-Edge Esports Performance Center in Warsaw – Summary of 2022

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In 2022, 66 bootcamps and 20 special events were held at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center in Warsaw – the state-of-the-art esports training center for players and teams in Europe.

Kinguin EPC is where the best teams in the world train to prepare for tournaments across key esports titles including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, FIFA, Rocket League, Fortnite, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege.

2022 in numbers:

  • Number of bootcamps: 66
  • Number of events: 20
  • Longest stays: Misfits Premier – 116 days, X7 – 88 days
  • The largest bootcamp: Seven Goats – 25 people
  • Guests who visited EPC the most: Anonymo (6 bootcamps), Imperial (5), NAVI Javelins (4)

2022 was a thrilling year at the Kinguin Esports Performance Center being used by leading teams including Tundra Esports players, who in the following months won The Dota 2 International and FaZe Clan – winners of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2022. The center was also visited by teams such as Imperial, Renegades, Team Falcons, MOUZ, AGO, OG, TYLOO, MIBR, NAVI, SKADE, Acend, Wisła Kraków, Anonymo, Excel, Exeed, TSM and Pasha Gaming Camp.

Paweł Książek, Head of Kinguin Esports Performance Center, said: “The Kinguin Esports Performance Center was created with the best teams in the world in mind and last year showed the importance of the EPC to esports players and teams. It is an honor to host some of the biggest esports teams and legends including the winners of the most prestigious tournaments.”

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Kinguin has been actively helping people affected by the conflict. The Kinguin Esports Performance Center is open to all Ukrainian esports players and their families free of charge. To date, it has hosted almost 30 people, and its doors are still open to Ukrainian people in need of support.

Kinguin EPC hosted 20 industry events in 2022 including SkillFactor, a talent show where young esports players competed against each other in CS:GO, Deluxe Ski Jump 2 tournament powered by Rockstar Energy Drinks, Esports Skills Camp, modern gaming colonies and practical classes in esports for the University of Physical Culture and Tourism in Pruszków.

Other key events include Intel Overclocking Masters, journalistic competitions in spinning processors, as well as broadcasts from Kinguin Legends, the world’s first tournament featuring the biggest stars in the history of the CS:GO scene.

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