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Pinnacle signs new partnership GameScorekeeper

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Low margin sportsbook Pinnacle has detailed that it has ‘significantly accelerated its position as the leading esports bookmaker’, partnering with real-time data provider GameScorekeeper.

Pinnacle has moved to integrate GameScorekeeper’s ‘live score API’, which will extensively amplify its esports betting proposition, as GameScorekeeper monitors 85% of all pro-sanctioned esports tournaments/matches.

Updating stakeholders, Pinnacle Trading DirectoMarco Blume states that GameScorekeeper data capacities and automated functions are needed in order to maintain Pinnacle’s fastest growing market category.

“Since we took our first esports bet in 2010, the esports betting industry has undergone a dramatic transformation. Esports has found its way into the top five most popular sports at Pinnacle but we don’t intend to stop there. Data has been key to maintaining our low margin, high limit approach, as well as developing our offering to help improve our customers’ experience. This deal with GameScorekeeper will enhance our product even further and solidify our position as the leader in esports betting”

The Aarhus (Denmark) based start-up provides its partners with esports real-time livescore solutions, game/match insights and historical data inventory.Founded in 2016 by gaming statistician Felix Klastrup, GameScorekeeper aims to become the leading enterprise in esports data gathering, tracking and monitoring.

Focusing on provider greater data-intelligence for all esports stakeholders, GameScorekeeper has been further recognised as one of Denmark’s fastest growing enterprises

“Having access to a large amount of quality data is a major business advantage in the esports market because it leads to higher customer satisfaction and lower costs. And the fact that Pinnacle, a pioneer in esports, is now investing in quality data will help to make esports an even more credible business,” explains Felix Klastrup, CEO and founder of GameScorekeeper.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Ferrari to Set Up Their Own Esports F1 Team

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Ferrari is going to set up their own Esports Formula 1 team.

“Esports is increasing in terms of interest and certainly as Ferrari we are looking seriously into it. We are not yet fully committed to the programme but it’s something where the discussions are ongoing. We will, very soon, make our own decision,” team principal Mattia Binotto said.

F1 Esports series was launched in 2017, which include all nine teams except Ferrari. The 2019 edition of F1 Esports series is having a total prize fund of $500,000.

F1’s Esports series includes a qualifying stage which allows the F1 teams to select their drivers for the Pro Series. Once the drivers have been picked, the Pro Series will take place between September and December across four live events.

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Esports Innovator EGENCY Announces Name Change to Abacus3

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The builder of world-class esports and gaming centers decided to change its name from EGENCY to Abacus3 after the company’s mission and direction evolved. Abacus3’s new focus is to empower students through esports by growing communities on university campuses with its permanent, turnkey solutions and ongoing support.

 

EGENCY, founded in 2018 as a premier esports production, marketing and talent management firm, has announced the company will change its name to Abacus3 effective immediately. EGENCY’s leadership was compelled to choose a new name which embodies their core mission of creating unparalleled esports and gaming centers that empower future leaders to collaborate and create.

According to company President Mark Nausha, “The esports and video gaming space is rapidly changing. The community is always building, growing, and evolving, and we felt we needed to go to market with a name that signifies that we are much more than merely an agency specializing in esports.”

As the company’s leadership team pondered names, Abacus3 rose to the top of the list. CEO Greg Skasko explains why, “We felt it was a very fresh take on a familiar name. The abacus is a basic building block for math, while we provide the building blocks for esports on college campuses—a facility where students can collaborate, innovate and grow. The number 3 also resonated with us because our messaging kept intersecting at three words, in particular, the value we facilitate through competition, career and community.”

Today, esports isn’t just about the competition and how people traditionally think about the industry. As Nausha explains, “It’s a new way people are connecting in communities and socializing. It’s also about giving students and others who utilize esports venues potential career opportunities, whether in esports or not. Our solution helps broaden those communities, connect universities with one another and provides a base framework for the university, in collaboration with Abacus3, to respond to the continual evolution of esports.”

In order to achieve its mission, Abacus3 takes a novel approach to esports community building. The company provides a permanent, turnkey solution that includes the design, building and programming of world-class esports and gaming centers on university campuses.

Unlike traditional venue builders, the Abacus3 solution is funded through strategic brand relationships, which means there is little to no cost to students, the university or its donors. After the infrastructure is built, Abacus3 also provides a general manager to support the facility, along with ongoing marketing, content and programming support. The company is committed to supporting its university partners for the long-term, while providing value to local communities.

“Our goal is to support and empower the college students, but ultimately, everyone will benefit from this. Along with future industry leaders and pro esports players, benefits will also trickle down to the high schools, middle schools and even younger people who can utilize these facilities. By taking this philosophy to universities around the country and around the world, students, pros, universities and the local communities can all benefit,” Skasko says.

To learn how you or your university or brand can tap into opportunities in the rapidly evolving esports ecosystem, please visit http://www.abacus3.gg .

 

ABOUT ABACUS3: 
Abacus3 builds world-class esports and gaming centers. By empowering universities and brands to leverage the emerging world of esports, we create a space for students to connect, compete, learn, innovate, and gain critical real-world experience.

Our innovative approach to developing community benefits all parties. Universities witness substantial boosts in recruiting, ranking, and revenue, while brands gain privileged, exclusive access to an elusive demographic. Most important, our inherently sustainable solution benefits students. Through our exciting, top-of-the-line facilities, students build community, competition, and career as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

Abacus3. Empowering Students through Esports.

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Unikrn Virtual Betting Merges Classic Thrills & Esports Themes

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Newly-developed technology brings hundreds of matches per day, granting unprecedented interactivity for gaming-savvy audiences.

 

Unikrn, a global leader in esports entertainment and wagering, has innovated Unikrn Virtual, a reinvention of RNG experiences, allowing fans to bet on the world’s most popular esport every minute, 24/7.

Virtual betting enables esports fans to bet on top teams from iconic past rounds competitions. A unique algorithm utilising both archival and display techniques developed by Unikrn gives users access to key information about an upcoming round of CS:GO, then they may bet on the outcome. Unikrn Virtual is a regulator-approved RNG game which uses an approved third-party to randomly generate a round of CS:GO from an existing pool of past professional matches, giving fans the thrill of betting on live esports match without the delays or waits associated with live matches.

Rounds of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) last under 2 minutes, meaning fans can bet on around 500 match-ups per day. In 2019, CS:GO has been the most popular esport in Europe and North America and has remained one of the world’s most-watched competitive video games for nearly a decade.

“Unikrn Virtual brings fans the excitement of live competitions, but in an always on format with faster resolution and fewer interruptions,” said Andrew Vouris, Unikrn’s COO. “Unikrn Virtual will not only change quality and interactivity expectations for a bet-on-demand experience, but will fundamentally shift the future of the Casino industry as we bring wildly popular esports without the baggage of downtime.”

Unikrn will be launching with multiple exotic options to appeal to any user, including both true-random and expertise-based estimation categories (such as upcoming round number or final round score, respectively).

Additional esports titles and major esports competitions will be added in ongoing rollout throughout 2019 and beyond.

“Our goal with Unikrn Virtual was to bring unlimited content to esports fans,” said Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO. “We succeeded. There’s never been a delay-free, 24/7 way to bet in on esports… until now. This is just the beginning!”

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