The dedicated esports betting platform, Rivalry.gg launches a live, in-play betting option, and players will compete in six esports titles at the 2018 Asian Games with Olympic approval the ultimate goal.
Many moons ago I visited the track for my cousin’s birthday. I always had a knife inside of me back then when it came to betting. I had to be careful not to stick myself with it.
My wife at the time, who would, for a good reason, worry about my increasing capacity to lose my shit whenever I could gamble, came up with the brilliant idea of placing our bets on the Internet before we left for the track, preventing the knife from twisting and turning.
It was a brilliant idea until it wasn’t.
At home, agen piala dunia where my keys lived in the cupboard with the squid, anchor and seahorse I was a rational man. Stick me in the middle of a track, steam coming out of a mare’s nose, bookies with chalk-stained fingers screaming shit that I never understood, and the knife works lose and cuts me to ribbons.
There’s nothing like it.
The dedicated esports sportsbook, Rivalry.gg, knows this, and that’s why they’ve recently rolled out a live betting product.
According to iGaming Business, the new live, in-play offering, is available as I type. The first significant event where punters used the platform was ESL Birmingham where Virtus.pro locked up the title and $500,000 first prize.
A Rivalry spokesperson said the move towards in-play, live betting came about as a way to satisfy their consumers “appetite for more contextual and rapid wagering options”.
Research indicates that this move will be the last that people distinguish with a traditional sportsbook before dashing headlong into more innovative and challenging content designed to provide Rivalry customers with a “dynamic and exciting experience”.
Rivalry, licensed in the Isle of Man, launched in February. In April, they released the Rivalry Academy, a home where esports enthusiasts new to betting can learn the ropes. It’s an insight into the core values of a company that values honesty and transparency highly. Backing that up, Rivalry is also a member of the Esports Integrity Coalition ESIC.
Esports to Feature in 2018 Asian Games
We’re inching closer to a video game professional winning an Olympic gold medal after organisers agreed that six esports titles would feature at the 2018 Asian Games as Official Demonstration Sports.
Those six titles are:
League of Legends LOL.Clash RoyaleHonor of KingsPESStarCraft IIHearthstone
The Asian Games, held every four years, is recognised by the International Olympic Committee IOC as being the second largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympics.
The 2018 iteration takes place at Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia Aug 18 – Sep 2, and Tencent has a big part to play in proceedings. Not only are three of the games Tencent owned titles, but they will also manage the broadcasting alongside the Olympic Council of Asia.