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Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:17 am

I'm someone who has been playing computer games (even wrote a Multi User Dungeon game once) for the last 35 years - it's something I've always done for enjoyment and relaxation, but obviously games can only ever be a hobby, not a job... And I've lost count of how many times, years back, my kids telling me that they wanted to either play games for a living or just make a living from YouTube (in the early days of channels). Whilst not wanting to pee on their parade, I felt it was my responsibility to add some pragmatism to the discussion and gently tell them that no one makes money like that....

Now the e-sports industry is worldwide and must be worth tens (hundreds?) of millions. And closer to home, their cousin actually has a full-time job writing and presenting a very successful YouTube channel in Canada.

How wrong was I (and they do like to remind me about it...) :-)

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Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:46 pm

Things may be liveniing up!
YouTube to help gamers build their audiences

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... -audiences

"YouTube has bought the rights to exclusively live-stream events like the eSports Championship Series, which kicks off this weekend.
But it's also pledging to help gamers monetise their individual channels, to give eSports a "sustainable economy"."

Hmmmmmmm...............
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:58 am

laurencestanley wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 pm
Im interested to hear if anybody else is giving eSports much attention at the moment?

I've been playing them all my life but have been looking into the markets (currently not listed on exchanges, or £0 matched if so) on various bookie sites over the past year.

Without too much sophisticated research, it's clear that there is a great deal of value to be had. It would be great to find ways of recording even more data than what is currently available and comparing that to odds movements in-play.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with eSports: They are computer games that people play professionally. Fifa, CS:GO, League of Legends are just some of the titles that are currently popular and attracting some betting attention.

There are tonnes of great stat sites available for free online including my favourite (for the game CS:GO): HLTV. Here's a typical teams stats page:

http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=179&teamid=6902

Interested to hear your thoughts and if anybody else is paying attention to it!

Laurence
on which bookie you play esports ? I want to try and if I want to have some thoughts from experienced ppl before trying to ...

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flags wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:58 am
laurencestanley wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 pm
Im interested to hear if anybody else is giving eSports much attention at the moment?

I've been playing them all my life but have been looking into the markets (currently not listed on exchanges, or £0 matched if so) on various bookie sites over the past year.

Without too much sophisticated research, it's clear that there is a great deal of value to be had. It would be great to find ways of recording even more data than what is currently available and comparing that to odds movements in-play.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with eSports: They are computer games that people play professionally. Fifa, CS:GO, League of Legends are just some of the titles that are currently popular and attracting some betting attention.

There are tonnes of great stat sites available for free online including my favourite (for the game CS:GO): HLTV. Here's a typical teams stats page:

http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=179&teamid=6902

Interested to hear your thoughts and if anybody else is paying attention to it!

Laurence
on which bookie you play esports ? I want to try and if I want to have some thoughts from experienced ppl before trying to ...
Bookmakers are changing their approach to esports on an almost monthly basis. You might find that there is [some] money available on the exchanges closer to/during the event. This will depend on the scale of the tournament.

It's best to have a look around all of the major bookies yourself as esports don't usually get added to various odds checking sites. Quite a lot of bookies use the same odds provider but some like Bet365, compile themselves.

Sorry I can't be any more specific but there is no solid answer right now.

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