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Esports Event, Dreamhack Rio, Expected To Generate Millions For Sports Betting Industry

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - April 12, 2019 - Amzeal -- DreamHack is one of the most watched and attended events in the eSports industry. This year, the popular eSport event is being hosted in Rio, Brazil for the first time. One of the most popular video games, Counter-Strike, is being featured at the event with a prize pool of $100,000 USD.  PayPerHead.com, the leading online sportsbook software in the industry, is estimating that millions of dollars worth of wagers are to be placed on the three day event.

"Throughout the past year, eSports has been a new sport that has been supported on our online bookie software," explained Nate Johnson, Product Manager of PayPerHead.com. "This is the first DreamHack that is being hosted in Brazil, one of the primary hubs for eSports in South America."

Last year, it is estimated that a total of 1.4 million people watched Dreamhack Masters Marseille last year. PayPerHead.com estimates that viewership for this year's Dreamhack will have a significant increase versus previous Dreamhack events.

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"Esports events are experiencing an ever-climbing viewership count. Some of these events are even eclipsing major sporting events from the NBA, MLB, and NFL. As the viewership continues to grow and break records each year, many of our agents are including eSports lines in their books. We're expecting millions of dollars in bets industry-wide" explained Johnson.

Traditionally, watching sports coverage required a cable subscription. However, esports is largely broadcasted live across several free streaming services. Viewers can access content anywhere in the world for free from their computer or mobile devices.

Twitch.tv, an online video game streaming platform, has been the longtime industry leader when it comes to viewing esports events. However, many third-party services are beginning to broadcast these games on their own platforms. Platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Periscope and others are beginning to broadcast the event to their users, which is one of the key factors contributing to viewership growth.

"With an increased ability to access live eSport content, there's a clear demand and opportunity to give fans an option to bet on their favorite teams or games. We've determined a clear relationship between eSports viewership and PayPerHead.com site traffic. As Dreamhack Rio draws closer, we expect more requests for eSports supported books and an increase of new agents."

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