Two stories from the land of Unibet including a hook up with the Danish Counter-Strike Global Offensive stars, Astralis, and news of the upcoming Unibet Online Series IV.
Unibet has become the ‘Official Betting Partner’ of the Danish Esports organisation, Astralis.
Kindred’s little bumblebee has been sniffing around the petals of Esports for quite some time now, with an Esports Battle Royale a mainstay at the Unibet Open live events, and during Unibet Dublin, recently, Alan “hotted89” Widmann took down his first live poker tournament when he beat 72-entrants to win a €110 Hyper-Turbo.
But this deal is different gravy.
Astralis is the top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) side in the world, winning seven competitions, and $2m in prize money in 2018. The Danes have won more than $4m since the team formed in 2016.
Rhodri Darch, Chief Commercial Officer at Kindred Group, called Astralis an Esports Powerhouse, and he’s not wrong. The industry also recognised this fact when they named Astralis the Esports Team of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in London.
Astralis is a subsidiary of RFRSH Entertainment, an Esports media and production company, that runs the BLAST Pro Series, who recently received €10.5m in funding led by the venture capitalists Creandum and Sunstone and the Danish Growth Fund.
— Astralis (@astralisgg) November 30, 2018
Unibet join the likes of Jack and Jones, Turtle Beach and Audi as sponsors of Astralis.
Unibet Release Deets on Unibet Online Series
Online satellite qualifiers for the Unibet Online Series IV have begun trickling onto the screens of Unibet fans like hot lava this weekend. Until this year, Unibet had not ventured into the zoo that is online tournament series. Now they are about to experience their fourth in 12-months.
The form is the same as the previous three.
€350,000 in guarantees, €100,000 for the Main Event, 84-events spread over three tiers (Nano, Low and High).
There will also be a Leaderboard with €25,000 in prizes up for grabs, and a spot in the 2018 Battle of Champions, an event that comprises of the four Unibet Online Series Leaderboard winners, the top four winners of the Unibet Open leaderboards and the leaderboard winner from the Unibet Deepstack Open.
The winner picks up 2 x Unibet Open packages, 10 x Supernova tickets, 2 x UK Tour packages, 2 x Cash Game Festival packages.
That’s €10,000, right there.
Buy-ins range between €0.10 to €100 making it accessible to anyone with dirty dishes in their sink. The events are mainly Hold’em, but there will be nine Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) events.
Head over to Unibet to suss it out.