Publish Date: 18/08/2021
Fact checked by: Sophie McCarthy
An app published and developed by Esports Technologies, an esports technology and wagering company, has just hit 100,000 downloads across all mobile app stores.
It is a free to play prediction app that imitates the feeling of wagering on an esports event without actually spending any money.
The app was launched only a few months ago. Esports technologies push it out to the world at the end of May. The core concept of the app will let players will real cash prizes by making predictions on esports or testing them on esports trivia. The app covers plenty of esports titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counterstrike: GO, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Valorant, and Overwatch and players can make predictions about upcoming events.
Players can choose a prediction like the length of a match, number of maps that will exist in a game, total number of kills, and many more. If you are the player that comes out on top, you will be given a chance to win a real money prize.
They have not had the quickest growth compared to other esports betting apps but for an app with such a unique selling point, they have had a reasonable amount of growth. The biggest jump in their userbase came in July when they had 49,000 unique downloads of their app. That equated to almost half of their entire userbase that hopped on the band wagon last month.
Esports Technologies is part of the wave of new data and tech companies that sprung up around the modernising world of esports. They provide esports wagering products as well as the underlying technology base for a number of esports betting sites.
They also operate their own betting site, Gogwai.com. It has a small market, and only operates in Japan, Brazil, and Thailand. While they are a growing company, I can see that the development of apps like the one that they have recently released could be an indicator of the path that the company will take in the future.
COO of Esports Technologies, Bart Barden, talked about the importance of the growth of their new esports prediction app:
“Our Esports Games app is an exciting way for fans to engage with esports in real time, on any device or platform. The app is seeing tremendous momentum and crossing the 100,000-download milestone is just the beginning. We will never stop looking for ways to bring esports fans closer to the action and enhance their viewing experience.”
They have been growing their offering in the past year. Earlier in 2021, the company filed a new patent for a technology that would allow betting services to better integrate themselves into existing streaming services like Twitch, YouTube, Amazon TV & Gaming, Facebook Gaming, and Hulu.
They may not have had the success that they were looking for with the new app, but I believe that it will grow steadily and become an interesting avenue into the world of esports betting.