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A new eSports betting site has launched this week, as Pixel.bet has gone live, allowing those who enjoy wagering on video game matches a centralized brand with which to bet.
Pixel.bet is currently operating in a beta mode, and features bets on Call of Duty, League of Legends, Counter Strike: GO, Starcraft, Rocket League, Overwatch, and more. The site is licensed in Curacao and has a mobile-first outlook, but is also compatible with desktop devices as well. The platform also allows punters to look up their favorite teams to put their money behind.
Speaking about the launch pixel.bet CEO Richard Smith said, "At present, eSports fans are not being served in the way they deserve. Their favourite games are tucked away in a small corner of a huge sports betting platform where the focus is football or tennis. We want to change all that by focusing purely on the games we and they love. We know what they want because we want it to."
"Pixel.bet has been designed to offer eSports fans a platform that is simple, fast and seamless. We spent a lot of time optimising the UX, making a solution that would be simple to place a bet while watching your favourite team playing live on Twitch."
"Our goal is quite simply to offer the best eSports experience for gamers. With betting opportunities every day on our state-of-the-art platform, pixel.bet offers millions of fans the chance to 'master the game'."
It should be noted that we haven't had a chance to review the site, so we can't vouch for their credibility.
eSports have boomed to become very popular over the past few years, as players flock to watch tournaments of their favorite games on platforms such as Twitch.