Vie.gg partners with SpeedGaming to sponsor and host even more tournaments

Vie.gg partners with SpeedGaming to sponsor and host even more tournaments

It’s another day and we have another speedrun racing announcement on the block! SpeedGaming was created by legendary speedrunner “Feasel” in 2015 as a way to give back to the speedrunning community, and since then has been host to a plethora of speedrun races on Twitch, and an ever-growing catalog of VODs on YouTube. Outside of GamesDoneQuick, the twice-annual live speedrun charity event, SpeedGaming is the largest and most consistent speedrunning group on Twitch.

SpeedGaming has been home to every important speedrun game across its six collective English Twitch channels, as well as a handful of broadcasts in other languages. SpeedGaming is truly a global speedrun authority, boasting nearly 13 million views on their main channel. We’re looking to help SpeedGaming continue to support the speedrunning community by sponsoring a pair of tournaments that they’ll be hosting to close out 2018.

Weekdays starting on November 26, we’ll be sponsoring and hosting SpeedGaming’s A Link To The Past / Super Metroid Combo Randomizer tournament races (say that three times fast…) on www.vie.gg/pools. Additionally, we’ll be sponsoring and hosting every match for the legendary Super Mario World tournament which will be played on weekends, starting on November 30.

You’ll be able to find a handful of additional matches and tournaments on the site too. You can catch the action across all six Twitch channels, as well as additional broadcasts in Spanish, French, and German.

We’re ready to see all of these incredibly hard-working speedrunners and racers take their craft to the next level and we spoke with Feasel to get his thoughts on the partnership:

SpeedGaming is proud to be partnering with Vie.gg to bring our viewers a new way of enjoying their favorite races. We look forward to a long collaboration that will help expand speedrunning and its communities, as well as grow the Vie.gg brand as a pioneer in this up-and-coming sport.

Races will start appearing on the Pools section of Vie.gg as soon as brackets are created on SpeedGaming. Check back a few days before the races begin.

We hope that you give a look at these speedrun races and see the similarities to your favorite esports. Maybe in a few years the two groups will be sitting at the same table. And we can’t wait.

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Global Speedrun Association Partners with Vie.gg

Global Speedrun Association Partners with Vie.gg

Today we are happy to announce an industry first as we expand Vie.gg’s offerings from esports-exclusive betting to include betting on speedrunning races. If you’ve been on Twitch at any time in the start of a new year or during the summer, you’ve surely seen the monumental GamesDoneQuick marathons, which display, well, games done quickly.

Speedrunning, as it’s called, was thrust into the mainstream a few times a year to great applause. But the people beating these games in absurdly fast times do more than a couple events per year. They are practicing techniques, routing new ways to beat games, and oftentimes, racing each other.

Each speedrunner plays the game on their own setup, starting at the same time as their competitor; the player to beat the game or finish their goal is the winner! That’s where organizations like Global Speedrun Association (GSA) come in.

Global Speedrun Association hosts and administrates races on a broad variety of speedrun games, most notably Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Odyssey. Across their three Twitch channels, they have seen rapid growth as they look to push speedrunning from a twice-yearly event to a truly sustainable path. Much like how the esports scene was small and unestablished only 10 years ago, groups like GSA help raise the standard of production quality and push speedrunning forward.

We love speedrunners and we love what GSA is doing. And that’s why we want to partner with them.

Rounding out the end of 2018, esports betting platform Vie.gg will be sponsoring a prize pool for three tournaments that are run by GSA: Super Metroid: Any-%, Super Mario Odyssey: Any-%, and Super Mario 64: 70-Star. The tournaments will be run with their usual style and production value, with Vie.gg providing a platform for speedrunning fans to bet on the races.

We’ll be adding these tournaments to our pool betting platform, and updating them constantly as the tournaments progress. We know that esports fans and even professional players love speedrunners and we hope to help bridge the gap even closer.

So get your fill of esports betting now! Check back once brackets are ready (a couple days before November 23rd) and start getting your bets in on your favorite runners in Odyssey, Super Metroid, and Mario 64. We’ll be ready for you.

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Esports betting is here to stay

Esports betting is here to stay

Despite having stumbled, flopped and downright failed on multiple occasions the betting industry is still very much involved with the heart of esports. The industry is desperate to find the secret key for success and multiple companies are trying their hardest to win over players.

The problem comes however with scandals such as the wave of match fixing currently threatening the integrity of esports. That combined with the skin betting sites and other sites showing little to no care for the actual players is causing a rift between players, fans, and the betting sites.

One company, however, is pushing the boundaries of what is currently on offer within esports betting and is trying to develop a closer relationship between esports and betting, in a similar way to conventional sports.

Vie.GG is trying to develop a more ethical and fair option, what they’re doing isn’t new to the betting industry but shockingly enough the system hasn’t made its way to the esports betting side.

The system is simple in concept — rather than a player betting against the company, they are betting against other players (like a private pool bet between two people, otherwise known as an exchange). This may not seem like a drastic change but it essentially means that companies using this model don’t care about the outcome of the individual bets, they skim a small amount from each bet and the rest goes straight to the player who wins the bet.

In this system, sites such as Vie.GG don’t even set the odds or amounts, these are all left up to the players and their knowledge of the games they bet on. This makes it much easier for players to get a fair bet and more importantly with the right amount of knowledge in your chosen esport your potential to win is far greater than that of a traditional esports betting site.

This combined with the company’s approach to working with esports teams and creators directly all adds up to why players are leaving conventional betting sites and making the switch to this new (for esports betting) system.

It seems that the future for esports is very closely tied to the future of esports betting, with many of the top teams now being sponsored by esports betting sites. The test of time will now be to see how esports betting sites like Vie.gg shape the future and create a fairer and more competitive betting system.

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