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Professional Dota 2 tournaments have earned teams and players more than $100 million and it’s just one of the eleven elite, invitational and pro-series leagues across multiple game styles that you can follow and place bets on straight away on the Dragon Online Casino.

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Unless you are a player or keen follower of eSports, you may not yet have heard about the game called Dota 2, but professional Dota 2 tournaments have earned teams and players more than $100 million with over half of that being awarded at International tournaments, making it one of the highest-earning eSport games.  

But why are we talking about this game you might ask?  Well, it’s just one of the eleven elite, invitational and pro-series leagues across multiple game styles that you can follow and place bets on straight away on the Dragon Online Casino.

According to leading market researcher, Newzoo, global eSports revenues will surpass a colossal $1 billion in 2020 – and this is without counting broadcasting revenues. We put the very best of tournaments in reach, allowing you to watch games live, at home or while out and about on your mobile device.  And if joining the existing global eSports audience of 495 million enthusiasts and occasional viewers this year isn’t exciting enough, the eSports Ecosystem Report 2020 predicts the market will surpass $1.5 billion by 2023.

Games from across the global with some of the most successful players around.

So, read on for more information on the games you will have access to:

· Dota 2, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) pulls in around 11 million users per month and has a record high peak of concurrent players of nearly 1.29 million  in March 2016, remains a firm fan favourite with 791 thousand concurrent players in May this year. Look out for $multi-million prize-winning team OG on the Dragon Casino platform.

·       FIFA, you’ll be on the edge of your seat watching football matches from the FIFA Elite League where you can enjoy cheering on the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United as they take on European giants such as Barcelona and Real Madrid in competitive eSports games.

· Counter-Strike, a first-person shooter (FPS) watched by millions around the world, pits two teams against each other in a fight for survival.  It won the fan’s choice eSports Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2015 and, most recently, generated a combined worldwide revenue of $414 million in 2018.

· The League of Legends, the (LOL) World Championships was 2019’s biggest tournament by live viewership on Twitch and YouTube, with a massive 105.5 million hours. LOL is one of the highest-grossing MOBA games in the world. Players control their champions and battle against the opposing team to destroy their bases in frenetic games like Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss which typically last between 20 to 60 minutes.

· Overwatch from AAA game studio Blizzard also pulls in a tremendous fan base with the Overwatch League generating 104.1 million hours across Twitch and YouTube. Overwatch is perhaps one of the more bizarre games where players can bend time, defy physics in fun, team-based FPS battles in iconic locations from around the world.

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· Starcraft, also from Blizzard, is set in space and is an extremely fast-paced but deeply strategic game. Every player begins with limited resources which they need to build up while fending off the enemy forces who are seeking to raze the opponent’s buildings to the ground. This game is massive in Asia and in particular in Korea, which has a professional circuit with millions of fans, corporate sponsors and even televised events.  

The amount of skill and strategy needed to successful reign, lead to Starcraft being trialled for inclusion as an Olympic sport, and you can see multiple games each day on the Dragon platform.

· Starcraft Brood War, a variant of the Starcraft games which introduces new mechanics and strategies set two days after the original Starcraft game ended.

· Warcraft 3, similar to Starcraft but with a massive following in China with up to 100 thousand amateur players active regularly and professional players often crossing over from Starcraft.

· Rainbox Six, a FPS based on the popular Tom Clancy books is also on our platform where you can enjoy games from multiple international leagues with qualifiers in every continent.  With over 40 operators to choose from this game remains a firm favourite with fans and viewers alike. Look out for top teams like G2 Esports who won $800,000 last year.

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· World of Warcraft (WOW), another top-class game from Blizzard is now in its 15th year of production and is considered many to be the game that introduced the online player vs player tournaments.  You can enjoy games from the MDI East league which kicks off in July bringing together teams from China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Australia/New Zealand to duel in the dungeons.

· Last but by in no way least – Call of Duty, one of the most successful franchises is brought to you through the Call of Duty League.  

One of the most successful franchises of all time.

With a continual release of new Call of Duty games which gross $billions keeping players active and an official pro-amateur progression system, you are sure to witness some of the hardest fought, and skilful FPS encounters with teams like the ever-popular FaZe clan in action.

So its been a long article but hopefully it gives an insight into the massive opportunities to enjoy watching the hottest eSports matches with the combination of game genres offering an excellent choice for whatever your preferred style is.  We’re sure you will agree that this is a great selection but this is only the first phase of Paul Moynan’s plans to expand the offerings with other games in line with our partners in Japan and in South Korea with event organisers.

Have you played these games? Let us know in the Dragon Telegram Community, and for more news, you know where to head – the Dragon Blog.

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TA: Bitcoin Price Back Below 100 SMA, Why BTC Could Retest $45K

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Bitcoin price failed to stay above $50,000 and $49,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is now below the 100 hourly SMA and it is likely to continue lower towards $45,000

  • Bitcoin started a fresh decline below the $50,000 and $49,000 support levels.
  • The price is now trading well below $50,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $49,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could extend its decline towards $45,000 as long as it is below $50,000.

Bitcoin Price Turns Red

After forming a short-term top near the $52,600 level, bitcoin started a fresh decline. BTC traded below the $51,200 and $50,000 support levels to move back into a negative zone.

There was also a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $49,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even broke the $48,000 support level. There was a clear break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $43,050 swing low to $52,650 high.

It is now trading well below $50,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It seems like the bulls are trying to protect the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward wave from the $43,050 swing low to $52,650 high.

Bitcoin Price

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If they fail and the price trades below $46,500, there are chances of more losses. The next key support is near the $45,000 level, below which the bears might aim a test of the $43,000 support zone.

Fresh Increase in BTC?

If bitcoin stays above $46,500, it could correct higher. An initial resistance on the upside is near the $48,000 level. The first major resistance is near the $49,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $49,000 on the same chart. To move into a positive zone, the price must clear the trend line resistance and then gain pace above the $50,000 barrier.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $46,500, followed by $45,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $48,000, $49,000 and $50,000.

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Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/btc/bitcoin-btc-could-retest-45k/

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Analyst tells Tesla to dump Bitcoin for buybacks as shares plunge alongside MSTR’s

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A former equities CIO of Goldman Sachs drew an strong response on Twitter after suggesting Tesla should sell its Bitcoin and buy back company shares.

The price of TSLA shares have fallen 28% from $863.42 to $621.44, since news broke on Feb. 8 that Tesla had made a $1.5 billion BTC acquisition.

MicroStrategy’s shares have fared even worse in the short term. The company, which is headed by Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor and just completed its latest acquisition of $15 million in BTC on Mar. 3, is now down 50% from its all-time high of $1,315 from Feb. 9.

Tesla’s share market woes are likely due to a number of factors. In early February, it was reported that Tesla had been reprimanded by the Chinese government over quality control issues after receiving consumer complaints. The broader stock market has also experienced volatility, with the S&P 500 down 4.1% in the last 30 days. 

But the tweet from longtime Tesla analyst Gary Black, who has several decades of financial management experience, sparked a debate on whether Tesla’s purchase of $1.5 billion in Bitcoin last month had benefited investors.

“I don’t want them buying back stock,” said Twitter user Techgnostik. “I want them investing in growth, and making another billion on their BTC position.”

Black countered by suggesting TSLA would also draw inclusion by more fund managers with a share buyback program, considering it of greater value to the investor than buying BTC “with excess cash.”

Some users on Twitter agreed that a stock buyback seemed to be a more appropriate use of funds, while others felt too much attention was being paid to what Tesla did with 8% of their cash reserves.

It’s not easy to ascertain the impact buying Bitcoin has had on a company’s bottom line. While MicroStrategy’s share price has halved in a month, shares of MSTR are still up 340%, (from $146.63 to $645.66), since the company announced its first purchase of 21,454 BTC on Aug. 11, 2020. The price of BTC is currently up 310% from the same date.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/analyst-tells-tesla-to-dump-bitcoin-for-buybacks-as-shares-plunge-alongside-mstr-s

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Experts divided on BTC predictions: Bullish or super bullish?

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Despite the current battle between Bitcoin bulls and bears around the $50,000 price mark — and an 8.7% pullback over the past 24 hours — a raft of analysts and commentators have got out their crystal balls to tip a glittering future for Bitcoin prices.

On Mar. 4, Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence Mike McGlone pointed to historical data to suggest that Bitcoin is on the way to $100,000.

McGlone’s logic revolves around the growing discount for shares in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust which is at the same level as last year’s Black Thursday collapse. The discount refers to when shares in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust trade for less than the value of the underlying Bitcoin (normally they trade at a premium).

Looking at historical data, said that

Twitter user “Lee Hendricks” wasn’t convinced, suggesting the catalyst for Grayscale’s discount could be the result of pressure from upcoming ETFs and other crypto funds. (Although that’s arguably bullish too.)

The Bloomberg strategist isn’t the only expert with high expectations for BTC, with influencer and YouTuber Lark Davis stating on Mar. 4 that “we are just now past the first major price wave,” with two more, larger waves to come.

On March 2, technical analyst Kaleo posted a chart predicting BTC will hit $100,000 near the start of April this year.

It’s a follow-up on his “Bitcoin Halving Reward Era Price” analysis chart two years ago predicting the price would reach $200,000 around mid-2021. He tweeted two weeks ago that he still has faith in it:

“It is by far the most accurate, long-term chart prediction I’ve ever seen for Bitcoin… $BTC will hit $200K+ this cycle.”

Another analyst who goes by the Twitter name MasterChangz, told his 10,000 followers he believes Bitcoin will hit the $200,000 mark even earlier than mid-2021, potentially at the start of April. The next rise, he said, is to $77,000 over the next two weeks.

Other predictions are even bolder with Kraken CEO Jesse Powell stating the cryptocurrency could reach $1 million or even “infinity” in a Bloomberg television interview on Mar. 4, adding that it will eventually become the world’s currency.

“We can only speculate, but when you measure it in terms of dollars, you have to think it’s going to infinity,” he said. “The true believers will tell you that it’s going all the way to the moon, to Mars and eventually, will be the world’s currency.”

Kraken Head of Growth Dan Held, echoed this prediction on Mar. 5, claiming on Twitter that:

“Bitcoin is more likely to hit $1,000,000 than $0.”

Even past Bitcoin skeptics are becoming crypto converts with investment firm Sanders Morris Harris CEO George Ball admitting to Yahoo Finance on Mar. 4 that he believes cryptocurrencies are now “attractive” as a “small part” of any portfolio.

“With the cryptocurrencies, I think there is a fundamental hydra-headed shift that makes them attractive as a part, a small part, of almost any portfolio,” Ball said.

Despite this wave of optimism, history also suggests March could be a bloody month, with Bitcoin’s price falling across the month in six of the past nine years by an average of 5.8%. The most recent of these occurred last year on Black Thursday when the price plunged by 50%. That said, the second-biggest monthly candle in BTC history happened in March 2013, when the price shot up 179%.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/experts-divided-on-btc-predictions-bullish-or-super-bullish

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