I am planning on creating a unique esports website for the esports enthusiast community. The premise of the site is that it is an "Oddschecker" for esports. I plan on comparing bookmaker's odds on esport matches side by side to show the best value bet for the customer.
Therefore there is not much unique content to create, apart from logos and the site design. The main content will come from bookmaker's APIs.
An example of this is the popular "Oddschecker" (see Oddschecker.com) which caters to traditional sports. It has an esports section but it is small, bland and uninspiring. There are not a lot of markets and not much to entice the customer back.
The odds come straight from bookmaker's API's which will be received when I sign up as an affiliate. No odds need to be created on my site but good tracking will be required to link up the clicks from my site to the bookmaker.
The second element of the site which I hope to implement is what really differentiates the site from Oddschecker or similar sites.
It takes two areas of esports, watching esports and betting on it, and combines them in one place. Currently esports fans watch via Twitch or YouTube and bet separately on sites such as William Hill or Unirkn.
Example video streams for League of Legends:
I wish to build a custom video screen for each game which streams the video from Twitch or YouTube and also embeds bookmaker's odds via API alongside the video stream, allowing customers to bet whilst they watch. This will remove the need to leave the site to bet, but obviously requires a good API that allows you to log in to another (bookermaker) website on my own site.
This can be outright betting (like odds in comparison in the above section) but it definitely needs to be able to offer in-play markets too. The idea is that customers watch and bet in-play, which means they bet on the next event based on how their team is performing or what they've seen in the game.
An example of an 'outright' market (in football) is "Man Utd to win - 2/1" or "Rooney to score anytime - 4/1". These can be placed up until the event starts.
An example of in-play market is "A corner to take place in the next 5 minutes? Yes: 9/4"
These markets are only available once the event starts and change every few minutes.
There will also be pages / sections on professional gaming teams listing stats and information to help them make an informed decision on their bets. This information for League of Legends, for example, can be pulled free of charge from Riot's API (https://developer.riotgames.com/).
I will also require a simple blog setting up with standard features / plugins, as well as integration with Aweber mailing platform.
- Someone who is knowledgeable on betting, experience with betting sites desired
- Someone who is interested or passionate about esports
- Someone with tons of experience with wordpress, HTML5 and working with APIs