The director of the 888.ru betting department, Igor Shevchenko, said that the company will focus on e-sports positions after the cancellation of many events in traditional sports due to coronavirus. He also noted that the site and company apps already have esports section and line.
“As one of the anti-crisis solutions in this situation, we consider a shift to esports. They can be held in online format that gives players more time to bet on the go. ”
The spread of coronavirus has led to the cancellation and postponement of many sports matches. In particular, this has affected the betting market. Shevchenko estimated the loss at 19% of the turnover as of March 12.