eSports is short for ‘electronic sports’, often referred to as, but not limited to, competitive video gaming. Also, eSports is just about the biggest new thing in sports betting right now. And you can bet your boots on the fact that the popularity has been coming for quite some time now – consider for example that as at the beginning of 2017, there existed at least 130 million regularly active eSports fans and enthusiasts. What’s more, the majority of die-hard fans report either actively betting or thinking of betting on eSports.
Betting on eSports works similarly to how one would go about betting on any traditional sport, even to the point of the types of bets available – outright bets, match bets, handicap bets, exotic bets; they’re all there. There are currently two major types of eSports bets enjoying a whole lot of attention and airtime: cash bets and skin bets. For the purpose of this guide, however, we will focus on the best eSports games to be betting on right now.
CS:GO Is For GO
The popularity of a specific game is an important aspect to be factoring in when just starting out betting on eSports. This is for the simple reason that popularity has a direct influence on everything from the variety of betlines on offer to the statistics and information available about past and present performances.
As far as popularity ratings go, it’s difficult to do better than CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive). What’s more, the game offers quite a bit of leeway when taking variety, and especially so in regard to special bets like pistol round winner, knife round winner, etc.
League Of Legends For A Win
League of Legends, or LoL, is what’s known as a Multiplier Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game. And so, it stands to perfect reason that LoL is a special bets perfect fit. Options include first Baron killed, first blood drawn, first inhibitor destroyed, and many more exciting bet options. Those with a keen interest in special bets will find LoL and Dota2 especially rewarding and enjoyable.
Dota2 Rocks eSports Bets
Which of course brings us to Dota2 up next. Since Dota2 and League of Legends are both MOBA games, it makes sense that these two games would offer a very many similar special-style bets. Most of the differences in purely in name only: LoL inhibitors become Dota2 barracks, LoL Baron Nashor becomes Dota2’s Roshan; the list goes on.
Overwatch For The Kill
When talking betting on Overwatch, the scene moves away from special bets and all the way over into the territory of fantasy betting. In fact, even though fantasy betting is nothing new and has been around for a very long time, it appears to be living a massive resurgence thanks to Overwatch. Overwatch then definitely a market to be keeping close tabs on.