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eSports Betting Markets

eSports is a huge global betting phenomenon with major eSports tournaments almost every week of the year. According to an article written in Forbes.com by Darren Heitner “By 2020, wagering on esports is expected to reach $29.8 billion, with 15.4 million individuals placing wagers on the outcomes of video game competitions.”

The most popular eSports games to bet on are:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation – First-person shooter (FPS).
Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) – Valve Corporation – multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
League of Legends (LOL) – Riot Games – MOBA.
Hearthstone (HS) – Blizzard Entertainment – Digital collectible card game.
Overwatch (OW) – Blizzard Entertainment – FPS.
StarCraft 2 (SC2) – Blizzard Entertainment – Real-time strategy (RTS).
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) – PUBG Corporation – Battle royale.
Rainbow 6 (R6) – Red Storm Entertainment – Tactical shooter.

Most major eSports betting sites offer over many betting markets on a single game.

But what do all these betting markets mean? Here’s a simple explanation of the most popular eSports betting markets:

Winner – Often called Match Odds, Match Lines (To Win), Outright or Match Betting is the winner of the tournament. This can be a single player or an entire team, it depends on the nature of the tournament.

Handicap Betting – Over/Under markets. Odds are offered on the result at the end of the tournament with the Home side and/or Away side being handicapped by a number of points. For example Favorite -1.5 Underdog +1.5.

Over/Under – Over and Under on the number of points won, kills made, maps played, and more. Handicap betting also makes an appearance, letting you back a team with a one-map deficit in the series.

Group winner – Winner of a group match in a tournament.

First Blood – Betting on which player gets the first kill of the game.

Map Winner – With each round of games being played on different maps you can bet on a winner in a particular arena.

First Baron or Dragon – Unique to League of Legends. Barons and Dragons are computer-controlled characters in the game, which player will be the first to kill it.

Objective betting – Bet on teams to capture, capture points, all of them at once or none at all.

eSports Tournaments

CS:GO Tournaments

Intel Grand Slam Season 3 Events
The StarLadder Major 2019 – The StarLadder & i-League Berlin Major 2019 held in Berlin from August 23, 2019 to September 8, 2019.
ESL One New York 2019 – ESL One New York 2019 held in New York from September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019.
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 – The DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 from October 1, 2019 to October 6, 2019.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV Beijing 2019 – November, 2019.
ESL Pro League Season 10: Finals Odense 2019 from December 3, 2019 to December 8, 2019.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV Katowice – World Championship 2020 – March, 2020.
ESL One Cologne 2020 – July 2020.

CS:GO Major Championships
CS:GO Major Championship Spring 2020 – The CS:GO Major Championship Spring 2020 – May, 2020.
CS:GO Major Championship Autumn 2020 – The CS:GO Major Championship Autumn 2020 – November, 2020.

BLAST Pro Series
BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019 – BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 held in New York from September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019.
BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2019 – BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 held in New York from November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019.
BLAST Pro Series: Global Final 2019 – BLAST Pro Series Global Final 2019 on December 1, 2019.

DOTA 2 Tournaments

The International 2019 – T19 – The International 2019 held in China from August 20, 2019 to August 25, 2019.

The PGLMajor 2019 – The PGL Kuala Lumpur Major 2020 held in Malaysia from November 9, 2019 to November 18, 2019.
The StarLadder Major 2020 – The StarLadder China Major 2020 held in China from January 17, 2020 to January 20, 2020.
The DreamHack Major 2020 – The DreamHack Sweden Major 2020 held in Sweden from March 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020.
The MDL Major 2020 – The MDL France Major 2020 held in France from May 2, 2020 to May 12, 2020.
The Epicenter Major 2020 – The Epicenter Major 2020 held in Russia from June 20, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

PUBG Tournaments

PUBG Global Championship 2019 – PUBG Global Championship 2019 from November 8, 2019 to November 24, 2019.

League of Legends Tournaments

Hearthstone Tournaments

Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas 2019 – Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas 2019 from August 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe 2019 – Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe 2019 from August 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Asia-Pacific 2019 – Hearthstone Grandmasters Asia 2019 from August 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019.

Hearthstone World Championship 2019 – Hearthstone World Championship 2019 held at BlizzCon 2019, Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA from November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019.

Overwatch Tournaments

Overwatch Contenders 2019: The Gauntlet – from October 9, 2019 to October 13, 2019.

StarCraft 2Tournaments

Global Starcraft 2 League – Winners Season 3

Fortnite Tournaments

Fortnite World Cup – Fortnite World Cup 2019 held in New York, USA from July 27, 2019 to July 28, 2019.

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