eSport betting advice, tips, and how-to guides.
ESPORT has seen its increase in popularity, especially in the last five years. With more and more famous companies, sports teams and agencies investing in eSport teams, this niche has boomed out of its cocoon and turned into a beautiful and profitable niche.
Here is a short list of famous investors in eSports teams:
- PSG Paris Saint-Germain one of the biggest soccer (football) club created their eSport website. At this moment they have a team in FIFA and Rocket League.
- Philadelphia 76ers are known as a first North America sports team to jump into competitive online gaming by buying team Dignitas. The initial purchase price goes around ~$5-$15
- Ajax Football Club brought Koen Weijland to their ranks, Koen is a professional FIFA
- FC Schalke, the second biggest team in Germany, invested by purchasing two professional FIFA players and a League of Legends
- Besiktas football club invested in League of Legends team, formerly known as Aces High, the players wear white and black jerseys and promote the club colors on many tournaments and vial social media.
- There are also speculations that Jennifer Lopez invested more than $15m in NRG a North American eSports team.
- Professional poker player Fedor Holz invested in EnVyUs Gaming, and he wore their jersey when winning the WSOP
This is just the beginning of great companies and famous people investing in eSports, why you ask? Well, because of the popularity, because there are more than 300m viewers monthly on various streaming platforms, for promoting and earning and of course for betting.
Since the exponential growth and popularity of eSports, betting companies such as Bet365, Pinnacle, Betway, and other famous ones, have started to offer to bet on eSports. But, that is just the beginning, shortly after people saw this, they began working and creating new and more niched and exciting betting platforms for eSports.
Now we can see a ton of different betting sites, such as 1xbet, gg.bet, 888sport, ArcaneBet, Betspawn, EGB (Egamingbets), Nitrogen Sports (they offer Bitcoin betting only), CSGO Lounge, eSpor Bet, Thunderpick and many others.
Some of them offer only Bitcoin betting, some offer just betting on particular games, others tend to offer a betting option called a “Flip coin” (more about this in Part 2), and some extend just betting on in–game skins and guns, let’s call them items.
At this moment, there are more than 37 official eSport betting sites.
But to be profitable, bettors need to know how betting works, and before that, they need to understand how eSports works. Yes, there is not much difference in betting on football and betting on eSport, but there are some rules and exceptions. We will try to explain more in the text below.
FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS ESPORT?
eSports is a form of competition using video games, Most commonly, eSports take the form of organized multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players. The most common video game genres associated with eSports are real-time strategy (RTS), fighting, first-person shooter (FPS) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR ESPORT GAMES FOR BETTING?
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- League of Legends
- StarCraft 2
- Rocket League
- Heroes of the Storm
- Quake Champions
- Street Fighter