Esport Betting



Here you can see a list of the most common eSport betting expressions and phrases. We did a good job and explained every one of them so that you can understand it more efficiently.


Underdog: It is a team or a player that has small chances to win, but it has excellent betting odds.


Bad beat: It refers to a bet that is lost, but should have been won, the bettor was confident that the team he picked was going to win, a bet on small odds that was lost.


Accumulator bets: A bet which is placed on more selections 3, 4+, and it is a win if all choices are won. It is also known as parlay in the United States.


Banker bets: It is a secure bet in a system, for example, you place four teams in an order 2/4, but a banker bet outside of a system, the banker bet has to win for the system to even qualify. Most bettors use this to boost their potential winnings.


Best of: There is Best of 1, best of 3, best of 5 and best of 7 or even higher. This is an eSports format where the winner of the match is decided in best of something. An  Example would be Team1 vs Team2 Bo3 match if a score is 2-0 or 2-1 the winner is Team1, same goes for the second team if the score is in their favor.


Value bet: It is a bet which outcome has more chances to win since bettors use strategies and tricks that help them predict which team has the advantage to win.


Tournament winner: Same as in Football (soccer), you pick one team that you think will win the upcoming tournament. The odds here are very high.


Stake: An XY amount that is wagered on a specific bet.


SMKB also known as “Score Most Kills Bet”: This is a bet where you can bet which team will score most kills, this can be a whole match bet or just a bet on one map.


Betting edge: Similar to Value bet, but here the bettor has an advantage over the bookmaker. Knowing something meaningful that will affect one team to lose or win, having good knowledge on the performance of a team and their form, having a system that can exploit the margins.


Betting bonus: Special offer from bookmakers to bettors that offers them extra cash to increase their winnings. You can see this at most of the betting sites, sign in and get $20 bonus for your first bet etc.


Bitcoin Betting: Some of the betting sites offer only betting on Cryptocurrencies instead of traditional currencies.


Bookie: A person that creates odds, and works for the betting site/company.


Punter: You, me, everybody who places bets. In the United States, the word used is bettor.


Pay-Out: This is the amount of money that you receive for a winning bet/wager.


Next kill bet: Mostly used in live matches, it is a bet on which of the teams is going to score the next kill in the game. This is a good bet for people who love action and excitement.

E-sport Betting

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,, 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 ingame 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.




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).






  • Dota2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • League of Legends
  • StarCraft 2
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Smite
  • Hearthstone
  • FIFA
  • Quake Champions
  • Street Fighter