Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the most popular and demanded disciplines, are undoubtedly the pillars of the esports world. They are not only fun to watch but also great for betting. In fact, the esports scene is much wider and more diverse, there are a large number of promising and bright projects, many of which in the near future will be able to impose serious competition on the giants. What disciplines are of particular interest to bookmaker users, what should you pay attention to?
- League of legends
- Rocket league
- In which bookmaker to bet?
League of legends
League of Legends is one of the main contenders to intervene in the struggle between the two giants of the esports scene. This is due to the incredible popularity of the project around the world. Firstly, it is played by a huge number of users, online it surpasses all other online games. Secondly, every year the competitive scene develops, a large number of tournaments are held, and the prize funds are increasing.
You can learn more about the features of betting on League of Legends in a separate review.
|League of legends||Score in points|
|The popularity of the game||High online, large number of viewers||nine|
|Number and frequency of tournaments||~ 30-40 tournaments per year, 3-4 per month||nine|
|Command information and lighting||A lot of information, coverage of all major tournaments|
|Easy to understand and predict||The game is simple and straightforward, but rather difficult to predict||6|
|Availability at bookmakers||All legal bookmakers|
|Line width and mural||Wide line, extra bets||nine|
The popularity of the game cannot be questioned – RIOT Games are constantly working hard to promote their brainchild on the market. As a result, a huge number of spectators are present at major tournaments, and the well-known musical group Imagine Dragons opens the competition. High-level championships are held often, so it is difficult to find at least one day in a year when some competitive game of this discipline does not appear on the calendar. Finding information about tournaments and teams is pretty easy, almost all competitions are streamed on the Twitch streaming platform.
Services useful for betting on esports can be found in a special selection
League of Legends can be found in any legal bookmaker, but for clarity, it is better to present information about it in the form of a special table.
|Bets||Availability in line||Additional bets|
Bookmakers not only pay great attention to the League of Legends discipline, but also add a whole range of side bets.
A realistic football simulator is just emerging as a full-fledged e-sports discipline, but is gradually gaining more and more popularity. EA Sports have taken seriously the development of their product.
You can read the specifics of betting on the FIFA discipline in a separate review.
|FIFA||Score in points|
|The popularity of the game||Medium online, few viewers||6|
|Number and frequency of tournaments||~ 10 tournaments per year, about 1 per month||7|
|Command information and lighting||Creation of separate sites, availability of information about athletes on e-sports resources, broadcasting of all competitions||eight|
|Easy to understand and predict||The game is simple and straightforward, similar in difficulty to predicting real football||nine|
|Availability at bookmakers||About half of legal bookmakers||5|
|Line width and mural||All tournaments, but there are few additional bets, they are not offered for all matches||7|
|Overall assessment of the game||7|
Every year the game becomes more and more popular – it is of great importance to create their own esports division for many well-known clubs. But so far there are very few high-level tournaments, they do not appear very often in the line of bookmakers. But there is a lot of information about competitions and e-sportsmen: you can use specialized resources or visit the sites of each individual event.
During tournaments, almost all bookmakers try to add matches to the line, but, as a rule, they are limited to a standard set of betting options (match winner, total, handicap). Additional events are offered only for the largest events.
StarCraft is the real grandfather of the esports scene, as everyone knew about it long before Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came to the fore. The ageless classics still arouse interest among viewers and users of bookmakers.
Special material will help you learn how to bet on StarCraft
|Starcraft||Score in points|
|The popularity of the game||Low popularity, narrow circle of fans||5|
|Number and frequency of tournaments||~ 20 tournaments per year, about 2 months|
|Command information and lighting||Poor information content, few broadcasts|
|Easy to understand and predict||A difficult game, in order to predict, you need to strictly understand the balance of power||4|
|Availability at bookmakers||Only a part of legal bookmakers|
|Line width and mural||Middle line, no additional bets|
|Overall assessment of the game||5.1|
In the old days, StarCraft could easily give odds to all the disciplines presented in the material, but now it is not distinguished by high online or a large number of viewers. But the competitions are held quite often, although they are mainly held over the network, and not in LAN mode. The game is quite difficult to understand, and the lack of a large amount of information about esports players seriously complicates the process of analysis and betting.
Many tournaments appear in the line of bookmakers, but they do not cause much interest, since the user is offered too little list. In fact, you can only bet on the name of the winner, while a large number of in-game events that could be triggered are ignored. The only serious advantage is the presence of long-term bets on major tournaments.
Overwatch is a fast-paced shooter that is gaining popularity at a breakneck pace, but controversially suitable for betting. The gameplay often looks too arcade and unpredictable in order to constantly be in the black, to hit right on target.
You can read about where to find bets on Overwatch in this article.
|Overwatch||Score in points|
|The popularity of the game||Constantly gaining popularity, great prospects||7|
|Number and frequency of tournaments||~ 25 tournaments per year, from 1 to 3 months, convenient system in the form of championships|
|Command information and lighting||Average level of information content, but resources are constantly being filled||6|
|Easy to understand and predict||The game is simple and dynamic, but rather difficult to predict|
|Availability at bookmakers||Only a part of legal bookmakers||6|
|Line width and mural||All tournaments are presented, but there are no additional bets|
|Overall assessment of the game||6.2|
This esports discipline is especially popular in the United States of America, but gradually it begins to capture the whole world. Compared to other competitors, Overwatch has a very convenient system of holding competitions in the form of championships, in which games are held almost every day. The organizers are constantly trying to offer viewers all the information of interest, fill resources with statistics and VODs of matches. But due to the high arcade rate, it can be quite difficult to make a winning bet.
The line on Overwatch is represented in almost all legal bookmakers, but the list is frankly not pleasing to the eye. So far, you can only bet on matches on the name of the match winner. With such a choice, it can be quite difficult to constantly be in the black.
Rocket League, a wild mixture of car simulator and racing, is rapidly gaining popularity and occupies its own niche in the esports scene. Despite all the specificity, it was perfect for a competitive format.
|Rocket league||Score in points|
|The popularity of the game||High online, great audience interest||eight|
|Number and frequency of tournaments||~ 60 tournaments per year, high frequency, but very different level|
|Command information and lighting||There is very little information, but the organizers are trying to constantly improve the quality of the broadcasts.|
|Easy to understand and predict||The game is simple and dynamic, but due to the lack of information, it is difficult to put||5|
|Availability at bookmakers||Almost all legal bookmakers, but a small number of tournaments|
|Line width and mural||Not all tournaments are represented in the line, there are no additional bets|
|Overall assessment of the game||6.2|
Rocket League is a very promising direction, which in the near future promises to be on a par with the giants. Particular interest in it is due to the fact that a huge number of different tournaments are held in its open spaces. But for now, it is quite difficult to make successful bets on this discipline, since there is not so much information, you need to be well versed in the entire esports scene. The fact is that the strongest players are usually acquired by organizations that have a name and status in other directions.
This discipline is presented in many bookmakers, but only tournaments of the highest level fall into the line. In addition, you can only bet on the name of the winner of the match, there are no other bets.
In which bookmaker to bet?
Above, an analysis of the line was presented, by analogy, we will analyze the best bookmaker for bets on the considered eSports disciplines.
|Overall line score||FIFA||Starcraft||Overwatch||Rocket league|
In this competition, two bookmakers are leading at once: Parimatch and 1xBet. Both have recently taken the vector of development in e-sports, so they are constantly monitoring the addition of new disciplines, expanding the list by adding additional bets. For this reason, they are the optimal ones for betting on esports events.
Parimatch is focused on quality, constantly trying to add new side bets, looking for interesting options.
You can read about the features of esports betting at the Parimatch bookmaker in a special study.
1xBet places a bet on the number of tournaments, so the line is constantly crowded with various competitions.
Of particular interest to bookmaker users are League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League. They are gaining popularity at a breakneck speed and are the most promising.
|Discipline||Overall assessment of the game|
|League of legends||8.5|
But the rest of the considered disciplines also have good potential.