With the football leagues soon finishing and no major tournament this summer, all you can do is wait for the new season to start to satisfy your crave for betting – but maybe not? Esports betting just might be what you’re looking for!
What Is eSports Betting?
Since the regular season will soon end there still exists an alternative where you can get the same rush, excitement and even win more than you’ve ever done betting on Football games. Esports betting has taken the world by a storm. The industry has come a long way in a short time. Profession production teams, events in stadiums, huge prize money are all the norms now in major eSports events. For example, last year’s “The International” tournament had a total prize pool of over 20 Million Dollars! Not bad for a 5 day event.
In eSports betting you don’t bet on a physical match but rather a match that is being played online. Famous teams around the world that have gained immense popularity go at it in popular online games. Esport matches are broadcast live on various platforms and some sites even offer inplay betting.
The eSports industry has been expanding at an incredible rate and is expected to become worth $1.1 Billion by 2019. These new breed of athletes use a mouse and keyboard rather than a football or basketball. Esports has been the new up and coming trend in the sports and entertainment industry as well as becoming the fastest new industry to bring in million and millions of dollars to players, advertisers and those who bet on these games.
How Is eSports Betting Done?
Esports betting has come a long way in such a short time. Some eSports games are Starcraft 2, Dota 2, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Each of these eSports betting games has almost a hundred professional teams for you to choose from and various events for you to bet on.
Much like every game for gambling, eSports games have multiple types of betting like match bets, handicap bets, and special bets. Betting on an eSports match is like betting on a match between two football clubs. In most cases, the betting is simple and you only have to bet on the team you believe is going to win. With the professional production value in the major events, the excitement of watching a live match is just like watching football.
Here is an example of being able to place a bet who will win outright a major DOTA2 event. For a special bonus offer to start click here.
Even if you don’t have experience betting on eSports games the process is as simple as betting on sports matches. Most of the sites have the same interface as a normal sportsbetting site. You make your picks and submit your bet slip, simple. Punters can read Esportsranks’s articles, which are meant to get an understanding of the teams, the games, and give betting information. Our betting guides by our writers, some whom are former professional players themselves, gives you the advantage you need.
As an example, see our comprehensive betting guide for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which is the hottest FPS eSports game at the moment. More betting guides will be available soon for CSGO, DOTA and other games.