The score displayed and further information (e.g. time, scorer) is for reference only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Betsafe | eSports Betting
The eSports scene may be young, but it's growing rapidly as we speak. eSports is primed for high-octane action and so for betting. The newest of sports has shot to global fame thanks to it being as accessible as it is entertaining. The contests are streamed online. The games themselves are widely available. So, it’s easy to see how eSports has gained such levels of popularity, and how betting has kept step with the phenomenon. While eSports - particularly LoL - are already very popular, there are many uninitiated to this unconventional sport. However, the opportunity to back outcomes is helping to get you more involved. Being so exciting and expansive, we offer many eSport betting opportunities throughout the year. We've embraced the emerging scene, from LoL Worlds to smaller-scale competitions. Our extensive range of eSport betting offers you the chance to back your favourite teams and games.
What you need to know about eSports
An eSport is an established and professional competition that features video games as the focal sport. Where the FIFA World Cup is a professional competition of football, LoL Worlds is a professional competition of eSport. Several different eSport games make up the whole scene. LoL eSports is the most popular. Next are the likes of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These eSport events take place around the year. And within each game, different competitions take place. We cover all of the major eSports events. So, while we talk about eSports as a whole, there are several games and competitions within. At these events, you'll see eSport teams assemble to compete in what is often a tournament. However, there are also annual leagues with regular fixtures. We also offer betting on these long-form events. The leading games in eSport tend to be free-to-play, devoid of any pay-to-win elements, and, so, are based on skill. LoL eSports is the finest example of this, but Dota 2 eSports are also highly valued. Outcomes are based on the skill of the human players. So, all competitions and outcomes are trusted and fair. Typical eSports matches feature a lot of action. They usually feature two teams trying to achieve certain goals. The matches could feature operatives against terrorists. Or, you could see warlocks smite dragons. It offers an extreme sports kind of spectator experience where anything can happen. How does eSports betting work? Placing a bet on LoL eSports and other forms of an eSport betting market is very similar to betting on traditional sports. With us, you can bet on eSports markets for:
Outright winners of competitions and leagues
Within the markets for each match, you’ll find a deep selection of betting options. In any given game, you can take odds on:
Winner per round or map
And many more intricate markets for each of the eSport games
The experience is a little bit different for you depending on your eSports fandom. If you bet in the eSport LoL category, you will find different markets to people who bet in the eSport CS:GO category. We offer different markets in this way because the games themselves differ. So, your eSports betting experience is always tailored to the game at hand with us. When you bet on eSports with us, you can do so knowing that you have access to one of the most in-depth eSport betting selections in the world. You’re bound to find the market and odds that you’re looking for on our eSport betting page.
What eSport games can I bet on?
Not only can you bet on the biggest eSport games in the world, but you can also bet on some of the smaller competitive gaming competitions. League of Legends betting is the most popular. This correlates with its immense eSports audience. The size of the prize pool in eSport games also swings bettors. Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are well-liked by eSport betting patrons for their colossal prize pools. Here’s what you need to know about the biggest eSport games that you can bet on with us:
The big one: League of Legends
One of the founding pillars of the industry, League of Legends always draws a crowd. Its competitions garner the largest audiences of all eSports tournaments. This is despite the prize pools usually being smaller than those in similar eSports. LoL is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA). Each player takes control of a champion while working as a team to win. You can back the outcomes of all of the important LoL leagues and competitions. You can also bet in-play on eSport LoL matches.
Multi-million prize-pools in Defense of the Ancients 2
Dota 2 is also huge. It’s another MOBA game, but its community manages to haul together gigantic prize pools every year. It doesn’t quite accumulate the viewership of LoL Worlds. However, The International breaks prize pool records every year. It has grown from $18 million in 2015 to $25.5 million in 2018. In 2019, it broke $34 million. Dota 2 betting is prominent throughout the year. But it becomes a whole new beast when The International rumbles in.
The biggest shooter on the scene: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The biggest eSport to not be a MOBA is the multiplayer first-person shooter CS:GO. In this game, there are two teams. One side plays as the counter-strike team. The other as the terrorists. Both teams have set tasks to complete while also trying to eliminate the opposing team. Like Dota 2 eSports, CS:GO eSports are well-known for their large prizes. Also, many of the most popular eSport teams feature in CS:GO eSports.
A unique experience with Overwatch
It's the fourth major franchise to come out of Blizzard. Overwatch has become one of the big names of eSport betting. The game featuring over 30 heroes with various powers and abilities. So, the multiplayer shooter offers more of a sci-fi experience than other top eSport games. It’s these aspects that make Overwatch eSports so unique for you to watch. It's also why spectators are embracing Overwatch eSports betting.
So many more eSports on offer
Along with LoL eSports, Dota 2 eSports, CS:GO eSports, and Overwatch eSports, several other eSport games have earned massive followings. When you sign up with Betsafe, you’ll be able to bet on them all. This includes the sports games of FIFA, PES, and NBA2K. You can also back more traditional eSports titles like:
Rainbow Six eSports betting
Call of Duty eSports betting
King of Glory eSports betting
Whether you’re looking to bet on LoL eSports, The International, or any of the other big eSport competitions in the world, you can find them all at Betsafe.