Betting on eSports
Lately, eSports has experienced explosive growth. eSport, also known as Electronic Sport, is now about much more than playing computer games. While playing an online game competitively may not fit the mainstream definition of sports, the same can be said about sports like checkers and darts. That is precisely why eSports deserve a place under the heading of sports.
Now that everything is actually starting to become more digital, the enormous growth of e-sports is easy to understand. It is basically nothing but a logical consequence of what the world looks like today. But what exactly does this world look like? Come on a trip, because eSports is much more than just playing a game. Especially if you bet on it.
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Because just like eSports, the number of bets on eSports is also growing. More and more people, also in the Netherlands, are playing games against each other in a competitive context. The most popular games at the moment are League of Legends, Dota 2 and of course FIFA. More E-athletes also guarantee more audience, sponsors, live streams and financial interests. It is therefore no wonder that the stadiums for eSports are now full.
When you bet on eSports as an online gambler, you usually choose a certain league. It goes without saying that it is advisable to bet on an important competition. After all, a popular competition means that there is a lot of bets and therefore high payouts. Most online providers have a calendar where you can see which events are on the program.
The most popular competitions at the moment are the LoL World Championship and The International. In the former competition, the most highly qualified players of the League of Legends game will compete against each other. The International is again played by the lovers of DOTA2. League of Legends has been the most played online game for some time now, with DOTA2 as a close second. Attention, the prize pools are also huge.
Settings and options
eSports are still in its infancy in the Netherlands. That is why most online casinos have made a conscious selection of matches on which you can bet. While betting on eSports you can bet on sports, clubs and specific gamers.
Live matches are also becoming increasingly important. As an online gambler, you can bet on live duels. Currently, you can bet on games like Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Fifa ’17, Counter Strike GO, Dota 2, and thus League of Legends.
The nice thing is that betting on eSports is not very different from betting on traditional sports competitions. As with physical sports, digital teams also have strengths and weaknesses. For example, in Fifa’17 you have to respond to unexpected events such as injuries. Because in addition to betting on one game element, you can also bet on multiple options, you are always on the edge of your seat. Just like a normal match.
Bettors have the option to display the odds in the form of decimals, fractions, and American odds. The bet slip is usually based on the decimal odds.
- Decimal odd: shows what the payout is for each euro invested.
- American odd: Shown in two forms. The negative odd shows how much you have to bet to win 100 units, for example. The positive odd shows how much you will win if you bet 100 units.
- Fractions: the English system is quite difficult with its fractions and less useful for calculating the bets and the differences between odds.
E-sports matches are often streamed live and it is therefore easy to follow a match. This way you are aware of the developments every minute. You can also make changes to the bet you have placed via live betting.
Sports betting tips and strategies – eSports
The most important tip for winning with e-Sports is preparation. You should approach the competition in the same way as a physical sport. If you see in the calendar that an event is coming, it is advisable to delve into the competition. Gamblers who rarely follow matches and still place a bet have the lowest chance of winning.
Make sure you are aware
The internet obviously plays a major role in this, how could it be otherwise. So you have to be aware of which players are actually going to participate. Are there dropouts? And which players are on the reserve bench this match? These are factors that can strongly influence team performance. Because teams can also be formed online.
Follow social media
Also make sure you follow the various social media closely. You will find the latest news and interesting rumors on channels such as Facebook and Reddit. Because eSports are often played in groups, it is important to be aware of the relationships within the team. In South Korea, many gamers have become national superstars, with all the consequences of serving. After all, gamers are people too.
Take chance into account
As with any sport, there is still such a thing as the ‘coincidence factor’ in eSports. Even in major eSports leagues, it regularly happens that the underdog comes out surprisingly. And if you have just bet on that underdog, you can of course win an attractive amount of money. So don’t be too rigid, coincidence can also stand out in the right direction.