The eSports People Bet On The Most

Within the gaming industry, eSports have exploded in popularity in today’s world. Online betting is no longer limited to professional organized sports like soccer and football. You can now bet on video and RPG games like League of Legends (LOL,) Counter-Strike (CS,) and DotA, otherwise known as Defense of the Ancients.

League of Legends

League of Legends is considered one of the best games in the eSports industry. Though there are a lot of bets you can place, the most popular is the Match winner. All you have to do to win this one is to correctly guess which team will beat the others. When it comes to the odds of winning, it’s different for each team. To successfully bet on LOL you’ll need to play close attention to determine which team is the best.

Another popular bet is the First Dragon, also know as the Baron bet. To win this one, you’ll have to successfully predict which team will be the first to take out Baron by killling him. The team that aims to kill Baron is taking a huge risk that they won’t get killed first. The same idea applies to the First Inhibitor and Tower, but this mission isn’t as risky.


On the same level as League of Legends is Counter-Strike. You may find it a lot easier to understand than LOL. In Counter-Strike, two teams attempt to be the first to successfully plant a bomb. With as many as 30 rounds in each game, you have plenty of betting opportunities. 

Every year there are three events where you can bet on games of Counter-Strike. They are the ESL Pro League, BLAST Premier, and Flashpoint. But no matter where you bet on Counter-Strike, your betting options are similar to LOL. They include not only the Match winner bet, but also Map betting, Correct Score, and Over/Under. The Map betting is where you focus on individual rounds. You’ll need to study the map used for each round in order to increase the odds of betting successfully. 

If you want to start with something simpler, place an Over/Under bet. This means you’ll have to correctly guess how many rounds a particular match will include. 

Defense of the Ancients (DotA)

The unique part of Defense of the Ancients is that it originated in War of Worlds. Now that it’s a standalone game, it’s become a huge force in the eSports industry. Experienced soccer bettors usually find betting on dotA to be extremely similar. When it comes to dotA you can place a pre-match bet to predict how a particular match will end. Other types of DotA bets involve correctly guessing the correct score for the map and/or which team wins the first map.

There is a reason these three games are among the most popular in the world of eSports. They are all high profile games whose tournaments and leagues generally get worldwide coverage by the media. You can’t go wrong when you bet on these games. 

Prabhul Kurup
Prabhul Kurup
Meet Prabhul Kurup, with degrees in IT and Digital Marketing and writes about the coolest tech trends, smart marketing, and how to grow businesses. When he's not geeking out over gadgets, he's strumming melodies on his guitar.


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