Getting Started With eSports Betting

November 30, 2016

What does one need to do in order to start with eSports betting? Here are a few key points.

eSports have been gaining immense popularity over the past few years, and eSports betting has followed as a natural side effect. Just as people want to predict and bet on the outcomes of their favorite football or hockey team, eSports fans are eager to support their favorite eSports clans in major tournaments across the globe.

This gave birth to eSports betting and the activity is now spreading like wildfire. One after another, sportsbooks are introducing eSports betting as a regular part of their betting offer. You can now place bets on eSports with almost any major bookmaker and more eSports are making the cut by the day.

What Can I Bet On?

While eSports offering is still not as extensive as some other sports, the number of eSports betting options is constantly increasing. Most bookies will let you bet on major tournaments in eSports such as League Of Legends, Dota 2 or Counter Strike: Global Offensive, while the major eSports bookies are also introducing less popular games such as Overwatch and Heroes Of The Storm to their offering.

New betting markets are also emerging by the day as bookmakers are allowing customers to predict the more random events in matches of major eSports tournaments such as kill numbers, who draws first blood etc. All of this makes for some very exciting betting opportunities and it is always worth browsing the bookies to see what new options may be available.

How Do I Bet?

Betting on eSports is as simple as betting on regular sports. Simply sign up with an eSports friendly bookmaker, deposit some funds and start browsing the offering. Once you have found what to bet on, you will be able to simply place the bet and most bookmakers will award you one way or another for placing your first ever eSports bet with them.