Esports betting - how to get the most value


More recently, esports betting has appeared in the world of betting. Computer games are becoming more and more high quality and popular. As a result, a huge number of people appeared who wanted to place bets on events from the virtual world. The audience of esports fans turned out to be so large that many bookmakers began to accept bets on various disciplines.

Most popular betting options

Since 2016, e-sports in the vastness of the Russian Federation has been considered not just entertainment, but officially recognized as a sport. If we talk about the most popular types of bets, the following can be distinguished:

  • Determination of the winner. 
  • The winner in the round, or on the map. 
  • Handicap for rounds, cards and frags. 
  • Totals for rounds, cards and frags. 
  • Which team takes the first kill. 
  • Total number of kills. 
  • The passage of a team or player to the next round. 
  • Who will win the championship.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is rightfully considered one of the most widespread computer games today. In the context of betting, according to statistics, it is on Dota that the largest number of predictions is made. 

In the line for this discipline, you can find a huge number of outcomes. However, the list depends entirely on how popular the tournament is. There are standard betting options here, like total and handicap. But there are also unique betting options: which team will destroy the first tower, who will be the first to kill Roshan and get Aegis, and so on.

Ставки на Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Listing the top-rated esports games, one cannot but recall CS: GO. By placing bets on this game, provided that the bettor understands all the intricacies, you can consistently receive a high income. You should find out which team performs better on which map, study the motivation of the teams, the current lineups, the form of each of the e-sportsmen, etc. 

If you analyze the available data on a regular basis, you must learn to use them correctly. It is necessary to take into account with whom the team has the next match, how successful or unsuccessful this or that team is in a particular competition. There are many details to consider before making a smart bet.

League of Legends

League of Legends is also a fairly popular discipline, but still, it is inferior to the two previous ones. The first version of "LoL" was released back in 2009, and already 2 years later, the world championship began to be regularly held on it. 

As a rule, the painting on the game is not very deep. On "LoL" it is better to bet live. All known types of bets are present here, but one can be distinguished among them - MVP. Its essence is to determine the best player in a particular match, or in the entire championship.


  • "Fresh" line 

Most bookmakers still do not have such specialists who would know everything about eSports. As a result, many events are not thoroughly analyzed, which is why higher odds appear. The difference with real probabilities can be significant. In esports, it is more important than anywhere else to track the opening line of the bookmaker in order to catch a high odds. 

  •  "Forks" 

What are "forks" can be read in detail here and here. And here is a detailed FAQ on surebets in the “question-answer” format. The brief essence of the method is that different offices can give odds for opposite outcomes of the same event, for example, 2.5 and 2.4. By placing a bet on such events, the bettor will win in any case.

What else do you need to consider when placing bets?

  • It is important to keep track of innovations in the game itself. Perhaps these innovations will have a direct impact on the course of the game. 

  • Composition of teams (if the game is a team game). Some of the leaders may not play, which will significantly weaken the team. 

  • Age of athletes. According to statistics, gamers who are over 30 are less productive than younger opponents. 

  • Of course, it's important to consider team chemistry. 

  • Online or offline competitions, their level, amount of prize money. 


  • Of course, not all eSports disciplines are described in this article. There is also Hearthstone, Overwatch, PUBG, WOW, Quake, Starcraft and many more. Each of them hosts tournaments of different levels. This means that you can choose any betting option that suits you, with any odds.

According to statistics, esports betting works best for avid gamers. A player who has spent thousands of hours playing his favorite game is able to immediately assess the potential of the teams in live, their economic situation, the general situation on the map. This allows you to display the probabilities as accurately as possible, or even predict the outcome, and make the correct, profitable bet. With this in mind, it is best to focus on one area, and thoroughly understand it. 

Today the competition between bookmakers is growing. Cybersport is becoming more and more popular every year. Bookmakers devote more and more time to line formation. To attract new customers, they not only add more available bets, but also offer different bonuses. New users can look forward to a sign up bonus, first bet bonus, and so on. 

At major tournaments, you can already see impressive bet limits, fairly stable odds and reduced margins. But the overwhelming majority of esports matches still belong to the smallmarket, with all its disadvantages. Bookmakers are still wary of those who are able to predict a large percentage of outcomes, and such users often get cut limits on their accounts.