Esports betting guide

Esports betting guide: LoL, Dota 2 & CS: GO odds explained

We’ve produced an Esports betting guide to give punters an insight into a sector which is set to take the gambling world by storm over the next few years.

Experts predict global turnover of $5billion by 2023, as this continues to be one of the fastest-growing betting verticals around the globe.

Bwin offers odds on a number of different games and events, but three stand out in terms of significance.


LoL is a multi-player battle, usually featuring two teams of five competitors, each taking control of an individual character – or champion, as they are known.

Each champion has special powers and abilities and the ultimate aim is to destroy the other team’s base, with the action taking place on a map called Summoner’s Rift.

Players hope to grow in strength throughout a series of trials in this tactical tussle, before coming up against their main opponents in combat.

The major betting matches centre around the Los Angeles-based League Championship Series and Berlin’s League of Legends European Championship.


This sequel to Defense of the Ancients is another territorial battle between two sides of five players and follows a similar theme.

Each team member this time controls a hero, who collect experience points and items to assist them in order to try and destroy an opponents’ Ancient – a large structure located within their base.

Game developer and publisher Valve manages the Dota Pro Circuit, while The International is the premier annual tournament, with last year’s event offering over $34million in prize money.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multi-player shooter game, with the challenge being to commit or prevent terrorist attacks.

Two teams of five players again battle it out over a series of rounds, switching between both sides of spectrum.

ESEA events are popular, plus the ESL Pro League competitions in Europe and North America.

How to bet on Esports

Bwin offers straight match betting on numerous leagues and competitions, with punters able to combine selections in multiple wagers and accumulators to achieve bigger odds and gain richer rewards.

Customers can bet in-play during many fixtures, with each incident affecting prices as the action unfolds.

One great feature of the bwin offering is the Esports calendar section, which allows punters to plan ahead for upcoming contests, be it in the next hour, later the same day or over the next couple of days.

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