Games to bet on
Perhaps the most popular and preferred game in electronic sports is CS:GO, in which big names from the country are highlighted worldwide, with great coverage in the specialized media.
Currently, bets on CS:GO are the most sought after in e-sports betting sites.
On the world stage, MOBA League of Legends is the most played e-sport, with almost 500 million hours of matches in 2019. CS:GO, with almost 300 million hours comes in second, and right behind, almost tied, appears another MOBA, Dota 2.
For those who want to enter the world of e-sports, it is good to start studying, because there are dozens of games that already pay millionaire awards.
If they are not yet open markets in all bookmakers, they are certainly already on your radar.
There are at least six different e-sports disciplines, each with several games and championships of worldwide reach.
First-Person Shooter (FPS)
The most played of all, Team Fortress II, is not the most prominent on e-sports betting sites, but it is extremely popular. A true classic of the genre.
Online arenas bring together two teams that fight to win duels with strategy, action and RPGs.
Usually made up of five players each, the battles last an average of 30 minutes and are a must for e-sports bettors.
They feature a good number of live markets and high-level events. The main MOBA in the world today are:
- Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2)
- League of Legends (LoL)
- Clash Royale
Even though it is the newest (for now) genre of featured e-sports, this modality is a survival shooter through map exploration and conquering resources to defeat the enemy.
There are individual tournaments, in pairs or in teams of four players. The best known Battle Royale are:
- Playersunknown’s Battleground (PUBG)
The famous and very popular fighting games, which everyone has played or still plays in video games, obviously have a captive place among e-sports betting fans.
Here, players face off in 1 on 1 duels in which they try to land blows and combos to knock their opponent out of the fight. The fighting games that have gained prominent space on the sites with e-sports betting are:
- Street Fighter
- Mortal Kombat
- Dragon Ball Fighter Z
Here EA Sports practically gives the cards, although some games from other manufacturers get some space.
The best known e-sports in this category are the traditional sports simulators, but there are also some somewhat different (and quite fun and competitive). Some of the most prominent names are:
- Madden NFL
- NBA 2K
- Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
- Rocket League
Hearthstone, Blizzard’s game based on the biggest MMO of all time, World of Warcraft, reigned alone in recent years, but is now beginning to be overshadowed by the first card game in history, which decided, after 25 years, to create a modern version of its game.
Magic: The Gathering has entered the world of e-sports with force by launching Arena, a visually pleasing free-to-play version of its game, in contrast to Magic Online, which had good moments in the past but remained very closed in its community.
These are the most solid names among card games, but Arena, in its first season, still needs to eat a lot of beans to stand up to Hearthstone in e-sports.
Being an extremely new and bubbling market, e-sports tend to always present novelties, either in games that fit one of these patterns above or completely new games.
In 2019 auto chess, or “automatic chess”, began to emerge.
The pioneer was a DotA 2 mod, which was soon followed by LoL.
There are many experts pointing to it as the new e-sport, even more so after a game of Team Fight Tactics (TFT), the LoL mod, broke the all-time viewership record on Twitch TV.