Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.

8 Esports Betting Tips

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Esport betting is one of a few ways to make money on games.


Many websites offer the possibility to bet on your favorite team or on the result of a game. But making money from watching video games can be tricky. To increase your chances of winning, we gathered the 8 best esports betting tips.

Set your goal

Whether you want to get rich with esports or simply want to have fun betting on your favorite games, there are plenty of reasons to get started on esports betting. Setting goals will help you stay focused and motivated. Your goals don’t necessarily have to be financial, but if they are, don’t set the bar too high at first.

Be patient

Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your fortune (unless you are incredibly lucky). If you fail some of your bets, it is perfectly normal. Learning all the variables of esports betting takes time and practice. Start slowly and build your betting empire step by step.

Set a budget

While esports betting can be very lucrative, it is easy to end up spending more than you planned. Setting a budget helps deal with the value of each bet, and avoid going bankrupt because of a series of unfortunate bets.

Pick your favorite game

The esports scene is thriving, and many games are now available on betting websites. The easiest way to get started in esports betting is to focus on a single game, before eventually betting on several games. Pick a game you are comfortable with, get to know its scene and players. It is easier to get started with a game you know, so you already have a general idea of the goals and stakes of each tournament.

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Get to know the players

The more you know about a player, the better you could predict their performance. Most pro players stream their games. Hop on a stream and check why this player would outperform his opponent next game - or why not. Understanding your bets is an important step to being successful.

Consider the human factor

Unlike the lottery, esports is not random. The best player could have a bad day and underperform, while an underdog could rise to the top. The health of a player, as well as its gear and overall motivation, can make or break games. Always remember to check how your favorite player is doing before betting.

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Bet on various matches

Don’t bet all your money on a single player or game. You never know what could happen, and the World Champion could lose to an underdog. If you have a fixed budget, try to divide it into smaller budgets you can spend on different players or results. This way, even if one of your bets is not a hit, chances are another one will.

Get started!

If you read this article all the way through, you are now ready to make some money with our esports betting tips. The time has come for you to get started with your bets! Remember that patience is key, and always keep your budget in check.

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