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.

Top 5 Games For Esports Bets In 2020

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Esport betting is gradually starting to find its place among bookmakers.


Although all multiplayer online games can be considered an esport, only some are played in ​​official competitions with cash prizes. Just as for traditional sports, many types of esports betting are available. You can bet on the final victory of a team or player, or more generally on the winner of a competition. In this article, we will unveil the top 5 games for esports bets by wager amount.

5. Fortnite

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Fortnite is the video game sensation of the last few years. This technical, dynamic and spectacular game published by Epic Games immediately seduced players, streamers and competitors from around the world. Even if the game generally attracts younger players than the other titles from this list, Fortnite still has a place on the esports betting market.

No esports team currently stands out, making bets interesting and with better odds. The game also includes regular updates, shaking the scene and leading to underdogs overcoming bigger teams.

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4. Dota 2

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Dota is originally a game mode from Warcraft 3 and later became a standalone title. Dota’s popularity never declined, and the game gathered millions of viewers each year for the Invitational. In 2019, this single competition awarded over 30 million dollars to the winning teams.

Betting on Dota 2 is similar to betting on League of Legends, but the game is harder to predict for beginners. Bettors can bet on who will win the match, draw the first blood, and/or many other aspects.

3. League of Legends

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Los Angeles, USA - June 1: --- during the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series Week 1 at the LCS Arena on June 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Since 2013, League of Legends has been the most played multiplayer game in the world. League of Legends is both accessible for new players wanting to have fun with friends and more dedicated players who enjoy the competition. League of Legends’ events gather many viewers, and therefore many bettors.

However, it is quite difficult to be a successful League of Legends bettor. Many aspects of the game can affect the outcome of a match, making it complicated to predict the winner of a match. Odds are therefore more balanced, which could be an opportunity for enthusiasts of Riot Games’ MOBA.

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2. FIFA

Since football/soccer is the most popular sport in the world to bet on, it is no surprise to see its virtual version on this list. FIFA takes all the codes of football: players, teams and tournaments. Players can bet on many aspects of the game, such as the winner of a match, the final score, or the team who will score first.

However, FIFA esports is very different from traditional sports since players are not betting on the performance of an entire team, but on a single-player controlling a team. Odds are therefore more balanced, as a single mistake from the player can change the outcome of the match.

1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Valve released its first Counter-Strike game in 2008 and the game immediately became a hit. Two teams are facing each other: one, who need to plant a bomb, and the other, who have to prevent them from planting.

Counter-Strike is the first FPS that attracted sponsors with its pro teams from around the world. In 2012, Counter-Strike unveiled its latest game: Global Offensive. This version is geared towards team competition and is popular among bookmakers. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is easy to understand for new players, making it a staple choice for bettors who are just getting started in esports.

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