The past few years have seen esports move away from being a niche favourite to a worldwide name that has captured hundreds of millions of fans, and with the widespread adoption of newer and more familiar titles alongside the growth of betting sites like these at esportsbetting.site, more eyes than ever have been on the growing scene. But not all games in esports are created equally, and some more notably are bigger than others – so which are the most bet games in esports, and what sets them apart from others?
League of Legends – The biggest esports title in the world, and no surprises at all that it is one of the most bet games in the esports market too – whilst there are plenty of unique markets such as first blood, first tower, and winner of the game, other regular betting options also apply here. Whilst the audience of this game is the highest of any, there has been some difficulties attracting fans who are more familiar with more traditional sporting events as the game requires some prior and underlying knowledge to participate in betting and to follow the nuance of what’s happening, with that being said the audience has continued to grow year on year and shows no signs of slowing.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – The grandfather of esports and among the very first to develop a scene way back in the very early 2000’s, the game has cemented itself as a permanent fixture. It was also the first game to develop a betting scene, although first masked under a gambling system for in game cosmetics which had managed to reach a nearly $8 billion yearly value just a few years after been made available. One benefit here is the game is very easy to follow, as such it’s much easier for newer players to understand the rules and what’s happening, and so whilst it may not be as big as others like League of Legends, it has certainly eased the transition for others.
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DotA2 – The last of the big three esports titles that make up the majority of viewership, and the majority of the betting market. Much like League of Legends, DotA is another MOBA that can be difficult for newer viewers for the nuances that are involved, but the big successes here are found in the crowdfunding which shows just how much support there is for the game. Although the 2020 competition at the end of the year had been cancelled, it was able to raise over $40 million for the prize pool solely from crowdfunding, and this brings many eyes and a lot of attention to the game.