Most Popular eSports for Online Betting

Most Popular eSports for Online Betting

E-Sports are games that generate professional competitions in which only athletes, who have spent many hours of training and improvement, participate. That said, thanks to the fact that they are based on games, E-Sports allow their competitions to be developed in the most varied ways.

Nowadays, it is not difficult to find eSports competitions for you to follow and even bet on. And according to the news – which says some eSports will be part of the Asian Winter Games soon and maybe of the Olympics – it is possible to see how much it is growing.

With that said, it is not difficult to understand why the eSports are gaining so much space on the online betting sites. Because of that, we prepared a list of the best electronic sports for online betting.

We had the help of author Evelyn Balyton, an expert on sports betting, who contributed to this article.

League of Legends (LOL)

LOL is one of the most influential and popular games out there, not just as an e-sport. It is a game of the MOBA genre, developed by Riot Games, where players need to form a team of 3 to 5 members with their LOL accounts in order to destroy the base of the rival team through strategies made within a map.

This game is based entirely on strategies where players must choose their champion, previously defined by the team, where each champion has its own characteristics, which can be something very advantageous or not, depending on the strategy planned.

Being probably the most popular eSport out there, it is not difficult to find LOL on betting sites. There are also many betting sites with welcome bonus that help to increase your winnings. You can use that in order to get the most out of your bets.

Betting on LOL is a very simple task, as most of the markets are very easy to understand, even for those who don’t know much about it. The most common is certainly betting on the winner of the match. But there are also other types of bets, like:

  1. Time needed to destroy the nexus
  2. Team to destroy the first inhibitor
  3. Championship winner

Counter Strike: offensive global (CS:GO)

CS is the fourth edition of the popular FPS saga that made many people frequent internet cafes around the world at a time of “pioneering” the internet.

CS:GO is basically a continuation of a game that was launched 12 years ago and were pioneers on their modality. This time, you can find new maps, weapons and much more, without leaving the classic content behind.

Because of this classic style, CS:GO became pretty famous. And with the fame, came the many competitions and events for you to bet on.

Different from other eSports, for you to make different bets on CS:GO it will be necessary to have a little knowledge about it. However, for those who still don’t know much, you can stick to the market of the winner of the match and try your luck.


Developed by Valve, following the first DOTA, which was born as a Warcraft 3 mod, DOTA 2 was the first MOBA to achieve the success that League of Legends today has. The games are very similar, but DOTA 2 is considered to be more complete and complex, working in the same way: conquering the enemy team’s base using team strategies.

As the game is free for anyone to download it, there is no doubt it became very popular among eSports fans. Apart from that, it is considered one of the most profitable eSports out there, with amazing prizes in the competitions.

With that said, DOTA 2 is a great option for you to place your bet. Apart from many competitions available every several weeks, there is a lot of information about it online. That way, you can learn more about the teams and players and choose a good bet to make,

Sports Simulation Games

As football, basketball and other sports are very famous in the betting industry, it is obvious that the eSports version of them would also attract the attention of the fans. Especially from those who don’t know much about the more traditional eSports.

The most common among these Sports Simulation Games are FIFA and NBA ones. And they are pretty much equal to the traditional sports. Even the markets are very similar. And that is why it attracts the attention of the football and basketball fans, for example.

The biggest difference here would be for those who like to make analysis before placing their wagers. While in the traditional sports you analyze not only the players but also the clubs, their moment, and the competitions, in the Sports Simulation Games you will only care about the players.

However, it is pretty exciting and a good thing about it is that is not affected by the pandemic.

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