Esports is rapidly emerging as one of the most popular sports across the globe, especially during these times, when outdoor activities are getting restricted. Esports first gained popularity in South East Asian countries like South Korea and China during the late 90s and has now been accepted as a mainstream sport across the world, with calls of it being included in the Olympic Games as a medal event.
As the popularity of the sport has risen, so has the interest of punters who are always on the lookout for new betting opportunities. All major bookmakers and most top betting sites in India accept wagers on esports. Let’s have a look at some of the most esports betting sites currently on the internet.
Betway is one of the most popular names when it comes to online betting. In addition to all the mainstream sports, it has a special focus on esports events. In fact, betway sponsors a number of esports teams like Ninjas in Pyjamas, DreamHack Masters, Made in Brazil, and Invictus Gaming.
The esports portfolio of betway covers all popular esports games, like Dota 2, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rainbow 6, CS: GO, and Overwatch. One can bet on events like IEM Katowice, ESL Pro League, Blast Premier, Dota 2 International, Dota Summit, LoL Championship Series, and LoL Pro League.
Betway provides some of the best odds in the market for esports and allows the users to place pre-match as well as live bets on a variety of different markets. It even puts out regular blogs giving tips and picks for esports events.
Although technically ggbet is a sports betting website, its core focus lies on esports. Its huge collection of games include shooting games like CS:GO, Valorant, Fortnite, Rainbow Six, and Overwatch, Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas like King of Glory and Dota 2, sporting games like FIFA and NBA, as well as other games like Tekken, Warcraft, Street Fighter, and Starcraft.
The range of bets that players can place include outright bets, winner of each game, handicap bets, winner of maps, scores, odd/even, and totals.
Ggbet also regularly offers game-specific and tournament-specific promotions for its users to take advantage of.
Unikrn was established in 2014 with a core focus on esports. The site is registered in Isle of Man and operates under the license of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.
The games it offers include all the popular esports games like CS:GO, Dota, League of Legends, and Fortnite, and allows punters to bet on a huge number of markets, available 24×7. Events include the LoL Worlds, Overwatch League, ESL Pro League, and Dota 2 International.
Unikrn also has a virtual esports betting section, where one can place bets on never-ending back-to-back rounds of all popular esports titles. It is no wonder then that the site has won multiple awards, including the Esports bookmaker of the Year 2019. It also has a dedicated app for Android as well as iOS devices.
Part of the Win group of esports companies, winners.bet is registered in Malta and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. Winners.bet was only recently launched, in partnership with BetConstruct, which is one of the leading providers of betting and gaming software in the world.
The `mobile first´ policy of winners.bet has allowed the company to come up with a simple and pleasing layout, where one can find all their favorite games to place bets, including Dota 2, CS:GO, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Call of Duty and FIFA
Users of the site are also able to live stream some of the major gaming events from across the globe.