Have you heard of esports? Esports is a new way not just to enjoy video games but also to bet on competitive games, too. From its early days when esports was only a school or university event, competitive video game playing can now be done worldwide, all thanks to the use of modern technology.
Even online sportsbooks are taking advantage of the seemingly unstoppable growth of the esports industry. More and more online bookies are starting to offer esports betting to their clients now.
Some even make use of bonuses to attract new bettors to check out what they have to offer, one example is how Efirbet offers updated bonus codes for Melbet, among other apps or sites.
As for esports betting, here are some of the most important things you need to know about wagering for competitive video games.
Esports games you can bet on
While there are no restrictions on which games can be played competitively as an esport, there are games that are more popularly known as an esport, and a lot of people are playing them both competitively and for entertainment. Here are some of them:
League Of Legends
League of Legends is a massive online battle arena or MOBA game. In a MOBA game, the main objective is to win by taking over the base of the opposing team, situated at the opposite end of the map. Players, using their chosen characters with varying skill sets, fight in a team of up to five people each, to both defend their base and attack that of their opponent.
Just recently, Riot Games, developer of League, started its closed beta food League of Legends: Wild Rift, the much-awaited mobile version of their game. Soon after, they announced an open beta for it coming late October this year. No word yet on the final official release date for the public version of the mobile game.
Another one of the most popular MOBA games, DoTA 2 takes the classic “Defense of The Ancients” game and improves on everything about it--the gameplay, the graphics, and even the hero roster.
Its annual tournament known as The International is known for being able to gather huge amounts of money for its prize pool. At one point, it managed to gather more than $30 million in total prize value for the tournament.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was what made the genre of battle royale shooter games as popular as it is now. Although it was not the first of its kind, it was the first one that became so popular and the first one that hit the perfect spot on the taste of a lot of players. PUBG has some esports events for its PC version, console, and even mobile.
Following the elements that made the classic Counter-Strike an all-time favorite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive takes these elements to the next level by using the online multiplayer function. In a competitive setup, teams face off each other in real-time, usually with pre-set battlefield conditions.
Esports is not only for the PC and for consoles--even smartphones and mobile games have their spot in the esports scene.
Mobile Legends is one of the most popular MOBA game for the smartphone. It works in the same way as League of Legends or DoTA 2 and even has a closely familiar UI and character design to most existing heroes and champions from the two aforementioned games.
This mobile game is more popular in South East Asian countries like the Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, Cambodia, and even India. In the Philippines, tournaments and big events sponsored by huge brands have been a normal thing for fans and players of Mobile Legends.