From the Fortnite World Cup to the League of Legends World Championship, Unibet covers every major eSports competition throughout the year. And you can watch eSports and bet live every week!
eSports betting and live stream times
You may not be familiar with betting on eSports if you’ve never watched the world’s best gamers compete on the biggest stage. But there is a growing eSport betting community that love to back their favourite players in games such as CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends. Unibet offers a range of eSport odds and markets on the biggest competitions played all over the world.
Bet live on eSports
Unibet offers a vast number of eSports betting odds that remain active during the competition. This means you can bet live on eSports while following the action on TV or online. eSports can take place at any time of day due to the global nature of the events — and that means even the most dedicated fans need eSports schedule times to keep on top of all the action!
Unibet offers the latest eSports times, odds and markets right here in our sportsbook. We cover competitions such as the ESL Pro League in CS:GO and Dota 2 DreamLeague games. The world’s best players compete in these tournaments and strive to reach the seasonal finals, where they can earn millions of pounds.
Betting on eSports primarily focuses on the moneyline bet. This is where you simply bet on which team or player will win the game. Unibet also offers wider eSports bets such as handicap betting. This involves betting on a team or player to win with an imaginary boost or deduction to their score, in order to even out the odds. For example, you could bet on Gambit eSports to beat Virtus.pro in Dota 2 with a +1.5 handicap at 1.47.
History of eSports
eSports have been around since the birth of computer games — but not as you may know it. Gamers have always competed on computers and games consoles. Whether it was the Nintendo or SEGA back in the 1990s, through to the PlayStation and XBOX era, or now into the online gaming years. Online gaming has driven eSports to new levels and created the opportunity for players to compete with each other all over the world.
But what really made eSports take off was that fans love to watch eSports online. That means games such as League of Legends and Fortnite have succeeded in filling stadiums across the world during their global championships. With such a huge following has come mega prize money and sponsorship deals, catapulting the top gamers to superstardom.
Betting on eSports with Unibet has grown each year and we now offer extensive odds on the biggest and best competitions. So make sure to check back every week for the latest eSports bets and offers available in the Unibet sportsbook!
Dota 2 betting
Betting on Dota 2 is one of the most straightforward eSports betting types on the market. This is because the game is straightforward, with a simple aim. The five-on-five game involves teams battling to destroy the opposition Ancient. Whoever does this first wins the map. Games involve a number of maps, so one victory doesn’t guarantee a team the match! The game is followed by millions online and is iconic for its strategy and characters.
The main eSports bets focus on who will win the match. But Unibet also offers handicap betting, so you can more accurately bet on the final score in terms of maps won. This evens out the Dota 2 odds, making it even more tempting to bet on a favourite. Be sure to check out the latest odds on Dota 2 at Unibet today!
Bet on CS:GO
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is arguably the biggest eSports first-person shooter in the world. The game involves players battling through dangerous and bullet-ridden areas to destroy their opponents. CS:GO betting has taken off in recent years as fans strive to show their support for their favourite teams.
Indeed, the Counter Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship now dominates the Unibet TV eSports fixture list. The series involves a number of CS:GO competitions being staged throughout the year from all over the world. And teams from across the globe compete for the chance to win the $1m prize on offer!
If CS:GO betting is your thing then make sure to check out Unibet’s latest odds. We offer markets on numerous CS:GO tournaments, including Major Championship qualifying. You can bet on CS:GO teams such as Astralis, Renegades and AVANGAR from your phone or tablet simply by signing up to Unibet today!
Other top eSports to bet on
There is a wide range of eSports betting options available through the year at Unibet. These include World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Call of Duty betting. The majority of eSports available to bet on are either first-person shooters or map strategy games. However, other games such as FIFA, Street Fighter and Dragon Ball FighterZ all boast a dedicated following.
Yet betting on eSports follows the same pattern regardless of game. Unibet will always offer a match bet, where you can back a player or team to win the game. You will likely be able to bet on handicaps and correct scores, while you can also bet on eSports live via our sportsbook!