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eSports Betting at Betway

Dota 2

If you are familiar with eSports, you will know that Dota 2 is one of the biggest eSports games on the planet. Dota 2 evolved out of the custom map, Defender of the Ancients from the epic game Warcraft 3. The map was so successful that the creators were asked to produce a standalone game, which then became Dota 2. The game itself is a multiplayer online battle arena game where two teams of five players face off in an all-out battle.

Each of the five players in the team controls a “hero” which is imbued with special abilities. A team can win the game by destroying the opponents throne or forcing them to concede. On the way, teams gather resources that they can then use to buy items for their heroes. Players can also gather experience and increase the strength of their heroes, making them less likely to be defeated in battle.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is the much-anticipated sequel to the original Counter Strike Game. This game falls into the category of First Person Shooter where two teams of five players battle and go head to head over a series of rounds. The teams are split into the terrorists and the counter-terrorist groups. Each team must complete an objective within a specific time limit, which depends on if they are the terrorists or counter-terrorists. A CS: GO round is won by the team who is able to eliminate or kill the entire opposing team. It is also possible to win by planting a bomb, defusing a bomb or if the time runs out and the one team has the advantage. The most popular CO: GO bets include head to head bets and tournament bets.

League of Legends

If there is one eSports bettors are familiar with, it’s League of Legends! This multiplayer Battle Arena game sees two teams of five players battle it out in an alien-like world where Champions reign supreme. Each player in the team acts as the summoner, controlling a “Champion”. Like the Hero in Dota 2, the Champion can increase in strength and power when the team accumulates specific resources and experience. The game is won when one team destroys the opposing team’s Nexus. This is a type of building that is surrounded by smaller protective structures. With Dota 2 betting, you can place bets on individual heroes, game bets and tournament bets.

StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 is another game sequel and is also one of the first eSports games to go global. Unlike many of the other eSports games, this is a Real Time Strategy game that usually takes place between two players on opposing teams. In StarCraft 2, players must choose to become one of three races, either the Zerg, the Protoss or the Terran. The aim of the game is to destroy the opposing team’s race by training armies, increasing their technology and gathering resources.


Overwatch is one of the few games that combine Multiplayer Online Battle Arena with a First Person Shooter. In Overwatch, two teams consisting of six players each, go head to head in a strategic battle where one team attacks and the other one defends. The game is played over multiple rounds and after each round; the teams swap roles with the attackers becoming the defenders and the defenders becoming the attackers. The team can win a round by completing the objective set for the round. For the attackers, this could be to capture and hold a checkpoint. For the defenders, the objective would be to prevent the checkpoint from being captured.

Overwatch, StarCraft 2, Dota 2, League of Legends and Counterstrike are just some of the exciting eSports markets that you can bet on at Betway. With loads of tournaments taking place throughout the year, there is so much betting action to look forward to. Some of the biggest eGaming tournaments include the Overwatch Apex Tournament, the ESL Pro League, the StarCraft 2 World Game Master, the LOL Worlds Tournament and the Dota 2 International.

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