e-Sports is fast becoming one of the most popular betting options for punters across the world, with the Covid pandemic giving the industry a significant boost.
A host of sports have gone online, furthermore due to Covid, with a wide range of options and markets available, so down below are the different types of betting options for e-Sports.
Head To Head Bet
This bet sees a market on the two teams and who will win. An example of this would be Team A taking on Team B, with $1.50 odds against $3 odds. If you place $10 on Team B to win, you’ll get a return of $30. Depending on what sport is being played, the dividend will be halved if there is a draw and no extra time.
This is a betting option where the bookmaker handicaps the match. An example of this is the bookmaker will consider a team better than the oppoising team, so with that, the punter can back the team will win by more than the allocated margin, or the other option is backing the other team to lose by that margin or under, or win the match. As an example, with a line of 2.5 putting $10 on a team to win by more than 2.5 and cover the line at $1.90, you will collect $19.
Correct Score Bet
This is where punters can pick what the correct score will be in an event. It is usually available and popular for certain sports, namely Soccer and the stack of events covered in that sport, mainly leagues and tournaments, including the World Cup. For example, if you bet on a team to win 1-0 at $4.50 and place a $10 bet, you will collect $45.
This is available on certain events, where bookies will have markets available on who will be named the best player in the event/match or the Most Valuable Player (MVP). This sort of market isn’t available on all e-Sports so check your preferred betting website and see if they have markets available.
First Kill/Blood Bet
Call Of Duty is one of the most popular video games in the world and it’s been a raging success in the e-Sports industry. There are regular tournaments for the game and a popular betting option is first kill/blood, which sees punters given the option of who they will get the first kill/blood in a specific battle.
This is a betting option popular with tournaments and leagues involving Call Of Duty. It relates to the amount of kills during a game. The bookie will set a number and the punter can decide whether there will be more or less killings than the nominated number. This is a popular bet for those who aren’t well formed with who is playing.
Some bookmakers don’t have this as an option, but if you can find a bookie that offers up live betting, it’s worth exploring with a stack of events that are well suited to live betting, especially events that involve Soccer and Motor Racing. Betting in play is a massive part of the wagering landscape and e-Sports are heading in that direction.
This is an option that most bookies have available for punters. It allows punters to pick what line they want for a team, and depending on what the bookie rates the two teams and their chances, the odds vary when it comes to what line the punter elects to take. It can range from 1.5 start and it can upwards of 20+ depending on the teams and how well they are matched up.
Map betting is a common bet type, especially when punting on events that are sci fi, including Call Of Duty. The betting option requires you to predict which team will win a specified map. For example, if you bet $10 on Team A at odds of $2.50 to win Map 1 over Team B, you will collect $25.
Total Kills Bet
Total Kills is a betting option that requires you to predict the number of kills that will be made in a particular match. Some bookies will nominate a specific number and you can decide whether it be more or less than that number, or they will offer markets on a specific number of kills.