Summer is the time of the year when avid sports bettors need to expand their horizons in search of something new and exciting to wager on. One of the fastest growing segments of the Internet sports betting industry is eSports. While there could be some serious debate as to whether or not playing online computer games requires certain athletic qualities to really be considered a sport, the fact of the matter is that this segment is getting bigger and bigger every single year
and more and more of the top offshore sportsbooks operating online are posting a number of betting options for eSports.
The basic definition of eSports is video gaming on a professional level. Some of the top online gamers are earning a substantial amount of money doing what they do. It is truly global in scale and easily accessible to an extremely large number of participants. One of the biggest factors driving this growth is the betting public’s willingness to wager a substantial amount of money on the outcome of the games. Click on the home page of any number of online sportsbooks and chances are you will find an entire section of betting options geared towards eSports.
Some of the more common eSports events would be Dreamhack Summer 2017, Hellcase Cup, ESEA Europe and the Prodata Cup. These are just a few of the betting options you might find on the board right now, but over the course of the year there are any number of betting events for eSports. The most common way to bet on eSports is through a posted moneyline favoring one team over the other.
Just like any other sport you would bet on, you need to take the time and effort to get to know all the various players and teams in the eSports game. Perhaps you have a couple of popular video games that you actually like to play. This could be a great entry level starting point to betting on any number of eSports games at your favorite online sportsbook. Some of the most popular games offering eSports betting options include Starcraft II, DOTA-2, League of Legends and Counter Strike.
Another really good source of information for betting on eSports is any one of the online sports betting information websites. These sites can not only point you in the right direction when it comes to finding an online betting outlet that best meets your individual sports betting needs, they can also provide quite a bit of insight and education for everything you can bet on these days including something like eSports.
The offshore gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that is always looking for ways to push the limits when it comes to any type of Internet gambling and eSports is an excellent venue for reaching a much younger audience than the one that generates the most amount of betting action for what would be considered mainstream sports such as football, basketball, hockey and baseball.
It would be safe to say that betting on eSports is still in its infancy, but like any child it is starting to grow up really fast. If this sounds like something that would interest you from a betting standpoint, you can still basically get involved at the ground level. You do not have to go back all that far when just a handful of online sportsbooks were even posting the betting odds and taking action for eSports on their website. More and more online betting outlets are getting involved in this craze, which in turn, dials up the betting action across a much more widespread basis and to a much more diverse group of players.