How to bet on e-Sports (Virtual Sports)

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First steps:

  1. Create a MyBookie Account.
  2. You will need a positive account balance to place a bet. You can make a deposit using our available methods.
  3. Choose a Deposit Option. and Select a Bonus.
  4. Deposit Funds into your MyBookie Account.
  5. Learn About Betting Odds and Place Sports Bets. We have a complete help section on ‘How to bet guides‘ available for you.

Now learn about the types of bets for e-Sports (Virtual Sports).

Moneyline Match Bets

The most basic type of betting on eSports is wagering on a match winner, commonly known as moneyline or straight-up betting. Moneyline bets in eSports involve wagering on the team you think will win the match. The outcome of these single-match bets are usually represented with odds in the form of win, lose or draw options.

Outright Group/Tournament Bets

Outright bets refer to those wagers you place on the team or player you think will win the entire tournament, depending on the eSports game you are betting on. Predicting the overall winner of an entire tournament—for example, in a >Starcraft 2 tournament — can be difficult, considering there are several players involved and the road to victory can be complicated. That said, these complications are usually well-accounted for in eSports lines; with the eSports odds for these outright bets often being high. Wagering on these eSports lines can be lucrative if you can predict the winners correctly.

Handicap Bets

The handicap eSports betting market is one of the most loved options in the industry, especially in matches or tournaments that offer little value in the moneylines and other related markets. Usually, the handicapping value is determined by aspects such as the nature of the match-up between the contestants and the skill level of the opponents. Again, like in most sports betting markets, the eSports odds for handicapping are usually represented in such a way that the better team/player has a minus handicap against their name, while the lesser player/team has a plus handicap. When you place a wager on this online sportsbooks market, you are betting on whether the team with the handicap advantage (which is mostly the favorite) or disadvantage wins the bet.

Over/Under Total Bets

Over/Under bets are those wagers placed on given statistics of a match or tournament (i.e. combined scores of two opponents, total number of kills, total number of rounds, or even total number of points accumulated in a match/tournament). When you bet on the number going higher, it’s an OVER wager, while betting on a lower value than the number at your bookmaker means it’s an UNDER wager.

Special Bets

Also known as prop bets, novelty bets or exotic bets, are special eSports bets can mean almost anything that isn’t tied down to kinds of bets we’ve detailed above. A bit of some knowledge on a match or tournament is important when placing special bets, but mostly, these wagers often rely on luck rather than your knowledge. Below are some examples of special bets you can place on eSports.

  • First Blood: Bets placed on a player/team that scores the first kill of the match (like in League of Legends).
  • Map Winner: Bets placed on a player/team that wins the specified map (like in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive or DOTA 2).

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