Betting on eSports with 10Bet
10Bet has been in existence since 2003 and has firmly established itself as a reliable name in the world of online betting. The site has a reputation for offering a huge variety of sporting events and competitions and has also continuously grown its eSports offerings.
They tend to specialise in live betting markets where a large number of events will be displayed on their sportsbook with fluctuating odds throughout the duration of the contest and this includes plenty of eSports competitions and leagues.
eSports Betting at 10Bet
In the early days of eSports’ rise to prominence, 10Bet was often accused of having too few markets and a limited selection of games but that is not the case any longer. At any given time, 10Bet offer markets on DOTA 2, Overwatch, King of Glory, Hearthstone, Star Craft II as well as the aforementioned Counter Strike: Global Offensive. These are listed under the ‘all leagues’ banner.
The ease of navigation at 10Bet makes it extremely enjoyable to browse the range of eSports markets on the site and they are simple to locate. Down the left hand side of the home page there are range of different sports (listed in alphabetical order) including eSports, which is represented by a green ‘e’ is located about halfway down.
The majority of these markets are for upcoming tournaments and competitions and they each have outright odds for the respective teams and players to take top honours.
Types of eSports Bets at 10Bet
Unfortunately there are limited markets available on the majority of match-ups which is the only major downside to 10Bet’s eSports offering. There tend to be just three markets available on each game which are Money Line, Spread and Totals (Over/Under).
Money Line – This is simply predicting the outcome of the winner.- which team will be victorious and progress to the next round of the competition. The odds can be a little prohibitive on these but this isn’t exclusive to 10Bet, this is often the case in betting events where there are just two outcomes.
Spread – Each game and competition will have its own rules but generally eSports matches are played in a best of three format (occasionally best of five). The spread is the asking players to predict how dominant each team will be or if the underdog possesses a chance of keeping it close. A bet on -2.5 for example on Team A would suggest they will win 3-0 or 5-0 (depending on the format) whilst +2.5 on Team B is predicting that they won’t lose by a huge margin (3-1 or 3-2 would secure this).
Over/Under – Similarly to the previous market, this is predicting how many maps or games will be required. Under 3.5 would suggest either team will make it a clean sweep whilst Over 3.5 suggests it could be tight and may require a deciding contest in order to establish a winner.
Some players enjoy putting together multiple selections from across various games and contest and it’s simple to do this with 10Bet. Clicking on any selection will automatically add it to the betting slip on the right hand side of the page and once you’ve entered a stake, the potential returns will be shown on screen.
Live Betting on eSports
Many eSports contests are traded live in-play through 10Bet’s website but it’s always best to check their upcoming events list to establish which competitions and games will be going live. The live betting section is easy to locate on the top left hand side of the home page and although it can appear a little cluttered and overbearing at first (probably due to the sheer number of games taking place at once), it is simple to navigate and doesn’t overcomplicate the individual live markets.
League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2 are the three titles which are most likely to feature on the live betting page.
10Bets eSports Betting Offers
10Bet don’t offer any specific promotions for eSports bettors but they do have a welcome offer for players who sign up for an account to take advantage of. New customers with 10Bet can claim a 50% matched deposit bonus when they register their details and this applies to all initial deposits up to £200.
This is a great way of getting started with eSports betting at 10Bet.
They also promote the cash-out service which allows players to lock in some of their profit half way through a contest if things are looking good. This applies to all events including eSports but generally only applies to the Money Line and Totals markets. Things can quickly change in eSports so if your team have taken an early lead, it’s a great way of securing some kind of return.
eSports is continually growing and its popularity has skyrocketed over the past few years. It’s good to see that 10Bet have taken this on board and increased the number of markets and games on their site. They have a slick site which is easy to navigate and for those eSports players who are looking to bet on the three main markets, 10Bet offer the ideal platform.