eSports Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/esports/ Second Vermont Republic Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:45:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg eSports Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/esports/ 32 32 What are the Problems that you Might face while Betting on eSports – 2023 Review https://vermontrepublic.org/problems-while-betting-on-esports/ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:45:26 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5040 The gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the last few years, which is why almost every online bookmaker has included at least a few eSports titles in its sportsbook. As a result, even people who don’t know anything about this sport can try their luck on various computer and mobile games. However, …

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The gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the last few years, which is why almost every online bookmaker has included at least a few eSports titles in its sportsbook. As a result, even people who don’t know anything about this sport can try their luck on various computer and mobile games.

However, placing bets on eSports is not that easy. Every sport has its specifics, but since eSport combines multiple games, there are way more things that you need to take into account prior to placing your bet.

Let’s take a look at some of the potential problems that you might have to face while betting on eSports.

The odds might change drastically all the time

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Most people who bet on sports really like the live betting section because it gives them more opportunities. Needless to say, every single bookie that offers eSports will also allow you to punt on live matches. Besides the additional markets that you will have access to, you should know that the odds for most eSports matches change all the time.

Most of them are team-based, which means that one team fight can completely change the balance of power. We do not recommend placing live eSports bets unless you have a good understanding of the game and its mechanics. Unfortunately, learning how everything works is not easy, even if you watch live streams all the time.

If you want to have in-depth knowledge about a specific computer or mobile game, you should download it and play it yourself. Although most eSports titles are complicated, you will eventually learn how some things work.

You may not find that many options

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One of the most common problems that you will come across is the lack of betting options. Since betting on esports is still not as popular as wagering on other sports (like football, tennis, basketball, etc.), many gambling operators don’t have enough betting markets. In most cases, you will only have access to the most popular ones, such as the FT result and Over/Under. That’s why some people go to places like Betenemy.com, where they will find loads of eSport bookies.

Besides the lack of markets, some betting sites only offer two or three eSports titles. This means that you need to do thorough research if you want to have access to as many games as possible. The most common names you will find are Dota 2, League of Legends, and CS: GO. Each of them has numerous tournaments, which means that you will probably find something that you can bet on. However, there are many more eSports titles that can also provide you with loads of additional betting opportunities. This includes Overwatch, FIFA, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft. The latter is one of the newest additions to the eSports scene, although this game has been around for more than 15 years.

Certain betting features and bonuses might not work

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Most bookmakers have special betting features and exclusive bonuses. Unfortunately, some of them might not be available for eSports due to their specific nature. The good thing is that you will probably have access to live streaming because every eSports event is broadcasted on a platform called Twitch, which is available on most betting sites.

Another popular betting feature that you should have access to is called Cash Out. You can only use it if you place live bets, and it will give you the opportunity to settle it whenever you feel like it. This means that you don’t have to wait until the eSports match is over. If you notice that things are not going as planned, simply use this feature, and you will receive at least a portion of the money you’ve used for your bet.

Lastly, check whether the bookie you’ve chosen allows you to edit your bet after it’s placed. This is a standard feature on some gambling websites, and people love it because they can change almost anything even after they place the bet.

Some eSports matches could be postponed

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Unless you are betting on an event that’s held in a LAN format, every other eSports tournament is played online. This means that there is always the possibility for a match to be postponed.

Although this can happen in every sport, it is a lot more common here. So, if you placed a pre-match bet, check whether it is available a few hours before the event begins. Don’t worry, the bookie should refund your bet amount if the match is no longer accessible.

Even though the technology is really advanced nowadays, most eSports matches are postponed due to technical issues. This is something that you always need to take into account when betting.

Most tips that you read online are not accurate

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There are people called tipsters, whose job is to write predictions about certain events. Needless to say, you will find loads of tips for football because this is the most popular sport in the world. However, if you look around, you will eventually stumble upon numerous eSports predictions written by people who claim to be experts.

If you ever decide to read those things, you should always take them with a pinch of salt. Even if the tipster has many years of betting experience, eSports is really difficult to predict. Some of the most popular games are so dynamic that things can change in just a matter of seconds.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read any tips. On the contrary, if they are written by someone who knows what he’s doing, you will probably learn a thing or two that you can use to your advantage.

So, once you start looking for tips, make sure that the person behind them is either a famous gamer or works for a reputable website that you can trust. As you can imagine, places like Reddit and random online forums are not your best option.

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The Most Famous eSports Titles that People Bet on in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/esports-titles-that-people-bet-on/ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:38:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5032 The eSports industry consists of multiple computer games that have millions of active players. There are even a few mobile eSports titles, but they are not that popular when it comes down to betting. Apart from having loads of players, each eSport title has numerous tournaments, some of which are sponsored by the world’s biggest …

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The eSports industry consists of multiple computer games that have millions of active players. There are even a few mobile eSports titles, but they are not that popular when it comes down to betting.

Apart from having loads of players, each eSport title has numerous tournaments, some of which are sponsored by the world’s biggest companies. Unlike many years ago, almost every big eSports event has a prize pool that surpasses $1,000,000. Naturally, this attracts a lot of teams, which also affects the gambling business because bookies have finally started to allow their customers to punt on eSports.

Unless you are a gamer, choosing an eSport to bet on is not that easy. Some games are really interesting to watch, but betting on them is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve decided to share with you some of the most popular computer and mobile games that you should consider when choosing what to bet on.

Overwatch

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Ever since it was launched back in 2016, Overwatch became a massive hit because it was Blizzard’s first official shooter. Nowadays, everyone who likes this game can bet on the Overwatch League, one of the biggest tournaments in eSports.

One of the few drawbacks that you have to get used to is the lack of smaller events. In other words, once the Overwatch League comes to an end, you won’t have that many things to bet on. Luckily, there are some websites that allow you to punt on random Overwatch games.

If you decide you want to bet on Overwatch, you have to stay up to date with the latest changes in the game because the meta changes all the time. So, if you see that one of the teams picks heroes that are not in the meta, it is usually a good idea to bet against them.

Dota 2

If you take a look at the e-sports betting sites in Silentbet.com, you will see that each one has Dota 2 as an option. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because this is one of the first MOBAs that was considered an eSport.

Dota 2 is fun to play and even more enjoyable to watch, but betting on it isn’t easy. The game is known for its dynamic team-fights, which means that even if a specific team has a massive lead over its opponents, it can still lose. Furthermore, the newest updates made the game even more unpredictable because there are all sorts of new items and heroes.

Luckily, you can find tons of information online, as long as you have the time. There are various websites dedicated to Dota 2, where you can read analysis and predictions that will definitely help you once you start betting.

Another important thing that you need to remember about Dota 2 is that the tournaments here are divided into two big groups. The first ones are a part of the Dota Pro Circuit, whereas the others aren’t. Those that fall into the first category usually have more markets and better odds. What’s more, you will always find the best teams in the world there, so it shouldn’t be hard to choose one of them.

Arena of Valor

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The next eSport on our list is Arena of Valor. This is one of the first mobile games that earned its place among desktop eSports due to its fast-paced gameplay and incredible graphics.

AoV is also a MOBA, but there aren’t as many mechanics as in Dota 2, making it a better betting option. Sadly, most gambling operators still don’t offer it because they are mostly focused on PC games.

What’s interesting about this game is that it was known as Strike of Kings, and it is available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Like other MOBAs, this game has different modes, but on average, each match lasts around 15 minutes. That’s one of the reasons why people love betting on it.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The game is the most popular eSports in some parts of the world, especially in Eastern Europe. CS: GO is a shooter that has all sorts of tournaments, which means players have various betting options. Some of them are organized by Valve, whereas others are hosted by other companies, but they bring together the best CS teams in the entire world.

What makes this title so good for betting is that it’s not as complicated as some of the MOBAs on the list. Once you read some information about the best teams globally, you should be ready to place bets. What’s more, the updates here are not as drastic as the ones that you will get on Overwatch or other similar games (such as Valorant). So, even if you haven’t followed the game in a while, you shouldn’t have any problems. Just check whether there have been any recent roster changes.

StarCraft II

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StarCraft was one of the first eSports in the world, so it’s not surprising that its successor has millions of fans. Even though MOBAs and shooters have taken over the eSports industry, real-time strategies such as this one still have regular tournaments, which means that you can bet on them.

Unlike the other games on this list that are popular worldwide, StarCraft II is mainly played in Asia. Although there are a few European players as well, the vast majority of professional gamers are from South Korea. Hence, the big tournaments are usually held there.

League of Legends

The last game that we want to include on this list is League of Legends. Although it is pretty old, this game still has millions of fans and is widely regarded as one of the biggest eSports.

League of Legends is similar to Dota 2, which means that it is also a MOBA. During the years, the professional scene was dominated by Asian teams, but there are a few squads from Europe that are also really strong.

If you want to bet on it, you have to look at the LCS and other big tournaments.

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What are the Things you Need to Consider When Choosing an eSport to Bet On – 2023 Review https://vermontrepublic.org/choosing-an-esport-to-bet-on/ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:29:20 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5025 Even if you don’t like computer games, you’ve probably heard of the term eSports by now. This is an industry that has the potential to grow even more in the next couple of years. Besides being fun to watch, every eSport allows people who are into gambling to bet on various computer games. However, choosing …

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Even if you don’t like computer games, you’ve probably heard of the term eSports by now. This is an industry that has the potential to grow even more in the next couple of years. Besides being fun to watch, every eSport allows people who are into gambling to bet on various computer games.

However, choosing an eSport title is difficult, especially for someone who doesn’t understand how they work. Some games might be cool to watch, but betting on them is complicated because things can change in a blink of an eye.

In this guide, we will try to point out a few things you need to consider when choosing one of the many eSports titles. Once you read it, you should look for additional information if you want to bet on these games.

Try to read more information about the current game patch

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Since every eSport title has millions of casual players, the game developers release regular updates. Some of them try to balance certain heroes or items (depending on the game), whereas others bring loads of new changes.

Once you decide which eSport title you want to bet on, it is time to head over to the company that’s behind it and read the latest patch notes. Keep in mind that some updates might have a drastic impact even on the world’s best teams/players. Staying up to date with everything new in eSports is difficult because each game has its own update policy. For example, if we take Dota 2, Valve used to release big updates once a year that changes the game from the ground up. Nowadays, the company changed its mind, which is why we get to see smaller but more frequent updates.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that whenever there is a major change in the game, every team/player needs time to adapt. That’s why it is not recommended to bet on an eSport title that has recently gone through loads of changes. Most matches are already hard to predict, so it is not worth the extra risk you will take.

Some eSport titles are team-based, whereas others aren’t

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The next thing that you need to know about the eSports titles is that some of them are focused on a 1 vs. 1 scenario. If you take a look at these bookies for esport by Nostrabet.com, you will find several operators that offer those types of eSports. They are usually better for beginners because they aren’t that many things that could go wrong compared to team-based titles.

Perhaps the most common individual eSport games are FIFA and Fortnite. Although both of these games have different team modes, most of the leading competitions are held in a 1v1 format. While it is true they are better for beginners, it doesn’t mean that they are easy to predict. You need to consider many things before betting on these titles because anything can happen whenever two players are playing against each other.

We suggest reading more information about the two players and their previous meeting. Even if a specific gamer is considered the best, there is always a possibility of losing when playing in a one-on-one format.

Math fixing is an issue

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Even though no one likes match-fixing, this is an issue that’s been around for ages. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is also present in eSports.

We don’t recommend betting on smaller tournament matches where you don’t know any of the players/teams or organizers because there is a high chance that some of them might be pre-arranged.

Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with this problem if you bet on popular events because they are organized and sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the world. If you are unsure whether the tournament you’ve chosen falls into this category, carry out a search on Google and try to learn who’s behind it.

Once you have more experience, you can instantly tell whether a given match is fixed or not just by looking at it. Every eSport game is dynamic and complex, so once you see that professional gamers do goofy things all the time, you should be careful.

Check for injuries

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The last thing that we want to point out is that you need to check for any potential injuries. It might seem strange, but eSports athletes also suffer from different injuries. If a given player is not available, the team will usually find a substitute (called standin in some games, such as Dota 2), but this will probably affect their performance.

Even though most teams manage to find good substitute players, you should be careful if you decide to bet on them. If you’ve chosen an excellent online bookie, the roster changes should have an effect on the odds. Unfortunately, most gambling operators do not have the manpower to stay up to date with those kinds of things, which is why they probably won’t know anything about it.

If you’re betting on live matches, check whether your preferred team is not experimenting

The last thing you need to consider is something that you can do only if you have a lot of experience with a given eSports title. One of the things that makes every computer game enjoyable to watch is the fact that teams and players love to experiment with different things. Unfortunately, those experiments might have a negative effect on the people who bet on them.That’s why you should always check whether the team that you want to bet on is doing something that you haven’t seen so far. The best examples here are Dota 2 and League of Legends. Since both games have loads of heroes and items, players love to experiment with different tactics, especially during the group stage of some tournaments. If you notice that your preferred team is trying something new, you should probably avoid betting on it.

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5 Things That You Will Find On Most eSports Bookmakers in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/esports-bookmakers/ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:23:10 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5016 Wagering on eSports was really difficult a few years ago because there weren’t that many gambling websites that covered this sport. Luckily, almost every betting operator you will come across today has at least a few different computer games that you can bet on. What’s more, you can also find bookmakers that are entirely devoted …

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Wagering on eSports was really difficult a few years ago because there weren’t that many gambling websites that covered this sport. Luckily, almost every betting operator you will come across today has at least a few different computer games that you can bet on.

What’s more, you can also find bookmakers that are entirely devoted to eSports. Some of them look similar to the regular betting websites, whereas others have unique characteristics that make them stand out.

This article will try to point out five things that you will find in almost every eSports bookmaker. Some of them might also be available on several regular betting sites.

1. Special features that you can try out while playing your favorite game

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Esports bookmakers have some of the most innovative websites in the gambling industry. Apart from looking good, they are packed with features that you won’t find anywhere else. Some of them allow you to sign in with your game account (such as the one you use for Steam) and win small rewards just by playing the game you like.

In addition to the unique features, you can also find some of the things that are available on other betting websites. The most common option is Live Streaming (pretty much every operator that focuses on eSports has it), but you can also stumble upon cash out and edit bet.

If you don’t know how they work, we suggest reading as much information about them as possible because they can come in handy. Most of the things are only available for the in-play section, so be sure to check it out once you open an account on your preferred betting website.

2. Exclusive eSports promotions

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Besides various eSports titles, each bookie will have unique bonuses that you won’t find on any regular betting websites. Some of them will be available for every eSport, whereas others will probably apply only to a specific one, like Overwatch. Go through this list of esports sportsbooks by Efirbet.com, and check the promo section of each one.

Apart from the reward itself, you have to check how much time you have to use it. Most eSports-focused promotions are usually available for a week or two, which has its advantages and disadvantages. Although you won’t have much time to use it, there will always be a new offer that you can choose from.

Before you choose one of the many rewards, you have to spare a few minutes and read the full bonus terms and conditions. Typically, eSports promos might have a higher minimum deposit requirement than the regular offers. Luckily, the rollover conditions should be similar to the one you will find on regular betting websites, which is good because most sportsbooks won’t require you to wager your bonus as many times as some online casinos.

3. Loyalty Programs

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Generally speaking, VIP programs are one of the most common casino bonuses, but you can rarely find them among bookmakers. Luckily, some eSports gambling operators have their own VIP programs, which means that you can become a part of them once you start betting.

Besides exclusive rewards, the loyalty programs could also provide you with tickets for various sports events, higher withdrawal limits, and so on. Most websites will allow you to join their exclusive club once you open an account and make a successful deposit. Keep in mind that there might be a few additional conditions that you might have to comply with.

Most VIP programs consist of different levels, which means the higher you go, the better rewards you’ll get. In order to unlock the next level, you will probably have to collect things like loyalty points, so be sure to read the rules before you start betting.

Lastly, make sure that you won’t need to receive an invitation for some VIP levels. There are some betting websites that will send out personal invitations to some of their players.

4. Detailed Statistics

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Everyone interested in eSports knows that there are loads of computer and mobile games you can choose from. Naturally, staying up to date with everything new takes a lot of time, which is why many people are not aware of some of the most recent changes.

That’s why some of the leading experts bookmakers have a section called Statistic (or Stats), where you can have access to all sorts of information. Besides each team’s previous results, some of these sections will even highlight recent roster changes, game updates, tournament schedules, and more.

So, if you haven’t placed any eSprots bets in a while or you just want to learn more information about a particular game or a team, make sure to check this section.

5. Next-level security features

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Another thing that you can expect to find once you open on one of the many eSports bookies is different security features. Besides the ones that you’d expect (such as a license), you can often come across things that are not available on any other website.

Perhaps the best example here is the next-gen encryption technology that is used by many companies. Instead of providing their clients with 128-bit security, some places have a 2048-bit encryption system, which is impressive, to say the least.

Bonus Tips

As you can expect, eSports bookies have way more markets for the different games than regular betting websites. This means that you can find unique options for all popular titles like Dota 2, CS: GO, LoL, and more. Make sure you take advantage of them because they usually have excellent odds.

Lastly, some brands also have a fully-fledged mobile application for Android and iOS. Needless to say, you should download it because it often includes special rewards, and it will also allow you to use everything that’s available on the given bookie’s desktop website.

If the operator you’ve chosen doesn’t have an app, check whether it has a functional mobile website. Almost every eSports bookmaker will have one and it should work across all of your handheld devices.

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