Dota 2 Titans To Square Off As Betway Brings Back Esports Fight Night

Written By Joss Wood on June 20, 2016 - Last Updated on January 22, 2018

For the fourth edition of Betway’s Fight Night, Alliance and Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) will play each other in a best of three DOTA 2 challenge.

The teams are competing for a €5,000 prize which will go to the charity of their choice. The tournament is again being sponsored by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet Esport. Fans can watch the event live on Aftonbladet’s Twitch channel.

Betway will offer pre-game and in-play bets

The event takes place on June 23 and will provide Betway’s growing esports betting customer base a high profile event on which to wager.

Betting is already open on Betway’s DOTA 2 esports tab, with Na’Vi favourites to win at 1.60. Alliance are quoted at 2.20 for the outright win.

Betway esports will offer many other pre-game markets and when the match starts, there will be options for in-play betting.

Fnatic have won two of the previous Fight Nights

This will be the fourth Fight Night since Betway launched its dedicated esports betting operation in August last year.

Fight Night has proved to be a great draw, with two of the previous events being won by Fnatic. The fact that Betway and Aftonbladet have succeeded in showcasing such high profile esports teams is a major factor in their success.

Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing and Operations at Betway, commented:

“Our dedicated eSports portal isn’t even a year old yet and we’ve seen eSports grow beyond our own lofty expectations, featuring regularly in our daily top 10 sports for turnover. Betway’s Fight Night is becoming a can’t miss fixture on the eSports calendar and we’re excited to bring fans the very best DOTA action.”

Alliance and Natus Vincere have both been DOTA 2 world champions

The fact that Alliance is based in Sweden, and Aftonbladet is promoting the Fight Night heavily to its Swedish readership may skew the odds in their favour.

Alliance won the DOTA 2 The International in 2013 and they won the World Cyber Arena (WCA) 2015. At the time the WCA offered the biggest prize pool outside of events sponsored by Valve.

The Ukraine-based Natus Vincere won the inaugural DOTA 2 The International in 2011, so both teams can boast of world leading track records.

The Na’Vi DOTA 2 team was in action last week at the Manila Major where they beat Alliance in the Main Event, before losing to Team Liquid in the finals.

Even though Fight Night is a charity match for both teams, expect no quarter to be given. There is a history between these two teams and both will be going all-out for the win.

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Joss Wood holds an English degree from the University of Birmingham and also earned a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of Manchester. Joss has a special focus on the international online gambling market, though he also writes extensively on US regulated markets, sports betting, and esports betting.

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