Esports Betting Outlook: The Boston Major And World Cyber Arena Are On The Horizon

Posted By Matt Perry on January 22, 2018

[toc]It’s probably time to start looking forward to December’s major events, with the last month of the year just nine days away.

As well as Christmas, we’ll have The Boston Major and the World Cyber Arena to look forward to, with millions of dollars in prizes up for grabs and a lot of esports betting action.

For now, though, we’ll have to settle for waiting.

Where to bet on esports this week

Betway

It’s a little late for Betway’s excellent blog on The Summit 6 to be of relevance, but it’s still worth a read. Plus, we love – once again – how involved in the esports world that this betting site is.

Betway’s Ninjas in Pyjamas sponsorship, incidentally, is still headline news on the site.

SkyBet

SkyBet have a pretty lackluster esports betting offer this week, but it’s hard to hold it against them for a couple of reasons: Firstly, they’ve been pretty good on a consistent basis for a while; secondly, there really isn’t a lot to bet on right now.

Unikrn

Unikrn once again remain one of the only sites with a thorough coverage of the smaller tournaments, which makes it a great place for esports betting maniacs to get their fill of action.

They’re also continuing to go strong with blogs and analysis.

Bet365

Bet365 has another week of solid esports betting options, with a good selection of CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2 action. If you want to get some early bets in on The Boston Major, you could do a lot worse than here.

Pinnacle

Pinnacle still have a website full of outdated information and a dust-gathering esports betting articles section, but in terms of esports gambling odds and markets they’re presenting a reasonable selection.

They’re still a far cry from their former position as the number one esports betting site, though.

PaddyPower and Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes have really come into their own as an esports betting hub, while PaddyPower’s markets still seem like something of an afterthought. That still puts them ahead of many betting sites, though!

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The week in esports events

Are you literally counting the days until The Boston Major and the World Cyber Arena yet?

League of Legends

After all the pomp of the World Championships, there’s not much but smaller events on in the world of League of Legends.

Last week, Unicorns of Love claimed a $50,000 first prize in the Intel Extreme Masters Oakland event. This week, there are a few smaller events in Russia and Brazil to keep an eye on.

CS:GO

The Intel Extreme Masters is wrapping up for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, too.

Unlike League of Legends, however, there are still have some good-sized events to look forward to. Finland hosts DreamHack Winter 2016 this week, while a few weeks from now there’s $750,000 up for grabs in Anaheim.

Dota 2

Virtus.pro took down The Summit 6 in Los Angeles, which means we’ve a little under two weeks’ wait until The Boston Major and a mighty $3 million prize pool. That’s one to watch for certain.

Heroes of the Storm

No change here, as Heroes of the Storm has no major scheduled events for the remainder of 2016. There is, of course, the Gold Club World Championship in Beijing kicking off this week, but it’s overshadowed by the recent $1 million BlizzCon event.

StarCraft

There’s still not much StarCraft II action on the horizon, save a few smaller events in Korea. However, the World Cyber Arena finals in Beijing next month have $200,000 to be won.

Overwatch

As per last week, we’re still waiting for APEX Season 1 before we can give you any new Overwatch updates. That’ll be 12 days from now, if you’re wondering.

Hearthstone 2

Hearthstone fans will have to wait for December and the World Cyber Arena as well.

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