Esports Betting Outlook: League Of Legends World Championship Final, And Much More

Posted By Matt Perry on October 24, 2016 - Last Updated on January 22, 2018

[toc]If you don’t want to be spoiled for the League of Legends World Championship, stop reading now.

The final is set and will take place this Friday at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. It’s a clash of South Korean teams as SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy go head-to-head.

Outside the world of League of Legends, there’s plenty more exciting esports betting action to be had.

What’s on at the esports bookmakers

Betway

It’s all League of Legends and CS:GO at Betway this week, which makes a lot of sense as these games are dominating the scene in October.

They’re also continuing their 25 percent extra winnings promotion, maintaining an active esports Twitter account and have published a new piece on Worlds.

SkyBet

SkyBet have a ton going on, which is just as well as it reflects that there is, in fact, a ton going on.

They also get bonus points this week for being the only esports betting site on this list to have a Halo selection.

Unikrn

This week is the scantest selection we’ve ever seen at esports specialists Unikrn, with just a Heroes of the Storm and League of Legends championship market on offer.

We can let them off because of the great ELEAGUE preview that headlines the page, though.

Bet365

Bet365 remain steadfastly predictable in the nicest way possible. A solid selection of markets on a wide array of games and smaller tournaments make Bet365 a highly recommended esports betting site once again.

Pinnacle

Pinnacle, for once, are not the slimmest offering of esports bets this week. There’s still some outdated information and broken links on the site, though, so we can’t go too mad with the compliments!

PaddyPower and Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes remain back in business on the esports front, with a much larger selection of markets than we’re used to seeing from them.

On the other hand, PaddyPower are essentially just offering a League of Legends selection at this point, which is a shame given the wealth of other ongoing or upcoming events.

The week in esports events

Busy, busy, busy!

As the year wraps up, so too do a lot of major events as we head towards some December premiers. Here’s the lowdown on the week that was and the week that will be.

League of Legends

The final is set, and we’re guaranteed a team of South Korean champions as SK Telecom T1 vanquished ROX Tigers 3-2 in the semi-finals. That set them up to meet Samsung Galaxy in Friday’s final, they having defeated H2k-Gaming a resounding 3-0.

CS:GO

A busy week for Counter-Strike fans! EPICENTER 2016 is wrapping up as we write, with $500,000 up for grabs.

The ELEAGUE Season 2 has also begun, with $1.1 million to be won. Last but not least, this week sees us head to São Paulo, Brazil, for the $600,000 ESL Pro League finals.

Dota 2

It’s not a good month to be a Dota 2 aficionado, but our time will come! Next month, The Summit 6 begins and in December The Boston Major has $3 million to award to Dota 2’s elite.

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Heroes of the Storm

Next month the Fall Global Championship begins in Anaheim with $1 million to be won, but for now there’s not much going on.

StarCraft

The 2016 WCS Global Playoffs kick off in Anaheim this week, but that’s all we have on the StarCraft II front. We’ll of course keep you posted.

Overwatch

The only piece of Overwatch news today is that Rogue took down the APAC Premier in Shanghai last week, edging out LH for the title.

Hearthstone 2

We’ll have to wait for the results from São Paulo in the WESG qualifiers, and wait longer still for the next major Hearthstone 2 event at the World Cyber Arena in December.

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