Esports Betting Outlook: Team Liquid Wins EPICENTER Ahead Of Major Summer

Written By Matt Perry on June 12, 2017 - Last Updated on January 22, 2018

[toc]Team Liquid is the latest Dota 2 champion of EPICENTER, having secured the title in Russia.

Looking ahead for more action in the world of esports betting, there is plenty of League of Legends action continuing, CS:GO events are ramping up across July and The International’s prize pool has now topped $14.5 million.

Where to bet on esports


Bet365 is consistently a top pick for esports betting fans, week in and week out. The British bookie might be in second or third place when it comes to usability and runner-up in bets offered, but easily comes out on top in both combined.


Betway’s sponsorship of Ninjas in Pyjamas is still front and center of the site’s esports offer, as well as a couple of different free bet promotions solely for esports betting. It is actually the only site to offer this sort of esports exclusive promotion.


There’s nothing new to say about SkyBet this week. If you want a gargantuan list of more esports betting markets than you can possibly imagine, accept no substitutes.


The only site to specialise in esports betting, Unikrn offers a range of esports betting markets across major tournaments. The days of bombarding customers with a plethora of smaller games and tournaments seem to be gone, though.


The original kings of esports betting continue to offer a wide range of markets at decent odds. Though, again, an overall site update wouldn’t go amiss – the second most recent article on Pinnacle is about the League of Legends World Championship… in 2015.

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The week in esports events

While there are not many major events to report on this coming week, there’s still plenty of esports betting action to be had.

Dota 2

As we mentioned above, Team Liquid emerged as EPICENTER 2017 champions following a swift run of victories in Moscow. Liquid took home the lion’s share of a $500,000 purse. Next up we have Galaxy Battle and DOTA Summit 7, each taking place on the opposite side of the Pacific.


This week, the World Championship Series heads to Finland as 80 StarCraft players will compete for a $100,000 prize pool. This will be followed up next month with a trip to Valencia, Spain, for more of the same.

League of Legends

For every League of Legends event wrapping up this week, we have more starting as the action-packed summer of Splits and playoffs continues in the world’s most popular competitive esport.

Heroes of the Storm

Over in Sweden the Mid-Season Brawl is well underway, with $250,000 up for grabs and 12 of the world’s best going head-to-head for it, with a new Hearthstone champion to be determined this time next week.


We’ve still got a couple of weeks before the next burst of CS:GO action begins, but when it begins boy does it begin in earnest. Between the end of June and September, we’re looking at over $2.1 million to be won.

Image courtesy of EPICENTER official photo bank.

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