League of Legends is the undisputed king of the esports betting world for the fourth week running, with much more action to be had on Spring Split games than on all the other esports combined.
That’s partly due to a lack of action in other games, and partly due to there just being so many League of Legends events. With that in mind, this week we’ll be keeping the focus on LoL action as we go to our weekly review of esports betting sites.
Where to bet on esports
Bet365 has always been the jewel in the crown of esports betting sites when it comes to League of Legends markets, which means that at this time it’s easily the best esports betting site available. With so many League of Legends markets to choose from, no one can match Bet365’s in-depth selection.
SkyBet is a razor-close second for League of Legends bets with odds on various aspects of all the upcoming matches. Each match, as well as outright odds, has between six and 35 markets available for the League of Legends connoisseur. If you want League of Legends odds, you’ve got everything you can imagine between Bet365 and SkyBet.
The last of our esports betting “big three,” Betway is another site with a fine selection of League of Legends bets boasting more than just outrights or correct score wagers. On top of that, its always excellent esports blog has been updated with a report on the North American Split qualifiers that’s well worth a read.
Esports betting specialist Unikrn naturally has a solid amount of League of Legends markets, though it is unable to compete with the big boys of the sports betting world. That said, there are many worse options for a League of Legends bettor.
Pinnacle is nowhere near as competitive as any other site on this list. What’s more, it’s pretty hard to navigate the site to find the bets you’re after making. On top of that, it only has to-win markets available.
Ladbrokes has also backed off the League of Legends markets, though it’s not at the bottom of our list because it’s offering a lot more variety in esports betting than PaddyPower is.
PaddyPower missed the memo about all the League of Legends matches, it seems. There are a few outrights on other esports, though, which is some consolation.
The week in esports events
Despite the seemingly never-ending waves of League of Legends matches, there are actually a fair few other games with events taking place over the coming weeks as well. Let’s check them out.
The ESL Pro League openers for CS:GO are taking place in Europe and North America, though they are online-only events. The next live event, however, kicks off this week in Las Vegas in the shape of the DreamHack Masters. Of note: You can also bet on those matches in Nevada.
There’s nothing on in the world of Dota 2 until the end of the month when we head to Shanghai. A month after that and we can look forward to the Dota 2 Asia Championships, also in China.
There’s a wealth of smaller Overwatch events taking place around the world, with the Overwatch Carbon Series taking place online from next week and a fair few other events spanning the next few weeks.
StarCraft II players will be heading to Katowice, Poland, in a couple of weeks for the Intel Extreme masters Season XI. In the world of Hearthstone, the Pro League Phase #1 is underway online, and the HCT Europe Winter Championship was won by Pavel over the weekend.