Esports Betting Outlook: An Action-Packed Summer Schedule Of Events Boosts Markets

Written By Matt Perry on July 28, 2016 - Last Updated on January 22, 2018

[toc]A wealth of esports competitions this summer and the imminent arrival of TI6 means there are plenty of esports betting markets to look at across the board.

What’s on offer at the bookmakers?


SkyBet are offering a comprehensive set of bets for the Summer Split, as well as CS:GO events in ELEAGUE Season 1 and of course the outright and match bet markets for Dota 2 winners in The International 2016.

SkyBet are continuing to offer match up bets, handicaps and map bets for all of the above esports games and competitions.


Betway esports continues its coverage of League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2. A new blog on CS:GO and skin betting has made an appearance with the Betway Invitational Tournament offering $3,000 to CS:GO teams.

Betway’s Summer Split markets offer a more in-depth look at the competition, but nothing too groundbreaking for the hardcore fan.

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Bet365 continue to offer a wide selection of post-ante bets for the Summer Split, ELEAGUE and TI6. The site’s market for Summer Split games features a range of over/unders, first bets and handicaps.

The ELEAGUE bets are less comprehensive but still contain a variety of options for the discerning bettor. Additionally, Bet365 have betting markets on Starcraft matches in Shanghai as well as the league games.


The esports offer at Pinnacle is much the same, with Starcraft II currently dominating the betting calendar. Map betting and match betting is available for many other major games but we’ve not seen anything exciting from Pinnacle recently.

PaddyPower, Coral and Ladbrokes

This trio continues to offer similar markets for esports betting.

We might have expected a unique spin from the former of the three after its innovative market on T16’s final prize pool, but as of yet PaddyPower’s offer remains unchanged. Coral continue to have an empty section on their site where an esports betting market should sit.

This week in esports events

The calendar continues to be filled to the brim with esports events. Here’s what we have to look forward to this week:

League of Legends

The European and North American Splits are well underway as well as the Pro League matches.


The debut of ELEAGUE this summer has given us additional CS:GO betting action, with the finals to be contested by the winners of Fnatic versus Natus Vincere and mousesports versus

Dota 2

The International is closer than ever with less than one week to go until the kickoff of the industry’s richest tournament. There’s over $18.5 million up for grabs this year.


In the world of Starcraft II, the Intel Extreme Masters is underway in Shanghai as a renewed bout of competitive Starcraft II matches continue.

Hearthstone 2

The dearth of Hearthstone 2 events continues, with no major action to report this week.

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