Esports Schedules

Understanding Esports Schedule

Esports, short for “Electronic Sports,” is essentially professional video gaming. Esports is an umbrella label for different games, from multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games such as Defense of the Ancients (DotA) to first-person shooters (FPS) such as Counter-Strike. Wagering on esports through the sportsbook is available.

Main Events for 2022

There’s no official esports schedule as there is with cycling (UCI) or tennis (ATP and WTA). Perhaps the closest is the Electronic Sports World Convention (formerly the Electronic Sports World Cup). It’s like the Olympics of esports, contested between countries. 

To follow esports, we will have to follow the various calendars of the games. Games are contested professionally among teams, so not dissimilar to NBA teams opposing one another. 

Tournaments (and the respective game and genre) to pay attention to include The International (DotA, MOBA), Fortnite World Cup (Fortnite, Battle Royale), Honor of Kings World Champion Cup (Honor of Kings, MOBA), Evolution (EVO) Championship (Fighting Games), League of Legends (LoL) World Championship (LoL, MOBA), PUBG Global Invitational (PUBG, Battle Royale), Call of Duty (CoD) League Championship (CoD, FPS)and Overwatch League (Overwatch, FPS).

Tips Before Betting Esports

Esports has been around for quite a while, but in the same regard, Betting on esports is still new. It’s different compared to wagering on more traditional sports, but the fundamental tips of betting still apply.

  1. Convert the betting odds to their implied probability. Do the betting lines accurately reflect a team or player’s chances of winning? This is how you find an edge and see a bet is worth it.
  2. There is plenty of data in regards to the performances of esports teams and/or players, so just dig deep. As a caveat, the “prime” of esports players is a limited run.
  3. Point spreads, or a form of it, exist for certain esports games. Sometimes, this is only what’s available, not moneyline.
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