The League of Legends game has been popular in the world of virtual games for many years. It is included in the TOP 5 of the most popular eSports disciplines thanks to the fact that its developer, the Riot Games company, is constantly improving its gameplay and annually holds several hundred tournaments with great prize pool.
The League of Legends was launched in 2009 and now it is a classic representative of its MOBA genre, where two 5×5 teams battle on a map called Rift Summoner. There is only one map in the game, which only slightly distinguishes LoL from other games in the multiseat battle arena genre. The main task of each team is to destroy the Nexus building, which is considered to be the main one on the enemy’s base. Each player has its own unique character with special skills and abilities which allows gamers to develop many options for winning tactics. Matches last 3 or 5 games.
Types of LoL Bets
The number of bets options in the bookmakers’ lists will impress those who wish betting on LoL. Due to the frequency of the championships and the great demand among bets makers, bookmakers tried to fill their list with both traditional and additional exotic options. The following types are available to betters:
- Bets on the winner of the match;
- Bets on the winner of the game;
- Bets on accurate score;
- Bets on odd/even by the number of murders;
- Bets on the team whose passage of the map will take the least time;
- Bets on a team made First Blood in the match;
- Bets on handicaps;
- Bets on total over/under by kills;
- Bets on the most productive player;
- Bets on a team that will destroy more enemy towers;
- Bets on the winner of the Worlds Championship, tournament or League.
The availability of these options will depend on both the bookmaker and the type of competition, whether it is a tournament, championship, small or big match. Coefficients for predictions always depend on the team’s success in previous matches, the importance of the tournament, the gamers’ skill, as well as on the mode (live or pre-match). Most bets makers prefer betting on the League of Legends in live mode, because it is possible to predict events depending on the situation on the map and the actions of gamers. However, the main disadvantage of live-betting is the unpredictability of coefficients.
LoL Tournaments and Favorites in 2020
League of Legends tournaments are always incredibly large. Since 2011, its developer annually organizes the League of Legends World Championship with a prize pool of $ 1,000,000; 16 professional teams participate in it. In 2020, the Championship begins on January 13 and will last until September. In addition to the World Championship, Riot Games sponsors Championship Series (LCS), that is two professional eSports leagues, during which spring and summer matches are held in the USA and Europe. There are 20 teams participating in the leagues: 10 teams of the USA and 10 teams of Europe.
The 2020 Worlds favorites include teams such as FunPlus Phoenix, Invictus Gaming, Afreeca Freecs, Fnatic, Bilibili Gaming, and SANDBOX Gaming. These are the teams with the biggest number of points in previous matches.
Bookmakers for Betting on LoL eSports
LoL game betting can be found at almost every bookmaker’s facility who has added eSports to its line, much less in those offices that specialize exclusively in eSports disciplines. Sure enough, it is better to make bets at large world bookmakers, which action line will be wider and the size of coefficients will be more solid. In addition, large bookmakers add not only large LoL tournaments to the line, but also smaller championships. These include: William Hill, Bet365, 888sport, SlotV, Frank and other rating agencies.