StarCraft 2 eSports Betting

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StarCraft 2 eSports Betting

StarCraft 2 online game can be called one of the most successful in eSports, since over the many years of its existence this eSports discipline has acquired many leagues and secured regular tournaments around the world. You can bet on StarCraft 2 at many bookmaker’s facilities, and the frequency of tournaments allows making good money on it.

The first version of SC2 was released back in 1998 by the Blizzard Entertainment developer, who founded his own World Championship Series league and regularly holds tournaments in different regions. StarCraft 2 matches are also sponsored by renowned organizations such as ESL, Ongamenet, IEM, Starleague and MLG. To date, three add-ons have been created that make the game more interesting and attractive for eSports. The game itself is a real-time strategy where three races fight among themselves for the survival of their species in the distant future. The main goal of the player is to create his own army, extract gas and minerals, erect buildings and destroy the army and strategic structures of his opponent.

Bets Types

The line of the most bookmakers, especially those who consider eSports to be a core business, includes the following SC2 betting options:

  • Bet on a victory of a particular participant in a round or match;
  • Bet on a victory of a certain participant in the tournament;
  • Bet on the duration of the round or match;
  • Bet on the number of wins or losses of a certain gamer in the tournament;
  • Bet on different handicap options, total and odds.

Some bookmakers may also offer additional bet options during the battle, for example, guessing which of the participants will be the first to capture the enemy’s base or attack the opponent. You can bet on this strategy in the live and pre-match modes, however, most bets makers prefer real-time bets even despite the coefficients unpredictability.

Which SC2 Tournaments it is Possible to Bet

The most attractive for betting are international tournaments, which are organized by both the developer himself and other well-known organizing companies of eSports competitions. The most significant in this RTS game is the World Championship Series tournament, which takes place in July; besides, its prize fund of $ 150,000 is annually collected. Participating players earn special points, and according to the results of the season, 16 players with the biggest number of points qualify for the LAN finals with a grand prize of $ 250,000. The largest leagues of this eSports include the following: the North American Star League, Team Liquid StarCraft League and GOMTV Global StarCraft II League.

Other important StarCraft 2 tournaments in 2020 are IEM Katowice 2020, which will be held in Katowice from February 24 to March 1 (prize pool is $ 150,000), and DreamHack SC2 Masters Dallas (prize pool is $ 100,000), which will be held in Dallas, USA, on May 22-24. These tournaments are held as a part of the ESL League Pro Tour.

Where is it Possible to Make Bets on SC2 Matches

Since tournaments in this sports discipline are held almost every month, betting on StarCraft 2 in 2020 is best done at large bookmaker’s facilities which allow betting on all the main matches of the game. For example, such offices include: William Hill, 888sport, SlotV and Frank. Do not forget making a pre-match analysis of the players before making predictions; it will be very simple to do, because most competitions are held in a 1×1 format. In summary, the players named Serral, Reynor, Neeb, SpeCial and TIME are the favorites of 2020 who scored the biggest number of points in previous competitions.

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2 Matt Doherty Defender 29 185cm
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2 Antonio Rüdiger Defender 27 190cm
3 Fabinho Midfielder 27 188cm
3 Eric Bailly Defender 26 187cm
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4 Virgil van Dijk Defender 29 193cm
4 Phil Jones Defender 28 185cm
4 William Saliba Defender 19 193cm
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5 Harry Maguire Defender 27 194cm
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5 Jorginho Midfielder 29 180cm
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6 Gabriel Defender 23 190cm
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8 Juan Mata Midfielder 32 170cm
8 Harry Winks Midfielder 24 178cm
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9 Roberto Firmino Forward 29 181cm
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10 Christian Pulisic Forward 22 172cm
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10 Marcus Rashford Forward 23 185cm
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10 Harry Kane Forward 27 188cm
11 Mason Greenwood Forward 19 181cm
11 Mohamed Salah Forward 28 175cm
11 Timo Werner Forward 24 181cm
11 Erik Lamela Forward 28 184cm
12 Joe Gomez Defender 23 188cm
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12 Willian Forward 32 175cm
13 Adrián Goalkeeper 34 190cm
13 Lee Grant Goalkeeper 37 193cm
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13 Willy Caballero Goalkeeper 39 186cm
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14 Joe Rodon Defender 23 193cm
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15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Midfielder 23 180cm
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15 Kurt Zouma Defender 26 190cm
16 Rob Holding Defender 25 189cm
16 Edouard Mendy Goalkeeper 28 196cm
16 Marcos Rojo Defender 30 187cm
17 Moussa Sissoko Midfielder 31 187cm
17 Fred Midfielder 27 169cm
17 Curtis Jones Midfielder 19 185cm
17 Cédric Soares Defender 29 171cm
17 Mateo Kovačić Midfielder 26 177cm
18 Takumi Minamino Forward 26 174cm
18 Bruno Fernandes Midfielder 26 179cm
18 Olivier Giroud Forward 24 193cm
18 Thomas Partey Midfielder 27 185cm
18 Giovani Lo Celso Midfielder 24 177cm
19 Mason Mount Midfielder 22 178cm
19 Nicolas Pépé Forward 25 183cm
20 Diogo Jota Forward 24 178cm
20 Shkodran Mustafi Defender 28 184cm
20 Dele Alli Midfielder 24 188cm
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi Forward 20 177cm
21 Ben Chilwell Defender 24 178cm
21 Konstantinos Tsimikas Defender 24 179cm
21 Daniel James Midfielder 23 170cm
21 Calum Chambers Defender 26 182cm
22 Pablo Marí Defender 27 193cm
22 Hakim Ziyech Forward 27 181cm
22 Paulo Gazzaniga Goalkeeper 29 195cm
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23 Xherdan Shaqiri Forward 29 169cm
23 David Luiz Defender 33 189cm
23 Steven Bergwijn Forward 23 178cm
23 Luke Shaw Defender 25 185cm
24 Reiss Nelson Forward 21 175cm
24 Timothy Fosu-Mensah Defender 23 190cm
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25 Mohamed Elneny Midfielder 28 179cm
25 Japhet Tanganga Defender 21 184cm
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27 Alex Telles Defender 28 181cm
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28 Joe Willock Midfielder 21 186cm
28 César Azpilicueta Defender 31 178cm
28 Tanguy Ndombélé Midfielder 24 181cm
29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka Defender 23 183cm
29 Kai Havertz Midfielder 21 189cm
30 Gedson Fernandes Midfielder 22 184cm
30 Eddie Nketiah Forward 21 180cm
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32 Joel Matip Defender 29 195cm
32 Emile Smith Rowe Midfielder 20 182cm
33 Emerson Defender 26 181cm
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