Dota 2 is one of the most popular games for fans of eSports, especially for fans of betting. This is not surprising, because in addition to the fact that every single bookmaker has this game in its action line, Dota 2 has a lot of conditions for bets making and the coefficients are very solid.
The game was released in 2011 and since then it has been in the TOP of the main cyber disciplines. Its developer, the Valve company, annually organizes the Dota 2 tournament named The international, which regularly collects a weighty prize pool and gathers multimillioned audience. For example, this year the prize pool is over $ 30,000,000. Moreover, thanks to the sponsorship of Valve, tournaments are held every season under the general name the Majors. In addition to Valve, the tournaments for Dota 2 are also organized by ASUS ROG DreamLeague, Dota Pit League, SL i-League StarSeries and many other third-party organizers. This means that eSports fans will always have something to put on.
The meaning of the game itself is simple: there are two teams of 5 players, Radiant and Dire, each one should destroy the Ancient fortress of its opponent. The players have their own personal heroes who gain experience during the fight and earn certain items to strengthen their capabilities.
Dota 2 Bets Types
The variety of action lines for Dota 2 betting depends on the extent the bookmaker pays attention to eSports. The main betting type is a bet on the winner of the battle; however, there can also be bets as follows:
- On the winner of one of the rounds;
- On Asian handicaps and total over/under;
- On the exact score;
- On the killings: the first killing during the match and the killing of Roshan, as well as the time for committing 5-20 killings;
- On the duration of the map or round;
- On the result of a particular map;
- On the success of specific gamers: a bet is made with an indication of the gamer’s nickname;
- On the number of destroyed buildings: which team will destroy more.
There are plenty of other options for Dota 2 betting, for example, long-term forecasts for the team to reach the final of The International championship and win the tournament. Betting odds depend on the level of the team, the results of previous meetings with each other and a lot of other factors, while the coefficients on the Dota 2 live bets are always unpredictable.
Where and What Dota 2 Matches are Better to Put On
In 2020, there will be many championships, both large and small, and you can bet absolutely on everyone; however, the following DotA 2 tournaments will be the most worthy of attention:
- ESL One LosAngeles: March 15-22 (USA);
- World Pro Invitational: April 17-19 (Jakarta, Indonesia);
- EPICENTER Major: May 2-10 (Russia);
- ONE Esports Singapore: June 20-28 (Singapore);
- The International: August 18-23 (Stockholm, Sweden).
In terms of favorites, the leaders are still the European teams: Team Secret and Team Liquid; the Chinese teams: Vici Gaming and Invictus Gaming; and the American team: Evil Geniuses. These are the teams with the highest win rates leading the Dota 2 rating; whereas the largest leagues are the following: DreamLeague, MDL Chengdu Major, EPICENTER Major and DPC 2019/2020 Qualifier #3.
For betting, it is better to choose large bookmakers with extensive action line, low margin and profitable limits. So, the most famous are William Hill, 888sport, Pinnacle, Bet365, SlotV, Frank and many other bookmakers with a good reputation.
Besides, do not forget to use strategies and conduct pre-match analysis with an assessment of all factors influencing the upcoming match. This will allow making the right predictions and choosing the best moments for a bet.