The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the attitude toward cybersports. The industry has been actively developing in recent years, but after a partial ban on traditional competitions, interest in competitive cyber sports has grown considerably. Betting on Fortnite and other games has become interesting not only to those who are into computer games, but simply interested in sports.
Bookmaker’s offices accept bets on different games. There are more than 20 of them, but not all of them are popular among bettors. The diversity of the spread depends on the activity of the players. Below are five of the most popular cyber disciplines for betting.
Dota 2 is very popular. This is due to the success of domestic athletes in the international arena. The first Dota 2 World Championship was won by Ukrainian Natus Vincere, at the last The International the strongest was the Russian team Team Spirit. The prize fund of the World Championship exceeds $ 30-40 million.
In CS: GO, Ukrainian teams have a leading position in the rankings. In 2021, Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere fought for world leadership in the rankings.
Every day there are matches on CS: GO. There is a system of tournaments of different levels. At major competitions can only be broken through a qualifying competition or showing good results throughout the season.
The game appeared in 2017 and already at the end of the first year there were more than 80 million sales of the game. The game is developed by Epic Games, which organizes various tournaments. In 2018, the prize pool was $100,000,000.
Fortnite is inferior in popularity to CS: GO and Dota 2, especially in Russia and a number of other CIS countries.
League of Legends
League of Legends is fighting fiercely with Dota 2 for the title of best MOBA game. The game is in high demand in China and the United States. It is in these regions have the strongest teams and competitions.
Riot Games develops the game and conducts the competition. Throughout the year there are seasonal tournaments. The winners of regional leagues at the end of the year play in the World Cup.
Overwatch is an online shooter that combines several genres. There is a lot of CS: GO stuff here, but heroes are endowed with ultimative abilities, which makes strategy and tactics more diverse.
The first major Overwatch tournament was held in 2018 with a prize pool of $3 million. The tournament has achieved annual status. Regularly held less status tournaments with a prize fund of up to 100 thousand dollars.