Similar to betting on sports, esports betting has different categories and ways to place bets. There are several different things to bet on overall, and in some cases, each game has its own unique items to bet on as well. Here are some of the most common bets that bettors see from different bookmakers.
Match Winner. Bettors place their bets on a particular team winning the match. In this case, each team will have a number next to them, which is their odds of winning, and bettors can use this information to place an intelligent bet on their choice for a winning team. This is the most popular type of bet placed in the esports arena.
Outrights/Futures. For these bets, a person places their bet on which team or individual will win an entire competition, as opposed to just the match. There may also be an option to bet on which teams or individuals will qualify for the competition.
Handicaps. With this type of betting, people bet on wins and losses of a team, with a certain handicap applied. The handicap is only applied to the team that the person bets on and then the results are tallied to see if the bettor won or lost their bet.
Totals. Totals refer to the total number of points/kills that are achieved by both teams or individuals playing. A bettor will need to decide if they believe the total will be over or under the number that the bookmaker has listed on their site when the bettor places their bet.
Correct Score. This wager is very straightforward. The bettor must guess the exact score of the match in order to win their bet. These matches may be played best of three or best of five, as well as just individual games.
Passage. For a passage bet, the bettor is betting on which of the two teams will make the playoffs for the event or which team will play higher in the standings at the end of the match.
Victory in Tournament. Players bet on who will be the final winner of the tournament in this wager. Because of the large number of competitive players, correctly guessing the winner is fairly difficult and the stakes may be high.
As with all types of betting, each game and tournament may have its own specialties that a bookmaker can throw in for the bettors. This may include things such as the most valuable player, the first team to draw blood, or the first team to win a map. Each bookmaker may include different specialties for different events.