There are certain things that you have to get familiarised with if you want to start betting on eSports, or to be more precise, to be familiar with it. You must be familiar with the basic concept of betting, but you also need to know what eSports actually is.
You may know a lot about betting, but if you don’t know how eSports work, you might not be very successful. Similarly, if you know a lot about eSports, but you don’t understand betting, types of bets, how to read the odds, etc. you will face problems.
The goal of our guide is to provide you with useful information that will enable you to expand your knowledge and eventually become better at betting on eSports. The guide is suitable both for novices, as well as punters who already have some experience in this field.
A note on our table of content: it is not necessarily meant to be read from top to bottom, we have just listed them like this as this seems like the most logical way to get acquainted with the subject, but it is fine to jump around them.
First, as we hinted above, you will have to be familiarised with eSports, what eSports is, when a mere video game can be described as an eSport, what types of matches, tournaments and other competitions are played, in what format and so on.
The historical retrospective of eSports betting will help you understand how this late branch of sports betting developed over the years. Even though eSports betting is a relatively new phenomenon, a lot has changed in the past few years. Betting on eSports has become a lot more common and widely regulated activity, and it attracts larger crowds compared to the early days.
Once you are familiar with eSports and it's history, you are ready to get into the betting part of eSports betting. First you will need to get a more general and broader idea of how placing a bet actually works, and then you can get started, slowly, with trying to place your own bets. All you need to get started is to choose a betting site, a payment method, deposit a little money and you ready to place your first bets.
There is a lot to learn and you have to be careful, patient and systematic if you wish to be successful at this. There are some simple, yet very useful tips that you need to learn, understand and implement at first, but the process doesn’t start there.
The bankroll management is one of the key things for every punter, or at least those who have any ambition of becoming long term winners at betting. Even if you’re just a casual punter, it is still good to develop a bankroll management system, that way your fun money will also last you longer, even if you don't expect to walk away a winner. In most cases you can just adapt rules that has already been devised by somebody else.
Next you’ll need to learn, not just how to read, but also to understand the odds and how do they work. That will lead you to being able to decide with a higher or a lower degree of accuracy when it is worth to take a risk and when it is not. There’s always a risk factor in betting and there’s no such thing as a 100% secure bet. However, once you learn the basic maths of eSports betting, you will be able to analyse potential bets and make informed decisions on which ones you should place.
Calculations and computing are important analysis tools and you’ll need to be good with numbers in order to be a good punter. It doesn’t mean that you’ll have to become an expert in mathematics though, you’ll just have to acquire a specific set of skills that will enable you to analyse betting options and essentially be able to recognise a value bet. Value bets are bets where the odds don’t express the likelihood of the even accurately, i.e. it is more likely for that outcome to happen than it is reflected by the odds for that particular market.
Understanding what betting options you have at your disposal will give you a broader scope of opportunities which often translates into improved chances of winnings. That’s why you’ll need to learn what types of bets are available and what each of them entails. You can’t be a successful punter if you don’t understand what you’re betting on.
The glossary will give you quick access to the important eSports betting terms that you will encounter frequently if you start betting on eSports. One can’t always remember everything, but in time you will not only remember, but also fully understand all terms that are listed in our glossary.
Betting on eSports requires a certain degree of knowledge and understanding, especially if you’re ambitious and expect success in your betting endeavours. The learning process is ongoing and never-ending, but there are things that you’ll need to learn at the very beginning and then your betting skills will simply improve with practice. We are here to provide you with the tools and enable you to develop the skills necessary for eSports betting.