If there is one tournament in the eSports industry that stands above all, it has to be The International. Sure, League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all have their top events, but the one for Dota 2 is just on another level.
Apart from the fact that the prize pool reaches absolutely mind-blowing amounts (over $34,000,000), every fan can also watch the best players in the world competing for the lion’s share of the prize, as well as the Aegis of the Champions, which is the most sought-after trophy for every professional Dota 2 player.
Despite the fact that The International 10 won’t be like the previous TI’s due to the pandemic, if you like to bet on eSports and Dota 2 in specific, you should keep an eye on a few teams that could potentially be the future champions.
How can I tell which team is the favorite?
Generally speaking, Dota 2 is a game where a team’s performance fluctuates a lot. This has always been the case when it comes down to this game because there are many problems that each team has to go through before each event.
Having said that, one of the easiest ways to choose a team to bet on is if you watch some of the VODs of their last tournament. Sure, checking the results might also do the trick, however, if you have a good understanding of the game and the patch hasn’t changed yet, you can get a general idea as to whether a particular team has any chances to succeed or not.
I think I’ve found my favorite, where should I place my bet?
After you took the time to find a team to bet on, the next thing on your to-do list is to choose one of the many esports betting sites out there. Apart from those that provide exclusively eSports bets, many other operators also have other sports. Both types of bookies work fine, so just pick the one you prefer.
There are many things that you need to take into account before you decide which is the best site for you. Apart from the obvious fact that the site has to have Dota 2 as a betting option, you also need to make sure that it has competitive odds. Nowadays, people have access to a lot of data, so just take the time to compare the odds between the different brands.
Of course, let’s also not forget about the legitimacy of the bookie. This is often something that many bettors take for granted, so be sure to check if it has an active license and what kind of security features you have at your disposal.
Another thing that many punters love is a live streaming option. Most of the top betting websites will provide you with it, which is excellent because you won’t have to open a separate tab and watch the game there.
Don’t forget to follow every game of your favorite team, even if you think that they have it in the bag.