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At the moment there are 4 games that can always be bet on, as long as you use one of the bigger pages in e-sports betting, these are Starcraft 2, League of Legends, CS: GO and Dota 2. It will be added sometimes newer games or when slightly older. Smaller games have a big tournament going on, then many betting sites tend to be pretty quick at trying to show the front feet and that they stick with the swings.

Two games that are on the rise in betting are HearthStone and Heroes of the Storm. Both games were created by game developer giant Blizzard and have quickly become really popular in the gamers world. HearthStone is a card game based on the MMO game World of Warcraft which has long been the world’s most played game.

Games categories in Esports

MOBA / Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Often abbreviated MOBA and we will go through these below. You control a character, often referred to as a hero, and you play in teams with four other players. You meet another team of five players. The game is about destroying the opponent’s base. To do that, you need a collaboration between your players and that you have good cohesion and tactics to achieve your goals. To your aid you have minions that both teams send out from their bases with the direction of the other team’s base. When players annihilate minions or opponent, they gain experience and can level up.

Dota 2

In mid-2013, Dota 2 was released and it immediately became a real success. the game involves two teams meeting each other. You have your own base camp and during the game you will try to destroy the opposing team. In addition, you get the minions of the sub-game, which together gives you an army whose main task is to both defend their base, while attacking the opponents. It is a high tempo and it is absolutely impossible to relax because then the opponents can get a real advantage that you can not catch.

Leagues Of Legends

Another game that is also a « MOBA » is the game Leagues of legends . The game had its release in October 2009 and has been incredibly popular ever since. You play in two teams where the number of players is between 6 & 10. the team starts on either side of the playing field, near its base called the « Nexus ». There are up to 18 levels and in order to « level up » you have to destroy both the opponents’ players and neutral monsters. In this game, just as in Dota 2, there is a high tempo. So it is a bit of a race armor while keeping the opponents away from their base.

Heroes Of Newerth

One game that took the market by storm was the game Heroes of Newerth . The game is inspired by Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and released on May 12, 2010. A typical match is two teams, consisting of 5 players each, facing each other. The game has become a success, thanks in large part to the game being developed into a multiplatform supported by Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Each player controls a « Hero » with which you fight. As the game progresses, your hero becomes more powerful and also gains a variety of special attributes that can be used against the other team.

Heroes Of The Storm

Another “MOBA” game that has taken the internet by storm is the game Heroes of the Storm . Just like the other games Dota 2 and LOL, the game is about trying to destroy the opponents base. This game is a personal favorite for us at Esportsbetting.se. If you want to play on something that can give you a clue, then Heroes of The Storm.

RTS / Real-time strategy

A classic in esports and this genre has been a major contributor to the whole esports progress and establishment. Just look at South Korea where Starcraft became part of the culture and maybe the country where esports got its first foothold. Notably, the sports stars often have higher status than sportsmen in South Korea. But enough about that. Starcraft 2 came in 2010 and is still very popular, although it did not have the same impact as its predecessor Starcraft 1.

In real-time strategy games, it’s often about building an army that can withstand and conquer your opponents. To do so, you must build a base and units while collecting resources. The crux is just that your opponent is doing the same thing and here too there is talk of a race armor between the players.

Another factor is that each map has limited resources. So if your opponent has collected all the resources, there is a great risk that you have lost the game. But at the same time, one can have different strategies to win. Some players like to attack quickly and thus shock the opponent who may have thought more long-term and stable than the one who runs « all-in » after a few minutes.

FPS / First Person Shooter

Within FPS, players participate in firefighting and the first person shooter means that you are inside the body you control, so to speak. So you are first person. You can also talk about third person or third person and then you see their character from behind, but not in this case.

Counter-Strike

The game CSGO is about killing the opposing team or performing its mission. For one team, the terrorists, the mission involves planting a bomb on a protective object. For their opponents, the Counter-Terrorists, it is about countering the terrorists by stopping the bombing. This game is by far the most popular in the Esport world.

Call Of Duty

Another popular FPS game is Call of Duty, which is more focused on war and World War II in particular. The game was launched in 2003 and had sold six years later for the equivalent of 27 billions $. Besides just the Second World War, they have focused on both the Cold War and the future warfare. There are currently 23 different types of games that you can play.

Halo

A game that has been around since 2001 is Halo, it is considered to be among the best games ever made. Even here, you are an avatar who meets other players. Since this game has become so incredibly popular, the winnings have gone crazy too. During the Halo World Cup, the winner was able to take home an incredible 1 million $. It is also very popular to play on Halo in sports betting.

Overwatch

OverWatch is a game that has taken the world by storm since its inception in 2016. The game is a multiplayer game that means you play one of a number of heroes who together want to maintain peace in a war-torn country. You can be between 2 and 12 players at a time. The game is released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Other games in esports

Card games such as Hearthstone have quickly become popular as it is based on the Warcraft world and it is a good audience sport. The game is at a slow pace and it is easy and exciting for the viewers to follow the stream. And given that the game is at a slower pace, there is the opportunity for the players to « spike » to it a bit. The game itself is about trying to destroy the opponent by playing his card against your own. Here, even those who follow the game can bet on who you think will win. The game has in a short time become very popular and therefore player can earn a lot !

Another game that is also very popular in E-sports is World of Tanks . Player is developed by the Belarusian / Cypriot company wargaming. The game assumes that you are a military vehicle between 1920 and 1960. The game is free, but in order to unlock the very largest vehicles you have to pay a fee.

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