E-Sports Betting in Australia at Playup

Playup now offers E-Sports betting for Australian punters. Meeting the demand for betting markets following the growing popularity of E-sports now that Covid-19 has knocked out the majority of sporting events for people to bet on as it crosses into the mainstream.

The prize money for some of these tournaments will be surprising to see for those that haven’t been following. For example, The International 2019, the biggest DOTA 2 tournament saw a top prize of $15,620,181 USD go to the winning team, OG. And the total prize pool for the tournament was over $34 million USD! So it is big business, and will only grow as the popularity does.

Playup offers betting on E-Sports matches for Defense Of The Ancients 2 (DOTA 2), League Of Legends (LOL), Star Craft 2 (SC II), Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and more. Games with deep strategy that take years to master.

Screenshot from DOTA2

Through the major sports all being suspended due to Coronavirus in March 2020, and the necessity of having entertainment and things to bet on that has led to a growing popularity of E-sport betting. Unlike most physical sporting events, E-Sport can be played while adhering to social distancing, so appears to be positioned to grow immensely in popularity for the foreseeable future.

Punters can often watch live streams of tournaments, and can check out highlights on Youtube to get a feel for how certain teams perform and gain some insight on who to bet on.

How to bet on E-sports at Playup

When you get to the Playup website, you will see a list of sports and racing markets on the left hand navigation bar, with eSports Matches under the Featured section (highlighted with a green rectangle above).

When you click on this link it will bring up a list of all the matches that you can bet on for each tournament, with quite a large selection, each one bringing up a list of the individual matches with the odds available for each team.

When you click on the odds for the team that you want to bet on, it will be added to your bet slip, and you can then enter the amount that you wish to bet, and click ‘confirm’ to enter your bet. Playup offers a wealth of betting markets with horse racing, greyhound racing and various other sports available to bet on. E-sports betting however is a nice addition, and now is the perfect time to check out the growing and exciting competitions available to watch and bet on as another form of home entertainment.

Written by Peter Arena


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