The best bets, and what to bet on in esports

Publication date: 15 Jan 2020

In 2019, the highest odds of a winning bet were more than 700. Russian, Chinese, and Norwegian bettors succeeded the most. Such year-end statistics was given by Loot.bet, an esports-oriented bookmaker.

The luckiest esports bet

A German made the best esports combo bet of the year with total odds topping 712. He was betting on The International 2019 and StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 matches and earned over €7,110 with a €10 bet.

The bet also beat 2018’s record hold by a Ukrainian—a combo bet with odds of 665.

The most profitable market for bettors in 2019 was Total over/under 26.5 rounds in a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map. The least profitable markets were Round handicaps in CS:GO and Total over/under 2.5 maps in best-of-three CS:GO and Dota 2 games.

What to bet on in esports?

Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and Fnatic were the most popular teams to bet on in 2019 (Astralis, Team Liquid, and Na’Vi in 2018). As for events, StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, The International 2019, and ESL Pro League Season 10 attracted most bets.

Performance of the Na’Vi and FaZe Clan CS:GO rosters was the most disappointing; they took the place of the previous anti-record holders, Virtus.pro. Mousesports (CS:GO) and OG (Dota 2) were the luckiest teams, bringing their supporters about +11% and +18% of net profit, respectively. 

Speaking separately about LOOT.BET/CS, LOOT.BET, and other memorable esports events sponsored by LOOT.BET in 2019, statistics looks as the following. HAVU (CS:GO) attracted most bets; the roster, moreover, met expectations of supporters and brought them 9% of net profit. Supporters of SKADE (CS:GO) and FlyToMoon (Dota 2) earned even more—+31% and +22% of net profit, respectively. Izako Boars (CS:GO) was named the most unlucky roster, with its fans losing 19% of bet sums.

Global bettor rankings: countries with the luckiest and most unlucky, the most and least active, risk-takers and the most cautious bettors.

Countries with the highest win rate:

  • CS:GO: Russia
  • Dota 2: China
  • League of Legends: Norway

Countries with the lowest win rate:

  • CS:GO: Czech Republic
  • Dota 2: Spain
  • League of Legends: Philippines

Countries with the most active bettors (average number of bets per user):

  • CS:GO: Japan
  • Dota 2: Bulgaria
  • League of Legends: Japan

Countries with the least active bettors (average number of bets per user):

  • CS:GO: Germany
  • Dota 2: Portugal
  • League of Legends: Ukraine

Countries by risk appetite (average bet odds):

  • Risk takers: Ireland, Bulgaria, Poland
  • Most cautious: Portugal, Spain, South Korea

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