As more of us begin to bet on Esports, knowing the major tournaments across games makes betting even more exciting. After all, backing a Champions League Final is much more fun than a League Two fixture on a Tuesday night. You’ll find a huge number of major Esports tournaments these days, with prize money in the millions. Below you’ll find the biggest Esports tournaments to bet on across the most popular games…
League of Legends World ChampionshipLeague of Legends is the most popular Esports around, so it makes sense that the World Championship is a global event that sees millions of people watching it.
You can bet on the outright market for most of the year and top bookmakers always have the fixtures to bet on during the tournament.
The World Championship sees the best players and teams from the Summer Split and the Spring Split regions go head-to-head and battle it out to become the world’s best.
Fortnite World CupFortnite is a truly huge phenomenon, so much so that there’s now even a World Cup!
The first edition was held in 2019 and won by Bugha who picked up $3million. It was held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the US Open is held. It was streamed by tens of millions of people online.
A 2020 edition is likely to return and solidify itself as one of the biggest Esports tournaments around.
The InternationalThe International is DOTA 2’s major yearly tournament and annual world championship.
The prize pool is always in the tens of millions and all the biggest bookies offer odds on outright winners and individual match-ups across the tournament.
It’s normally held around August-September and continues to be an event that carries one of the largest prize pots.
League of Legends Mid-Season InvitationalAs well as the World Championship, the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational is another tournament that pits the best up against each other.
It brings together the champions across multiple competitions and the tournament is a good indicator of how the World Championships will go later in the year.
Call of Duty League ChampionshipCall of Duty has been around for some time now and the League Championship is one of the highlights of the Esports calendar.
Starring 12 franchises the league is played across the year with a Championship Weekend crowning a champion.
This is usually during the summer months, having previously been held in August. Bookies again offer odds on the event across the year, with the likes of Paddy Power, Coral and William Hill all offering markets.
Other Notable EventsOf course, there are many other events across the year which bookmakers offer odds on and millions stream worldwide. Among the most popular include:
- FLASHPOINT Championship
- ESL One
- Overwatch World Cup
- Evolution Championship Series
- Hearthstone World Championship