eSports Betting and International Tournaments
The world of eSports Betting is a constantly growing industry which is closely tied to the video gaming market. eSports Betting is based on video gaming tournaments, with the winners and outcomes of each event affecting bettors’ odds and wagers.
With professional gaming teams competing in tournaments like the Dota 2 International, the Starcraft 2 World Championship Series and other major events, this industry has also created fertile ground for fans of online betting. Read on for the latest 2015 and 2016 results of these major eSports events, as well as dates, venues and other details.
Starcraft 2 World Championship Results 2015
The 2016 World Championship Series for Starcraft 2 will be held in September this year, with major events taking place across Europe, North America, and South Korea.
In the previous year, the World Championship Series Global Finals prize went to the native Korean team sOs. sOs claimed a prize of over $100,000 out of a total prize pool of $245,000. Considering all the events that are part of the World Championship, the total prize money for all the 2015 events came to over $1.6 million.
Overwatch Atlantic Showdown Results 2016
The 2016 Overwatch Atlantic Showdown was hosted by ESL on the 20th and 21st of August. The tournament offered a prize pool of $100,000 this year, and the event was held in Cologne, Germany.
The winning team for 2016, Rogue, beat team REUNITED with a 3 to 1 score. This won them a prize of $40,000. REUNITED, the second-place overall winners claimed a $20,000 prize.
League of Legends World Championship Results
The 2016 League of Legends World Championship Series is set to take place this year in September. Last year’s World Championship Series was spread out across October, with the finals finishing the event on October 31.
The finals were won by Korean gaming team SK Telecom T1, who became the first 2-time winner of the World Championship Series in its history. SK Telecom T1 beat the KOO Tigers with a 3 to 1 win. This win awarded them a prize of $1 million, while the KOO Tigers claimed $250,000 for their second place position.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive Results 2016
The ESL Online Cologne 2016 tournament is specifically dedicated to CS:GO. In 2016, this event was the final tournament for the Counter Strike: Global Offensive game, which won the eSports Game of the Year Award for 2015. The ESL Online Cologne tournament was held between 5 and 10 July in the Cologne area of Germany.
2016’s winner of the ESL Online Tournament was Team SK Gaming, who won a $500,000 prize out of a $1 million total pool. This win marked SK Gaming’s second consecutive time winning the event. SK this year beat Team Liquid with a best of 3 win, beating them on the Train and Cobblestone levels at scores of 16-7 and 16-6.
Dota 2 The International 2016 Results
Dedicated to Dota 2, The International is an eSports tournament that is typically hosted in the KeyArena in Seattle. In 2016, the tournament started on Monday, August 8, and ended on Saturday, August 13.
Team Wings Gaming won the International’s 2016 first place. Wings beat competitor DC 3 to 1, and claimed a prize of over $9.1 million out of a total prize pool of $20 million. This prize pool has since set a record as the biggest in eSports history.