Video games have been going around the market for decades now. Even though grumpy parents might disagree, video games are very much like traditional sports games. They invoke the same kind of excitement and feel while playing, and equally so to the viewers. The first official e-sports competition was held by Rolling Stone writer Stewart Brand who organised the competition back in 1972 to write an article on the potential of computers, video games being a big part of it. He obviously could not have foreseen the rise of e-sports to the extent it has come today, but the way he wrote about it at that time was very sports-like: he wrote about the competition like a writer would write about a football game or the like.
Several years later, competitive video gaming is at an all time high. There are a lot of video games in the market that are betting friendly and would fetch you big earnings just like traditional sports would, games like Call of Duty, Free Fire, League of Legends etc. There are lots of ways you can bet on e-sports, a few of which are discussed below.
As you can almost tell, e-sports betting is a relatively new form of gambling and therefore people will bet only on the absolute pros at the game. However this means that ordinary players don’t stand a chance. So e-sports usually have another way to bet: player on player betting. This essentially means that a player can bet on themselves or on their team against another. There won’t be many people watching the game, and you probably won’t have a massive fan following, but you can win cash this way. Bets can be anything from winning a game to completing a certain task. Player on player betting largely depends largely on your individual or team skills.
Another type of betting unique to e-sports betting is skin betting. A skin is a cosmetic upgrade that does not change the gameplay, but it gives a new look to the avatar of the player. A skin can be applied for a character, equipment in the game etc. Skins can be seen as collectables and therefore hold some value. Betting on skins is cheaper, more efficient and an expensive skin gives the player a better value when someone else bets on them.
Twitch is like the Youtube of the gaming community. Several famous PUBG, Call of Duty, League of Legends, etc. pros stream their live gameplays on Twitch because Twitch is a dedicated gamer friendly video sharing platform. Twitch also provides the gamer to open a subscription account to let them watch their livestream, helping them make money. Betting isn’t the plan here, but it helps bettors get a better understanding on what they are betting on.