DotA2 is one of the top three most popular games when we talk about eSports. The live events can fill arenas with thousands of seats. Of course, since it is so popular, the betting market is also filled with possibilities.

You can find plenty of bookmaker sites, such as https://gg.bet/en/dota2, that are specialized in eSports betting. If you want to test your luck and make fortunes based on your favorite game, then this is the way to do it.

The basics

You can find numerous markets available if you decided to bet on the outcome of Dota2 matches. We are talking about Money Line, Totals, Outright or Handicap. This game is played on the same map, unlike CS: GO. Two sides are battling on this map for the ultimate glory. One of them is the Radicant, found on the bottom half of the map, while the Dire is placed on the top part.

You can place bets on which of the two teams will not lose a game in a series of matches. This series is usually a Bo3 type, meaning that the best team will be chosen after three matches. Of course, this depends on the event, as you may also find Bo5 (best of 5) series.

If you found out how to bet on Dota2, then you can test your luck with more complex markets like Handicap or Totals. These can make you more money but you really need to know the game.

Which are the tournaments to bet on?

First, we need to talk about The International. It is regarded as the biggest Dota2 event and one of the biggest eSports tournaments, in general. It is held annually since 2011 and it’s hosted and developed by Valve, the company that developed the game.

Capable of gathering immense crowds, this live event consists of eight of the best teams battling each other for great prizes (we are talking about millions of dollars).

DotA Major Championships

These are the key to enter the International. They are a series of tournaments played all across the globe with prizes of up to 3 million dollars. Taking place in countries like Germany, China or the USA, they are events made to increase the popularity of the game.

Initially made as a way to expand the success of The International, they managed to keep the game’s place in the top 3 eSports podium. Besides what we already mentioned, you can also find other Dota2 tournaments, such as DreamHack, The Defense or the SLTV Star series. There are countless of these events happening all over the place.

With the right eSports betting strategy, you will know on which matches you’ll need to bet and which can wait. That’s because you don’t have to bet on all of them to make a nice sum of money.

Conclusion

DotA2 is a great game played and watched by millions. And millions are to be made if you play it right. Betting on it should be performed carefully and there are numerous sites and tournaments that can accommodate your bets.

***In cooperation with gg.bet***

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