If you are looking for top quality eSports betting, then there’s no doubt that the League of Legends Spring Series event has and continues to provide punters with a huge range of potential betting opportunities.
This massive event is taking place around the globe with Spring Series leagues in North America, Europe, China, Korea, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao and Brazil along with several lower tier events offering lesser teams a chance to earn promotion to the elite leagues.
With the remaining games in this league section taking place over the next few weeks (depending on the geographic location, the end dates for each league differ), let’s take a look at how things are shaping up in the different regions.
North America sees Immortals having clinched the coveted top spot in the competition and a seed in the playoffs later this year after they racked up a fantastic 15-1 record through the qualifiers. With only two games left to play for each team, it looks like its a battle between Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming for the second seeded spot as both have 11-5 records though Team SoloMid (9-7) could yet upset the applecart if things go their way.
It is race between three teams in the European Spring Series for the top two spots. Currently, G2 Esports and H2k Gaming lie in joint first place with 13-3 records, but they could be caught by Team Vitality who have 12/4 records. The remaining playoff places have all been decided with Fnatic, Origen and Unicorns Of Love all boasting 9-7 records, four better than Elements and Splyce on 5-11 with just two games left to play.
Things are a little less clear in the ultra-competitive Korean Spring Series section as they have only played 12 games out of the 18 so far. So far, ROX Tigers lead the way with an impressive 11-1 record, followed by Jin Air Green Wings (9-4), KT Rolster (8-4), CJ Entus (8-5), SK Telecom T1 (7-4) and Samsung Galaxy (7-5).
Longzhu Gaming (6-7) and Afreeca Freecs (4-7) could pull themselves into contention but Kongdoo Monster and SBENU Sonicboom are out of contention.
There is still plenty of betting available on all the Spring Series events across the glove over the coming weeks as the event comes to a close and the teams from each region that make it to the playoffs are known. Check out the latest eSports betting on your chosen site – Betway, 10bet, and Ladbrokes are just a few to choose from – to bet on this huge League of Legends feeder to the World Championships later this year.
Dota Pit League Season 4 playoffs complete in Split this weekend
After an extremely hard-fought qualification campaign, the eight finalists in the Dota Pit League Season 4 will make their way to the Croatian port city of Split this coming weekend to contest the final of one of the spring’s most keenly contested Dota 2 eSports events.
With a prize pool of $100,000 available, plus further money coming from in-game ticket sales to swell the coffers, there is a sizable chunk of cash available for the eight teams in the playoffs to play for.
Four teams, Virtus.pro, OG, Team Secret and Evil Geniuses were given a direct invite to this stage of the tournament while Team Empire and Natus Vincere qualified from the European qualifiers, compLexity Gaming did so from the American and MVP Phoenix from the Asian.
The teams have been drawn invited team taking on qualifier into four quarter finals with a straight knockout for the teams through to the final which will be played on Sunday 20th March.
There’s already plenty of DOTA2 betting available for the four quarter final matches and there will be further eSports betting markets available as the competition progresses into the semi finals and eventually the final. If you want to catch up on the latest offering from eSports bookmakers, you can check our eSports betting odds tracker for all the lines from top sites.
The bookmakers have two teams as the joint-favourites to win the event with Team Secret and Evil Geniuses both 9/5 shots with Bet365 Sport. OG are next at 5/2 but after that the odds on teams lengthens considerably with MVP Phoenix 14/1, Virtus.Pro 16/1, Natus Vincere and compLexity both 40/1 shots and Team Empire the 66/1 outsiders.
The quarterfinal draw is as follows:
- Virtus.pro v compLexity
- OG v MVP Phoenix
- Team Secret v Natus Vincere
- Evil Geniuses v Team Empire
Check out the best eSports betting sites for many other different types of betting markets available on this popular DOTA 2 event over the weekend.
Counter Pit League Season 2 Finals Also Taking Place In Split
Over the next two days (from Thursday 17th March) the Counter Strike:Global Offensive Pit League Season 2 Finals will also be taking place in Split in another exciting offline eSports match up at the Spaladium Arena.
Similar to the DOTA 2 Pit League, the competition consists of four invited CS:GO teams, Astralis, Team EnVyUs, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro taking on a team of qualifiers from North America (NRG e Sports), Oceania (Team Immunity) and two teams from Europe (Torpedo Gaming and FlipSid3 Tactics).
After a lengthy qualification process, the eight finalists will meet in a straight knockout competition over the 17th and 18th March to decide which team will win the event and take home the largest share ($40,000) of the prize pool of $80,000.
The quarterfinal matches are Virtus.pro v Team Immunity, Natus Vincere v FlipSid3 Tactics, Astralis v Torpedo Gaming and Team EnVyUs v NRG eSports.
The quarter finals were played on the 17th March with the semi finals and final taking place on the 18th March.
However, that is not the only CS:GO eSports event taking place this weekend as on the 20th March 16 teams, eight qualifiers and eight open qualifiers (who will be decided in the days beforehand) will compete in the DreamHack Masters Malmo 2016 European Qualifier #1.
Half of the field has already been confirmed through qualifiers and those teams are:
- Team AGG
- Team Ancient
- Copenhagen Wolves
- Team Dignitas
- FlipSid3 Tactics
- G2 Esports
- Gambit Gambing
- SK Gaming
They will be joined by eight teams from an online open qualifier that will take place on the 19th March.
Keep your eyes peeled for the latest betting on both of these big CS:GO events taking place over the coming days at your eSports betting site of choice.