Indeed, there are so many events to give you the lowdown on that we’ve had to alter the style of our usual article to try and cram as many of them in as we can to bring you all the best betting opportunities in the world of eSports.
So without any further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the top eSports betting you can enjoy over the coming week across the full range of top level eSports games.
League of Legends Championship Series
It’s a very busy week in what is arguably the world’s biggest and longest eSports tournament but the Spring Split in the League of Legends Championship Series of events is now at three different stages, depending on which geographic qualifier you are interested in.
Regardless of this, there are a host of League of Legends eSports betting opportunities to be had across the remaining matches in each event.
In the North American and European section, we are now at the Summer Promotion phase, where the teams finishing in the bottom three places of the Spring Split regional qualifier contest against two teams from the Challenger series for a spot in the top division next time around.
Once the outcome of these promotion/relegation battles have been finalised, the Spring Playoffs will then continue to decide which teams win this event and who gets the most Championship points awarded to carry forward into the Summer Season.
In the Korean, Taiwan/Macao/Hong Kong, International and Chinese regional sections, teams are still at the league stage with just one more round of fixtures to be played before the Playoffs and Promotional tournaments kick off in earnest and again, there is still plenty to be decided in both these leagues in the final week of fixtures.
All the top teams have been competing in the Spring Series and will continue into the Summer Season to accrue enough points to earn themselves a place in the massive World Championship event in the autumn of 2016.
Check out all the latest esports betting odds on all the different match ups in this massive event at your chosen eSports betting bookmaker over the coming week as there are a very wide choice of matches involving all the top League of Legends teams to choose from – and a wide range of eSports betting sites too, among them Betway and Bet365 eSports.
Dota 2 ESL One Frankfurt 2016 Qualifiers now underway
The ESL One Frankfurt 2016 event is always one of the most keenly contested events in the Dota 2 calendar and this year is no exception. Qualifying for teams that are not expecting a direct invite to this event begins this week with teams from Europe and Southeast Asia in action attempting to battle through the knockout process to land one of the two qualification spots available in each qualifier.
Some matches in both events have already been played, while the action will start in the Chinese Qualifier and another Open qualifier for teams located elsewhere around the globe, at a later date.
Each qualifying section will provide one team for the main event, apart from the European Qualifier which will produce two. Alongside the five qualifiers, three teams will be directly invited into the event straight, Alliance being confirmed as the first of these direct invites.
There’s some intriguing fixtures coming up in both the European and South East Asian qualifiers over the coming week with Natus Vincere taking on Polarity and Vega Squadron facing Team Empire in the European section Winners Round 2 bracket. The winners of these games will join Virtus Pro and Team Spirit in Winners Round 3 after these two teams already won their Round 2 matches.
Teams in the European section also have a second chance of success through the losers bracket and there will be plenty of games taking place from this bracket including Team Alternative against Fantastic Five and No Diggity and PRIES. The losers of the two Winners Round 2 matches outlined above will then face Danish Bears and Ad Finem in the losers bracket.
The South East Asian qualifiers is a direct knockout with four Tier One Teams (Fnatic, MVP Phoenix, Mineski and TNC Gaming) all seeded to the quarter finals, with the other eight teams battling it out in the first four matches to earn one of the four remaining places in the quarter finals.
There are a host of top Dota 2 betting markets available on these qualifiers which will help determine which teams make it through to the offline qualifiers in Frankfurt, Germany later this year to compete for the $250,000 prize pool.
StarCraft 2 StarLeague Season 1 Main Event Final contested on Saturday
Sixteen individuals started the inaugural StarCraft 2 StarLeague Season 1 Main Event earlier in Spring and after a tough qualifying campaign and playoffs, these 16 competitors have now been whittled down to the final two who will battle it out to land the top prize of $33,840 and a seed in the WCS Global Playoffs.
The hot favourite to lift the title is Korean Zerg player Dark, who has progressed through the competition in the Winners bracket without defeat. Indeed, Dark has only dropped two maps on his way into the final in his four games, which is an outstanding achievement.
His opponent in the final will be Protoss player and fellow Korean Stats. Stats began well in the event winning his opening two games but in the quarter final, he faced his all-conquering co-finalist Dark and lost 3-0. Dropping into the losers bracket.
There, Stats emerged from a close game with ByuN beating him 3-2 before thrashing Patience 4-0 and then in a very tight Losers Final, defeated Solar 3-4 in dramatic fashion to clinch a place in the final and a chance to exact revenge on Dark for that quarter final defeat.
The bookmakers however have Dark as the 4/11 favourite to win, while you can get 2/1 on Stats causing a big upset and taking the top prize.