Street Fighter V Headlines Evo 2017 This Week In Esports Betting

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This week, we’re going to shift our focus away from the usual likes of Dota 2, League of Legends, and CS:GO. Let’s turn toward the Street Fighter V (SFV) tournament taking place as part of the big Evo 2017 event in Las Vegas.

Although it may be a new event to esports enthusiasts, the Evo tournament has been around for 20 years. Its aim is to bring together fans of player-versus-player, beat-’em-up games. Across a range of consoles, they compete to see who ends up as the ultimate champion for each game.

This year, while the Street Fighter V tournament is certainly attracting the most attention, Evo will also be running tournaments across several other titles:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Pokken
  • Guilty Gear
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • Tekken 7
  • Killer Instinct

In each tournament, a player will battle in the game of his or her choice against another opponent in a knockout format. Over successive rounds, players are eliminated until just two are left to contest the final.

The tournament received a boost after it was confirmed ESPN will be returning to the Mandalay Bay Events Center to broadcast the Street Fighter V tournament live. More than 200,000 viewers watched last year’s final in which Infiltration (Seonwoo Lee) took home the coveted top prize.

With several American players expected to do well in this year’s tournament, the viewership could be considerably higher.

More than 2500 players have signed up for the SFV tournament at Evo 2017. Bet365 is currently offering odds on the outright winner of the tournament and on a significant number of the competitors. Some of the more intriguing bets are outlined below:

  • Punk – 3/1
  • NuckleDu – 5/1
  • FUUDO – 15/2
  • Haitani – 9/1
  • Snake Eyez – 10/1
  • Tokido – 11/1
  • XIAN – 11/1
  • INFILTRATION – 12/1
  • Momochi – 12/1
  • Xiao Hai – 14/1
  • Nemo – 14/1
  • Kazunkoko – 16/1

The odds cap is 18/1 for these selections, but Bet365 has said it may accept bets on other competitors if punters reach out.

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Top LoL teams return to Summer Split action

After the top teams from the Spring Split battled it out last weekend in the international Rift Rivals tournaments, the action returns to the Summer Split this week. The qualification tournament is now entering the sixth week of action for most teams.

Korean LCK Summer Split

Current Standings:

  1. SK Telecom T1: 9-1
  2. Samsung Galaxy: 9-2
  3. Longzhu Gaming: 8-3
  4. KT Rolster: 7-3
  5. Afreeca Freecs: 5-5
  6. Jin Air Green Wings: 5-5
  7. ROX Tigers: 4-6
  8. Bbq Olivers: 2-8
  9. Team MVP: 2-9
  10. Ever8 Winners: 1-10

Week Six sees some pivotal games in the Korean LCK qualifying section. The biggest matchup comes on Day Three when the top two teams, SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy, will go head to head over two matches. After their shocking reverse to Jin Air Green Wings in Week Five, Samsung now need to record a 2-0 win in this clash to overtake the current world champions at the top of the table.

Chinese LPL Summer Split

Current Standings Group A

  • Team WE:  5-2
  • EDward Gaming: 4-2
  • DAN Gaming: 4-3
  • Invictus Gaming: 4-3
  • IMay: 1-5
  • Snake Esports: 1-5

Current Standings Group B

  • OMG: 6-0
  • Royal Never Give Up: 4-3
  • Newbee: 4-3
  • LGD Gaming: 3-3
  • Suning Gaming: 2-4
  • JD Gaming: 1-6

After their stunning victory over Korea’s finest at Rift Rivals, Chinese teams will be blessed with renewed confidence heading into the final few weeks of the Summer Split.

As with the Korean league, Bet365 is offering a wealth of betting across matches in the LPL Summer Split, including some crucial games between top sides — EDward Gaming (second in Group A) against OMG (top of Group B) looks to be a great one.

North American LCS Summer Split

Current Standings

  1. Counter Logic Gaming: 8-2
  2. Team SoloMid: 7-3
  3. Immortals: 7-3
  4. Cloud9: 6-4
  5. Team Dignitas: 5-5
  6. Team EnVyUs: 5-5
  7. Echo Fox: 4-6
  8. Phoenix1: 3-7
  9. Flyquest eSports: 3-7
  10. Team Liquid: 2-8

The North American teams will be buoyed with confidence following their comprehensive victory over Europe during Rift Rivals. Big matches this week include Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Dignitas, Cloud9 vs. Team EnVyUs,  Cloud9 vs. Immortals, and Echo Fox vs. Team EnVyUs. As always, Bet365 has a host of odds available. .

Ian John

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