There are various types of games or titles that are streamed for viewers to consume. Some of the most popular titles include CSGO, Dota 2, League of Legends, PUBG, Overwatch, Valorant, and the Call of Duty League.
Understanding Esports Matchups
CSGO is one of the fastest rising games in the world. A part of that is the search-and-destroy method, part of the Call of Duty league and one of the most popular game modes involving team strategy. Betting on CSGO is more about who will win the tournament, as is the case for most esports.
DOTA 2 is a multiplayer arena battle where two teams of five fight to destroy a structure on their respective home bases. The typical format is best-of-three, with a tournament’s grand finals typically best-of-five. The objective for League of Legends and format is similar to that of DOTA 2, although League is older, so maybe it is the reverse.
For games with multiple maps, the over/under may be number of maps played, and a “game line” wager will consist of how many games it will take for a team to win (i.e., Team A -1.5 sweeps a three-game set).
Other formats not referenced may be more like traditional sports, such as Rocket League with number of goals for a goal-line or over/under. The same could be for the NBA 2K League, which plays a traditional schedule leading to the playoffs. It figures that a lot of sports games are going to be similar to betting on traditional sports, but these are not as popular as some of the games mentioned above worldwide, so odds may be more difficult to find.