If you’ve never heard of eSports then of course you won’t be aware that Fantasy eSports is something that also exists. The best thing to do therefore is to provide a quick rundown of what this is and how it lends itself to betting opportunitites.

eSports is essentially competitive video gaming and it’s big business now, it’s popularity booming in the last decade or so. It is estimated that there are up to 100,000,000 eSports enthusiasts worldwide but it remains especially popular in countries such as South Korea, Europe, North America and China. Tournaments are generally held with all the teams in one geographical location but high speed internet access means this is not always necessary. Not all video games lend themselves to eSports and the most popular include League of Legends, Defence of the Ancients 2 and Call of Duty.

If you’re still not convinced that this thing has legs then bear in mind that the world’s largest Defence of the Ancients tournament took place in Seattle in 2015 and offered a prize pool of $18.5 million with $6.6 million going to the winning team of five players. Now eSports is clearly not really a sport in the traditional sense but if golf and darts can claim to be, then why not?

Fantasy eSports Scoring

Scoring in eSports is very simple but might differ slightly from game to game. The following shows the scoring for League of Legends and Defence of the Ancients 2:

league of legends scoring

….while this is how scoring works for Hearthstone:

hearthstone scoring

For reference the ‘shotcaller’ in Fantasy eSports is essentially the player you think will score most points and hence that’s your choice; if you’re actually involved in eSports then the shotcaller is the one choosing the tactics and strategies during a competition.

We probably shouldn’t need to remind you that this is variety of Fantasy Sports which requires some research if you’re not already familiar with it. Wikipedia is a good place to stars.