Dota 2 is one of the most popular and longest-running eSports disciplines on the market. Released in 2011, the game is still among the industry leaders.
Some of Dota 2’s greatest strengths are its popularity, popularity that reaches all the way from Europe and Asia to the United States, its sheer spectacle and the size of the prize pool. Despite its relatively high entry threshold, the professional matches are extremely entertaining to watch.
With this background, the arrival of this cyber sport discipline in betting was only a matter of time. First, the discipline was noticed by small and profile bookmakers, and now Dota 2 betting can be found at any reputable bookmaker.
Main types of betting on Dota 2 matches on betting sites
Betting sites provide different types of betting on Dota 2 eSports events. Below we take a look at the main types of betting, as well as the bets that are inherent in this MOBA discipline.
Bet on the winner of the match in Dota 2
The classic and easiest bet not only in Dota 2 and other eSports disciplines, but also in betting in general. Allows you to choose the winner of an encounter. Applies to bo1, bo3 and bo5 matches. Also available for bo2 series with a draw.
Handicap on Cards
Handicap, also known as Handicap, is offered by bookmakers for bo2, bo3 and bo5 matches. Handicaps in Dota 2 can be a plus or minus handicap.
For example, consider a situation where two teams are playing a bo3 series. A +1.5 handicap on the first team means that this team will win one card. It does not matter if the team wins or loses to win the bet. A handicap of -1.5 on the first team, i.e. the team to win with a 2-card advantage, i.e. 2:0.
A total by cards bet offers the player to guess the total number of cards played in a series. The outcomes are usually described as higher or lower. In a bo3 series for example, these are two bets of the formats ‘over 2.5’ and ‘under 2.5’. In the first case the teams must play a full bo3 match, i.e. play all 3 cards. In the second case the series must end on 2 cards. Who exactly will win the match does not matter.
Betting on exact score in a series
This type of bet offers players to guess the exact score of the series. In a 2-0, 2-1, 0-2, 1-2 bet.
Total on the card
Players will be asked to guess the total number of kills the teams have on the map. For instance if the wager is ‘total at first card over 48.5’, this will mean that teams must score 49 or more kills on the first card in the series.
Team individual card totals
This is essentially the same bet as the previous one, only the kills made by one of the teams are taken into account.
First team to score N fractions on the map
With this bet you are to guess which team will be the first to score a certain number of kills on the map. Normally this value is 10, but the bookmaker can set any other number.
What’s interesting about the live odds when betting on Dota 2
In addition to the bets that are placed before the start of the match, bettors can also make bets with live odds, also known as Live odds. The essence of this type of betting is that bets are placed as the match progresses and the odds are changed by the bookmaker depending on the events taking place.
Professional bettors often use the Dota 2 live odds to make effective bets and earn money. However, live odds are also popular with the average player.
Often, this method allows you to take advantage of very attractive odds at a time when your analytical skills outplay the bookie. That is, the bookmaker puts a high odds on an event, saying it is unlikely, and you realise that it is not. Situations like this make a coveted profit when used wisely.
Where to Find Live Odds on Dota 2 Matches
If you’re interested in in-play betting, you can find live odds for all events on the Dota 2 schedule at EGamersWorld. Our resource keeps track of what’s happening in Dota 2 live games and offers up-to-date odds.
In addition to the live odds we also provide statistics about what is happening in the match: score, team advantage in gold and experience, number of kills in the match and so on. All of these factors are worth considering when betting in Dota 2 in live betting.