Esport Wiki – Glossary

(eSports) Betting Terms:

What is 1-0-2 (1-X-2) ?

The 1 always describes the home team winning, the 2 describes the away team winning and the 0 describes a draw.

What is a 2-way bet (two-way bet) ?

The 2-way bet is a bet with 50:50 chance, because there are only two possible outcomes, victory or defeat. It is only possible in games where there can be no draw, such as tennis.

What is a 3-way bet (three-way bet)?

In a 3-way bet there are three possible outcomes, win, lose or draw. Such a bet can be found in soccer, for example.

What is an accumulator bet (+3) ?

An accumulator bet is a combination bet. The +3 stands for three different betting events that must be combined with each other. The number behind the accumulator bet is arbitrary and can vary depending on the sport and bookmaker. Combi bets from 8 different games (+8) are also not uncommon and must be combined from 8 different games.

What are American bets?

In American betting, the visiting team is usually called first.

What is arbitrage betting?

An arbitrage describes a situation where the player wins with 100% certainty, because the combination of different bets does not allow any other possibility. Such bets are also called Surebets or Surewins.

What is an Asian Handicap?

The Asian Handicap bet, as the name suggests, comes from the Far East and is becoming increasingly popular in this country. With the Asian Handicap bet there are only two outcomes, victory or defeat. This is because the supposed weaker opponent is awarded a handicap, for example in soccer the handicap can be 1 goal or even 2 goals.

Who is an outsider?

The underdog is the player/athlete or team that is considered weaker according to the statistics.

How do I receive a casino payout?

The payout describes the distribution of winnings after a winning bet.

What is a bet?

English word for bet.

What is a casino bonus?

A bonus is often credited in connection with a deposit and is usually aimed at new customers. However, existing customers also enjoy a bonus from time to time. A deposit bonus is always granted to the deposit. A sign-up bonus is usually only a few euros and is given away just for registering with the bookie. A reload bonus, similar to the deposit bonus, gives a bonus credit for a further deposit. In this case, however, it is not the first deposit, but a later one.

What does Bookie mean?

English word for bookmaker or betting provider.

What is a bookmaker?

The bookmaker is the provider of (sports) bets where you place your bets.

What is CVC2 – Card Verification Code?

The CVC2 code is the three-digit number on the back of the credit card that is requested for verification.

What is double chance betting?

In the double chance betting option, you can bet on two different outcomes, for example, win and draw. This increases the chance of winning.

How do I make a deposit?

Deposit is a payment to the bookmaker, which is credited to the betting account.

What is a single bet (TOP bet) ?

In a single bet you can bet on only one outcome, win, lose or draw.

What is a result bet?

In the result bet you do not bet on the outcome of the match, but on the exact result. For example, in soccer you could bet in the match Bayern Munich : Dortmund – 3 : 1 and win if exactly this result occurs. In eSports, you can often bet on X number of cards won (Lol, Dota 2).

What is a favorite?

A favorite is the winner expected based on statistics. If you bet on this, you have placed a favorite bet.

What is a win / win?

If you bet on the right outcome of a match, you win. The amount of the win depends on the stake multiplied by the odds.

How do I place a half-time/finish bet?

In this type of bet you bet on two events, one is the score at half time, the other is the score at the end of the match. Example: 1/x stands for the lead at half time and draw after the end.

What is a handicap bet?

Similar to the Asian Handicap bet, a handicap bet gives an opponent a lead, which you have to set off against the real result at the end of the match.

What does Head to Head mean?

In head to head betting, you directly compare two players/athletes with each other. For example, in Formula 1 you can choose two drivers and compare them directly. You can adapt something similar to eSports in FIFA competitions.

What is a combination bet (combi bet)?

In a combination bet, several bets are combined with each other. This not only increases the chance of winning, but also the risk, since all the bets have to come true in exactly the same way. However, winnings are much higher than with a single bet in the event of a win, since the odds of the individual tips multiplied give the total odds.

What is a long term bet?

A long-term bet is a bet on the outcome of an event that lies in the distant future, for example, at the beginning of the soccer season you bet on who will win the next championship. In eSports, for example, you could bet on the winner at the beginning of a major event.

How do I place a last minute bet?

With a last minute bet, as the name suggests, you bet on the outcome of the match shortly before it starts.

What is a live bet?

Live bets are bets that can be placed even during a match.

What does Odds mean?

English word for odds.

What are Over & Under (Totals)?

Over & Under bets are not placed on the specific outcome of a match, but rather on whether more (over) or less (under) than x goals will be scored. This option can also be offered in League of Legends, where you bet on a number of winning cards.

What is a punter?

English word for a sports bettor.

What are odds fixers?

The odds fixers set the odds for the bettors.

What is an odds list?

The odds list lists all the odds for the games and events of the day.

What is an odds comparison?

In order to place the best possible bet and collect the highest possible winnings, you should compare the odds of different betting providers.

How long is the regular playing time (90 minutes)?

If you bet on the regular playing time, you bet only on the result after the end of the regular playing time, for example after 90 minutes in soccer. If additional goals are scored in extra time or during the penalty shootout, these have no influence on the bet. The bet would then be lost!

What are result bets?

With the result bet, also called result bet, you bet on the exact result of a match. Since it is very difficult to predict the exact outcome, these bets usually have much higher odds and therefore much higher profits.

What is Return / ROI ?

Return on Investment, English word for yield. In this case, the profits are given as a percentage of the stakes.

What is a win bet (winning bet)?

A win bet is a bet on the overall winner of an event, for example the winner of a World Cup or European Championship.

What is a single bet?

English word for single bet.

What is a Stake?

English word for bet.

What is a surebet?

English word for sure bet. If you place bets on the same event with different providers, you are guaranteed to win.

What is a system bet?

A system bet is a combination of different bets and their odds. This makes it possible to make a profit even if some bets are placed incorrectly. For example, with a 3/5 system bet you have to predict 3 out of 5 results correctly. The opposite is the combination bet, where all tipped results must be correct.

What is tendency in betting?

The tendency indicates the probability with which different results will occur. For example, 4-4-2 means 40% chance of winning and drawing, 20% chance of losing.

What is a tendency bet?

A tendency bet is a bet on the winner of a match or a draw. Here, 1 stands for the home team to win, x for a draw and 2 for the visiting team to win.

What is a tipster?

A tipster is a specialist in a particular sport who predicts results and makes his tips publicly available.

What is a goal bet?

The term goal bet is used for two different types of bets. Firstly, it is synonymous with the result bet, and secondly, you actually bet on the number of goals or on the goal scorers.

What is an underdog (dog)?

English word for underdog.

What is a wager in betting?

English word for bet.

What is a betting exchange?

A betting exchange acts as an intermediary between two parties to a bet. For example, two friends bet on different outcomes of a match. In this dispute, a neutral third party is needed to receive the bets and fairly distribute the winnings after the match is over.
The betting exchange is not a bookmaker, but a private person, therefore when betting through a betting exchange, the odds can be determined by the bettor.

What is a betting exchange?

A betting exchange is a bookmaker, it can be online or offline.

What is a betting ratio (odds)?

The profit is determined by the odds multiplied by the stake. Low odds are for favorites, high odds are for underdogs.

What is a Yankee bet?

The Yankee bet is a system bet. You place 4 bets and make 11 bets out of them. 6 two-way combos, 4 three-way combos, one four-way combo. You win if at least two tips are correct.

Different betting options in eSports:

How can I bet on League of Legends?

  • Card bet: In a card bet you can bet on a single card and its winner. When LOL is played in best-of mode, it is about one team winning several maps to take the overall victory.
  • Handicap bet: In handicap betting, the supposed favorite gets a disadvantage right at the beginning, which he has to make up during the game and still win.
  • First kill bet: In the “first kill” bet, you simply bet on the team that destroys a tower or inhibitor first.

How can I place a bet on Dota2?

  • Exact result of the match: As the name suggests, in this case you have to predict the exact result of the match.
  • Over or under bet: In this bet the bookmaker gives a number, you then bet whether the bookmaker is right or not. Example: The bookmaker says team A will win 2 or more cards. You decide if this is true (over bet), or not (under bet).
  • First tower destruction: Which team will destroy a tower first.

What are the betting methods for CS:GO?

  • Knife Round: In this bet, teams have only knives as weapons, bets are placed on the first round of a map.
  • Round Handicap or Match Handicap: In this bet the winner of a round or the whole match has to be predicted, the favorite starts the match with a disadvantage.
  • Card bet: Mostly best-of-three or best-of-five is played. So you bet on a certain map, which your team then has to win.

How do I bet on StarCraft2?

  • Group winner bet: You bet on the winner within a group of a tournament.
  • Tournament Winner Bet: All group winners advance to the next round, now you bet on the winner of the entire tournament.

How can I bet on Hearthstone?

  • Winner bet: You bet on the winner of the match.
  • Map bet: In map betting, you bet on the winner of one or more maps that will be decided in a best-of mode.

What are the betting options in Overwatch?

  • Over / Under bet: The bookmaker specifies a number, for example, how many cards will be played in the best-of mode. If you agree, you bet on the over bet, if you think the bookmaker is wrong, you bet on the under bet.
  • Overall winner: You bet on the overall winner of the tournament.

Betting options in Call of Duty?

  • Exact Score: In this bet you have to predict the exact score by which a team will win a map.
  • First kill: In this bet you bet on the first kill of a team.

How to bet on FIFA?

  • Goal bet: There are many different goal bets, for example, you can bet on who will score the first goal, or the last, how many goals will be scored in total, or even in which minute a goal will be scored. The latter is very risky.
  • Advantage bet: Here you bet on which goal difference will decide the match.
  • Tournament winner bet: With this bet you bet on your favorite, who you think will win the tournament.

What are the betting options at Vainglory?

  • Winner bet: Here you simply bet on the winner.
  • Card bet: As in many other games, this bet is placed on one or more cards in the best-of mode.

How do I bet on Clash Royale?

  • First tower destruction: Bet on which player will destroy the opponent’s tower first, a 50:50 chance.
  • Handicap bet: The favorite of the game starts with a disadvantage. He has to catch up and win in spite of this, so that you win your bet.
  • Tournament Winner: Here you bet on the winner in the classic way.

What are the different gamer terms?

What does afk mean in gaming?

Stands for away from keyboard and is said or written by gamers whenever they have to leave their seat in front of the PC for a moment.

What is brain afk?

This expression is used for players who make mistakes in the game because they simply don’t concentrate enough. In moderations the moderator means that the player has just made a huge mistake, which should not happen to a professional in a competition!

What does brb mean?

Stands for be right back and is always used when someone has to leave quickly but will be right back.

What is a cheater?

A player who cheats and thereby gains an advantage over others.

What is a frag?

Frag refers to killing fellow players in first-person shooters. Alternatively, moderators in livestreams also speak quite classically of kills.

What is the meaning of imba?

Comes from the English word “imbalanced” and expresses that a certain player or his abilities are disproportionately strong compared to others. Also often used in moderation to describe the superiority of a player or team.t.

What is a killstreak?

Often used in first-person shooters such as CoD, when a player kills many enemies in a row without getting hit himself.

What is a lag?

A lag is a delay in the game, usually caused by a poor internet connection or a PC with poor age. Lags often cause players to fall behind massively or even get killed without even having the chance to react. It is also used by rather bad players as an excuse for a brain afk action!

What is a rage quit?

Refers to a player who leaves the game angry and upset because someone or something has upset him or her or because he or she has lost. Some players even pull the network plug (rage plug) or simply turn off the PC.

What is the meaning of w00t?

English abbreviation for “We owned the other team”. Used as an exclamation whenever you’re extremely happy that you’ve won, or even when you’ve made particularly good loot.

Various terms in eSports:

What are esports?

E-sports is the term we use for all forms of competitive gaming. Games like League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Starcraft 2 are all examples of esports, and there are many more.

These games are played between teams of players from all over the world in tournaments watched by millions of viewers online, with millions of pounds at stake.

Who invented esports?

No one invented esports, but the first esports tournament took place on October 19, 1972 at Standford University, for a game called Spacewar.

When did esports begin?

The first “esports” event was for Space War, a space combat game. The tournament was held at Stanford University on October 19, 1972. Students competed against each other, and the grand prize was a year’s subscription to Rolling Stones magazine.

Where is esports located?

Since Esports takes place primarily online, it can take place anywhere. Qualifying competitions are usually held online, and the winners of the qualifying competitions then travel to an offline event for the final round.

When did esports become popular?

Esports became popular in the late 20th century with the popularization of games like the real-time strategy game Starcraft and the first-person shooters Doom and Quake.

Who owns esports?

No one owns esports. Unlike traditional sports, there is no governing body that oversees the entire esports scene. Instead, the developers of each game set their own rules for their competitive scene. The level of developer involvement can vary drastically, from closed franchise leagues to laissez-faire.

Why is it called esports?

Esports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition involving video games. Esports often take the form of organized multiplayer video game competitions, especially between professional players, individually or in teams.

Is eSports the same as gaming?

Gaming is the generic term for playing a video game on any platform or by any means. Esports is gaming, but on a competitive level. One side or person wins, another or some lose.

What makes an esport successful?

For a game to be fun and do well in esports tournaments, it must be easy to learn, but also difficult to master. This is what sets professional esports players and teams apart in tournaments and helps them demonstrate the skills needed to play a game strategically.

Why is esports growing so fast?

One reason esports is growing in popularity is that eSports is now so easily accessible. As mentioned earlier, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and other online platforms can be used to stream live broadcasts for free, and fans can also interact with their favorite players on these platforms.

Where is esports most popular?

Esports is popular worldwide, but the biggest centers are China, Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

What is the importance of esports?

Esports offer many of the benefits of traditional athletics, such as sportsmanship, leadership, communication and teamwork, without the drawbacks of traveling to practices, games and tournaments or the risk of injury, which is especially beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is the number 1 esports player?

The number 1 game is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In the classic game mode of the strategic first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), two teams of five players each compete as terrorists and anti-terrorists.

Who watches esports?

Esports is consumed by a wide audience, but is primarily of interest to Millenials (born 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z.

Where are esports tournaments held?

Since the turn of the millennium, the scope of esports events has expanded, and most high-quality esports events are now held in stadiums, theaters, and venues.

Who can participate in esports competitions?

Currently, there are no restrictions on participation in esports competitions, but most top esports players are between 15 and 35 years old. However, over time, the age range will inevitably increase.

Which esports organization is the oldest?

The oldest esports organization is Schroet Kommando, better known today as SK Gaming, which was founded in 1997.

Are esports real sports?

In some countries of the world esports is officially considered a sport. The first countries to recognize esports as a sport were South Korea, China, Russia, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. As video games become an increasingly common source of entertainment, the stigma that it is a competitive sport is fading.

Are esports sports?

Yes, esports is officially a sport in several countries around the world, for example, South Korea, China, Russia, Denmark, and Italy. Ukraine has officially recognized esports as a sport in 2020.

Is Esports part of the Olympic Games?

No, Esports is not part of the Olympic Games. However, they were represented at the SEA Games, and the IOC supported its first-ever “Olympic Virtual Series” in the run-up to the Tokyo 2021 Games.

Will Esports be represented at the Olympics?

Esports could be part of the Olympics in some form by 2028. In 2021, the IOC supported its first-ever “Olympics Virtual Series” in the run-up to the Tokyo Games. There is a very compelling case for including esports in the Olympic program, particularly its ability to appeal to a younger audience. However, the fact that the competitive esports scene is less regulated than traditional sports and that the games are the intellectual property of the developers does not make the case simple.

Why should esports be considered a sport?

Esports should be considered a sport because it requires quick reactions, mental strength and strategic thinking, similar to many traditional sports we know today.

Why shouldn’t esports be in the Olympics?

The arguments against including Esports in the Olympics are that Esports competition does not require sufficient physical exertion to be considered a sport, and that it is a mental rather than a physical game. However, there are similar accuracy-based sports such as archery and shooting that also do not require much physical exertion.

Are esports players athletes?

The classification of Esports players as athletes depends on what is considered “physical activity.” Esports is a recognized sport, and esports players are considered athletes in several countries, including China, South Korea, Russia, and Denmark.

Why is esports not a sport?

There is a common belief among the general public that esports should not be classified as a sport due to the low level of physical exertion involved. However, archery and shooting also involve minimal physical exertion and are classified as sports and are part of the Olympic Games.

Why is esports a sport?

Esports is a sport because it is a skill-based activity that has a set of rules that players must follow in order to compete. Playing requires quick reflexes, hand-eye coordination and mental strength, similar to other traditional sports.

How much money is in eSports?

In 2022, the global eSports market was estimated at just over $1.38 billion. Furthermore, the global eSports industry market revenue was forecast to reach $1.87 billion by 2025.

How popular is esports?

It is estimated that esports will have 84 million viewers, more than the 79 million MLB viewers or the 63 million NBA viewers. That’s still less than the 141 million NFL viewers.

Is eSports the future?

The market is expected to be worth a billion dollars or more as the number of players and viewers increases. The Asia-Pacific market will see tremendous growth in eSports as it currently holds the lion’s share and the numbers will be around $1.5 billion by 2022.

How do esports organizations make money?

Esports organizations make their money through various revenue streams. These include sponsorship, advertising revenue, merchandising, and a percentage share (usually 5-10%) of the prize money their teams win in competitions.

How do esports players earn their money?

Esports players earn their money through their share of tournament prize money, streaming revenue, and salaries if they are part of an esports organization, which is the case for most top players.

How do esports teams make money?

Fans new to the scene may think that esports teams make most of their money through prize money, but in reality, most teams make their money through sponsorships and branding deals with domestic and non-domestic sponsors who want to promote their products to a young audience. Esports makes its money by monetizing the young audience – primarily Millenials – who consume its content on a regular basis. This audience is very valuable for companies that want to target a younger audience for their products or services.

Which esports teams make the most money?

The highest-earning esports team of all time is Team Liquid, which has won $37 million in 2025 tournaments. Their biggest win came in 2017 when they won the Dota 2 International, where the first place prize was $10.8 million.

Do esports teams make money from tournament prizes?

Yes and no. On a smaller scale, teams make money from tournament prizes. Also, in these cases, players are often partially involved in managing and supporting the team.
However, many larger teams only receive a share of the players’ tournament winnings if they reach a certain amount. For example, a player’s contract may include a clause stating that “earnings up to $10,000 will be retained by the player.” Instead, teams rely on payments from tournaments, leagues, and developers. So ultimately, it depends entirely on the player’s contract.
It also depends on the game and tournament. For example, in TI4, it’s common knowledge that Valve paid the prize money to Newbee (the winning team) and the team took a cut of about 10% before distributing the rest to the players. In this case, the team took home about $350,000, and each of the five players received $630,000.
In addition, tournament revenue is a fraction of the money required to run a business, let alone an esports team. Several thousand dollars per event simply isn’t feasible, so teams rely on other sources of revenue.

Do esports teams make money from streaming?

An increasingly false assumption is that esports teams profit from streaming, broadcast rights and YouTube. In the early days of esports, many teams actually made a lot of money from streaming, especially on Twitch and its predecessor JustinTV.
Counter Logic Gaming made huge amounts of money in the early days of streaming, first on Twitch, then through exclusive contracts with Own3d and later with Azubu. At the time, there were incentives per 1000 viewers, larger payouts for advertising, and estimated payments in the tens of thousands per month. This, of course, was in addition to the initial incentives for signing exclusivity contracts.
Teams also had a set number of hours contracted, and players had to stream those hours, often receiving a much smaller share of the streaming revenue than in modern contracts. This was a major source of revenue for teams from the early 2010s until about 2016.
However, current streaming rates on YouTube and Twitch are much lower. For YouTube channels, current promotional rates mean that few teams can publish content that even covers their editing and production costs. In addition, players’ contracts increasingly do not include minimum streaming amounts or provide for a larger portion of streaming revenue to go to the players. The main benefit of streaming now lies not with the streaming services, but with the sponsors, who pay to get their products in front of viewers.
In fact, the main source of revenue and financial support for most esports teams is sponsorship, merchandising, investment and payments from developers and leagues.

Do esports teams make money from sponsorship?

Sponsors are one of the most important sources of revenue for teams. Sponsors pay teams thousands of dollars to get their products in front of millions of Esports fans around the world. As a result, teams have contracts with manufacturers of computer peripherals, gaming products, lifestyle brands, websites, apps, online services, and more.

Sponsorship terms typically include product exclusivity, logos on jerseys, streams, social media, websites and other elements. They can also include affiliate deals, where teams get a cut of every sale made through the team’s affiliate code or link. Or a full sponsorship that includes financial support and products. Razer is just one well-known company that does such sponsorships.

While the majority of sponsors are from the gaming space, with the growth of Esports, sponsors from outside are increasingly interested in sponsorship. BMW, Red Bull and Gucci are all large blue chip brands that have become heavily involved in esports. Red Bull in particular is heavily involved in esports through its huge marketing spend sponsoring leagues, teams and tournaments.

For many, sponsorships are the primary source of funding and revenue for teams. However, sponsorship is also a very uncertain source of revenue, as it is usually up for review after certain contract periods. Sponsorship can often be withdrawn if there are dramatic problems with the team, and most sponsorship contracts contain numerous clauses. Sponsorship is essential for esports teams, but it can be dangerous to rely on it. An example of this is how quickly G2 Esports fired its CEO after the controversy over tweets involving Andrew Tate. The risk to sponsorships was simply too high.

Do esports teams make money from merchandising?

This brings us to a less profitable but safer form of revenue generation for esports: merchandising. Teams can make and sell their merchandise. Selling directly or through distributors is a good source of revenue for teams.

In some cases, teams will handle the production and distribution of merchandise themselves. This means that they take on the risk and expense of producing fan merchandise. However, they also realize the highest potential profits.

In other cases, teams contract with esports merchandise providers, such as WeAreNations or ESL, which sell merchandise at events and tournaments as well as online. In these cases, the merchandising vendor handles the production costs and distribution. This usually means less overall profit, but also less risk and less investment. For many mid-sized and even larger teams, this method is preferable. Teams can also make arrangements where they receive a portion of the inventory from these merchants to sell and distribute through their own online stores.

Overall, merchandise is an extensive and reasonably reliable method of making money in esports. However, merchandise sales often depend on teams and retailers being present at events where merchandising sales surge.

Do esports teams make money from investments?

Direct investments are one of the most important ways for modern esports teams to make money. Unfortunately, an all-too-common problem with modern esports teams, and to some degree with all esports organizations, is that they rely on outside capital or initial investment and then rely on angel investor acquisition or investment down the road.

Sometimes this comes from traditional sports teams. This is the case with AS Monaco, which has partnered with Gambit Esports; Paris Saint-Germain, which has signed deals with both LGD Gaming and Talon Esports; and the Wolves, which has partnered with Evil Geniuses. In many cases, the sports team adopts the Esports organization as part of its marketing spend, seeing it as a way to associate its team with something new that is gaining popularity.

The goal is to attract a new generation of fans to their organization. In addition, many sports teams now see themselves not just as an organization for a specific sport, but as global entertainment and brands that transcend sports. Esports investment is one aspect of this change.

In other cases, large investment firms and groups are investing in Esports because they see the rapid growth and want to profit from the expanding industry. Typically, these investment firms want esports teams to turn into profitable businesses, and they bring their experience to the table. However, this can be a double-edged sword.

Do esports teams make money from developers and leagues?

Another way to make money is for teams to be paid directly by developers and leagues. Leagues and tournaments often pay significant amounts of money to teams to participate in their tournaments. Tournaments can make these payments because they have exclusive rights to broadcast and distribute these tournaments. This includes selling tickets on site and often, as in the case of an organization like ESL, selling fan merchandise on site.

In other cases, teams enter into revenue-sharing agreements with developers and leagues. Take the LCS, for example: teams have a partnership with Riot Games in which league revenue, including media contracts, team-branded digital goods, sponsorships and merchandising sales, is split between the teams and Riot. In return, teams pay a portion of revenue from the sale of merchandise and other products back to the league. These agreements often guarantee player salaries as well, which lowers costs for teams.

In CS: GO, the Louvre Agreement enshrined many teams as stakeholders in the league and gave them a long-term slot in return. This included revenue sharing and other perks. These agreements are often among the most lucrative, as they ensure that teams can make money from other revenue streams such as merchandising and sponsorship.

Other ways teams earn money in esports

Do esports teams make money from secondary businesses?

Smaller teams can often make money or share some of the financial burden of owning an esports team by owning secondary businesses. For example, organizations like Reality Rift in Dota 2 and GMT in Apex were PC and gaming cafes first and esports organizations second. Having other revenue streams than your own esports team or considering an esports team as a marketing expense is a great way to support the team without taking such a big risk.

Do esports teams make money from crypto and NFTs?

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs enjoyed great popularity between 2020 and 2022, and esports teams quickly jumped on the bandwagon. However, in light of some high-profile failures and the loss of prestige many teams suffered from selling cryptocurrencies or NFTs to their fans, many teams are now taking their foot off the gas. For now, it looks like it’s a fad that hopefully allowed teams to make some money before the markets crashed.

Is esports profitable?

Overall, it is a very difficult industry in esports to be profitable. Even the largest organizations struggle with profitability. But with careful planning and execution, it is doable and sustainable. The problem, however, is that for investors and venture capitalists looking to invest in teams, consistent growth and record profits are not guaranteed. In an industry that operates with highly variable costs and huge overhead, you can’t expect profits year after year.

So for many, esports teams must be viewed as a marketing effort. Something that can sustain itself and grow over time, but not bring in the huge profits one might expect from a billion dollar industry.

Why esports should be in schools?

Esports should be in schools because it is a growing industry with great potential for growth and employment opportunities. Esports is a booming creative industry with great reach and influence in mainstream media.

Can you make a career out of esports?

Yes, Esports can definitely be a career. Universities now offer modules and courses in esports, and there are numerous corporate courses around the world that cater to the growing scene. In addition to participating in the game, there are jobs as managers, commentators, presenters, graphic designers, video producers and more.

How do esports players live?

A gaming house is a shared apartment where several video gamers, usually professional esports players, live in one apartment.

Can esports be a full-time job?

Some of the best professional gamers spend between 12 and 18 hours a day playing games. Even on weekends, they are busy playing games or participating in tournaments. But if you are passionate and dedicated to playing, you can do it as a full-time job. You will set a new trend and make money!

Are esports players healthy?

eSports players reported pain in their wrist (36%) and hand (32%). Forty percent of participants do not exercise. Of the gamers surveyed, only 2% had seen a doctor. Conclusion: eSports players are just as susceptible to overuse injuries as athletes in traditional sports.

Can eSports be a hobby?

Even though playing video games is fun as a pastime, spending too much time on it is considered a waste of time. However, for professional esports players, it is a source of wealth. Many people around the world enjoy esports. Its competitive nature has the potential to captivate viewers.

Do professional gamers have a life?

The life of a professional gamer is filled with hard training and demanding tournaments. Over time, this can lead to problems like burnout if gamers aren’t diligent about staying healthy. The life of a professional gamer is filled with hard training and demanding tournaments.

Is it hard to find a job in esports?

In reality, it is not too difficult to find a job in esports. The hard part is finding the job that best suits your skills.

Why does age matter in esports?

A recurring factor that comes up in the esports debate is the age factor, as some believe that the younger generation has faster reaction skills. Others, however, argue maturity and experience.

Can a girl participate in esports?

Esports tournaments are usually open to both genders, but the professional esports scene is heavily dominated by men. Due to a lack of role models, many female players do not see esports as a possible career option.

Does esports transcend gender?

Although nearly half of all gamers worldwide are female and there are many successful female influencers and players, very few make it in the competitive world of eSports. While this is improving over time as more and more women emerge in all areas of the industry, there is still room for improvement.

Why is eSports segregated by gender?

The gender segregation that is common in traditional sports is currently evident in eSports as well. On the one hand, women’s teams and tournaments are a great way for female eSports players to gain experience, gain confidence, and motivate other female players to participate in eSports as well.

Why are female characters sexualized in games?

Design teams for video games often sexualize female characters to make them attractive to men, rather than giving them a more practical design, said Adrienne Shaw, an associate professor of media studies and production who specializes in media and game studies.

Does gender have an impact on gaming?

The study found that women perform as well as men in multiplayer online role-playing games, all other factors being equal.

What skills are used in esports?

Here are our top 5 skills needed to become an Esports pro.

  1. Communication
  2. Research
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Multitasking
  5. Determination

What is the best age for esports?

In Activision’s Call of Duty league, the average participant is about 22 years old, according to league data. In Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch league, the average player is about 20 years old. In both leagues, players retire extremely young compared to traditional sports.

How long do esports players practice?

To be a professional esports player, you have to practice a ton. Every day, professional players practice the game of their choice for almost 8 hours, over and over again. This practice, which includes both individual and team games, consists of playing the game, practicing, and streaming.

What do esports players do after they retire?

It’s common for retired professional players to pursue studies, start businesses, or create content. Thanks to platforms like YouTube and Stream, retired pro players can make a lot more money and work a lot less in a stress-free environment.

What esports team is Shroud on?

Shroud retired from competitive CS:GO in 2018. He remains on his team Cloud9 as a streamer and content creator.

Which esports team is Ninja on?

Ninja is not currently part of any esports teams. However, in the past he competed for Cloud9, Team Liquid and Luminosity Gaming.

Which esports team is Shaq a member of?

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is a shareholder of NRG Esports after investing in the company with Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins in early 2016.

Who has the most wins in esports?

Rank 1: Johan “n0tail” Sundstein – In addition, n0tail has won numerous minor championships. A Dota 2 and former Heroes of Newerth pro, Sundstein earned a total of $7,183. 918 in championship prize money, making him the most successful eSports player of all time in terms of prize money.

Who is the most popular esports team?

The top 10 esports orgs in the world in 2022

  1. OpTic Gaming
  2. FaZe Clan
  3. G2 Esports
  4. Team Liquid
  5. FURIA
  6. Cloud9
  7. Fnatic
  8. Natus Vincere
  9. TSM
  10. Spacestation Gaming

Who are OpTic Gaming?

OpTic Gaming overtook FaZe Clan to take the top spot after winning the Halo World Championship in October. OpTic has been the kings of FPS gaming this year. In addition to their Halo Championship, OpTic won a Halo Major, a Call of Duty League Major, and VALORANT Masters: Reykjavík, which is the equivalent of a Major in VALORANT. They almost won the VALORANT World Championship, but finished second to LOUD in VALORANT Champions.
Since OpTic’s merger with Envy late last year, the rankings also include the performance of Dallas Fuel from the Overwatch League. The Fuel became the 2022 Overwatch League champions by winning the grand finals, and they also won the Summer Showdown, one of the league’s three tournaments held before the playoffs. With titles in four different first-person shooter (FPS) games this year, OpTic has established itself as not only the best FPS organization, but also the best esports organization in the world.

Who are FaZe Clan?

FaZe Clan was neck-and-neck with OpTic Gaming for most of the second half of the year in Nerd Street’s rankings of the best esports orgs in the world in 2022 – largely on the strength of their CS:GO team in the first half of the year. FaZe won the first major of the year in Antwerp and the next two major tournaments, IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne. They also won the ESL Pro League Season 15 and finished second at the Blast Fall Finals.
Atlanta-based FaZe didn’t win a Call of Duty League title this year, but they still played a very strong season, finishing second in three of the four majors and placing second at the CDL Championship, also known as Champs. FaZe’s Rocket League team also had a solid season despite missing out on titles. They were semi-finalists at the RLCS World Championship and finished fourth at the Winter Major.

Who is G2 Esports?

It’s hard to think of G2 without thinking of their former CEO Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez and the fallout from his partying with Andrew Tate, which reportedly cost the organization a spot in Riot Games’ premier VALORANT esports circuit in 2023. However, G2’s esports teams are among the best in the world, and the organization ranks right up there with FaZe and OpTic Gaming when it comes to the most successful orgs this year.
G2’s League of Legends team competed in the League of Legends World Championship in October, and the org’s LoL team also qualified for the Mid-Season Invitational in May, where they reached the semifinals. They were European champions in the spring and runners-up in the summer. Besides League of Legends, G2’s next best game this year was Rocket League. They won the RLCS Winter Major and finished second at the RLCS World Championship in the summer. The team also finished second in the CS:GO tournament at IEM Katowice earlier this year. The crowning achievement of the year was G2 Gozen’s victory at the VALORANT Game Changers Championship in November.

Who is Team Liquid?

“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride” is an apt description for Team Liquid this year. TL has finished second in major Apex Legends, CS:GO, and Rainbow Six tournaments this year: the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs, ESL Pro League Season 16, and the Jönköping Major. Despite the lack of titles, Team Liquid is ranked so high because they have been consistently good in pretty much every game they compete in and the organization fields teams in most major esports. They made the playoffs at VALORANT Masters: Reykjavík, VALORANT Champions, ESL Pro League Season 15, Rainbow Six Invitational, Rainbow Six Charlotte Major, and League Championship Series. They also finished in the top eight at the Rocket League Championship Series Spring Major.

Who are FURIA?

This Brazilian organization has strong results in Rainbow Six: Siege, CS:GO and Apex Legends in 2022. FURIA reached the playoffs in Rainbow Six Invitational and PGL Major Antwerp as the best CS:GO team from America. In Apex Legends, they scored the most points in the finals of the ALGS Championship, eventually finishing in second place. In addition, FURIA qualified for the VALORANT Champions.

In Rocket League, however, they shined throughout the year. FURIA finished in the top six at both the RLCS Winter and Spring Majors, and won the $2 million Gamers8 Rocket League tournament held in July. At the RLCS World Championship, they were in the semifinals. It was their best finish at an RLCS event and included an impressive quarterfinal victory over Spring Major champion Moist Esports.

Who are Cloud9?

The North American standard bearer in League of Legends participated in 2022 Worlds for the ninth time in 10 years. Despite a lackluster performance on the international stage, C9 were still the domestic champion after winning the LCS Summer Split. In CS:GO, the organization emphatically announced its return to the scene with a win at IEM Dallas in June. It’s the organization’s biggest title of the year and its first S-level CS:GO title since its famous win at the Boston Major in 2018. Like Atlanta FaZe in Call of Duty, Cloud9 has been the perennial runner-up in Halo. C9 finished second at both Halo Majors this year and at the World Championship.

Who is Fnatic?

This European organization has solidified its place in Nerd Street’s Top 10 based on the strength of the organization’s VALORANT and Dota teams. In VALORANT, Fnatic qualified for both the Masters events and VALORANT Champions. They were regional champions during the 2nd phase of the European VCT season and finished in the top four in Masters: Copenhagen. Fnatic also qualified for both Dota Majors this year and the season-ending Dota Championship: The International 2022. Fnatic’s Apex Legends team is also worth mentioning, as they finished fourth at the ALGS Championship.

Who are Natus Vincere?

NAVI was the second best CS:GO team in the world this year. They won the Blast Spring Finals and finished second to FaZe in two of the biggest tournaments of the year: the Antwerp Major and IEM Cologne. NAVI’s Rainbow Six team also did well at the Rainbow Six Invitational earlier this year, and the organization’s Halo team qualified for the HCS Orlando Major and World Championship.

Who are TSM?

TSM won the Rainbow Six Invitational this year, the most important event of the year in R6. Their Dota team also did well, finishing second at ESL One Stockholm, the first Dota major of the year. And in Apex, TSM reached the finals of both the ALGS Split 2 playoffs and the ALGS Championship.

Who are Spacestation Gaming?

Spacestation bounced back and forth between Nerd Street’s Top 10 and Next 10 throughout the year, with a final appearance at the ALGS Championship and a top eight finish at the RLCS Spring Major being the highlights of the year. They finished the year back in the Top 10 with appearances at the Rainbow Six Jönköping Major and the RLCS Fall Major.

What types of games are there in esports?

E-sports encompasses a wide range of different video games. Actually, any video game where you compete against another player counts as an eSport. Among the most popular types of eSports games are:

  • Multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients 2.
  • Real-time strategy games such as StarCraft 2.
  • First-person shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • Fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.
  • Sports games like FIFA.

There are also other games that fit into their own smaller genres, like the card game Hearthstone and the tank game World of Tanks.

Who can play esports?

The great thing about esports is that it’s so easy for anyone to participate. All you need is a gaming console or PC, an internet connection, and a copy of the game. Most of the popular e-sports can also be played completely for free, you don’t even have to pay to download the game.
However, don’t think that you will quickly become a pro. The top players train full time for years to get to the top, just like any other athlete. But anyone can join in and have a great time. It’s also a great way to get to know the games better to improve your eSports betting.

Can I play esports on my cell phone?

The short answer to this is no, not really. The vast majority of eSports games can’t even be run on mobile devices, and even if they could, you’d never be able to input the complex actions you need to perform fast enough to succeed. The one exception to this is Hearthstone. Since it’s a turn-based game, speed doesn’t matter, and the required actions are simple: you just have to draw a card on the game table.
In fact, Hearthstone can be played on Android and iOS devices, whether on the tablet or the smartphone. Unfortunately, it’s not currently available on Windows Phone devices.

Who can bet on esports online?

E-sports can be bet on just like any other sport you know. The usual legal restrictions that apply to traditional live sports betting also apply to eSports betting. In the case of the UK, this means that you need to be 18 years old to bet on e-sports, while in the US, e-sports betting is currently banned.
And no, you don’t have to be a gamer to bet on e-sports, just as you don’t have to be a footballer to bet on soccer. E-sports offers many fantastic video broadcasts that can be watched for free on sites like YouTube and Twitch. You can use these to learn all about these games without ever having played eSports.

Why bet on esports?

E-sports is a massively growing market that has already reached a huge popularity and is expected to grow even more in the coming years. It is estimated that 135 million people worldwide currently follow e-sports. Currently, the number of e-sports fans is on par with ice hockey, but it is expected to catch up with American football by 2017.
With the growth of e-sports in recent years, gambling in this industry has also grown, opening up a whole new market for betting, with its exciting possibilities and increased enjoyment of e-sports attracting whole new crowds to the betting market.

Where can I bet on e-sports online?

E-sports betting is growing at a fantastic rate. Some predict that e-sports betting could reach $250 million in revenue per year by 2020. These sums make them one of the largest sports betting markets in the world. For some sports bettors, they are already among the top ten.
As a result, most major bookmakers have started offering a dedicated market for e-sports betting. There are also a number of specialized bookmakers that have focused specifically on the e-sports betting industry. This means that you have a wide range of bookmakers to choose from. Some of the best and recommended bookmakers by us are 20Bet,,

What is an esports tournament?

E-sports tournaments are competitions where teams usually meet in an arena and compete against each other to determine the overall winner of the tournament.
These tournaments last very different lengths of time, from a few days to a few months, with varying numbers of teams or players, from four to over thirty. The prize money also varies greatly. The biggest is worth $18 million at the 2015 Dota 2 International, but the very small tournaments only offer prize money in the low thousands.
Most eSports betting is done on the big tournaments with prize money of over a hundred thousand dollars.

Who can participate in an esports tournament?

The larger eSports tournaments have qualifying rounds, and you can only qualify for these tournaments by becoming a member of an established professional team. This requires years of dedication and training. There are many smaller tournaments and even local tournaments that anyone can enter, although players with great talent can be seen in these amateur tournaments as well.
An easy way to get into competitive sports is to register and participate in the Electronic Sports League online. You compete from the comfort of your home, and anyone can sign up.

Do I need to know anything about esports to bet on it?

No, you don’t have to, but with some restrictions. You certainly don’t have to be a top eSports player or have ever played the game at all. Many people bet on soccer, rugby and many other traditional sports without playing these games themselves.
You don’t have to be an avid eSports spectator either, as there is plenty of information on the internet that you can use to research the games, tournaments and matches to place good bets.

However, if you are not familiar with the games at all, have never played or even watched a game, this will obviously affect your ability to place the best bets.

In which countries is esports betting allowed?

E-sports betting is usually governed by the same legislation as traditional sports betting, so the restrictions are identical. For example, online e-sports betting is not allowed in the USA. However, in most European countries, online e-sports betting has been quite friendly.
E-sports betting is also influenced by the bookmaker you place your bets with, as they require a gambling license in many countries in order to accept bets from those countries. The bookmaker performs its own checks to ensure that you can place your bets in your country.

Where can I watch esports games live?

The best place to watch eSports games live is This is a dedicated platform for gamers to broadcast themselves playing games. These are not always eSports competitions and often not major tournaments. However, most major live tournaments are broadcast live on
Another great place to watch live e-sports games, and a newcomer to the market, is YouTube Gaming. This is an extension of the classic YouTube platform we know and love, and allows gamers to live stream their games.

Can I bet on esports with my cell phone?

You most certainly can. Most online bookmakers are now mobile-friendly, although experiences can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker.
A good starting point is our bookmaker reviews, which will help you get more information about the experience you can have at different bookmakers.

What are the best odds for esports?

The best odds are a relative term, where value is what matters most. If you are offered even odds when betting on a team to win, but they have a surefire chance of winning the game, then that is good value. However, if you are offered longer odds of 4/1 for a bet on the other team that is sure to lose, then that is not good value, you are simply throwing your money away.
If you want to know more about odds and how to bet properly, you should check out our article on e-sports betting odds or take a look at our bookmaker guides to find out who offers the best odds overall.

What do odds mean and how do they work?

Odds reflect the probability that a bet will win. They are also used to calculate how much your winnings will be if your bet wins.
Odds are usually expressed in two ways: as fractions or as decimals. Fractions are the more traditional method, where odds such as 4/1 or 10/3 are given. The same odds would be stated as decimal odds 5.00 or 1.33 respectively.
If you want to learn more about odds and how they work, read our article on e-sports betting odds.

How much can I win when betting on esports?

How long is a piece of string? It all depends on how much money you have in your betting account, how well you understand the odds and their value, and how well you know the games and the probability of the results.
Many people say that you can’t beat the bookmakers, but that’s not true if you are a sensible and informed gambler. To help you on your way to better betting, you should check out our article on how to become a successful bettor.

How to win at esports games?

The rules for winning an eSports match vary depending on the competitive game. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • League of Legends and Dota 2 – Destroy the opponent’s main building (the Nexis in LoL, the Ancient in Dota 2).
  • Starcraft 2 – destroy all the opponent’s buildings.
  • Hearthstone – reduce the opponent’s champion to 0 health.
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – win 16 rounds by either placing and successfully detonating a bomb or preventing the opponent from placing and detonating a bomb.

These are the main e-sports games and their victory conditions. If you want to know more about how these games are played and won, read our game guides.

What should you look for in eSports teams?

When you bet on an eSports team, there are a number of things you should look out for. You should pay attention to whether the team has replaced any players in their squad. Also, you should look at the current form of the team and the form against the team you want to bet on. Lastly, you should check the odds for the match/tournament. Are the odds offered reasonable based on your research?

For more information on eSports betting, check out our guide to eSports betting and our guides to individual games.

How often do esports tournaments take place?

E-sports tournaments take place throughout the year. In League of Legends, for example, there are the regular seasons for each region, which are divided into the Spring and Summer Splits & Playoffs that start in January and last until August. Then there’s the World Championship, which is held in October. In between there are several other big tournaments to watch and bet on, such as the IEM season. So there is always something that will interest you. To learn more about the upcoming tournaments of each game, you should check out our game guides.

How much can I bet on esports?

Over a longer period of time, you can bet as much or as little on eSports as you like. Some bookmakers do have limits on how much you can bet on a single bet or how much you can withdraw at once, but otherwise it really depends on how much you want to spend.
Check out our bookmaker guides to learn more about which bookmakers you can place your esports bets with.

How to choose an esports betting site

There are many factors that can affect your choice of eSports betting site on which to place your eSports bets. You may be looking for the best bonus offers, the best odds, or even interesting betting opportunities, such as betting on who will score the first kill.
The best way to find the right eSports online bookmaker for you is to take a look at our eSports betting guide.

How do esports betting bonuses work?

These can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, but there are some things that are pretty consistent. These bonuses are meant for new customers. If you follow the special bonus links on our website, you can register with the online bookmaker and deposit money into your account.
Once you have deposited money into your account, your bonus offer will usually be activated. To make sure you get the latest and greatest offers, visit and we will make sure you get the best bonuses for the best bookmakers available to you.

What are in-play bets?

In-play betting in e-sports is a fun way to make a game you are watching even more exciting. In this process, you place a bet after a match has started, but before it has finished. Thus, you’ll be able to assess the game’s action before placing your bet on the game’s winner.
This is ideal for experienced esports bettors who are able to read the games quickly and effectively.

How do I place an esports bet?

To place an esports bet, you first need to sign up with an online bookmaker and deposit money into your account.
Once you have funds in your bookmaker account, you can browse the betting offer and odds and choose what you want to bet on. This could be a match or tournament winner, for example.
Select your bet and it will be added to your betting slip. After that, all you have to do is add your stake (how much you want to bet) and click the “Submit” button to place your bet.
Check out our article on placing an eSports bet for a detailed and foolproof guide on how to place your first eSports bet.


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