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Esports Betting Outlook: Gambit Takes CS:GO Major; StarLeague Rolls On

PGL major CSGO
With Gambit now the latest CS:GO major winners after taking home $500,000 in Poland, this week in esports has a lot to live up to.

CS:GO goes quiet as teams refresh, ready for DreamHack Masters in August. But the StarCraft 2 calendar is busy as usual.

Where to bet on esports

SkyBet

The SkyBet esports section is packed with fixtures this week, with odds from games such as League of Legends, Dota 2, StarCraft 2 and CS:GO. As normal, they have more odds for LoL games than any other esport.

Betway

Betway continues to offer great promotions for esports fans. Unfortunately, the site only listed a few LoL and Dota 2 games this week, with no other esports available as of yet.

Unikrn

As specialists in esports, Unikrn is offering odds for more esports than the majority of traditional bookmakers.

Bet365

Bet365 is still one of the best places to bet on live esports as it continues to stream major events, free of charge. Its odds continue to compete well against other sites.

Pinnacle

Pinnacle’s claim to have the lowest margins puts its odds way above a lot of the other esports betting sites. While it has only listed odds for CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends and StarCraft 2, Pinnacle has managed to include odds for some very small CS:GO events.

The week in esports events

CS:GO

With the PGL Major in Krakow now complete and Gambit crowned as champions, CS:GO seems to be relatively quiet this week. There are some smaller tournaments taking place such as the ROG Masters events, but few bookmakers seem to be taking notice. Most top tier teams will be prepping for the DreamHack Masters Malmö later in August.

Dota 2

The world of Dota 2 is also in prep for another huge event in August. This time it will be The International 7, with a record $22.2 million prize pool. With the International just a few weeks away, there are no major tournaments this week in Dota 2.

League of Legends

This week we’ll see plenty of games as part of the LCK Summer Split. Samsung Galaxy vs KT Rolster kicks things off, first thing Monday morning as one of ten games taking place in seven days.

StarCraft 2

The majority of StarCraft 2 games will take place at the beginning of the week as part of the StarLeague. This comes after a busy week at the HomeStory Cup XV last week in Krefeld, Germany.

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- Laurence has been involved in and contributing to various aspects of esports since 2007. After being featured in national press for his esports betting achievements, Laurence now spends time writing about esports and teaching others how to achieve similar success.