Esports Betting Report

Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) Betting Guide

Dota 2

A game that normally garners headlines for the massive prize pool attached to its championship tournament, Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) is also a key player in the world of betting and wagering around eSports.

The role of Dota 2 in the eSports betting ecosystem

  • Skin betting: Dota 2 plays a significant role in the skin betting market, making up the second largest source of volume after CS:GO.
  • eSportsbook: Dota 2 is also one of the largest – and fastest-growing – titles within the eSportsbook vertical (sports betting on eSports events).
  • Fantasy eSports: Dota 2 does not play a significant role in the market for fantasy eSports.

Current odds for Dota 2

Feb 20
LGD Gaming VS. Evil Geniuses
LGD Gaming
Evil Geniuses
175
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155
Feb 20
Liquid VS. Effect
Feb 20
VG Potential VS. OG
Feb 20
Mineski VS. Complexity
Feb 20
Team Secret VS. Infamous
Team Secret
Infamous
Feb 20
Virtus Pro VS. Optic Gaming
Virtus Pro
Optic Gaming
395
500
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-
Feb 20
Natus Vincere VS. Fnatic
Natus Vincere
100
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105
Fnatic
Feb 20
NewBee VS. Kinguin
NewBee
Kinguin
570
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600
Feb 20
OG VS. ViCi Gaming
OG
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ViCi Gaming
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-
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-
Feb 20
Optic Gaming VS. Virtus.pro
Optic Gaming
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375
Virtus.pro
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-
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-
Feb 20
Team Secret VS. Infamous
Team Secret
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Infamous
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900
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-
Feb 20
LGD Gaming VS. Evil Geniuses
LGD Gaming
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Evil Geniuses
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163
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-
Feb 20
Natus Vincere VS. Fnatic
Natus Vincere
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-
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-
Fnatic
-
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-
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-
Feb 20
Kinguin VS. NewBee
Kinguin
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550
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NewBee
-
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Feb 21
Optic Gaming VS. Virtus Pro
Feb 21
LGD Gaming VS. Evil Geniuses
Feb 21
Team Secret VS. Infamous
Feb 21
Team Kinguin VS. NewBee
Feb 21
Natus Vincere VS. Fnatic

 

Historical fixtures across selection of bookmakers

Key resources

General

Official team sites

Game snapshot

Defence of the Ancients – DotA – is a free to play 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena set in the same Arena of the Radiant team vs the Dire team created by Valve.

  • Each player controls one of the 100+ heroes. Each hero has 4 unique abilities, some only passive and some with activatable powerups.
  • Players must kill enemy creeps to acquire gold, buy items and gain experience to level up which make their hero stronger.  Both teams demand certain roles to become the strongest it can be. Farm – gold and experience – isn’t plentiful, so to pick a team involving heroes which are farm hungry wouldn’t be feasible.
  • Each team generally requires one support player, one farming hard carry, a durable initiator offlaner, a tempo controlling mid laner and a 5th player who can choose from jungle farmer to second support to roaming ganker. 
  • Each team must plan out tactics and execute strategies to take objectives – towers – to develop map control and increase the area your team can farm. This allows for more fights to be won which overpowers your enemy and break into their stronghold, destroying the Ancient and winning the game.
Staff
- This article was written by the eSports Betting Report staff.