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

Dec 12
Invictus Gaming VS. CDEC.Avenger
Invictus Gaming
CDEC.Avenger
700
700
-
-
-
-
Dec 12
iG Vitality VS. MAX
iG Vitality
-
-
-
-
-
MAX
245
-
-
-
-
-
Dec 12
Suning Gaming VS. keeN
Suning Gaming
keeN
Dec 12
ViCi Gaming VS. Team Waooo
ViCi Gaming
Team Waooo
200
-
170
-
-
-
Dec 12
iG Vitality VS. LYG.Gaming
iG Vitality
LYG.Gaming
460
650
-
-
-
-
Dec 12
Invictus Gaming VS. For The Dream
Invictus Gaming
For The Dream
240
250
-
-
-
-
Dec 12
Suning Gaming VS. Rock Gaming
Suning Gaming
Rock Gaming
305
300
-
-
-
-
Dec 12
NewBee VS. CDEC
NewBee
-
-
-
-
-
CDEC
-
150
-
-
-
-
Dec 13
Virtus Pro VS. Sacred
Dec 13
Evil Geniuses VS. Complexity
Evil Geniuses
Complexity
230
-
-
-
-
215
Dec 14
Evil Geniuses VS. Kinguin
Dec 14
Optic Gaming VS. Fnatic
Dec 15
OG VS. Sacred
Dec 15
Virtus Pro VS. OG
Dec 13
Virtus.pro VS. Sacred
Virtus.pro
-
-
-
-
-
Sacred
-
-
-
-
-
500
Dec 14
LGD Gaming VS. Fnatic
LGD Gaming
-
-
-
-
-
Fnatic
-
-
-
-
-
170
Dec 14
Evil Geniuses VS. Kinguin
Evil Geniuses
-
-
-
-
-
Kinguin
-
-
-
-
-
300
Dec 15
LGD Gaming VS. Optic Gaming
LGD Gaming
-
-
-
-
-
Optic Gaming
-
-
-
-
-
105
Dec 16
Virtus.pro VS. OG
Virtus.pro
-
-
-
-
-
110
OG
-
-
-
-
-

 

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
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This article was written by the eSports Betting Report staff.