eSports betting is betting on eSports products and games. eSports games include a variety of games including DOTA 2, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and FIFA etc. These are games played on various consoles including Playstation, XBOX and PC, and can include a single person playing against another single person, or teams playing against each other. eSports has been growing in popularity in South Africa for some years now and there are now dedicated eSports events for SA players as well. As eSports has become more popular, so too has South Africa eSports Betting.
There are plenty of eSports betting options in South Africa at the moment. Typically the most popular eSports games to bet on are also the most popular games being played. These include DOTA 2, League of Legends, COD, and King of Glory. The most popular eSports game at the moment is actually Fortnite, but they currently do not allow betting on it. However, lately, for South African punters, the most popular eSports games to bet on are the FIFA games, typically called Electronic Soccer Betting. These are popular for two main reasons. One – they are easier for most South African punters to understand as they already know how soccer betting works and Two – the betting sites in South Africa are promoting them very hard.
It has become easier and easier to bet on eSports in SA. This is because not only do almost all the SA betting sites now offer eSports betting, but they are also more actively promoting it and offering bonuses and free bets to get users to try it for the first time. So, simply log into the betting site you already have an account with and search for eSports down the list of available sports to bet on. If you are looking for FIFA, these will typically be listed under Soccer and not under eSports. Then choose the game you want to bet on, and check which markets and odds are available. The best way to learn is to start with small bets on markets you have an understanding of.
It really depends on which eSports game you are betting on as each one will have different odds markets. There will be the some which are similar, such as Home/Draw/Win for full-time, and perhaps, which team is wins each half. But other markets are quite specific to the game. For example, DOTA 2 would have markets such as which team wins each map, while FIFA will have more standard soccer betting markets, like over/under, double chance etc.
As mentioned, almost every betting site in South Africa is currently offering eSports Betting. This includes Betway South Africa, Hollywoodbets, Supabets, Sunbet SA, WSB, Topbet, Sportingbet SA etc. Most will put eSports under a dedicated eSports section on their websites, however FIFA will most likely be placed under the Soccer section. This is done, to make it easier to appeal to soccer punters. Even though these betting sites have had eSports for quite some time, they have never pushed it very hard until now, so it is worth taking advantage of all the eSports promotions in South Africa at the moment