Esports Have Never Been So Good
With mainstream sports around the world currently on hold, everyone from working parents to professional football players are getting involved in Esports gaming. While the majority of events popping up in the media are charity fundraisers and the like, there are still major games like League of Legends (LoL), Dota2 and the all-action shooter Counter Strike (CS:GO) running tournaments daily.
These games lead the way in competitive Esports betting markets, as they attract the biggest following and feature the most exciting competitive gaming experience of any platform. There are a broad range of Esports betting odds currently on offer - simply click here to get a list of bookmakers that offer Esports betting aimed at sports betting enthusiasts and Esports purists alike.
Video Game Playing up 75%
It was recently reported by Verizon that the number of U.S. citizens playing video games has increased by 75%. While this is a significant change, it’s understandable given how COVID-19 is affecting things. But the question is will the coronavirus epidemic lead to a rise in Esports betting and competitive gaming?
One of the principal ways of modern marketing is to work with influencers and celebrity endorsements to promote a brand, product or service. This is something that the coronavirus has allowed the Esports industry to do - often without even trying! Professional athletes and F1 racing drivers have taken to streaming services like Twitch.tv and even on ESPN. Professional F1 racing driver Charles Leclerc raced online to win an F1 driving simulation game, while British tennis star Andy Murray just signed up for the virtual Madrid Open.
FIFA 20 Revival
Elsewhere, in football we’ve seen a variety of stars taking part in FIFA tournaments, with Marco Ascencio, Sergi Roberto and Adnan Januzaj competing for glory on FIFA 20 representing their respective La Liga clubs.
But the effect of the coronavirus on Esports runs much deeper than a few exhibition games with professional athletes. Annual reports from the betting industry show that Esports betting is up 49% in the past year. Although the coronavirus hasn’t driven people to Esports, it’s at the very least given light to it and shown it can be a genuine wagering line that offers a unique and entertaining betting experience.
Furthermore, as sports clubs and organizations are forced to shut their operations down there is the question of how long this will last and concern from the boards of directors about income. Many major football clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Hoffenheim and many more already boast Esports teams. During these uncertain times, these Esports teams are offering financial relief, while providing club fans something to follow and bet on, and an alternative for clubs to fall back on.
by blogviews on 2020-04-13 06:31:43