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How to bet on Dota 2


Betting on esports has long been a big hit with betting shop regulars, but with the onset of the pandemic, the demand for esports competitions has reached a whole new level. How to bet on one of the most popular esports disciplines – Dota2?

What bets can be placed on Dota2

As a rule, Dota2 bookmaker lines include the following markets:

Outcomes. The simplest and most popular market is betting on the winner of a match or map. Choose your favorite and get a win if he wins.

Total cards. As a rule, teams play each other up to two victories. The only exceptions are major tournaments, where the fight can go up to three victories. Players can bet on how many cards will be played in a match. For example, to win a bet on “over 2.5” teams will need to play at least three cards.

Handicap on cards. Betting with a handicap allows you to increase the odds when betting on a clear favorite or reduce the risk when betting on an outsider of the meeting. A plus handicap allows you to “add” the required number of cards to the team’s account, but reduces the coefficient for its victory. A negative handicap, on the contrary, reduces the final score of the team, so the coefficient for its success increases.

In addition, many bookmakers offer players bets on total kills or total minutes, first blood, first tower destroyed, etc. Some bookmakers also provide the opportunity to make long-term bets, for example, on the winner of a tournament.

What to consider when placing a bet on Dota2

When betting on Dota2 tournaments, the player must have at least a minimal understanding of the rules and mechanics of the game. In addition, to make a successful forecast, the following factors must be taken into account:

Statistics of the last performances and face-to-face meetings of teams. This allows you to evaluate the current form of the teams, as well as to understand how well the opponents are familiar with each other’s tactics and playing style.

Schedule. Playing several games in one day, e-sportsmen get tired significantly, which can affect their form.

The importance of the game. As in other sports, matches that do not affect the position in the standings are often played at half strength – substitutes are brought to the game, new strategies are tested, etc.

Latest updates. Dota2 developers regularly balance the game with new patches. The next update can weaken or strengthen the hero, or change the characteristics of the artifact.

Other factors that may affect the course of the game include the rules of the tournament, the location of the servers, the psychological state of the athletes, as well as changes in the composition of the teams.

Features of betting on Dota2

Dota2 is a fairly unpredictable discipline – the course of the game can change at any moment. In addition, the choice of heroes remains unknown until the start of the game. This leads to the fact that bookmakers drastically reduce the line for a live match, often reducing it exclusively to bets on outcomes.

When placing bets on LAN tournaments, you need to take into account the previous experience of teams playing in this format. An uncomfortable chair, unusual devices and increased attention of the audience can greatly affect the results of the players.

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