In order for a game to be successful as an eSports game, it must be enjoyable, yet its gameplay has to offer enough depth for players to show their skills and reach a high-level of competitiveness. Dota 2 is exactly that, and much more. It is one of the most competitive games in the world, one that took the gaming industry by a storm and has made millionaires out of gamers. Undoubtedly, fans of eSports betting have made money too by betting on Dota 2 events, enough money to love this game with all of their hearts. A good eSports game needs to be a fun to watch and Dota 2 is the most fun game to watch.
Dota 2 Description
Dota 2 was developed by Valve after several pro games and modders developed the basics based on Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne. You can say it is a fan-made game that Valve took and made it look professional. It’s a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game where two teams made up of five players fight with a single goal to destroy each other’s “Ancient”, the structure at the center of their bases. Each player controls a character called a “Hero” and focuses on leveling him up by killing other opponents and collecting gold and XP.
As of August 2015 the game is actively played by 900,000 players daily and it is the most active game on the Steam platform. Those players that don’t have teams can just log into the Steam platform, turn on the game, click on the “Find Game” button and they will be assigned to random teams made up of random online players.
The International – The Biggest Dota Tournament
If you plan to make it big by playing Dota 2 professionally, your team’s single goal should be making it to The International, the biggest tournament for playing Dota as an eSports game. This is also one of the highest paying tournaments in eSports where the winning team shares around $6 million dollars, and each year this figure rises. Even if you end up as the last team at The International, you won’t walk away with less than $50,000.
More than $50,000,000 have been given away at Dota tournaments across the world which makes it the best paying game for a pro gamer. The International is an annual event and very popular for eSports betting, because there you can bet on and watch the best Dota teams in the world. Other large tournaments are:
- Dota 2 Asia Championships
- World Cyber Arena
- The Summit etc.
Even though Korean gamers are known as the best gamers in the world, the best Dota players are from China, with Swedish, USA, Canadian, Ukrainian and Russian players behind them. Chinese Dota players have earned something over $20,000,000 from playing at Dota tournaments. Some of the best Chinese Dota 2 players are Mu, SanSheng, Banana, Hao, and xiao8. Every one of them has made nearly $2 million each from playing Dota 2 professionally.
How and Where Can You Bet on Dota 2?
Betting on Dota 2 and eSports events in general is becoming a fairly popular choice for online sports bettors. The events are offered with odds and based on them you can know who is the favorite. There are even handicaps offered. This is because the Dota 2 winner is usually decided with the Best of 3 or Best of 5 format, which means the teams can play a maximum of 3 or 5 games between each other until the winner is decided based on which team has more wins.
If you are a good bettor and know how to recognize a good wager, you can earn from betting on eSports, just like other bettors make money from betting on sports. Keep in touch with Dota 2 events and you’ll know which teams can bring you money. A good source for such info as well as watching live streams of events is Pinnacle as well as other notable gaming sites.