Dota 2 has become one of the most in-demand games in competitive gaming today. Thus the esports industry is constantly growing, and video game developers release new eSports games every year, some games like Dota 2 have a better presence in the industry. To wager on Dota 2 matches and win money, follow these tips:
Understand the betting odds
eSports bookmakers use either decimal or American odds in Dota 2 betting. Decimal odds are simple to understand. For example, 2.00 and 1.45 are the decimal odds and they simply show the total payout if the bet wins. American odd comes with “-“ or “+” in front of it and also shows which player (or team) is the underdog (“+”) and which is the favorite (“-“). Moreover, the numbers in American odds aren’t decimal, and they show not the number the wager must be multiplied with, but the amount of money the bettor can win by betting $100.
Choose the online sportsbook with the best odds and betting markets
Betting platforms that include eSports in their variety of betting types usually offer betting markets for Dota 2. It is just hard to imagine the eSports betting platform without Dota 2 betting odds, and it makes choosing the eSports online sportsbook a difficult task. Try to find a licensed eSports betting platform with a wide variety of betting markets from moneyline and handicap betting to prop betting. Especially prop betting would be a good option for you if you have a solid understanding of Dota 2. Prop bets in Dota 2 are very special and they relate to the special aspects of the game (betting on the first kill, first blood, first Roshan, first tower, betting on individual maps, etc.)
Do your research on different Dota 2 heroes and team players
In Dota 2 the player can choose a hero from over 115 different heroes with individual capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, and level them up. An in-depth understanding of Dota 2 means knowing all the Dota 2 hero classes and the ability to predict which strategy can be taken by players to play them. Dota 2 team players do not just choose certain heroes but also have their specific tasks in a team (for example, “midlaner”). If you know which position in the team and hero the player has, you can build your predictions on how the strategy of the player may be. Which strengths does the certain hero have and in which ways the player may level his or her character up?
Become a member of the Dota 2 community to get more information
One of the best aspects of playing or betting on Dota 2 is its respective community and fan base. Millions of Dota 2 players and bettors share their opinions about Dota 2 on the Internet, and you also shouldn’t ignore this brilliant opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Dota 2 and betting on it. The worst thing you could do is not to communicate with like-minded people who may give you good tips on how to play or bet on Dota 2. And it’s not just about advice: participating in online discussions about the game can give you a new perspective on the game. Maybe there are aspects of the game you’ve never thought about before, or maybe you can learn from other players’ mistakes. Two heads are always better than once, and since the eSports fan base is more passionate and friendly than communities in traditional sports betting, you should consider being a member of the Dota 2 community.
Remember that backing your favorite team has nothing to do with eSports betting
As a Dota 2 bettor, you have one or more favorite teams and players you root for, and it is great. However, if you want to root for a team or player, it doesn’t mean you have to place bets on their win. Yes, you may think that you just have to support the team in this way, but that is not the case. There are many other ways to support the eSports team emotionally or even financially, such as writing positive comments on the Internet, buying a t-shirt of their merch, and paying for a ticket to the match. If you, for example, are psychologically uncomfortable betting on your opponent to win, it is best to avoid matches and games where your favorite team is playing.