When it comes to esports, top stars are capable of reaching mainstream fame. Not only that but with the sheer amount of money being exchanged and the enormous viewership garnered by big events, it’s hard to deny that competitive gaming is one of the biggest sports in the world.
So should it be any surprise then that online sports betting sites have embraced the concept of esports with open arms? These online sites are operated by some of the sharpest minds in the business and they recognize that offering betting lines on esports events makes every bit as much sense as posting odds on the NFL, FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Games.
Online sports betting is a multi-billion dollar industry, in large part thanks to how willing leaders are when it comes to embracing new technology. That’s likely why they’ve embraced esports, adopted cryptocurrency as a form of payment, and are constantly updating and upgrading their mobile betting apps to ensure that they are as sleek and intuitive as possible.
These high-end mobile apps not only enable players to place wagers from wherever they are and whenever they want during the course of their day. They also supply the seamless ability to make live bets in the midst of an esports competition and the adaptive technology to deliver live streams directly to your mobile device of choice, on both iOS and Android.
Let’s have a look at some of the top esports betting sites that are accessible to Canadian bettors.
The ancient warrior of online sports betting in Canada, Bodog’s roots trace back to the mid-1990s. They’ve stayed on top by staying in touch with emerging technologies and Bodog has fully embraced esports.
Among the esports competitions that Bodog offers wagering on are Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, Valorant, Rainbow Six, Overwatch and StarCraft.
A Canadian-owned, operated, and regulated entity, Sports Interaction is run by Mohawk Online, a socioeconomic initiative wholly owned by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.
Gamers can find betting lines on League of Legends, CSGO, Dota 2, the NBA 2K League, NHL sims, and eMotorsports.
PowerPlay Sports offers betting tips and odds across all of the most popular esports titles. Players can bet on the winners of individual matches, or outright tournament champions on all of the biggest esports tournaments taking place worldwide.
PowerPlay Sports supports 21 different markets for CSGO competitions and 52 more for Dota 2 events. There are also numerous markets for League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six, StarCraft II and Valorant.
Betway is invested heavily in esports. Not only does it offer betting markets for esports events, the company also sponsors a long list of events and organizations. Betway supports top teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas, BIG, MIBR, and many more. It also sponsors all of ESL’s primary event series including the ESL Pro League, ESL One, and Intel Extreme Masters.
This gives Betway a major presence in almost every top esports title. Naturally, Betway offers wagering on all of these competitions.
Another solid backer of esports, 888sport offers access to the latest esports odds, news and tips, as well as betting lines on all major tournaments and competitions. Esports bettors can find information on esports events 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
888sport offers lines on Dota 2, CSGO, Rainbow Six, League of Legends, Overwatch, and KoGaMa. Live streams of events are also provided on the 888sport website via Twitch and YouTube feeds.