Do you know that Betway is the only bookmaker to offer a competitive eSports league? Dubbed as the Betway Arena, the event will be hosting a series of DOTA2 matches that will be spread across five weeks in the classic ‘Winner Stays’ format. The winner gets to walk away with a cool €5,000 in cash.
Are you also aware that Betway is the only bookmaker to offer exclusive bonus offers to eSports punters? Ranging from the first time welcome bonus to the CS:GO giveaway promotions, Betway is truly living up to its reputation of being one of UK’s and Europe’s top bookmaker!
While this might not be unique to the site, the bookmaker joins the likes of Pinnacle to bring to you current trends in the eSports industry through the Betway eSports blog. This ensures that you are up to speed on all the happenings in the industry and consequently place bets wisely.
Betway was founded in 2006 by a team of sports enthusiasts. At that time, their main objective was to offer players with something unique especially in terms of betting options. This resulted into the company being one of the few to incorporate and offer the live or in-play betting feature.
Fast forward to 2017, Betway seems to live up to its original objective. Plenty of sporting events to choose from; fair odds as compared to other bookmakers and very reliable service delivery are some of the features that sets it apart from other competing bookmakers.
Betway eSports Services
As a bookmaker, Betway has plenty to offer in terms of sporting events. It offers betting options for sports such as Tennis, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball among many other options. However, their latest addition to the already populated options is eSports betting. This does not only add variety to the sports betting options that were traditionally popular, but also gives punters like you an opportunity of betting on your favourite team.
What eSports events are offered at Betway?
eSports as a sport is broad and has plentiful of events and matches. These events include the likes of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Street Fighter V, StarCraft 2, Overwatch, Call of Duty: Black Ops, World of Tanks among many others. However, it’s impossible to include all these sporting events in their sports portfolio since not all have frequent events that justify them to be enlisted in the Betway eSports portfolio.
As a result, the bookmaker chooses to offer you the following sports only.
- League of Legends
- Dota 2
- Heroes of the Storm
- StarCraft 2
- Call of Duty
- Street Fighter 5
Betting on eSports at Betway
The mentioned eSports have plenty of events throughout the years and consequently offer plenty of options to bet on. At Betway, you can easily choose to bet using the in-play or pre-match method.
- In-play: You place a bet on the event as it progresses. There are usually up to 5 markets to choose from through this method
- Pre-match: This is the popular choice of betting for most of the players at Betway. It has plenty of options to choose from, but with very low odd margins
How do you place an eSports bet at Betway
You can choose to place an in-play or pre-match bet at Betway. Regardless, you’ll have to follow the procedure below:
- Log into your Betway account and choose the eSports option. It’s the fourth option at the top menu and the 14th option in the sports menu. You cannot place a bet if you don’t have an account at the site!
- Once you are logged in, choose the event you wish to bet on by clicking on the ‘Coupons’ button and then the sport. For instance, click on Coupons >> then click on Dota 2 and choose an event that you wish to bet on. This will be added to your bet slip directly
- Once you are satisfied, place the amount you wish to wager and select ‘Place Bet’
In play betting works slightly differently. Once you are logged into your account, just click on the eSports live button, select the market you wish to bet on and click on ‘Place Bet’ to complete the betting process.
How can you get help if you are having a problem placing bets?
Sometimes, we can never get something right on the first try and that’s why Betway has a customer support team that’s always present and ready to help where they can. Contact the experienced and friendly team through the ‘Live Chat’ feature where you get instant help to your problem.
Is the live chat feature available on the mobile platform? What issues are covered?
Yes, the live feature is also available on the mobile platform. By contacting the customer support team, you can always get help on a variety of topics including depositing/withdrawing, betting, switching from bookmaker to casino among many other issues.
It’s also important to note that Betway welcome suggestions and recommendations that will see them deliver services effectively and you are therefore advised to share any recommendations through the same channel.