Betway Esports Betting Review – Claim Up to £30 Welcome Bonus
Betway have been one of the first bookmakers to embrace the rapidly growing popularity of eSports (competitive video gaming) giving them a dedicated website and offering betting odds on eSports tournaments.
Betway eSports Review
Our regular visitors will know of our high opinion of Betway with its great customer service, ease of use, number of betting markets and deposit options. Across the board the site gets a strong 4/5 rating.
But a Betway eSports review is something altogether different as the Betway eSports site appears independently of the Betway Sportsbook. In fact it warrants its own tab along the prime real estate of the Betway site (top and centre of the homepage, on the navigation bar).
One click on this and you are opening the door to the dedicated Betway eSports portal which is very impressive.
Details of their £30 new customer free bet will greet newcomers and the Betway eSports betting options are divided into three categories: In-play, Coupons and Top eSports. As this is unique and industry leading we can only give this service a review rating of 5/5.
Pros & Cons
Betway are more than an online sportsbook which offers betting on esports, they are also a respected sponsor of a major eSports team (Ninjas in Pyjamas) and are becoming renowned for their community spirit and support of major competitions.
Other Pros include:
- Excellent social media including a regularly maintained dedicated Betway eSports Youtube channel (with 40,000+ subscribers)
- 62,500+ Twitter followers
- In-play eSports betting
- Bets taken on the widest range of eSports (more than any other bookmaker)
- Up to £30 in weekly Betway free bets for regular customers
Of course there are a few negatives:
- Limited betting markets on midweek low-key games (often win only)
- A few more withdrawal options would not go amiss
- More matches could be offered ‘in-play’ as could more in-running ‘cash-out’ options
Example of Betting on Betway eSports
While Betway eSports offer betting markets on all sorts of eSports games, the fact remains League of Legends, CS:GO (Counter Strike Global Offensive) and DOTA 2 are the most popular games with all eSports punters.
There are a lot of similarities with tennis betting with many eSports matches being a ‘best of three’ format. This immediately gives punters the option to place a bet on the match winner in addition to ‘correct score’ options. But, in the case of CS:GO Betway eSports offers many more bet options which can and do make viewing a live game all the more exciting.
By simply clicking the ‘More Bets’ tab alongside a CS:GO match you can see the betting options available to you along with the odds for each outcome. Be warned, there is a lot on offer, from the likelihood of a knife, grenade or Molotov kill through to the number of ‘pistol kills’.
Once you have made a selection and clicked on the odds alongside it, your betting slip will pop-up. Thereafter simply enter your bet stake and click ‘Place Bet’. Betting on Betway eSports online is no different to placing wagers on any other sports.
Betway eSports Mobile App
Bets on eSports can be placed via the Betway Sports app which is available on both iOS and Android. Once again eSports enjoys a dedicated section on the Betway app and, if anything, it is even easier to navigate than the desktop site.
You will also find eSports matches featured amongst the ‘in-play’ section of the Betway app which means you can enjoy excellent live match stats.
For pre-match bets there is also a neat form and statistics area. It is comprehensive and well designed, using bar charts, pie charts and conventional percentages to help punters make their choices on eSports matches and many other sports.
Betway eSports Games Available
Betway eSports offers a wider range of different games than any other bookmaker but their focus, due to sponsorship agreements, is clearly CS:GO.
League of Legends and DOTA 2 complete the natural ‘big three’ that Betway, and any other online sportsbook who take eSports seriously, offer.
However, no other bookies offer eSports betting markets on a smorgasbord which also includes Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, World of Tanks, Starcraft 2 and Rocket League.