eSports betting is gaining massive popularity around the globe, thanks to the availability of convenient online betting platforms as well as the frequency of tournaments.
One of the most popular online games and tournaments on the planet is League of Legends.
Less than a week after the conclusion of the 10th annual League of Legends World Championships, DAMWON Gaming have opened as the short favourite to go back to back in claiming one of the most popular eSports tournaments in the world.
2021 Championship Favourite: DAMWON Gaming at +200
As of October 31st 2020, DAMWON Gaming is officially the defending League of Legends World Championships. The South Korean professional eSports organization was the most dominant team for the entirety of the tournament. Winning their group stage 5-1, their quarterfinals 3-0 and their semi-finals 3-1 before advancing them into the Championship Finals against Chinese gaming organisation Suning.
DAMWON Gaming entered the final stage of the tournament as the -250 favourite to defeat Suning who were the +170 underdogs. DAMWON went on to win the tournament 3-1 in the Finals, and claim their first world title.
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) October 31, 2020
After taking home 25% of the multi-million-dollar prize pool, DAMWON Gaming has opened as the +200 favourite to win the 2021 League of Legends World Championships in China next year.
The difficulty in betting on next year’s League of Legends World Championships and all eSports for that matter, is that some teams will look completely different year after year. This can be attributed to the amount of skilled players coming through the ranks and the growing popularity and professionalism of the eSports industry.
However, if DAMWON can keep their 2020 team together, then they should enter as favourites for Worlds in 2021.
Odds to Win 2021 League of Legends World Championships:
DAMWON Gaming (+200)
Top Esports (+400)
Invictus Gaming (+800)
JD Gaming (+1200)
G2 Esports (+1200)
Gen. G (+2000)
Funplus Phoenix (+2000)
MAD Lions (+5000)
Team Liquid (+6000)
GAM Esports (+10000)
PSG Talon (+10000)
Unicorns of Love (+15000)
*Odds correct at time of publication.
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