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Join The Future And Bet On Esports Champions This Weekend

It was at the 2018 FACEIT London Major that Astralis proved the younger players in the Esports stalwart CS:GO are no longer willing to take a backseat taking home their second Major trophy, but was this a fluke or are we witnessing a changing of the guard, and should back them at bookies like Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, where they’re offering all the odds you could want to bet on Esports champions like Danes Astralis this weekend?

Astralis
The logo of Astralis

“The one overarching story at the start of this Major, it feels like a turning of the tides,” Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole tells us. “The older players and teams aren’t fading away or anything like that, but the younger players have caught up.” Something Astralis’ victory underlined with even the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen congratulating them, and it seems to signpost an era where we can bet on esports as a more of a team cohesive game, something it has lacked.

Ninjas in Pyjamas
Logo of Ninjas in Pyjamas

“You can no longer get by on individual skill. It’s been obvious which teams worked really hard during the break and which teams slacked off and rode in with the status quo.” O’Toole continued with Matthew ‘Sadokist’ Trivett agreeing with him and adding that the scene was “Getting a lot of players specifically coming up on the CS:GO skill set.” Which may seem insignificant but if you’re going to bet on Esports under UK gambling laws, you need to know.

New Teams Shift Old Guard Out Of The Way  

“The old guard sticking around for so long has limited talent coming in. It’s a stubbornness to work with certain people in a scene in a country, or it’s a reluctance to take a chance on new talent. I think that’s changing. International rosters are showing up like ‘No one in my own country is going to take me, let’s just make our own team.’” And thus the famous teams are not necessarily the ones to back at Bet365 when you bet on Esports, there’s fresh talent abroad.

Easiest Bet On Esports?

  • Astralis – 1/6
  • Cloud9 – 4/1

“People think ‘Oh, it’s been seven years, the old guys have figured it out by now,’ or ‘It’s all the same game,’ but it’s not. There’s a lot of habits you’ve ingrained into your playstyle for years and years. These guys, rather than coming in with that bias and preconditioned learning, they’re just going to learn it at face value, and it shows. They’ve got such incredible mechanics now.” Which is why if you like to bet on sports in the UK a bet on Esports shouldn’t be dismissed.

 Bet On Esports At Bet365 Today!

It can be a bit of a stretch for those who might regularly bet on the horse racing or football to start to wager their money on Astralis and co, a bet on Esports is, alas, ostensibly just teams of teens playing Counter Strike, but the skill and teamwork required these days to be champions like them equals that of any real-life sporting endeavor. This weekend Astralis take on Cloud9 and Ninjas In Pyjamas as well as the MiBR so let’s look at the odds at Bet365 on them winning and losing.

CS:GO Grudge Match?

  • Ninjas In Pyjamas – 12/5
  • Astralis – 3/10

Well against Cloud9 the champions have an obvious advantage which is why they get 1/6 to Cloud9’s 4/1, and whilst Ninjas In Pyjamas will run them a closer contest they still only get 3/10 to against 12/5. If you’re going to bet on Esports this weekend thou the match with MiBR is the interesting one with Astralis getting just 5/12 and their opposition getting 15/8, and in the UK gambling news of the champion Danes losing will filter through may be the wager of the week.  

Saturday’s Best Match?

  • Astralis – 5/12
  • MiBR – 15/8

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