Ukraine-based betting company “Favorit Sport” claims that the total number of bets on virtual sports rose by 230 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017. The number of individual customers betting on eSports too has increased 2.5 times.
Counter-Strike and Dota 2 still remain the most popular games among Ukrainians. Dota 2 attracts 50 per cent of the total volume of bets on virtual sports. An individual generally place a bet of about 100 hryvnias (4 USD).
However, Counter-Strike’s popularity has actually declined, with a decrease in the number of bets. It still accounts for 30 per cent of bets on eSports Overwatch, Rainbow Six, StarCraft, Rocket League and others make up the remaining 20 per cent.

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