LOOT.BET has published the stats and major trend reports on esports betting in 2018.
The report reveals that Russian eSports bettors were the luckiest. The highest win rate belongs to the Russian users coupled with a winning combo-bet with the record-breaking—over 665—odd multiplier belonging to a Ukrainian punter, who won big on the final matches of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro League; by placing only €20, he got about €13,300.
Top-three countries with the most risk-taking bettors are Georgia, Spain, and Ukraine, while the most cautious users came from Sweden and Denmark.
Choice of esports disciplines was also connected with the geographic location of the bettor. CS:GO was the world’s most popular game to place bets on, while Russian and Ukrainian audience also tended to bet on Dota 2 eagerly whilst users from Western Europe and Asia—on League of Legends and Overwatch as well.
The most significant trend of the last year on LOOT.BET was the rapid rise of the interest to live bets and broadcasts. More than half of the wagers placed on the service in 2018 belong to the live markets and continue to gain momentum. The vast majority—over 80 per cent—of the clients in the process of live betting watched the matches directly on the website instead of switching to streaming platforms, such as Twitch and YouTube. As a comparison, in 2016, during the first months of LOOT.BET service, the amount was approximately 30 per cent and at the end of 2017—50 per cent.
In 2018, LOOT.BET users were the most active to bet on the following teams: Astralis, Team Liquid, and Na’Vi. And the team on whom bets did not work in most cases were not the meme-stars Na’Vi but rather Virtus.pro.