Bookmaker LOOT.BET has summarised the past year’s statistics on esports betting. According to the research, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tops the list as the most popular discipline to bet on in 2020, the biggest winnings from a single bet reached as much as €6 540, and the luckiest bettors came from Ukraine, Sweden, and Hungary.
In 2020, the greatest share in betting volumes on LOOT.BET belonged to CS:GO, occupying a lion’s share of more than 53% of the total money placed on esports. The second place in the respective chart was occupied by Dota 2 with a share of 35%, while the third place was occupied by LoL with 7%.
It’s interesting that in the context of classic sports being paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA 21 — previously one of the least popular games — managed to finish fourth, and Valorant, being a newcomer in the esports world, placed seventh, ahead of established disciplines such as Overwatch and Rocket League.
The most successful bet on LOOT.BET for the past year brought a bookmaker’s client €6 520 of net profit, with only €20 risked and the total odds of 327.
By average bet size, the leader was LoL (€32.34), followed by King of Glory (€30.65) and Call of Duty (€27.20). Here, the two most demanded games – CS:GO and Dota 2 – end up at the 10th and 11th place, with €21.41 and €20.64, respectively.
Within the ‘big three’ esports games, LOOT.BET’s users placed the most money on the following events – ESL One Road to Rio (CS:GO), Epic League (Dota 2), and Legends Pro League Summer (LoL).
The most popular teams for betting in their disciplines were Na’Vi (CS:GO), Team Nigma (Dota 2), and T1 (LoL). By average bet size, the champions are Team Liquid (CS:GO), Just Error (Dota 2), and Victory Five (LoL) whilst the max bets in the respective disciplines belonged to Heroic (CS:GO), Team Aster (Dota 2), and DAMWON Gaming (LoL).
The most money, in total, were won thanks to Sprout (CS:GO), VP.Prodigy (Dota 2), and FlyQuest (LoL). The teams that disappointed bettors the most were fnatic (CS:GO),Team Nigma (Dota 2), and FunPlus Phoenix (LoL).
Going by profit on every EUR placed, the leaders were Gambit (CS:GO), 496 Gaming (Dota 2), and LDLC OL (LoL), while the anti-champions were Team Singularity (CS:GO), B8 (Dota 2), and Team Vitality (LoL).
LOOT.BET has also shared statistics for countries, according to which the luckiest bettors were citizens of Ukraine, Sweden, and Hungary and the unluckiest users came from Spain, Canada, and South Korea. The most active, by the average quantity of bets per client, were Hungary, Japan, and Switzerland, while the least active by the same parameter were Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. The highest median odds were recorded in India, the Philippines, and Poland, and on the bottom of the respective rankings are Spain, Indonesia, and South Korea.
Despite a row of notable events being canceled on the grounds of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as The International, in 2020, LOOT.BET showed significant growth. In the past year, the bookmaker saw an impressive 67% increase in betting volumes while active users grew by 58%.

By George Miller

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.