Dota 2 is one of the most popular games in eSports. But not everyone is aware that it is also a popular game for betting on matches. Thousands of bettors place bets on Dota 2 and make a fortune thanks to trusted online bookmakers. But it’s impossible to win if you don’t know anything about this game.

What to Do Before You Start Placing Bets on Dota 2 Matches

First, you have to learn the basics of the game. Play the game yourself, watch professional streamers, immerse yourself in the world of Dota, to get a little understanding of the subject. When it comes to betting on matches, intuition plays an important role. And if you understand the game and know something about the teams involved, the chances of success increase.

Understanding the game and the ability to analyze teams is in itself something akin to a mental sport.

An abundance of unfamiliar words will make it somewhat difficult to understand what is going on. Here is a little vocabulary to help you get into the essence of the game:

  • AegisoftheImmortal. Items dropped from Roshan when he died. Returns its owner to life with full mana and health after his death.
  • Blink is an instantaneous movement from one point of the map to another (jump with a certain range).
  • Wards are items installed by the player on the terrain. They give an overview and allow you to follow the enemy’s movements.
  • Cooldown is the time to recharge an ability or item.
  • Mana points is the unit of measure of magical energy needed to use items, abilities.
  • Roshan is an extremely strong neutral unit. The reward for killing him is getting Aegis.
  • Stun is a spell that stuns the hero for a certain amount of time.

Next, you can already know how you can bet on Dota 2 matches.

How It Work

There are several betting options. Just like in sports, you can put money on who will win the match. For example, cybersports tournaments can be broken down into “best of the best” or “best of seven” matches.

You can also place bets on the total number of kills of both teams in a single game. If you think that teams fighting one-on-one will show a bloodbath, total bets are perfect for that.

There is also a direct betting option. This option refers to the overall result of a tournament or league.

In most cases, bets are taken before the tournament or match. But some bookmakers have the opportunity to bet “in play”, that is right in the course of the game, which can be especially interesting and exciting.

Available Currencies

You have two ways to place bets:

  • Betting on skins. Valve has included skins in Dota 2. But Dota 2 skins are not a liquid currency in the game and have a lower value compared to CSGO skins. Although some sports bookmakers still accept skins as bets on their sites.
  • Betting in fiat and cryptocurrency. Most online cyber sports betting sites accept dollars or euros to place bets on their sites. Fortunately, with the advent of cryptocurrency, online bookmakers accept bitcoin and some other liquid virtual currencies to place bets on Dota 2.

In general, your task is to try to guess the outcome of the match. Bet on upcoming matches at your own risk, keeping in mind, of course, the gambling nature of such a hobby, and follow the results – that’s all.