If you had said a few years ago that you would have stadiums full of people watching people play computer games, you would have been laughed at.
Fast forward to today and amazingly, that has become a reality. eSports – or in other words competitive sports video games – has become big business. This year it is estimated to be worth $700m and by 2020 it is forecast to be worth $1.5bn, quite astonishing sums.
Perhaps just as astonishing is the fact that you can now bet on eSports as well. Yes – the bookies offer markets on it and there are even tipsters offering tips on it.
So enter our next tipster to be reviewed, the aptly-named eSports Betting Tipster.
Competitive odds and tips sent every morning in tournaments such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Dota 2 and CS:GO.
The tipster’s record is very impressive, with over 180 points profit made since starting tipping in November 2017. That equates to over £1,800 at just £10 stakes and means the betting bank has been nearly trebled in that time.
The return on investment is excellent too at over 40% and the strike rate has been solid at 35%.
It will be interesting to see how this all works in practice and it will be something of a learning experience for us too.
We will run our standard three month trial and will report back soon on how things are going.