WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Find out which Dota 2 team dominates the betting for TI5 at Pinnacle Sports & the eye-watering limits the world's biggest eSports bookmaker is offering
If eSports' fans want an idea of which team is going to walk away from the KeyArena in Seattle as winners of The International Dota 2 Championship, the odds at Pinnacle Sports - the world's biggest eSports bookmaker - are a great place to start.
Having struck their first eSports bet as far back as 2010, Pinnacle Sports have established themselves as THE NO.1 ESPORTS BOOKMAKER , surpassing one million eSports bets in the process.
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Given that dominant position, the Curacao operator's TI5 winner odds should be a good indicator of which team will bag the biggest prize in eSports' history.
Ahead of the Group Stage the stand-out favourite was Team Secret. Pinnacle Sports' Dota 2 odds gave them roughly the same chance of winning TI5, as a victory for any of the other 15 teams combined, but that could all change by the time the Main Event begins.
Whoever makes the Grand Finals on August the 8th, bettors at Pinnacle Sports can wager an eye-watering $100,000 on the outcome; these limits dwarf their most popular of events such as the English Premier League or the NFL.
"We don't see eSports as niche or novelty, we consider it alongside our mainstream sports like soccer or basketball. So given that status that The International, and eSports in general now holds, we wanted to apply appropriate betting limits," Marco Blume, Head of Sportsbook at Pinnacle Sports.
Pinnacle Sports' eSports journey:
- Pinnacle Sports took its first eSports bet in 2010
- Betting volume has more than doubled every year since
- By December 2014 Pinnacle Sports had taken 1 million eSports bets
- eSports now more popular than mainstays like golf or rugby
- Pinnacle Sports became the first major bookmaker to sponsor an eSports event in 2014
- In March 2015 Pinnacle Sports became the official betting partner of TI5 contenders - Team Empire
About Pinnacle Sports
Pinnacle Sports (http://www.pinnaclesports.com/en) was established in 1998 and since then has focused on providing the best odds and highest betting limits for every market.
Find out more about Pinnacle Sports, the world's biggest eSports bookmaker.
SOURCE Pinnacle Sports