CS:GO: how to make money on esports?
Despite still being a relatively young industry, the esports market is worth being invested in.
CS:GO is one of the most popular esports disciplines in the world. According to Statista, the most watched match of the CS:GO tournament, the group stage battle between Natus Vincere and Team Liquid, was watched by a peak audience of over 596,000 viewers. This peak viewer count is no doubt in part due to the coronavirus pandemic which spread across the world in 2020 and 2021. Andreas Højsleth, known by his online alias Xyp9x, a member of Astralis, has earned over $1.88M playing CS:GO competitively. His fellow countryman, Peter Rasmussen, who goes by the alias dupreeh, occupies first place with incomes of around $1.91M.
Still, is it possible to make money if you are not a pro player?
Long story short, the answer is yes. And that’s because CS:GO welcomes gaming amateurs and professionals to a captivating world that is easy to understand and play: two teams of five play as terrorists or counter-terrorists. The terrorists win if they defeat the counter-terrorist side or plant a bomb and have it detonate. The counter-terrorists can win by either deactivating the bomb or killing the terrorist team before the bomb is planted.
As mentioned before, the popularity of the CS:GO discipline is experiencing its ‘golden era’. So, for instance, the monthly number of CS:GO matches on the ESportsBattle platform has increased from 549 in 2020 to 2,214 in 2021.
Because of increased global demand, ESportsBattle decided to expand its horizons and became the first platform to launch 1×1 CS:GO matches, ensuring CS:GO newcomers an opportunity to have a shot at it. Previously, ESportsBattle had only a 5×5 format and later became the first to introduce 2×2 CS:GO matches.
This variety of formats and modes allows pro and amateur players to participate in Esportsbattle tournaments, as well develop their skills.
Another scenario for making money in esports is betting
There are plenty of betting operators who allow their customers to place bets on CS:GO, among them Fortuna, Fonbet, Lootbet, Parimatch, EveryMatrix etc. This is an extremely simple game and one of the best for newcomers to esports.
You can place a bet on the outcome of the competitive game or just choose your favorite event. For instance:
Match winner (2-way or 3-way)
Correct map score
Map winner (2-way and 3-way)
Team 1 Total
Team 2 Total
Total Rounds Odd/Even
To Go to Overtime
The number of outcomes and denominations depends on the match format (Bo1, Bo2, Bo3, Bo5).
Of course, there are many more options because each esports discipline has its characteristics that betting companies take into account. It is also possible to bet on the results of an entire tournament or in ‘live’ (when the match is already underway). That is, the variety of esports events available for bettors is second to none.
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Author: George Miller