eSports Gambling Statistics

A compilation of incredible statistics and figures about the esports betting industry, as well as the world of video games as a whole.

The world of eSports gambling and betting has gone big time over the decade since it was introduced in the gaming world. These incredible numbers make for good statistics.

Today, gamers have flooded the eSports competitions, tournaments, and matches for pride and huge prizes. With its rise in popularity, it is not surprising that punters flock to this industry.

To see more of what’s inside eSports betting that makes it irresistible, here is a compilation of data and information to come up with a comprehensive statistics list. This will help everyone understand and learn more about eSports betting and the reason behind its fame.

eSports Gambling Statistics
Infographic: eSports Gambling Statistics

How many eSports gamblers are there?

In 2020, according to Eilers & Krejcik, it was estimated that 6.5 million people are wagering on different eSports games. It is a known fact that eSports betting was not as big when it started.

The eSports betting industry climbed its way up when the video games became popular in the overall gaming industry. And now, eSports betting has boomed and increased tremendously in the number of punters all over the world.

How many eSports competitions were organized in 2020?

There were lots of eSports competitions and tournaments that were held in 2020 for the different eSports games. 

CS:GO

There are 28 competitions and tournaments held for CS:GO in 2020. The top ones are: 

  • DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 (Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania)
  • ESL One: Cologne 2020 (Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania)
  • Flashpoint Season 2
  • BLAST Premier: Fall 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020: Last LAN CS:GO Tournament

LOL (League of Legends)

There were 10 competitions that LOL had in 2020. It includes:

  • LCS Summer 2020 – 2020 World Championship 
  • LCS Spring 2020 – Mid-Season Cup 2020
  • LEC Summer 2020 – 2020 World Championship
  • LCK Summer 2020 – 2020 World Championship
  • LCK Spring 2020 – Mid-Season Cup 2020

DOTA 2

There are about 31 tournaments and competitions that took place in 2020 for DOTA 2. Among these are:

  • Parimatch League Season 2
  • DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major
  • BTS Pro Series: Americas
  • Epic Prime League Season 1
  • ESL One Los Angeles 2020 North America

Rocket League

Rocket League had 38 tournaments and competitions held in 2020 which includes:

  • Rocket League Summit 2: Europe
  • Rocket League Summit 2: North America
  • RLCS Season X – Winter NA Regional Event 2
  • RLCS Season X – Fall NA Regional Event 2
  • The Kickoff Asia

Overwatch

There were 24 tournaments and competitions held in 2020 for the eSports game Overwatch. This includes:

  • Overwatch Contender 2020: The Gauntlet: North America 
  • NetEase eSports X Tournament – 2020 – Winter
  • EBC EMEA Major
  • Overwatch ACE 2020
  • NetEase eSports X Tournament – 2020 – Summer

Which eSports games earned the most in 2020?

Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a lucrative year for the various eSports games. The top three earners for 2020 are:

  • CS:GO – $14.75 million
  • DOTA 2 – $8.87 million
  • LOL – $8 million

How much money is spent on eSports betting for 2019 and 2020?

In 2019, eSports betting has reached a revenue of approximately $8 billion. For 2020, eSports betting revenue ballooned to $14 billion showing how big the betting activity has become after the pandemic.

Which country has the most active eSports players?

Since eSports games have become popular worldwide, there are lots of active eSports players coming from different parts of the world. The countries with the most active players are:

  • USA – 5,163 active competition players
  • China – 1089 active eSports gamers
  • Republic of Korea – 1,083 active players

How much money the biggest team earned in 2020?

The list presents the eSports professional teams that came out as the biggest winners in terms of money earned from tournaments in 2020:

  1. Team Liquid – this team founded in the Netherlands has earned a total of 35 million dollars. 
  2. OG – this team was ranked 2nd biggest winner in earnings for 2020 with 33.9 million dollars.
  3. Evil Geniuses – they earned a total of 24.26 million dollars for 2020. 

How much money the top players earned in 2020?

Though there are individual eSports pro players that have played in the various eSports games, there will always be the big winners in real money earnings. Here are the top eSports earners for 2020.

  1. PVDDR – Paulo Damo da Rosa is a Brazilian pro-gamer who earned the highest amount in an eSports game. He won $337,800 in one tournament of Magic: The Gathering Arena.
  2. Canadian – Troy Jaroslawski earned the second-highest amount in eSports with $317,628.57 in the game of Rainbow Six Siege.
  3. Bosco – The third biggest winner in eSports for 2020 is Dylan Bosco from the US with the amount of $275,750 in two tournaments of Rainbow Six Siege.

What are the biggest eSports events in 2020?

eSports events have been abundant in 2020. This list is based on the prize pool and peak viewership of the event. 

League of Legends Worlds 2020 (LOL) gained 3.8 million viewership with a prize pool of $7,800,000.

IEM Katowice 2020 (CS:GO) has the biggest prize pool of $12,000,000 with a viewership share of 1 million. 

ESL One Los Angeles Europe and CIS (DOTA 2) has a prize pool of $8,200,000 with a viewership of 500,000.

What are the ages of the youngest and oldest eSports gamer?

The youngest eSports gamer is 6. He is Lil Poison from New York. The oldest eSports pro player is Gamer Grandma at the age of 90.

Based on its popularity, the best eSports games to bet on are:

  • CS: GO
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA 2

The eSports betting industry is dependent on the world of eSports games. When eSports games get bigger, then the bettors will have more competitions, matches, and tournaments to bet on. Also, the best eSports betting sites can offer more to their players and wagers. These bits of information show how eSports games and gambling increase in fame, revenue, and population.