Let’s begin this week’s preview of the week ahead in eSports betting by taking a look at the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Global Finals, which is taking place this week in Anaheim Starcraft 2 Bet365 Bettingin the state of California, United States, with a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs.

Following the climax of the League of Legends Worlds (more on that later), this exciting StarCraft 2 tournament not only features 16 of the best StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm players currently setting the world of eSports alight, but also a number of classic Archon mode match-ups featuring teams of two legendary StarCraft 2 Legacy of the Void players from around the globe.

The main competition however will focus on the 16 individual finalists who have competed across several WCS events throughout the year to earn their place in Anaheim. The players will need to be on their toes however as there is no Group Stage in this competition. From the kick off, this is a Best of Five competition where only the winner of each tie will progress.

Over the year each of the 16 competitors who qualified for the final have collected WCS Points across a number of events and the top 16 players have reached the final, although a playoff was required to decide the final 16th spot, which was won by FanTaSy, who defeated HyuN 3-2 in a tie-breaker match on the 6th October in Seoul, South Korea.

To make things tougher for the lower seeds, it is a seeded draw, which means the top seed (herO) will take on 16th seed FanTaSy, while second seed Maru will take on 15th seed Rogue and so on in the first round of the competition, the Round of 16.

From the Round of 16 onwards it is a straight Best of Five knockout until the final, where the two individuals competing will face off over the Best of Seven to decide who will take home the $100,000 first prize, with the runner up pocketing a cool $50,000.

There’s plenty of betting on this massive tournament available this week and as usual when it comes to eSports betting Bet365 is certainly the place to look initially. The betting is very open in the To Win Outright market with INnoVation the 10/3 favourite with Bet365. You can back sOs at 11/2, second seed Maru at 6/1 and the current top seed herO is a tempting 15/2 shot.

If you think an outsider could cause an upset then you can back 16th seed FanTaSy at 40/1, Polt at 66/1 and the only non-South Korean player in the field, Frenchman Lilbow at 100/1 to take the title.

There is also extensive match betting on each of the Round of 16 matches available at Bet365 and there will be further match betting available on each of the rounds throughout the week as well as a Map Betting market where you can predict the final score of each match up based on the number of Maps won out of the Best of Five format.

The WCS Global Finals action starts on the 1st November and culminates in the Best of Seven final which takes place on the 7th November, with the two Legends match ups taking place on the 6th November. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the week for plenty of top betting action on this big eSports event.

Pro Gaming League Dota 2 Pro-Am Finals Pits Professionals Against Amateur Teams

DOTA 2 esports bettingIf you and your Dota 2 playing friends reckon you have what it takes to take on and beat the professional teams, then the PGL Dota 2 Pro Am event is certainly one you should take a look at.

Over the course of four qualifiers throughout the year, eight Amateur teams have earned the right to take on eight top professional outfits in an online single-elimination contest with the winner taking home a top prize of $15,000 from a $50,000 total prize fund.

The eight invited professional sides have been drawn against an Amateur opponent in the opening Round of 16 and so far, four of the matches have been played and already there has been a shock. While No Logic Gaming, Natus Vincere and Team Empire of the pro teams all progressed in their games, pro outfit 4 Clover & Lepricon were defeated 2-1 by Amateur side Team Bad English.

The remaining four Round of 16 matches as well as the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will all be contested over the next week until the Final is played on Sunday 8th November.

As always, there is a choice of bets available on Dota 2 PGL with Bet365, including which team will win the match, which team will win each of the maps contested as well as the chance to bet on what the final score of the game will be in the Map Betting market.

CS:GO CEVO Pro League Season 8 Playoffs Take Place Later This Week

After several months of qualification tournaments both in North America and Europe, the eight teams that have qualified for the Playoffs Group Stage in the CEVO Pro League Season 8 Finals are Couter Strike : GOknown. Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, Team Dignitas and Conquest have been drawn into group A while Natus Vincere, Titan, Luminosity Gaming and mousesports will make up Group B.

The competition will run for three days from Friday 6th November through to Sunday 8th November, when the winner of the $40,000 top prize will be known, with the two teams finishing in the first two positions earning a coveted Seeding sport in the CEVO S9 Finals next time around.

No doubt there will be plenty of eSports betting on Bet365 Sports for this hugely popular game, especially seeing as CS:GO seem to be the most popular game to bet on with Bet365, given the vast number of CS:GO markets available during a typical week.

SK Telecom Clinch League of Legends World Title

League of Legends 2015 Bet365Finally this week, after four weeks of action around Europe, Team SK Telecom T1 became the first two-time winners of the League of Legends World Championship after defeating South Korean opponents KOO Tigers 3-1 in the final in Berlin this past weekend.

The final victory completed a dominant performance by the South Korean top seeds and favourites for the event, as they ended up with a stunning 15-1 record for the entire competition, narrowly missing out on becoming the first team to win the World’s without even losing  a single map.

Unsurprisingly, it was a team SK Telecom T1 player who was named the MVP of the tournament with MaRin earning that accolade after another outstanding performance in the final in his game.

SK Telecom T1 will no doubt return to defend their title next year, can anybody in the League of Legends world challenge the domination of this crack Korean team?