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  • BookMaker.eu The Call of Duty World League will have their first major tournament since the release of the popular game Black Ops IIII this weekend in Las Vegas. It will be a huge Esports weekend as both COD World League and League of Legends All-Star Weekend are happening in Sin City this weekend, turning the Strip into a gamer’s paradise. Optic Gaming are decent favorites to top a 269-team field that will be whittled down considerably before the pro teams get involved in the latter stages. Let’s take a loo... 

  • BookMaker.eu The most anticipated event of All-Star Weekend is the 1v1 Tournament featuring 32 of the top players in the world. Since its inception in 2015, this has been the most talked about part of the weekend as rivals from around the world square off for bragging rights and the chance to say they knocked off one of the best players in the game today. This event features players that play a variety of roles, and usually mid laners and AD Carries are heavy favorites given their positions on the team. Seei... 

  • BookMaker.eu Although it doesn’t have the prestige of some of the DreamHack tournaments earlier in the year or even some of its predecessors, DreamHack Winter will give you a chance to win some money over the weekend. This is an eight-team tournament being played in Jonkoping this weekend, and while it is kind of playing second fiddle to SuperNova in Malta, there will be many tuning in to watch these matches too. For most of the teams involved in this competition, this is a chance to get your first win of th... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s Astralis’ world, everyone else is just living in it. The CS:GO scene has been dominated by Astralis this season. They have won seven tournaments already this year, and they have claimed well over $4 million in prize money. Next weekend they will look to end their year with a bang in the ESL Pro League Season Eight Finals. The Danes are close to odds-on favorites to win the tournament, which is incredibly impressive given the history of CS:GO. There are 15 other teams looking to knock them f... 

  • BookMaker.eu For the first time in the country’s history, Malta will host a major Esports event next weekend. SuperNova Malta will be the first, but hopefully not the last, professional Esports competition to take place on the tiny island off the coast of Sicily. Eight teams have come from different parts of the globe in order to take part in this event, and they will be fighting for a $150,000 prize purse. Team Liquid are the overwhelming favorites entering this competition, but there are plenty of reasons ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The action is a little light in the Esports world this week as North America celebrates Thanksgiving, but there are still a few competitions going on and prize money to be won. The big event this week is the ECS Season Six Finals, which kick off on Thursday, and there is plenty of cash to be distributed in that event. Astralis are the big favorite coming into the competition after winning six different tournaments and over $2 million worth of prize money this season, but others will be out to kn... 

  • BookMaker.eu Next week, eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world will square off in Arlington, Texas for the right to be declared the champions of ECS Season Six. As the name indicates, we are in our sixth season of ECS and the Esports Championship Series is still going strong after being founded in 2015. European organizations have largely dominated the proceedings with Astralis winning two titles, Faze Clan winning one title, and G2 Esports winning one title, and SK Gaming are the only team to have ever ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Most of the competitive Esports around the world are on a bit of break right now, but there is still plenty going on in the world of CS:GO. The shooter has been around longer than any other Esport, and as such there are always a variety of tournaments going on. This week, the biggest event is the DreamHack Open in Atlanta, and eight teams will battle it out for a $100,000 prize pool over the better part of three days. Team Vitality were the favorites to win it all just last week, but on Monday their head coach abruptly quit the team, throwing things into a bit of disarray. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu It might be college football season, but next week some of the best CS:GO teams in the world will converge on downtown Atlanta with the aim of being named DreamHack champions. Seven of the eight teams involved have legitimate chances of winning, and it’s a crucial time for players to make their marks. We are largely in the offseason for most of Esports, but the CS:GO scene never sleeps and tournaments like these are a path to stardom for lesser-known players. There will also be a $50,000 prize f... 

  • BookMaker.eu If you thought that the 2018 League of Legends season was over just because the World Championships finished up last weekend, you’d be mistaken. There are still a handful of offseason tournaments and All-Stars left to be played. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The 14th annual BlizzCon will be the site of the Overwatch World Cup Finals. Teams from eight different countries will duke it out to see who is the best in the world in Anaheim this weekend. This is the third Overwatch World Cup, and South Korea has won each of the previous two events. In 2016, the Koreans didn’t drop a single map on the way to the title, but they were a bit more vulnerable last year. Korea dropped at least one map in all three of their knockout round series in 2017.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Chinese League of Legends fans around the world are hoping that the eighth time is a charm. Five teams from Korea, one team from Taiwan, and one team from Europe have won the previous seven League of Legends World Championships, but no Chinese team has ever won the Summoner’s Cup. Invictus Gaming are looking to change that and bring China its first title, but Fnatic are standing in their way. Fnatic were the lone EU team to win it all, claiming the first Summoner’s Cup back in 2011, and they are aiming to shock the world and win their second. Their odds to win the Summoner’s Cup were 25-1 in early October, and they are out to cash in as longshots. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu For the first time since 2011, we will have a Western team in the World Championship Finals as either Fnatic or Cloud9 will make it through to take on either G2 or Invictus Gaming. Fnatic have been here before, winning the first World Championship back in 2011 (although with none of their current roster), while this is Cloud9’s first appearance in the semifinals.... 

  • BookMaker.eu This was not the semifinal that anyone expected from this side of the bracket. Invictus Gaming had their hands full against KT Rolster last weekend, and they were about a 3-1 underdog to advance per the eSports betting odds. However, they won the first two games of the series and eventually rallied to win the fifth game after losing Games 3 and 4 to the Korean champs. Invictus getting to the semifinals was an upset, but it wasn’t in the same ballpark as G2 Esports knocking off Royal Never Give Up. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The two favorites to win the 2018 League of Legends World Championship are KT Rolster and Royal Never Give Up. The Korean and Chinese champions have largely looked like the two best teams in the world this season, but they both had a bit of a hiccup during the Group Stage. KT Rolster were dominant through the first round robin, yet a loss to Edward Gaming nearly led to the team needing a tiebreaker to grab the top spot in the group. Meanwhile, Royal Never Give Up surprisingly dropped two games i... 

  • BookMaker.eu If you’re a fan of Fnatic or Cloud9, Wednesday’s Quarterfinals draw worked out as well as possible for you. The best team in Europe and the only team left from North America each got put in a much easier bracket than expected, and there is a lot of optimism that a Western team could reach the League of Legends World Championships Finals for the first time since 2011. Both teams have winnable matches, and the three most talented teams at the tournament are all on the other side of the bracket. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The League of Legends World Championships are set to get underway in Korea this Wednesday, and 16 teams will be duking it out to see which one is the best in the world. Coming into the competition, the three teams from Korea and the three teams from China are the favorites to win it all, with the remaining 10 teams far behind in terms of their odds to claim the Summoner’s Cup. A Korean team has won each of the last five World Championships, but China has dominated the international scene this ye... 

  • BookMaker.eu The League of Legends World Championships are set to get underway in Korea this Wednesday, and 16 teams will be duking it out to see which one is the best in the world. Coming into the competition, the three teams from Korea and the three teams from China are the favorites to win it all, with the remaining 10 teams far behind in terms of their odds to claim the Summoner’s Cup. A Korean team has won each of the last five World Championships, but China has dominated the international scene this year and they look poised to have a team grab the region’s first title. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The two favorites from major regions that are most at-risk of missing out on the main event of the League of Legends World Championship will play for their spot in the field of 16 on Sunday. Europe’s G2 were simply outplayed by SuperMassive on the first day of action. They rallied and beat SuperMassive in a tiebreaker to win the group, but it’s still a little hard to be impressed with their performances. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s G-Rex only got here after catching fire in the regional final, and no on... 

  • BookMaker.eu This hasn’t been like last year. At the 2017 LoL World Championship Play-Ins, teams from North America, China, and Europe all dominated their opponents and had little trouble getting through to the main event, while the lone favorite to stumble was the team from Taiwan. This year, the team from Taiwan has been the most impressive to this point, while teams from North America, Europe, and China have all looked shaky. On Saturday, North America’s Cloud9 and China’s Edward Gaming will aim to shake ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Can you feel the excitement? The League of Legends World Championships are nearly upon us. Next week, the five-week tournament starts in Korea, with 12 teams aiming to make it out of the play-in stage and into the main event. Those 12 teams are fighting for just four spots, so the competition will be intense. In this half of the Play-In Preview, I will look at Groups A and B. The second part of the preview will cover Groups C and D.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Can you feel the excitement? The League of Legends World Championships are nearly upon us. Next week, the five-week tournament starts in Korea, with 12 teams aiming to make it out of the play-in stage and into the main event. Those 12 teams are fighting for just four spots, so the competition will be intense. In this half of the Play-In Preview, I will look at Groups A and B. The second part of the preview will cover Groups C and D.... 

  • BookMaker.eu For the past five years, Korean teams have dominated League of Legends. Each of the last five World Champions have hailed from Korea, and we have had an all-Korean finals in each of the last three years. However, this might be the year that Korean dominance comes to an end. A Chinese team, Royal Never Give Up, won the Mid-Season Invitational and China knocked off Korea for a second straight year at Rift Rivals. It’s incredibly likely that a team from one of these two regions wins Worlds, but who... 

  • BookMaker.eu We are guaranteed to have some new blood in the LCK in 2019. Either Damwon Gaming or BattleComics will win promotion to the LCK 2019 Spring Split depending on the outcome of their match on Thursday, and whoever wins that match will look to follow in the footsteps of Griffin.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Over the last three years, Flash Wolves have been an institution in Taiwanese League of Legends. Flash Wolves have easily been the best team in the region for the duration of that time, winning the league five straight times. They are a heavy favorite coming into their LMS Summer Split Finals tilt with MAD Team on Saturday.... 

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