HOW TO BET ON DOTA 2
GDWON333 offers a range of different markets for customers looking to bet on competitive DOTA 2 action.
We provide betting markets for all of the biggest DOTA 2 tournaments, including the The International, ESL One and BLAST: Bounty Hunt, among many other worldwide events.
This is the main market for betting on any sport, and is also the simplest one to understand.
The sportsbook will give you the option to select Team A or Team B to win. Simply select the team that you think will win the match.
Many DOTA 2 matches will take a best-of-three format, with a team needing to win two maps to win the whole match.
Instead of selecting the team you think will win the whole match, the map winner market allows you to select the team that you think will win a certain map.
To navigate to this market, you need to select the map you want to bet on in the tabs at the top of the match page, and then select the team you believe will win that map.
This market is slightly more complicated but can be useful if one team is heavy favourite to win a match and the odds are very short.
Handicap betting works by placing a disadvantage on the favourites or an advantage on the underdogs.
For example, if Team A are favourites to win the match, their maps handicap might be set at -1.5 on the sportsbook.
This means that they essentially start the match on -1.5 map wins, and therefore must win the match 2-0 for your bet to come in.
Conversely, the underdogs would be set a handicap of +1.5, meaning they start the match with 1.5 map wins and only need to win one map for your bet to come in.
Instead of betting on a winner, the maps total market allows you to bet on how many maps you think will be played in the match.
You are essentially betting on whether you think either team will win the match 2-0, or whether the match will be taken to a third map.
The sportsbook will give you the option of selecting over or under 2.5 maps. If you think that a team will win the match quickly, then select under, if you think that it will be a close match that requires three maps, then select over.
This market allows you to predict exactly how you think the match will finish.
The sportsbook will give you four options: Team A to win 2-0, Team A to win 2-1, Team B to win 2-0, Team B to win 2-1. Simply select the score you think will happen.
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