Fantasy eSports Betting
The popularity of electronic sports has increased dramatically over the past few years and today, all top-rated online betting NZ sites offer betting on eSports in some form or another. It is not surprising then that it has joined the ranks of elite sporting disciplines to be included in the fantasy line-up. While it may sound complicated, fantasy eSports betting is no different to that of Baseball, Football or MMA that follows the same premise.
The Basics Outlined
Fantasy sports were developed many years ago as a way for US-based punters to bet on their favourite sports teams and players. Since traditional sports wagers were illegal in the States at the time, punters could only wager on virtual teams for virtual points and not real money. Instead of cash, the punter with the winning team received a prize donated by a sponsor. Now, with the abolishment of PASPA, punters can wager on real events, but the alternative option is still a good one and fills its own niche.
How to Get Started
Now, the same concept is used for betting on eSports. The idea is to handpick the best eSports players to form a team, and then sit back and watch your team earn points. To get started, the first step is to sign up with a reputable site that offers fantasy eSports betting. Once you are registered, you must first fund your account in order to take part in any competition or league.
Once you have funds in your account, you can enter into a daily competition or season league. All the biggest games and leagues are represented, including League of Legends, DOTA 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and Call of Duty. As with the regular online betting NZ has to offer, the more you know about the game, the team and the players, the more successful you will be at picking a winner.
Picking Your Team
Each competition has an entry fee that gets deducted from your account balance. You can then choose from any of the fantasy eSports games listed on the site, and you will be given a list of popular players in the selected genre. Obviously, everyone will want to pick the top players to create the ultimate team. To prevent this from happening, you are given a virtual salary cap to fund your team. Using your knowledge of how players perform in real-life, you must carefully construct the best team possible within your budget.
Earning Team Points
Once all the teams have been picked and the competition begins, your players will start earning points based on real-life events. During the day or week, they will take part in real-life matches and tournaments. If they play well and win matches, your team points will increase. If your players lose their games and perform badly, no points are earned.
Winning a Competition or League
At the end of the competition, which could run for the day or for the week, all your team points will be totalled up. On any given day there can be hundreds of fantasy teams all competing for the top prize. The person with the highest team point total wins the competition prize. Depending on the site, this can be anything from sponsorship merchandise to virtual credit or free entry into further competitions.
In addition to the daily fantasy eSports betting competitions, it is also possible to enter into leagues where the performance of your team is judged over the entire season. In some cases, you can create your own private league with a few friends or members of the site. This can be done on any of the games offered at an online betting NZ site. At the end of the season, the team with the most points wins the league.