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E-sports League of Legends live stream & betting guide: How to bet on & watch League Of Legends live online

E-sports has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years. (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

E-sports are professional competitions between practitioners of computer games and one of the most popular tournaments are League of Legends. In this guide we explain what the League of Legends is, when the next tournaments are, how you can bet and where you can watch esports online.



Commonly abbreviated to LOL, League of Legends is a Multiple Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and one of the most popular e-sports, a fast-growing competition facilitated by video games that pits players - or teams of players - against each other. 

The earliest known event of its kind took place in 1972 at Stanford University where students were invited to an "intergalactic spacewar olympics" with a grand prize of a year's subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. Since then, interest and commercial value has grown tremendously as events can attract over 50,000 attending fans with purses that exceed $2,000,000.

It is even anticipated that e-sports betting for the 2017 calendar year will bring in a total revenue of $500 million to $600 million.

What is the League of Legends


Initially released in 2009, LOL is a multiplayer battle arena video game where players assume the role of a "summoner" who controls a "champion" with certain abilities in order to battle against champions controlled by other players, or even a computer. 

Though it was by no means a game-changer upon release, it has actually developed into one of the most prominent games in the competitive circuit. Its developer, Riot Games, has gone on to organise the League Championship Series and it is a staple of the e-sports community. 

There are even regional competitions in Europe, China, South America and Southeast Asia but the premier event is the World Championship, which can net its winner $2,000,000 in front of an online audience of over 30,000,000.  

The winner also receives the Summoner's Cup. 

Future League of Legends events


LOL Schedule

EventEvent GroupTime & DateWhere to bet
SEMI-FINAL: Rox Sports vs G2 EsportsLOL - IEM Katowice11:30 GMT, February 26bet365
SEMI-FINAL: Flash Wolves vs H2kLOL - IEM Katowice15:00 GMT, February 26bet365
FINAL: TBD vs TBDLOL - IEM Katowice18:40 GMT, February 26bet365

How to bet on League of Legends


bet365 is already renowned for its comprehensive offering on sports, financials, politics, TV and films and is widely considered to be one of the first betting companies to embrace the fast developing e-sports network as a new market.

If you are a new customer at bet365 you will be eligible for a 100% deposit bonus where the company match your initial deposit as a bonus, from £10 to £200, providing the customer enter the bonus code - supplied below. 

Once signed-up, you are free to explore their e-sports section which is visible on the side menu on their site. 

As e-sports is still in its infancy when compared to more established betting sports like horse-racing and football, some bookmakers only offer limited markets like 'to win the tournament outright'. 

However, bet365 push things further and it is possible to place stakes on things like which team will draw first blood, first team to get ten kills, who will win the group, correct map score, team to destroy the first tower, match handicap, total dragons slain, as well as many more. 

Additionally, it is not only possible to visit and bet on their website through your desktop browser but also through your smartphone or via the bet365 app. 

Here is a simple five-step process to get you started!

  1. Go to bet365 via our link
  2. Register for a new account using Bonus Code MAXCASH
  3. Make a first deposit of up to £200
  4. Receive bonus funds of the same value as your deposit! 
  5. Head to e-sports section of site via sidebar

In-play betting


bet365's dedication to e-sports is underlined by the continued development of the market on their site. Recently, they have added more tournaments and even offer a live in-play betting service for the premier e-sports events. 

Why are e-sports considered 'the future of betting'?


e-Sports is one of the fastest growing sports. It attracts tens of thousands of people at the gate and millions in online audiences around the world. E-sports betting for 2017 could bring in a total revenue that exceeds $600,000,000 and there are signs this will continue to grow in the next 12 months. 

As the sport grows, the money keeps getting reinvested, the fan-base expands and those who criticise it as mere 'children's games' may have to have a rethink. The evolution of e-sports has been unprecedented and is seemingly faster than any traditional sport. 

Key facts - the surge in popularity of e-sports


Here are some key facts that highlight just how much traction e-sports is gaining in the public consciousness.
  • Since 2011, more than $17,000,000 has been distributed in prize money for games in LOL alone
  • Every month there are more than 70,000,000 active players of League of Legends
  • E-sports has around 134 million viewers via channels such as YouTube
  • The number of participants in e-sports, measured in the number of minutes being played, already exceeds all other sports combined



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