North America Esports News
LoL Worlds 2020 : 2 US Teams Left
Despite high expectations from North American sportsbooks, Team Liquid is now officially out of the competition in Worlds 2020. The Group A squad finished the group stage with a disappointing 3-3 score. After early losses to Machi Esports and Suning, Team Liquid defeated G2, only to lose again in a follow-up match. Back-to-back victories against Suning and Machi couldn’t save TL from it’s lackluster fate.
Now, North American hopes rest on the shoulders of FlyQuest and Team SoloMid. FlyQuest currently boasts an underwhelming 1-2 score, with a single victory against Unicorns of Love and two losses against Top Esports and DRX. Team SoloMid will likely join Team Liquid soon. Their record currently stands at 0-3 and sports betting fans aren’t touching them at this stage.
Asia Esports Betting
LoL Worlds 2020: China’s Suning Dominates Group A
Results are officially in and Asian sportsbooks have closed all markets. Group A matches in the League Of Legends Worlds 2020 Championship are over, and we now have final standings.
Leading the pack in Group A is China’s Suning, with a 5-2 record. They’re now hot favorites at betting sites. Not far behind is the Spanish G2 Esports team, finishing with 4-3. North America’s Team Liquid was a surprising underperformer, finishing third with a lukewarm 3-3 record. The Taiwanese Machi Esports finished dead last, with an unfortunate 1-5 performance. Suning’s victory came after a thrilling match against G2 Esports, that saw both teams go to a tiebreaker. Take a look at the latest bookmaker odds and place your bets before the next round.
Africa Esports News
Riot Games To Add North Africa Servers In Valorant
League of Legends and Valorant developer Riot Games has officially unveiled the road map for Act III of Valorant. The successful free-to-play tactical FPS will be getting a significant amount of resources, as the company has carefully laid out.
An interesting part of the road map is the inclusion of Middle Eastern and North African servers. Esports betting fans are already excited about this development. This decision will work wonders to reduce ping and minimize lag experienced by African players. It’s a welcome reprieve for the continent’s esports professionals. While not included in the Act III road map, future servers might be deployed in India as well. The company is currently testing servers in the nation. This is fantastic news for sportsbooks, as the number of markets and competitions will widen as a result.
Europe Esports News
Mixed Performance At Worlds 2020
With Worlds 2020 underway, European esports fans are keeping a close eye on their favorite teams in the competition. And while some teams have certainly met expectations, others have woefully underperformed or delivered somewhat mixed results, upsetting European sportsbooks expectations. Ahead of the curve is G2 Esports, who finished the group stage in 2nd place, after China’s Suning. The two teams had identical 4-2 records, but G2 lost the tiebreaker. Teams At Worlds 2020 betting didn’t see that coming.
Meanwhile, Group C’s Fnatic is leading its peers with a 2-1 score, with a single loss against LGD Gaming, currently ranked third. Fnatic still has to face off against the US-based Team SoliMid, Korea’s Gen G, and another go against LGD Gaming.
Finally, you have Rogue, with a 1-2 record sporting two losses (against Korea’s DAMWON Gaming, and China’s JD Gaming). Their single victory thus far was against Hong Kong’s PSG Talon. Keep an eye on top Esports betting sites for the latest odds.
South America Esports Betting
Dominican Republic’s NBA2K League Goes International
Starting with its third season, organizers of the successful Dominican NBA2K League, or LDNBA2K, have announced their intentions to go international. The league, which has already completed two full seasons, will now be known as the Latin-American NBA2K League (or LLN). The league’s third season will see teams from a variety of Latin American countries competing for prizes and glory. South American sportsbooks will be watching this unfold with interest, and betting fans will be eager to see the odds.
Teams from Panama, Chile, Puerto Rico and various other territories have already registered. It should be a very positive move for the region, often underserved by major and well-established professional esports leagues.
Oceania Esports News
What The Future Holds After The End Of OPL
After Riot Games’ surprising announcement that Oceania’s professional LoL league is shutting down, players are wondering what the future holds. While the company subtly hinted at the move by defunding the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) earlier this year, most players were still caught off-guard.
According to official statements from Riot Games, former OPL players will now be part of the North American LCS. It’s a somewhat counterintuitive move that would see Australia and New Zealand-based players compete with American teams. How this will impact Australian bookmakers remains to be seen. Nevertheless, the region will continue to host its own qualifier tournaments for the Mid-Season Invitational and Worlds championships. Former OPL players participating in North American League Of Legends Championship Series teams will no longer take up an import slot.