League of Legends Betting
League of Legends (usually referred to as LoL) is one of the biggest Esports out there. The aim of the game is simple: two teams of five players compete to be the first to destroy each other’s base (known as a Nexus). In addition to this, players will need to battle enemy minions, destroy turrets, and keep monsters at bay to get there. The game was released in 2009 by Riot Games, and today sees a passionate fanbase with millions of active players. LoL is an ideal option for bettors looking to wager on Esports as its huge popularity means there are plenty of bet types, markets, and matches to choose from.
Did you know: Riot, the developer of League of Legends, pay salaries to each professional player individually if they participate in local leagues or huge tournaments.
Top Leagues and Tournaments
LoL World Championship
The League of Legends World Championship is a huge, annual event in Esports. Millions around the world watch as the best LoL teams battle it out to bag a prize pool that can reach well into the millions. The tournament usually lasts around six weeks, spanning from the play-ins to the finals – all matches can be streamed on the official Riot Games Twitch channel.
World Championship 2019 Statistics
- $2.2m Prize Pool
- Funplus Phoenix Winning Team
- 3.9m Peak Viewers
- 137m Hours Watched
LoL Mid-Season Invitational
Aside from the World Championship, the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is the second most important League of Legends tournament. The tournament features a play-in group stage, play-in knockout stage, group stage, and final knockout stage with the chance to wager on each match.13 regions are usually represented including teams from North America, Europe, China, and Korea.
LoL Mid-Season Invitational 2019 Statistics
$1m Prize Pool
G2 Esports Winning Team
1.7m Peak Viewers
43.7m Hours Watched