League of Legends (LoL) is the esports game with the largest community on the internet. The number of active players in LoL every day is tremendous and the numbers of viewers in front of the live streams is steadly growing.
In 2011 Riot Games launched their own professional LoL esports league, the League of Legends Championship Series (“LCS”) in Europe, the United States and Asia, and in each of them the best teams from the respective region battle for the championship title. Now in 2017 the community is bigger than ever and millions of people are watching the biggest tournaments like the League of Legends World Championship or the upcoming MSI 2017 in Brazil. The popularity of the professional League of Legends leagues is also one of the major driving forces behind the current boom of bets on esports events. This outstanding success of LoL is due to the great support Riot Games offers its players, the quality and quantity of the free live stream broadcasts, the tactical variety of the game and the constant updates that Riot Games provides.
Bets and Bookmakers for League of Legends Match Betting
League of Legends is the leading esports game for quit a while now and thats the reason why bookies not just offer bets for the LCS but for most of the worldwide LoL tournaments and leagues. All the esports betting sites offer bets on the winning team (win bet or normal match bet), a bet which most people who already placed bets on common sports like football will be familiar with. In addition to win bets, for alot of matches (especialy for the matches in the LCS) odds on special LoL in game achievements like “First Blood”, “Baron Nashor” or “Pentakill”, are offered, which makes betting on the matches even more interesting. Besides this most of the bookmakers have odds for handicap bets during the playoffs or knockout-stages which are played in a best of 3 or best of 5 series.
Betting odds for the next LoL Tournaments and Leagues
LOL – LPL Spring Playoffs
|Start||Team 1||Odds||Team 2||Odds|
|04/29/2017 09:00||World Elite||2.50||Royal Never Giveup||1.50|
LOL – MSI – Play-In
|Start||Team 1||Odds||Team 2||Odds|
|04/29/2017 00:30||SuperMassive eSports||1.72||RED Canids||2.00|
|04/29/2017 19:00||Lyon Gaming||1.57||Virtus Pro||2.25|
|04/29/2017 20:00||Isurus Gaming||2.62||Marines Esports||1.44|
|04/29/2017 21:00||Isurus Gaming||2.62||Virtus Pro||1.44|
|04/29/2017 22:00||Lyon Gaming||1.66||Marines Esports||2.10|
|04/29/2017 23:00||Isurus Gaming||3.75||Lyon Gaming||1.25|
|04/30/2017 00:00||Marines Esports||1.57||Virtus Pro||2.25|
|04/30/2017 19:00||Rampage||2.37||RED Canids||1.53|
|04/30/2017 20:00||RED Canids||2.50||SuperMassive eSports||1.50|
|04/30/2017 21:00||Rampage||3.40||SuperMassive eSports||1.30|
|04/30/2017 22:00||RED Canids||1.33||Dire Wolves||3.25|
|04/30/2017 23:00||Dire Wolves||4.33||SuperMassive eSports||1.20|
|05/01/2017 00:00||Rampage||1.53||Dire Wolves||2.37|
|05/01/2017 19:00||Virtus Pro||1.57||Isurus Gaming||2.25|
|05/01/2017 20:00||Marines Esports||2.00||Lyon Gaming||1.72|
|05/01/2017 21:00||Marines Esports||1.40||Isurus Gaming||2.75|
|05/01/2017 22:00||Virtus Pro||2.50||Lyon Gaming||1.50|
|05/01/2017 23:00||Virtus Pro||2.00||Marines Esports||1.72|
|05/02/2017 00:00||Lyon Gaming||1.25||Isurus Gaming||3.75|
LOL – LCK Summer Promotion
|Start||Team 1||Odds||Team 2||Odds|
|04/29/2017 10:00||Kongdoo Monster||1.44||Ever8 Winners||2.62|
Start Times shown in: GMT or GMT +1 during Summer Time
Betting Odds presented by Bet365. Read more about esports betting at Bet365
LoL Betting Sites Reviews
At the moment 5 online bookmakers offer real money betting odds for League of Legends tournaments and leagues: Bet365, Pinnalce Sports, Bet at Home, William Hill and Betway. Moreover there are some more websites that have no valid license for online gaming. In our opinion a valid betting license is mandatory therefore we did not review these bookmakers. You can find out more about the 5 League of Legends bookmakers in our review.
We have reviewed the bookmakers offering bets for LoL towards the following criteria:
- Betting license
- Bonus and Promotions
- Offered odds for LoL tournaments and leagues
- Depositing and Withdrawal options
- Customer Support
While Pinnacle Sports, Bet365 and Bet-at-Home are well known in the world of online sports betting, egamingbets is only a couple of years old bud dedicated to eSports only. All other 3 betting sites are having many other sports and other gmaes as well. Pinnacle Sports and egamingbets are offering speical bets for some of the League of Legends matches like Handciap. For the biggest tournaments like the LoL World Championship egamingbets and Pinnacle Sports have bets on special in-game events like first Turret or First Blood. Bet365, egamingbets and Bet-at-Home having a welcome bonus for new costumers.
Bookmakers betting types overview
- Win bet (all 5)
- Handicap betting (Pinnacle, Bet365)
- League / tournament winner (all 5)
- Special bets (Pinnacle Sports, Bet365, William Hill)
- Live Betting (Pinnacle Sports, Bet365 – for selected matches of LCS and LCK)
Watch our Video about betting on League of Legends
LoL Daily Fantasy Betting (US Players Welcome):
Fanatsy betting or daily fantasy is also available for the bigger LoL leagues. This form of betting / competition is legal in the US and most other regions in the world. As Vulcun is closing down its paid fantasy section take a look at DFS contests at Draftkings or learn more about Fantasy LCS here.
LoL Leagues you can bet on
All major LoL betting sites are offering odds for all matches of LCS and LCK (OGN) and of course the global League of Legends events like the World Championship and All-Stars. Pinnacle Sports and Bet365 are offering odds for selceted matches of GPL, LPL and LMS as well.
Game modes in LoL
League of Legends offers a variety of game modes to play, which require a differend strategy to win. First of all you can decide which map you wanna play. At the moment you can choose between one of 2 permanent maps:
The most commonly played mode is the 5 vs 5 Summoners Rift in which also the matches of the LoL Championship Series (LCS) and most other tournaments are played. Other maps and game modes, such as Poro King, Dominion, Hexakill or URF (Ultra Rapid Fire) are available for a short periods throughout the year.
Each map can either be played with/against bots or random players. Furthermore you have the option to invite friends to play in your team.
During special events like the Allstars the 1 vs. 1 mode is played as well.
Betting tips and League of Legends news:
- Play-In Stage | League of Legends MSI 2017 April 25, 2017
- Betting, Odds and Betting Sites – MSI 2017 April 20, 2017
- Schedule and Results – LoL Mid Season Invitational MSI 2017 April 19, 2017
- Grand Finals and Match for 3rd | NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2017 April 17, 2017
- Grand Finals and Match for 3rd | EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2017 April 17, 2017
How Summoner’s Rift is played
Once each player has chosen his champion, the goal of this map is quite simple. All you need to do is to get into the enemy base and destroy their Nexus before they destroy yours.
To achieve this you will have to kill Minions or enemy champions, which in return will grant you gold and experience. With the gold you earned you can buy a large variety of different items that allow you to customize the character you have chosen. The experience you earned will allow you to level up your character to a maximum of level 18, and each level you gain increases your attributes like health, attack power and mana, which makes it so important to level up fast. In addition to the increase in your attributes you can learn or enhance one of the four different unique skills of your character each level.
A match in the Summoners Rift of League of Legends mostly lasts for 30 to 45 minutes and is finished as soon as the nexus of one of the teams is destroyed or one team surrenders.
There are all kinds of League of Legends tournaments throughout the year, ranging from small regional tournaments with small price money up to Riot Games official League of Legends tournament series LCS. We have gathered some information about the biggest LoL tournaments in the following articles:
- LoL IEM Katowice 2017
- LCS 2017 | Season 7
- Spring Playoffs | LCS 2017
- MSI 2017 – Mid-Season Inviational
- LoL Worlds 2017 (League of Legends World Championship)
- LoL IEM Gyeonggi 2016
- LoL All Star 2016 Barcelona
- LCS Season 6 | LCS 2016
- LoL Worlds 2016 (World Championship)
- MSI 2016 – League of Legends Mid Season Invitational
- IEM World Championship 2016 – LoL
- LCK – South Korea
- Garena Premier League (GPL)
- League of Legends Master Series (LMS)
Further information about LoL
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