The bookmaker Pinnacle, previously known as Pinnacle Sports, offers online betting since 1998 on a variety of sports. Since 2010, eSports bets are a growing constant in the betting lines of the bookmaker. The focus of Pinnacle is primarily on League of Legends, Dota 2 and CS:GO. With over 15 years experience in the gaming sector Pinnacle is, alongside Bet365, certainly the most prestigious provider of esports betting at the moment. In recent years the company moved its headquarters from London (UK) to Curaçao and rebranded in 2016. For 2017 the online bookmaker is planning to focus even more on its eSports section and continue to provide the best odds on the market.
eSports markets at Pinnacle
- League of Legends
- Dota 2
- Starcraft 2
- Counter Strike CS:GO
- Heroes of the Storm
- World of Tanks (WOT)
For the 8 games mentioned, straight win bets are offered for all major leagues and tournaments. In some cases Pinnacle offers bets on the tournament or league winners or handicap bets. For some of the bigger tournaments and eSports league, like LoL Worlds 2017, the League of Legends LCS 2017, or the TI7 of Dota 2 you can find real money lines for special in Game events as well. A big plus point for Pinnacle are the very high odds. Bets are usually live several days before the tournaments. The odds change frequently as wagers of other players influence the rate calculation.
Pinnacle offers the betting service under betting license from Curacao (license number: 1668/JAZ – Update 2015: license number changed to: 8048/JAZ2013-013). Curacao grants gambling licenses for over 17 years but is not among the high-security countries in this sector. However, the 15-year anniversary of Pinnacle speaks for itselves. Moreover a second betting license issued by the Malta Gaming Authority was added in summer 2015 – the number of the Malta license is: MGA/CL2/1069/2015. The validity of the licenses for betting can be checked at any time on the website of the bookmaker or by following the links below:
-> view Malta license
-> view Curacao license
Find out how to access the Pinnacle website from different locations in the world.
Depositing Options at Pinnacle
Pinnacle offers its customers a wide range of different deposit and withdrawal options. For the transfer of money to the betting account following options are currently known to us:
- Credit card (VISA and Mastercard)
- Bank Transfer
- Instant Banking
- eco Payz
- Paysafe Card
- Qiwi Wallet
Pinnacle Esports betting calendar and eSports Hub
With the E-sports calendar Pinnacle offers a nice feature for their players. On this subpage, a good overview for all leagues, on which bets will be offered, can be found. So you can take a look at future events even though the teams and quots for the tournaments are not yet available. In addition, the Esport calendar provides a overview of the major professional leagues and tournaments in the e-sports scene. The calender was later transformed into the eSports Hub where you can now find betting articles, all the latest odds for big esports events, promotions and a help section.
Interview with the Lead eSports Trader at Pinnacle
We interviewed former Starcraft 2 Pro Jonathan ‘DarKFoRcE’ Belke who is now working as lead esports trader at Pinnacle. We asked him some questions about the future of eSports betting at Pinnacle, how odds are created and more. Read the full interview here!
Support and Contact
The customer support from Pinnacle is available around the clock via e-mail. Usually with a short response time. Unfortunately no options like a live chat or phone support are offered.
The fact Pinnacle exists over 15 years and has maintained its position in the world of online sports betting speaks for itself. Anyone looking for good rates, reliable service and consistency is in good hands at pinnaclesports.com. We hope that the betting markets, especially in terms of special bets will be expanded in the near future.
Past eSports promotions by Pinnacle
Special Promotion – TI7 Freebet Raffle
To celebrate this years Dota 2 The International 2017 tournament Pinnacle gives away $100 in freebet tokens. Check out the TI7 freebet promotion site for more information.
Dota 2 – TI5 Promotion
During the Dota 2: TI5, Pinnacle made a freebet raffle. Find out more about the Pinnacle TI5 freebet promotion here.
The 2015 Mid Season Promotion
Duration: May 1st 2015 – May 10th 2015
Prizes: Amazon vouchers worth € 500
1 millionth esports bet at Pinnacle
In late 2014 Pinnacle was giving away cash prizes and gaming gear for every milestone towards the 1 millionth eSports bet! In total there are were cash prices of $ 3,750 and some very nice gaming gear waiting for the lucky winners! Find out more about the 1 millionth eSports bet Promotion by Pinnacle!
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