The Intel Extreme Masters 2017 in Katowice have almost begun and the esports betting sites have just in time published their betting odds for the event. You can bet on CS:GO, LoL and Starcraft 2 as all three of these games are represented at the IEM. At the beginning there might be the difficulty to correctly estimate the chances for each team to win, as these international clashes are rare and we don’t have much comparison, neither the book-makers nor the fans. If you are really confident with your guesses and think that the odds for certain events might be too high because the team has a higher chance to win, then you can definitely make a lot of money. On bet365 there is a large variety of options, maybe the largest of all betting websites, but others like betway have some odds for the tournament too, just check out your favorite sites in order to find the best fitting betting option.
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|Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2017 – Tournaments
|SC 2 – IEM Katowice||LoL – IEM Katowice||CS:GO – IEM Katowice|
For the CS:GO tournament at the IEM 2017 Katowice are significantly less options for betting available at the moment. The main categories are almost the same though.
To Win Outright
The favorite for the book-makers is clearly Astralis, but there are some other teams who are relatively close and could win the tournament too with some luck. There are more teams participating than in the LoL tournament so you have more games to bet on.
To Reach the Final
Two of the 12 teams will reach the final, and you can already try to predict one of them or even both. You have lower odds than for the winner outright but lower risk too, so just give it a try.
This category is similar to the winner outright, but you can choose for each group. There are only six teams in each group so you have lower risk again. The winner of one group may not even be in the final, so the odds also differ from the ones for reaching the final and depend on how strong the teams in each group are.
Match Winner 2-way
If you want to start betting right now but don’t know who might win the tournament, you can still focus on the games of the group stage and bet on the ones you are certain you will guess right. There are always only two options, either team A wins or team B wins, so the risk is as minimal as it can be.
Even though many teams have declined their invitation to the League of Legends IEM 2017 Katowice tournament, for example the world champion SKT T1, there is still going to be an interesting mixture of the different regions in E-Sport. Besides small categories like First Blood or the number of Total Barons slain there are of course the most important options about who wins the tournament, the games, etc. Here’s a small overview.
To Win outright
If you want to win this LoL bet, you have to choose the team that you think is going to win the event. At the moment the favorites are the teams from South Korea, even though they aren’t the top teams in their region.
To Reach the Final
Maybe you don’t like the risk of choosing one team that has to win the tournament but prefer to choose a team that will make it into the final. For example, the chance that ROX Tigers wins the tournament is high, but the chance that they will either win it or be second is a lot higher, cause the European teams are not near to the Koreans at the moment. If you want to, you can also bet on two teams here and win both bets possibly.
Region of Winner
Of course the favorit to win this category is Korea, which can also be seen in the odds. The next region is Europe, and they have the advantage that three of their teams participate in the tournament in comparison to two from Korea. The Rest of the World is really unrealistic to win this bet.
Match Winner 2-way
The classical option is to bet on the outcome of each single game, most commonly Best-of-5 oder Best-of-3. You can also choose the option, if one team wins at least one map of the Best-of-x or who wins the first map.
The 8 participating teams have been separated into two groups. You can now choose if you think that a team from group A or a team from group B will win the tournament. You should look up the teams in each group before taking the risk, so don’t forget to visit our information article.
Besides these big categories, there are many options which are way harder to predict because they don’t directly relate to the outcome of the games. In the end, the winner is who destroys the enemy nexus, who made first blood or who killed the most drakes is not relevant in many games. It should be mentioned though that there is a higher chance of winning if a team got the first turret or slays many barons, because those are things that get you ahead in game and make it easier for you to win, so the odds for these events are lower for the favorites. But due to the chance for the losing team to get every drake and still lose, some of the chances are pretty balanced. Here’s a list of all possible categories if you are interested in taking these bets.
- Team to Draw First Blood – Map 1 (bet365 chooses to call the first round of a Best-of-x the Map 1)
- First Team to Get 10 Kills – Map 1
- Team to Score the Most Kills (For each Best-of-x)
- Team to Destroy the First Tower
- Total Towers Destroyed Over/Under (for example over or under 12,5; meaning that if 12 towers or less get destroyed it’s under 12,5 and if 13 towers or more get destroyed it’s over 12,5)
- Team to Destroy the First Inhibitor
- Team to Slay the First Dragon
- Total Dragons Slain Over/Under (usually over or under 3,5)
- Team to Slay the First Baron
- Total Barons Slain Over/Under (usually over or under 1,5)
The players and the schedule for the Starcraft 2 IEM Katowice 2017 tournament have not been published yet, giving the book-makers no chance to create their odds. As soon as there are options for this game, you will find them on this site.