The FIFA 20 release is just around the corner and with it come tremendous opportunities to make money.
As announced here, FIFA 20 is due for early release on September 19 and full global release on September 27. Once the game is released, news will follow about FIFA20 eSports tournaments.
These tournaments promise big prizemoney for the winners, but what if you’re not one of the lucky few to compete? The good news, as it turns out, is that anyone can bet on the results of FIFA eSports tournaments. Fans can get the latest free bets & welcome bonuses from top bookmakers – and use their playing money to bet on FIFA 20 eSports results.
eFIFA Tournaments to Expand in 2019/20
The last 12 months has seen a boom in FIFA-related eSports tournaments and the coming eFootball season is set to be even bigger. The two biggest tournaments are FIFA’s official FIFA eNations Cup and the EA Sports FUT Champions Cup. Let’s look at how both tournaments work.
This year’s FIFA eNations Cup will be an invite-only exhibition event with a new format of national teams and member associations competing against each other on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. There will be 20 national teams representing all of FIFA’s confederations: CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, OFC, AFC and UEFA. Each nation will host their own national eFootball championships to select the two players to represent their country at the tournament. France won the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup, mirroring the result of the actual 2018 FIFA World Cup final.
The official EA Sports FUT Champions Cup took place over three-action packed days in Bucharest, Romania, last January. It is set to return early in the new year with players competing on FIFA 20. The event involved 64 competitors, each representing a different club. The overall prize pool was $200,000, which demonstrates just how much interest there was in what is still very much a growing eSports tournament.
How to Bet on FIFA eSports Tournaments
Only around 100 competitors will get to compete in either of the big eFIFA tournaments, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should miss out. The good news is that more and more online sportsbooks are offering betting on eSports tournaments. Betway Sports and bet365 are among the top global bookmakers to already offer a variety of eSports markets. Given the soaring popularity of eSports and eSports betting, it wouldn’t be at all surprised if more sportsbooks were to add their name to the list this season.
eSports betting includes most of the same markets as regular sports betting. When the details of the next FIFA eNations Cup and FUT Champions Cup are released, you can expect to find odds on outrights and match betting. Outright betting refers to the title winner. Match betting refers to individual match markets such as match winner, line betting, total score, final margin, half time / full time result, and more.
How Big Will eSports Betting Become?
eSports betting has become big enough to attract the attention of publications like VentureBeat, one of the largest technology news websites. According to VentureBeat, eSports betting is on pace to reach up to $8 billion in total wagers in 2019.
What is most exciting is the prediction: industry experts estimate eSports betting will grow to more than $16 billion in annual wagers in coming years, making it a legitimate sector of the betting market. As the industry grows, online sportsbooks will keep rolling out more eSports betting features – and the fans will enjoy more winning opportunities.