Which Esports Teams to Watch Out for in Bitcoin Sportsbooks
June 2, 2017
Esports teams are seeing an incredible growth in revenue as it gathers more and more supporters each month. A handful of these successful esports teams have record-breaking earnings of more than one million dollars. These teams are the reason why many Bitcoin sportsbook platforms such as BetEast and Betcoin.ag Sports cover more esports tournaments.
The success of a team is thanks to the recognition of its brand. Recognition comes from the victories that a team has under its belt as well as the community it has built. There are many teams that have a strong brand due to its collective talents and personality. These brands have also become mainstays in esports Bitcoin betting.
Evil Geniuses has been participating in esports competitions since 1999. It has joined more than 640 tournaments and has earned more than $15 million as of this time in writing. Evil Geniuses has players for fighting games like Call of Duty, Smash Bros, and Halo.
Evil Geniuses Dota players are the highlight of the team. One of the most notable victories that the team won was the International Dota tournament in 2015. The team won the tournament and took home over $6.6 million.
Sam and Anne Mathews formed Fnatic back in 2004 with its HQ in London. Over time, the team participated in over 600 tournaments and has made more than $8 million in prize winnings. Fnatic is a powerful brand name in the esports scene. Much of its earnings come from marketing and merchandise sales such as its in-game skins.
Fnatic’s success is thanks to the team’s players who excel in numerous games like League of Legends, Battlefield, CS:GO, and much more. The two games that have earned Fnatic a majority of its total prize winnings are Dota 2 and CS:GO. It took home a total of $2.4 million in prize money from Dota 2 and $2 million in CS:GO. Fnatic has also dabbled in NetherRealm’s fighting games: Injustice and Mortal Kombat 9.
SK Telecom T1
SK Telecom T1 is a South Korean team that started out as Orion in 2002. Its primary esports game was Starcraft: Brood War. Starcraft is a revered game in South Korea and many believe it is responsible for the growth of today’s esports industry.
The team has made more than $7 million in prize winnings and has participated in more than 200 tournaments. SK Telecom T1 has a clear dominance over the League of Legends game. Its K LOL team joined the 2013 League of Legends World Championship event where it took home $1 million in cash. Its SK1 T1 team got the 2015 World Championship title which also has a $1 million cash prize. The following year, the SK1 T1 won the 2016 World Championship title which has a large $2 million cash prize.