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  • Betcris.com The Afreeca Freecs did the first thing they needed to do in order to run the gauntlet and win the 2018 LCK Summer Split on Sunday. Afreeca upset Gen.G as a decent-sized underdog to keep their hopes of winning the split, and qualifying for Worlds, alive.   More

  • Betcris.com It’s been another fantastic season of League of Legends in Korea. The Summer Split regular season ended on Thursday with KT Rolster grabbing the top spot heading into playoffs, but we needed to wait until the very last match to see where they would finish.   More

  • Betcris.com The most lucrative competition in eSports is almost upon us. Last year, The International 2017 once again smashed all previous records in terms of most prize money given out at an eSports competition. The purse for that tournament ended up being $24.8 million with $10.8 million going to the team that grabbed first place, Team Liquid.   More

  • Betcris.com The first ever Overwatch League Finals is a cause for celebration, and Blizzard is doing it right by taking their wildly successful eSport on the road. All year long, games have been played in Los Angeles, but the Overwatch League Finals will be taking place at the Barclays Center in New York City.   More

  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

    Overwatch League Stage One Week Five Betting Preview

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.com Entering the last week of Stage One, we’ve seen plenty of exciting Overwatch action. New York, London, and Seoul have been dominant like we expected, but heading into the last week of the season no team has clinched a spot in the playoffs. It looks like London and New York will both be fine. All those two teams have to do is win and they are in.   More

  • Thursday, February 1st, 2018

    Overwatch League Stage One Week Four Betting Preview

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.com Underdogs pulling off incredible upsets was the story of the third week of play in the Overwatch League. Heading into the week, the all-Korean teams were each 4-0 and looked dominant. It seemed that trend was set to continue after London and Seoul each took care of business on Wednesday, but everything changed after some incredible upsets on Thursday.   More

  • Friday, January 26th, 2018

    Overwatch League Stage One Week Three Betting Preview

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.comAt the beginning of the season, we expected the three Korean teams to dominate. They have not disappointed in that regard. The Seoul Dynasty, London Spitfire, and New York Excelsior all fielded exclusively Korean teams. Their decision has been rewarded as all three teams have started 4-0, while the next best team in the Overwatch League is 2-2.  More

  • Betcris.comThe first week of the Overwatch League was a massive success by any indication. Hundreds of thousands of viewers from across the world tuned in to see all 12 teams in action. Almost half a million people were watching on the main Twitch website on the first day, while others were tuning in on other websites or watching replays later on. It seems like this is the next big eSport and with betting and live betting options, there are plenty of ways to make money. Let’s take a look at a few of the games taking place in Week Two.  More

  • Friday, January 12th, 2018

    Overwatch League Betting Preview

    By Andrew Ryan

    Betcris.comThere’s a lot of fanfare surrounding the start of the Overwatch League. Rather than leave it up to the community at large, Blizzard has taken a very hands-on approach in turning Overwatch into an eSport. The Overwatch League adopted a franchising model and drew enough support to get backing from a number of sources. About half the teams will be owned by names and organizations well-known to the eSports community, while the other half will be owned by traditional sports entities. Matches start this week and will be broadcast on Twitch and MLG.  More

  • Betcris.comThe new year will start out right in the CS:GO community. The first big tournament of the year will feature 24 of the best teams from around the world vying for a million-dollar prize pool. Virtually every major team will be there, so this tournament will give us a great indication of who the best teams in the world are.  More

  • Betcris.comTis the season. Christmastime is upon us and that means a break is coming for the next couple weeks in the world of eSports. Before that break, we will have one last tournament in the world of DOTA 2. The Summit isn’t considered a major, but will still have some of the best teams in the world vying for its title. With a prize pool of $300,000, teams will be vying for a little extra gift-giving money for their loved ones.  More

  • Betcris.comThis weekend we will see some of the best League of Legends from around the globe showcase their skills in Los Angeles. Fans from eight different regions have selected five players to represent them here in a variety of events. One of the most anticipated events is the 1v1 Tournament, which will feature 16 of the best players in the world.  More

  • Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

    League of Legends Free Agency Report

    By Andrew Ryan

    Betcris.comIt’s that time of year again. The last week has brought us a whirlwind of activity in the League of Legends offseason as teams finalize their rosters for the 2018 season. The franchising model that North America adopted has brought a slew of European talent to the region and should make North America the second or third-best region in the world next year. Let’s take a look at some of the moves.  More

  • Betcris.comThe KeSPA Cup gets underway this week as the top League of Legends teams in Korea duke it out for regional supremacy. After the dissolution of CJ Entus, there will be 19 teams heading to the Rift to determine who will be crowned this year’s champions. The four teams that finished atop the LCK Summer Split will receive automatic berths into the quarterfinals and won’t have to play until next week. However, the six other teams that were in the LCK Summer Split, along with the top six teams from the second tier of Korean League of Legends and three play-in teams will have to play in the Round of 16 for the right to face the LCK juggernauts in the Quarterfinals.  More

  • Betcris.comOne of China’s premier League of Legends Tournaments is set to conclude this week. NEST (National Electronic Sports Tournament) started off with 24 teams from around China vying for national supremacy. Now, just four teams remain to duke it out over the last three days this weekend. Invictus Gaming are the heavy favorites, but anyone can win it all at this point.  More

  • Betcris.comThe kings of League of Legends have been dethroned. Samsung Galaxy shocked the world by unceremoniously dumping three-time champion SK Telecom T1 in the League of Legends World Championship Finals at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday. It was the first championship for this iteration of Samsung Galaxy’s team and the second for the organization as a whole. After this victory, SKT and Samsung have combined to win the last five titles with SKT claiming the crown in 2013, 2015, and 2016, and Samsung lifting the Summoner’s Cup in 2014 and 2017.  More

  • Betcris.comThe more things change, the more they stay the same. For the first time ever, we will have a rematch in the World Championships Grand Final. Last year, SK Telecom T1 won a thriller over Samsung Galaxy. Although SKT was a -450 favorite, Samsung pushed them to a decisive fifth game and nearly won. This time around, Samsung is looking to turn the tables.  More

  • Betcris.comAt this point, no one is surprised to see two Korean and two Chinese teams in the semifinals. For the last five or six years, Korea has been the best region for League of Legends in the world and China has been right behind them. Although the Chinese teams crashed and burned at last year’s Worlds, they were expected to do much better this time around with Worlds in China. Both Korean teams are favored over their Chinese counterparts and if the chalk holds it will create a rematch of last year’s World Championship Final.  More

  • Betcris.comTo no one’s surprise, two Korean teams are the favorites to win the 2017 League of Legends World Championships. Both SK Telecom T1 and Longzhu Gaming looked dominant in the first week of action, with SKT posting a 5-1 record in Group a while Longzhu was the only team to finish the Group Stage unscathed at 6-0. Unfortunately, random luck threw a kink into Longzhu’s luck as they got matched with the other Korean giant as their Quarterfinals opponent.  More

  • Betcris.comOur first two representatives for the Quarterfinals will be decided on Thursday when the second leg of Group B gives us a flurry of action. Every team in this group has already played every other team once, and now they will all meet a second time. Longzhu Gaming is 3-0 and has been far and away the best team in the group and look all but certain to lock up the top spot. Immortals is right behind them at 2-1, and are currently in line to get the other spot. However, 0-3 Fnatic and 1-2 GIGABYTE Marines will try to rally in order to avoid an early exit.  More

  • Betcris.comIt’s time to get excited for the premier eSports event of the year! In just two days, the 2017 League of Legends World Championships will kick off from Wuhan, China. Sixteen teams from around the globe will square off in hopes of taking down a prize that is expected to surpass $10 million this year. Korean teams are heavy favorites, but the Chinese teams are right behind them in terms of betting odds. There are six matches on the first day, so let’s break down some of the action.  More

  • Friday, September 29th, 2017

    CS GO ELEAGUE Group D Betting Preview

    By Andrew Ryan

    Betcris.comSix teams have already punched their ticket to the ELEAGUE Quarterfinals by virtue of finishing in the top two of their group. FaZe, North, G2, Fnatic, Cloud9, and Team EnVy are all set to compete for a million dollar prize pool in Atlanta over the next few weeks. However, two more spots remain in what turned out to be the toughest group of them all. It’s a shame that one of three of SK Gaming, Astralis, and Team Liquid won’t be able to make the knockout stages of ELEAGUE, but those are the breaks of a random draw.  More

  • Betcris.comThe most popular eSport in the world is set to hold its biggest World Championship yet. China will host the 2017 Worlds in some of its Olympic stadiums with the finals taking place at the prestigious Bird’s Nest in Beijing. The home crowd will be hoping that one of the three Chinese teams can knock off the Korean giants, but that is a tall task. Even after China emerged victorious over Korea at Rift Rivals.  More

  • Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

    LCK Korea Spring 2018 Promotion Preview

    By Andrew Ryan

    Betcris.comIf you thought that all the domestic action in Korea was done after Samsung Galaxy’s surprise win over KT Rolster to clinch the last Korean spot at Worlds, think again. There is still the small matter of who will be playing in the most prestigious League of Legends in the world come 2018. Ever8 Winners and bbq OLIVERS finished at the bottom of the LCK in the Summer Split, with both sides going 3-15. They will be fighting for their spots against two teams that were recently in the LCK, Kongdoo Monsters and CJ Entus.  More

  • Betcris.comTwo of North America’s three berths in the League of Legends World Championship have already been locked up. The strong performance of both Team SoloMid and Immortals in the Summer Split punched both teams’ tickets to China as soon as they made the finals. The last spot for North America is up for grabs and will be decided this weekend in a gauntlet format. Both Dignitas and FlyQuest know they must run the gauntlet, with the winner beating Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming, in order to make it to Worlds.  More

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