Esports Betting - Valorant

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Valorant is a relatively new addition to the world of esports following its launched in June 2020. Since then, it has grown rapidly in popularity and is now one of the most played first-person shooters in the world. The competitive version of Valorant, now sees major competitions taking place across the world. In this article we are going to look at the basics of the game and for those of you interested in betting on Valorant we will have some BettorMind advice on how to get the most enjoyment from your esports betting.


Valorant Game Basics

Valorant is a 5 vs 5 tactical first-person shooter and is similar in gameplay to Counter Striker GO. During a match, one team attacks and the other defends. The objective for the attacking team is to plant the spike onto either bombsite A, B or occasionally C. If one of the teams kills all players on the opposing team they will also win the round.

Each match is played over a best of 25 rounds with a time limit of 100 seconds. The first team to reach 13 round wins crowned overall winner of the match. If the score reaches 12-12 teams go into overtime and the winner is decided by the team who wins two rounds in a row first.


Popular Betting Markets

Total Number of Rounds – With each match being a best of 25 the overall games market is very popular. The bookmaker will set a total and you need to choose whether you think there will be more on less games during the match. The team who wins the match has no impact on this bet as it is purely relating to the number of games being played.

Match Winner – The most straightforward of esports betting markets. You are betting on the team you think will be the overall winner of a match, the specific score line and number of games doesn’t matter.

Outright Winner – This market is similar to match betting, but you are looking at a tournament as a whole rather than individual games. Your bet wins if the team you pick to win goes on to be champions of the tournament.


BettorMind Advice

Learn the game – Valorant is currently only available to play on PC. However, this means you can get to learn the game through playing it and get a better idea of how the game works and the strategies needed to win. This information will be important when it comes to having a bet as the more informed your bets are the better.

Research the teams – Esports teams now have a large number of fans around the world. This is partly down to how accessible they are in terms of content. With most teams streaming their games via social media platforms you are able to get to know them and how they play. Going into any tournament it is good practice to have some knowledge of the teams playing as this will help you make better decisions when it comes to your betting.

It might be relatively new in the world of esports, but Valorant is becoming increasingly popular as is betting on it. Whilst betting can add to your experience it should be done the right way and by taking on board the advice in this article alongside out other content at BettorMind, you will be best placed to get the most enjoyment from your betting.

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