Esports betting has evolved and innovated significantly in the past handful of years. Back in 2016, esports betting operators and activities cropped up left, right, and centre as the rest of the ecosystem grew exponentially and the industry became the next big buzzword.
It seemed like every week that more esports teams would sign gambling sponsors, video game gambling machines moved into casinos, and esports betting operators increased their offerings. Not long after, traditional bookmakers such as Ladbrokes and Sky Bet began to get involved too.
Since then, the reach of these operators has grown across a breadth of esports all around the world, and fans can now become both financially and emotionally invested in countless tournaments.