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FIFA esports betting
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FIFA is a football video game which has been popular around the world for over two decades, based on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Released in annual instalments by the publisher Electronic Arts, FIFA has been a stalwart of the video games industry for years, and with so many players, it is little surprise that it has evolved into a popular choice on the esports tournament scene.
How the Game Works
In FIFA, two players take control of football, (also known as soccer), teams and play a match against each other. The duration of the game can vary from as low as four minutes to 90 minutes (real time). Players control their teams using either a console controller or a keyboard if they’re playing the PC version of the game. While each new version of the game slightly alters the playing style and some of the controls, playing FIFA has generally remained a very consistent experience over the years.
The World of FIFA eSports
The original FIFA esports tournament was the Interactive World Cup, which players could secure an invite to after taking part in many elimination rounds. This is a significant event which offers $250000 in prize money to the overall champion, so the level of skill and training on display is very high. There are also many smaller esports events on which players can bet. These are a useful way to analyse the performance of individual players before the eWorld cup so that you can undoubtedly gain a better understanding of their performance before placing a wager.
Types of Betting on FIFA
Unsurprisingly, betting on FIFA matches takes a similar form to gambling on real-world soccer games. The most common betting market in FIFA is match line betting. This involves merely choosing which player will win one individual match. The rules are simple to understand; it’s easy to analyse a player’s past performance to get an idea of their odds of success, and you’ll generally know the result of your bet in a very short period.
Another popular option is outright betting, also known as the futures market. This is a more significant risk, as it involves betting on the overall winner of a FIFA esports tournament. Betting can take place all the way through the competition, with odds shortening along the way for players who manage to qualify. If you don’t fancy staking all of your cash on one player, then you also have the option of betting on which country, or part of the world, the overall champion will come from.
Other options available to players who want to bet on FIFA esports include accumulator bets. This works similarly to accumulator bets in football; you bet your money on a series of matches with sequential kick-off times. If your first bet is successful, it is immediately reinvested in the second match you have bet on and so on. This has the chance to offer massive returns on a reasonably small stake, but you also run the risk of losing what could have been a significant amount of money, if only one of your bets goes wrong.
Finally, there are also in-play markets at major championships, which allow you to place bets once a match has actually started, with ever-changing odds based on the performance of each player so far.
To sum up, FIFA is an excellent introduction for the new esports player. Its similarity to a real-world sport makes the format easy to understand for newcomers, and means that a vast range of markets is available which will suit every taste.
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