It comes as no surprise that a site dedicated to eSports betting has been launched. Titled Unikrn or pronounced as “unicorn”, the website allows betting of games all around the globe.
Gamers from Europe, Asia and Australia can view and place wagers on the top eSports matches taking place. However, with strict gambling laws in the US, their residents can only view and chat. It’s an interesting new entry into the eSports scene, especially as numbers continue to climb and the support is larger than ever, particularly on PC.
Unikrn noted that an estimated 71.5M spectators watched eSports in 2013 and the 2014 League of Legends World Championship had 28M viewers with 288 million cumulative daily unique impressions. It also stated that 16B minutes of live-streamed games were watched per month on Twitch in 2014, with the numbers generally increasing month over month, so there’s definitely support there.
Will we see betting for the Call of Duty Championships and would you place a bet on a gaming team?