Upcoming eSports tournaments from around the world

Few things move as fast as the rapidly-changing world of eSports. The massive tournaments that see top teams of players competing in front of thousands of cheering spectators are now big business, with bookmakers who traditionally offer football odds now jumping on the competitive gaming bandwagon.

So in order to stay up to date and take a bet on some of the biggest upcoming eSports tournaments, here’s a look at some of the most exciting global events happening in the next few months.

2016 Copenhagen Games

2016 Copenhagen Games

From 23 to 26 March, the Copenhagen Games promises to increase its well-deserved reputation as one of Scandinavia’s best and longest-running eSports events with players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone and FIFA hoping to take a share of the €30,000 prize pool.

The CS:GO competition usually receives the greatest amount of attention from big-name sponsors like Samsung. And last year’s winning team, Poland’s Virtus.pro, have shown this year’s rising stars such as Bulgaria’s E-Frag.net how to defy the odds and produce a ground-breaking performance in this keenly-anticipated contest.

Smite Pro League

Smite Pro League

Such is the rapid growth of eSports that there’s pretty much an event for every gaming niche. And the battle arena games Smite looks to gain a great deal more exposure when the Smite Pro League series three kicks off on 24 March.

This long-running event concludes at Dreamhack Summer in Sweden that will see over 50,000 fans in attendance. Other battle arena games that look to continue their dominance in 2016 are League of Legends and Dota 2 that are some of the main events featured on Betway’s sports betting site, and the North American team Cloud 9 will be asking if their odds have shot up thanks to a solid performance in last week’s Spring Split.

2016 Epicenter

2016 Epicenter

And finally, Moscow will get an impressive toehold in the global eSports scene when it hosts the first Epicenter tournament on Russian soil. This massive Dota 2 competition features a huge prize pool of $500,000 and is expected to see acclaimed teams like Team Secret, EHOME and Evil Geniuses competing in the LAN event in front of over 7,000 gaming fans

It’s yet another gaming addition by the Epic Esports Events organisation that has already pioneered successful events in places as far-reaching as Germany and the Philippines. And with the teams already receiving as much speculation as the latest football odds, it promises to be another massive gaming event.

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