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Frequently Asked Questions

What is eSports?

eSports refers to any video game played on console or PC competitively against someone else, either individually or as a team, in a competition-based format. More information can he found on the What is eSports? page.

What games are played as eSports?

The most popular eSports games are League of Legends, Dota 2 and CS:GO, but there are many more and, each year, more games feature in their own competitions. To see a more detailed list, visit the Games page.

Can I bet on eSports?

It is possible to bet on eSports and you can visit the Betting page, where you will find out the markets available and the best bookmakers to use. As with all other sports gambling, punters must be 18 or over.

How do I get on an eSports team?

The easiest method would be to get your friends, or anyone that you play with as part of a team, and enter yourselves into an online competition. Failing that, you would need to contact an eSports team and ask for a try-out. If you are good enough, the big teams will often come and find you!

How do I know which matches or tournaments are coming up?

We will soon feature a fixtures page which will bring you the upcoming matches as well as results. Please check back shortly to see if this feature has been added.

Can I watch eSports competitions online?

The most popular site for streaming eSports competitions is Twitch, but some may feature on YouTube or other sites. The best way to find out how to watch your favourite team is to visit their website as they will usually publish this information ahead of the match.

Will eSports be in the Olympics?

At present it is not an Olympic sport, but some advocates are pushing hard for it to be featured in Tokyo 2020 due to its popularity in the Far East. This may prove too soon, but the US has hosted lots of major eSports tournaments so, should Los Angeles be successful in its 2024 Olympics bid, the question will surely arise again as to its inclusion. The Asian games held in 2022 will mark the first major games that eSports are included, so fans and players alike will have to keep a keen eye on the competition to see how it fits in with its more typical sporting counter-parts.