Magma.gg knowledge baseTerms of a bookmaker and what does it mean in esports betting?
Handicap on maps
If you plan to have more than one map in an esports match, you can bet on the head start. The same rules apply as for handicap in regular sport. For example, if you put on a team with a handicap of -0.5 in a Bo2 format match, then you need a score of 2:0 to win, and if you win 1:1 or 0:2, you will lose.
Handicap for Kills
For games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends, odds for kills on a separate map are offered. For each kill of enemy characters, the team receives 1 point. When one of the main buildings is destroyed, the map is considered completed and the final score for the kill is fixed. For example, team A made 43 kills, and team B - 35. If you bet on team A with a handicap of -5.5, then you won. Important note: the team can win by kills, but lose the map.
It is a bet on an event (match) in which one of the participants starts the game with a conditional advantage (for example, when meeting OG vs Na'VI, OG will have an advantage since they will be considered favorites based on their win rate and game level) In this case, if you bet: - Na'Vi handicap +1.5 (positive handicaps from outsiders), this means that you expect that Na'Vi will take at least one map in order for your bet to go in. - OG handicap -1.5 (negative handicaps of the favorites), this means that you win only if OG win with a score of 2:0
In esports betting, a rather large number of totals is used: the number of maps in a match, the number of rounds on a map, the number of kills on a map, map time. Examples:
- In a match of the BO3 series, you can bet on “Total maps > 2.5 or < 2.5” If you bet on > 2.5, this means that you assume that all 3 maps will be played (each team will take 1 game), and if you bet on < 2.5 means you reckon that this or that team will win the game with a score of 2:0
- Total Rounds / Total Kil. Here, the same thing we can put the Total rounds for CSGO > 26.5 - this means that the total amount of rounds for the entire game the team should be more than 26 (This means the team that loses must score at least 11 rounds). So is the case with Dota2
- The total duration of the games (dota2) is the outcome at which you must predict before the start of the game how much time the first map will take. Possible outcomes are > 30.5 / < 30.5 And so on. This outcome depends on many factors, such as the potential of the team’s peak, the team’s playing style, as well as historical data, i.e. how long the average duration of the game for both teams lasts - you can find this metric with us.
Bet on the team that will make the first kill in the round or on the map (the average value of this parameter can be found on our website in the statistics of the necessary team)
Ace / Rampage / Rapier
Yes or no. The outcome in which you predict that this event will happen on the map.
Who will make 10 kilos first
Bet for games like Dota 2 and League of Legends. It is necessary to determine which of the teams will make 10 kills on the map first. (the average value of this parameter can be found on our website in the statistics of the necessary team).
Who will pick the Aegis first
Special bet for Dota 2. The most powerful neutral unit on the map (Roshan) drops Aegis at death. The bet will play if you guess which team will pick it first. (the average value of this parameter can be found on our website in the statistics of the necessary team).
Who will break the tower first
Bet for a game like Dota 2 and League of Legends, where defenses are involved in the defense of the base. You must choose the team that first deal with any opponent's tower. (the average value of this parameter can be found on our website in the statistics of the necessary team).
Tournament win / lose
Before major esports competitions, bookmakers offer to predict the winner of the tournament or bet that one of the teams will not win. This outcome is rather difficult to predict, with equal powers of the opponent, but the statistics of the winrate of the teams on our website will help you to analyze the outcomes in more detail.