Abios, a company owned by Kambi that provides esports data and odds, has released its 2023 Leaderboard report, which details the top esports disciplines and teams. According to the report, Counter-Strike continued to dominate the esports betting sector, accounting for 56% of all bets made with Kambi. Following closely behind was Riot Games’ League of Legends with 24% of the total bets, and Dota 2 with 14% of all wagers. VALORANT and Call of Duty rounded out the top 5 with 3% and 2% of all esports bets, respectively.
The report also highlighted the most bet-on events, with the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) taking the top spot and attracting 10% of all bets in 2023. This was followed by the ESL Pro League and BLAST Premier.
In addition to detailing the most popular esports disciplines and events for betting, the report also identified the teams that attracted the most bets. G2 Esports, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, and Cloud9 were the top five teams in terms of attracting bets.
These results were consistent with the previous year’s report, indicating that the same top esports games and state of play continued to dominate the betting sector.
Looking to the future, Niclas Sundell, Abios’ sales director, shared predictions for 2024, suggesting that co-streaming would continue to be a major part of esports. Sundell emphasized the importance of understanding esports fans’ preferences, stating that it is essential for sportsbooks and industry leaders to grasp what products and services the fans are looking for as esports matures and becomes integrated into modern online sports betting offerings.
Furthermore, Abios launched esoccer last year to fill the gaps between sporting events, demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing diverse and engaging esports experiences for fans.