E-Sports: Combination of Thrill and Jackpot

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History of E-Sports Betting

Many punters believe that e-sports (electronic sports betting) is something that only emerged just recently. However, that isn’t the case at all. The history of e-sports can be traced back to the 70s when the video games Invaders and Asteroids were released. At the time, most people only viewed video games as games to play for fun and entertainment. However, the emergence of the Invaders and Asteroids video games changed all that. Gaming operators predominantly casino operators recognising the huge popularity of video games saw an opportunity to exploit. Rightfully so, they exploited the opportunity and their decision to allow punters to bet on the players playing the video games paid huge dividends. It became apparent at the time to the gaming operators that video games could become the next big thing after traditional sports betting.

Though e-sports betting had a huge potential, the potential didn’t materialise until online casinos emerged. This was largely necessitated by the fact that many punters who frequented gaming resorts had become too comfortable with placing bets for traditional casino games. For video games, they only preferred to play rather than place bets. It was only after the advent of the internet that e-sports betting started to bloom. Its also at this juncture that e-sports teams started to professionalise their operations hence become much more acceptable.

By the end of 2010, e-sports betting had become a big thing and several online casinos started to diversify their operations to accepts e-sports bets. Today, most if not all online casinos and sportsbooks offer e-sports games. In Malaysia, one such online casino and sportsbook offering e-sports betting products is Aw8.

Overview of Aw8 Casino E-Sports

Aw8 Casino accepts e-sports bets on several of the most popular e-sports games and tournaments in the world. All punters who venture into e-sports betting become a part of the wider e-sports ecosystem consisting of players, viewers, gaming operators and sponsors.

Though several operators had already been offering e-sports betting services in Malaysia and the greater South East Asian region before 2020, AW8 Casino only managed to start accepting the bets at the end of 2020 following the successful South East Asian Sports Federation online meeting which officially permitted gaming operators to start offering e-sports products online. Aw8 Casino therefore can be classified as a late entry to the e-sports gaming market but that isn’t evident when one enters the Aw8 Casino e-sports lobby. This is necessitated by the fact that the e-sports lobby is filled to the brim with great e-sports games. Each of the offered e-sports games supports a varied range of betting markets for the convenience of all bettors. 

E-Sports Software Providers

The e-sports products which punters find inside the Aw8 Casino lobby are designed and published by different entities. These entities in turn work with the leading e-sports distributor IM Sports which distributes the games to various online casinos one of which is Aw8 Casino. When it comes to the e-sports products at Aw8, punters ought to note that every single one of them comes from IM Sports.

Popular E-Sports Games

Aw8 Casino only offers the very best in esports games. To put this into perspective, below we expose and explore the e-sports games offered at the casino.


DOTA 2 is the sequel to the DOTA (Defence of the Ancients) video game. Since its inception, DOTA 2 has won the hearts of multitudes of players and bettors. One of the main reasons behind the popularity of the game is down to the fact that it’s a skill-based game which require extremely high levels of teamwork and strategy.

When playing the game, players find themselves in an alternate universe post-apocalyptic era. The last remaining humans all seek refuge in the tower of the Ancients. Unfortunately, the tower is under threat from the aliens who have just taken over the world. As such, the last surviving humans must protect themselves and the tower from destruction. Players, therefore, assume the role of defence towers and must work with fellow surviving humans to guard the tower. Bettors following the game are afforded the chance of placing a wide variety of bets which include players with the most kills, map victories and the like.


CS: GO (Counter-Strike: GO) is a military-styled video game in which players have to fight for survival in a world under threat. Players may choose to go solo or they can form a team with fellow players. As the ultimate aim is survival, players should strive to kill as many opponents as possible while at the same time guaranteeing their survival and that of their colleagues. For bettors, the betting markets available in the game include player kills, bomb defusing, player deaths and player accuracy.

League of Legends

League of Legends is another of the highly popular e-sports available at AW8 Casino. The plot of League of Legends is very much similar to that of DOTA 2. This is necessitated by the fact that both games are mass battle arena games in which survival is the first and foremost important objective of the game. When it comes to survival in the League of Legends game, players must do anything necessary to stay alive. As threats come from everywhere in the game, players in addition to fighting and shooting skills must be stealthy to shield themselves from possible attacks.

Esports games that allow players to bet

Aw8 E-Sports Betting FAQ

1. Can bettors place e-sports bets on mobile when playing at Aw8 Casino?

Yes, bettors have the freedom of placing e-sports bets on mobile when playing at Aw8 Casino. The casino site is adaptable and fully responsive on mobile thus allowing bettors to place bets on the go. Bettors ought to note that for the best mobile gaming experience, they should use mobile devices which run on either Android or iOS operating systems.

2. Which are some of the most popular e-sports games offered at AW8 Casino?

Some of the most popular e-sports games which are offered at AW8 Casino include League of Legends, DOTA 2, CS: GO and PUGB.

3. Can I win real money when I place e-sports bets at Aw8 Casino?

Yes, all the e-sports games offered at Aw8 Casino are real money games meaning all bettors who place their bets and win get to win some handsome real money payouts.

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