Bet on Starcraft 2
Starcraft 2: Betting in Space
The successor to arguably the most successful competitive real-time strategy game of all time, Starcraft 2 had a lot to live up to when it was announced in 2007. Due to the massive fan base of the original title, especially in Korea, it took a while for this sequel to be adopted by the eSports faithful. Since then, however, it has been the source of the biggest prize funds in real-time strategy gaming – and the third highest paying game amongst all genres – with over 18 million dollars in prizes paid out.
An Introduction to Starcraft 2
As with all real-time strategy games, the Starcraft series offer a top-down view of various maps, with between two and eight players competing for survival. Players can choose one of three races: Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. Although the goals of the game do not change, the way that the game is played is fundamentally different for each race.
Like all real-time strategy games, Starcraft 2 has one overall objective – the complete annihilation of your opponent – and to get there you need to collect resources and build your base and units.
Whilst the concept is simple, the top end of competitive Starcraft play requires thorough game knowledge, a psychic-like ability to anticipate the actions of your opponent, and meticulous mechanical skill. In fact, some of Korea’s top Starcraft players have been known to hit up to 600 actions per minute! A solid reason for paying them well, as proven by eSport athletes such as Jae Dong Lee – who has earned over half a million dollars throughout his gaming career!
Betting on Starcraft 2
Due to the one-on-one nature of high-end, competitive Starcraft play, handicap betting is by far the most popular means of placing bets. You can also bet on overall tournament winners and league positions through certain bookmakers – and with eSports betting growing daily, you can be sure that more bookies will be joining them.
With up to 1,200 actions per second in a two-player game, it’s easy to see why Starcraft is televised in Korea – and it’s easy to see why betting on Korea’s biggest competitive eSport is so entertaining!
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