The 2022 esports season is slowly coming to an end, but for most of the people who bet on esports, this comes as great news as we get ready for a plethora of exciting 2023 esports events that await us in the next 12 months.
With the continuous growth of the esports scene, 2023 promises to be one of the most significant years for both the industry and the esports betting world, offering a plethora of esports betting opportunities, starting with the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, which will kick off the 2023 CS:GO season.
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 – CS:GO
Date: January 31 – February 12
The 2023 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season will kick off on January 31 with the long-awaited IEM Katowice, which will not only be the first CS:GO event of the year but one of the biggest 2023 esports events.
The IEM Katowice 2023 will welcome 24 of the world’s top CS:GO teams, vying for the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and the right to have their names etched into the history books. Even though IEM Katowice 2023 won’t be a Major, the event is largely known as one of the most prestigious tournaments in the CS:GO world and one of the toughest to win.
Hosted at the renowned Spodek Arena, IEM Katowice has never failed to produce some of the best CS:GO matches of the year, but while this is an event no CS:GO fan should miss, it also offers plenty of esports betting opportunities.
With a plethora of games – which will begin with the Play-in stage – IEM Katowice provides plenty of chances to place bets and make esports picks, which often award the bravest bettors, who aren’t afraid to back the outsiders.
CS:GO – BLAST Paris Major 2023
Date: May 8 – 21
Even though the 2023 CS:GO season will kick off with IEM Katowice, most of the CS:GO fans are looking forward to the first Major of the year – the BLAST Paris Major. Succeeding the PGL Major in Antwerp and the IEM Major in Rio, the BLAST Paris Major will mark the first CS:GO Major held in France and the 15th in Europe.
As we’re still four months away from the tournament kick-off, there is no way of telling which teams will be present nor which squads will enter the tournament in the best form. But just like any Major before, the Paris Major will be a must-watch CS:GO event for all the fans and esports bettors alike.
With an extensive format, which often produced unexpected results, the Paris Major – like any Major before – will present us with excellent betting opportunities, great esports odds, and on some bookmakers, even special bonuses and offers. So even though there’s still plenty of time to get ready for the Major betting endeavor, all bettors should mark May 8 on their calendar.
League of Legends World Championship 2023 – LoL
We’ve yet to enter 2023, but the League of Legends community and LoL esports betting fans are already looking toward the 2023 LoL World Championship. Slated to take place in South Korea, the LoL Worlds doesn’t yet have a set date but based on the previous iterations, it should take place sometime in October or November.
But being nearly a year away from the tournament kick-off rarely stops esports bookmakers from starting to offer esports odds on the outright winner, which should go live shortly after the 2023 season kicks off and all teams have their rosters finalized.
Admittedly, picking an LoL Worlds winner before the opening games of the new season isn’t an easy task, but those who bet on esports regularly can quickly spot squads with potential. And with the right approach, it’s not difficult to find excellent esports picks with generous esports betting odds.
Whether betting on LoL Worlds nearly a year in advance is the right approach comes down to each individual. But no matter when you decide to place your bets on the season-culminating event, the LoL World Championship 2023 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated 2023 esports events among fans and bettors.
The International 2023 – Dota 2
The International might not be as popular as the League of Legends World Championship, but no matter whether you are a fan of Dota 2 or not, The International is one of the biggest and most prestigious esports events of the year.
Traditionally held in October, The International is the final tournament of the Dota 2 season and is equivalent to the LoL World Championship, welcoming the top-performing teams of the season, who duke it out for the right to lift the Aegis of Champions.
Mostly known as the most lucrative esports tournament in history – boasting a $40 million prize pool in 2021 – The International is also a massive hit among the fans of the game and esports bettors.
As a tournament that is often filled with drama, upsets, and ultimately excellent esports betting opportunities, The International is an esports event no esports bettor should miss.
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