Online betting on CS: GO matches in Parimatch

Counter Strike is one of the oldest esports disciplines – this team shooter was released back in 1999. In the early 2000s, the first tournaments in this game appeared, which every year became larger and larger, and the release of CS:GO in 2012 just coincided with the heyday of online betting, which inevitably led to the appearance of bookmaker lines for the ongoing matches. in this discipline.

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What bets do bookmakers offer?

If at the very beginning of the development of esports betting, bookmaker lines were scarce – in fact, it was possible to bet only on the winners of matches – then over time, along with the development and growth of the popularity of the game, betting also developed. Now, for every major Parimatch CS:GO, bookmakers offer betting options on several dozen outcomes – in addition to the traditional “P1” and “P2”, you can bet on handicaps both by cards and by rounds, on the total of cards and rounds in the match, on the exact score, as well as victories in individual rounds and other popular outcomes. In addition, bets are accepted both on the outcome of the match and on the outcome of an individual map – the most popular in CS:GO is the “best-of-3” format, in which the team that wins two maps wins the match.

Outcome betting

Of course, outcome bets are the simplest and most popular types of betting. Bookmakers offer to bet on this outcome both in line and live. It should be noted that a tie outcome in this line is offered extremely rarely – only a few tournament operators hold competitions in the bo2 format – in which there is a possibility of not determining the winner.

Of course, as in any other sport, CS:GO Parimatch also has favorites and outsiders, and the element of randomness is slightly higher than in bets on “traditional” team sports – football, basketball, hockey, etc.

In addition to the bo2 and bo3 formats mentioned above, there are “best-of-5” and “best-of-1” formats. The first involves a match on five cards, and the winner is the one who wins three cards first. In the second case, the element of randomness is much higher – the teams play only one card, which traditionally leads to the fact that the winner of the match will almost certainly be the team with the best prepared one or another card (in total, seven cards are currently used in competitive games in tournaments) …

Card Winner Betting

This market is a little more random – here the bookmakers offer to choose the winner of a particular card. Most often, when betting on the favorite of the match, bookmakers offer a slightly lower coefficient for the winner of the card than for the winner of the whole match, but, unlike bets on Dota 2, in CS:GO there is an opportunity to rely on statistics on a particular card – a lot depends on which team picks the cards first.

It is worth making a reservation here: in the most common bo3 format, teams take turns picking (picking) cards. In a standard tournament format, this happens as follows: Team 1 removes a map from the list; team 2 removes a card from the list; team 1 chooses a map; team 2 chooses a map; team 1 removes a card from the list; team 2 removes a card from the list. Thus, the so-called “desider” (decisive card) is played on the card that remains on the list after a series of picks and bans.

It should be added: depending on the format of the tournament, the right to the first pick is won in different ways. So, for example, in ESL tournaments, the team that is lower in the ranking is chosen first. So, if we are talking about an ESL tournament, you can carefully study the statistics and already before the match imagine which card will be played first and which will be the second, and, in accordance with the statistics, make a choice in favor of one or another team when making a bet.

Total rounds

The name of the market speaks for itself – it is a bet on the total number of rounds played on the map (or in a match). In total, at least 16 rounds can be played on one CS:GO map – the team that wins 16 rounds first is recognized as the winner of the map. For the first 15 rounds, teams play on the same side (terrorists or counter-terrorists) and then switch sides. The highest odds offered are for teams to play all 30 rounds. In this case, the teams play additional rounds, and to win it is necessary to win four out of six additional rounds (from most tournament organizers). In addition, bookmakers in many cases offer bets on individual total – the number of rounds that a particular team will win.

Handicap (by cards and rounds)

The handicap, as you know, is positive and negative. Most often, it makes sense to consider such a market provided that there is a clear favorite and an outsider in the match. In case the match format is bo3, bookmakers offer to bet on handicaps (-1.5) and (+1.5). The first case means a dry win for one team or another, which is equivalent to a bet on the exact score 2: 0, in the second – that the team will win at least one map out of three (or rather, the first two). In addition, the handicap can relate to rounds, but in this market there is much more an element of randomness.

Single round wins

This market is very common when betting live. But it is important to understand that the broadcasts of the match go with some delay, therefore, when you watch the fifth round of the map, then, most likely, at this moment the bookmakers will accept bets on the seventh, and not on the sixth round, so calculate for sure what will be the situation with the economy and the position of one of the teams in a couple of rounds is quite difficult.

Betting on other outcomes

Bets on the victories of a particular team in the knife and pistol rounds, bets on a win for one of the sides, bets on total cards (odd and even) and much more – bookmaker’s markets for CS:GO matches Parimatch are very wide, perhaps the widest in all esports. However, victories in the knife and pistol rounds are quite random, and bets on total cards (odd and even) in the bo3 format are equivalent to bets on total cards over or under.

Single round wins

This market is very common when betting live. But it is important to understand that the broadcasts of the match go with some delay, therefore, when you watch the fifth round of the map, then, most likely, at this moment the bookmakers will accept bets on the seventh, and not on the sixth round, so calculate for sure what will be the situation with the economy and the position of one of the teams in a couple of rounds is quite difficult.

Betting on other outcomes

Bets on the victories of a particular team in the knife and pistol rounds, bets on a win for one of the sides, bets on total cards (odd and even) and much more – bookmaker’s markets for CS:GO matches are very wide, perhaps the widest in all esports. However, victories in the knife and pistol rounds are quite random, and bets on total cards (odd and even) in the bo3 format are equivalent to bets on total cards over or under.

Parimatch CS:GO betting strategies

The most important thing in CS:GO is statistics. And, of course, without analyzing the statistics of a particular team, it is extremely difficult to correctly calculate the correct outcome of the match. Of course, the best and most profitable are the main types of bets – the victory of one or another team, handicap on cards, accurate score and total cards.

In addition, you need to be aware of changes in team lineups – in CS:GO this plays an even greater role than in “traditional” game sports. In 5v5 disciplines, each team member is a key figure, and substitution of one of the players can lead to unpredictable results.

Advantages and disadvantages of betting on CS:GO Parimatch

The advantages of betting on Pari match CS:GO include stability, since there have not been any huge “swings” in the results of this or that team in recent years – most often the favorites remain them from year to year.

As for the shortcomings, not so many events can be noted for them as in “traditional” sports. In addition, bookmakers offer a not so wide list for the matches of a lower level – often on the tournaments of the third “shooting range” you can only bet on the victory of one or another team in the match.