The esports betting calendar is a custom-built tool that has been designed exclusively for the ICE365 website by

Covering CS:GO, DOTA 2 and LoL, the calendar allows users to quickly navigate those esports tournaments that have significant betting impact. It displays real-time, essential streaming data, prize pool information and, for the first time, the estimated value of bets placed on each event.

Ben ‘Noxville’ Steenhuisen, the resident esports expert from award-winning esports data provide Bayes Esports, brings the calendar to life by selecting monthly event top picks. Ben also provides ‘betting first’ commentary on the tournaments that need to be on everyone’s radar.

Calendar key

Hours watched

The total number of ongoing or completed hours watched across all major streaming sites for the event

Peak viewers

The highest number of viewers recorded at any one time throughout the event

Prize pool

Split between professional esports teams according to event performance

Projected betting value

Estimated value of total bets placed throughout the tournament
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The agency collects, researches, processes and analyses data and statistics from live tournaments, real-time in-game events, player/team performance and even spectator reactions and emotional contexts. Esports Charts’ statistics help make esports more honest and clear, while also providing sponsors, organisers and viewers with information about how popular a particular broadcast or esports event is.
Bayes Esports picks of the month
With so many esports tournaments happening every month across the three most important betting titles (CS:GO, DOTA2 and LoL), allow Bayes Esports’ resident expert Ben ‘Noxville’ Steenhuisen to pick out some of the most important tournaments.
Tournament monthly picksReasons for the picks
ESL Challenge Leagues
There are a few different paths to get into ESL’s flagship non-arena product ‘Pro League’ – but all of them are extremely difficult. Perhaps the most unforgiving of those routes is where a team must win their regional ‘Challenger League’ and then come top six in the ‘Pro League Conference’. It’s a cutthroat business where only a single team is able to qualify via each regional Challenger League; and Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific have all started the action already. Historically Challenge Leagues have attracted a moderate amount of viewers however, like Dota 2, there are almost no other significant tournaments being played during the first half of December to compete for viewership.
Dota 2
BeyondTheSummit (BTS) Pro Series S13
While many of the top teams which participated in The International are still on their yearly hiatus (or are roster shuffling) others are looking to get an early start to the season. BTS have two ongoing events which provide a great venue for these endeavours: one for South-East Asia, and another for The Americas (combining North & South America teams). The last season for the Pro Series drew 56k peak viewers and 2.8M hours watched (per EsportsCharts), but with less competitive Dota going on at the moment in December, those viewing statistics could be greatly surpassed.
LoLNo pick of the month for December

Ben ‘Noxville’ Steenhuisen

Ben works as a senior software architect at Bayes Esports. His first esports love was Counter-Strike 1.6 but he also picked up Dota and Dota 2 along the way. Ben has worked at multiple international esports events doing statistics for the broadcast, and when he’s not at his keyboard he’s… actually he’s always at his keyboard.