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

Covering CS:GO, DOTA2 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
Esports Charts is the multisense big data-mining and analytical agency for esports, traditional sports and entertainment. It is one of the largest public sources of streaming analytics in the world.

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
CS:GO
IEM Masters XVI
In order to determine which teams participate in Valve Majors, a series of 3rd party events (called ‘RMR Events’) reward teams with major-qualifying points. IEM Masters XVI Fall is the last of these tournaments before the PGL Major in Stockholm, meaning that there are highly contested, and very localized events happening in parallel in six regions. With no other significant CS:GO events on at the same time, this event promises to be – at least for a few weeks – the premier CS:GO action.
LoL
World Championship 2021
The biggest event in the League of Legends calendar is this month: The World Championship – or as everyone else knows it, Worlds. Whilst most esports competitions are a sprint, Worlds is instead a month-long marathon with a variety of separate stages. All in all, it’s become the most watched recurring esports tournament with over 135k hours of content viewed for each of the Worlds events in the last two years, a substantial margin over all other content. 

Dota 2
The International 10
After being delayed by over a year, the highly anticipated The International 10 will finally kick off in Romania this October. A staggering $40 million prize pool (the largest in esports history) will be sure to attract not only seasoned Dota 2 fans, but all esports fans as they want to get a glimpse into the Dota ecosystem. Whilst peak viewership is not as high as its League counterpart (just under 2 million concurrent viewers in 2019), the average viewership and overall viewership for this 10 day event is still gargantuan. 

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.