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

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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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
LoL
LEC Summer 2022
LEC remains the most watched region behind Korea’s LCK, with over 36.5M hours watched (per Esports Charts) during the Spring Split 2022. The Summer Split kicks off in the middle of June and a key talking point will certainly be G2 Esports. During the Spring playoffs they went 12-0 in their last four series, and featured in all of the four most watched series of the league (all four peaked over 500k viewers, the highest was 723k). They carried this momentum into the Mid-Season Invitational, extending their win-streak to 24 games before crumbling and ultimately being knocked out by T1 to end 3rd/4th. Another team that’ll be keenly followed is Rogue, last split they scored an aggregate of 20-7 (including finishing top of the group stage) to secure a spot in the LEC playoff finals where they fell at the final hurdle. They need to bounce back to lock up an invite to Worlds 2022 but with such strong competition one of the big teams is sure to miss out.
Dota 2
Eastern Europe (EEU) Tour#3
Owing to the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War, the 2nd Eastern Europe Tour was modified into a fast-tracked Major Qualifier. This change, coupled with a poor performance at the ESL Stockholm Major, has put EEU teams in a precarious position when it comes to The International 11 qualification. In terms of region-flexible slots (for DPC points), Eastern Europe currently has the lowest projected slots and will likely only get 1 or 2 slots. This puts added pressure (and huge viewer excitement) on the top few teams who need to crush this Tour and then place well at the final major. Back in the Tour 1 Regional Finals (the last time EEU played), Western Europe and Eastern Europe attracted the most overall hours of content watched (1.7M each, per Esports Charts), but EEU had a much higher peak concurrent viewers (190k). It’s likely that we’ll see excellent stats for this final Tour of the season.
CSGO
ESL Impact League,
Season 1 Finals
For a long time, women-only esports events have mostly operated as side-events for existing open events. This is especially true in Counter-Strike where women have not featured prominently in the limelight, and have received only a pittance of the prize money their male counterparts have. ESL’s announcement of the Impact League for women was thus an unexpected, but undoubtedly positive move for the community. Eight teams will feature at the finals in Dallas, hailing from five regional qualifiers. This global level of representation, combined with a $123k prize pool (one of the biggest in women CS:GO history) will no doubt attract decent viewership for this large and unique event which is the first of many planned.

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.