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
LEC and LCS Summer Playoffs 
The LoL circuit is wrapping up their regional league playoffs whereby the regional Summer champions will be crowned, and the World Championships representatives will be determined. Between EU’s LEC and NA’s LCS there are just 11 matches remaining over the next fortnight – but these will be fiercely contested and likely the most heavily watched of the season. Last year’s playoff between G2 and Fnatic (both still in the running in the LEC this year) garnered 843k concurrent viewers (per EsportsCharts). In fact all of last year’s LEC’s top 5 and LCS’s top 3 most viewed matches were from the playoffs stages. 
Dota 2
The International Regional Qualifiers
The road to The International (TI) is at times a pretty convoluted journey happening throughout the year. Luckily the Regional Qualifiers are very simple. The winner of each region’s qualifiers (which mirror the 6 regions in the Dota Pro Circuit) is locked into TI, whilst 2nd & 3rd place teams go into a “Last Chance” Qualifier. Each regional qualifier is just an extremely simple to follow bracket so with huge stakes (last place at TI 2021 was a nifty $100k, and that number skyrocketed for each place higher achieved). The qualifiers are also spread out in three sets – so there’s around-the-clock high-octane Dota for two weeks. 
ESL Pro League Season 16
Twenty four teams have descended into Malta because September 2022 is totally Pro League Month. Over 70 matches will occur between the top teams in the world starting with a group stage, and then finished off by a do-or-die elimination bracket. Outside of Majors, Pro League is the most watched CS:GO event on the calendar – the last 5 seasons have averaged 30 million hours watched each (per EsportsCharts data). The appeal of the Pro League schedule is that it provides regular (almost daily) action, but doesn’t lose the intensity or excitement as it gets closer to the finals.

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.