Almost every major sports league around the globe will be slowing down in April. Even the world of eSports is not immune but there are still plenty of opportunities to watch out for..
That said, it’s also true that elite eSports leagues are much easier to continue than a league like the NBA. If you are in search of a place to bet on eSports then these betting sites are getting creative with shutdown of professional sports to keep you entertained throughout quarantine.
Here’s a look at the biggest and best eSports betting options coming up in April:
CS:GO ESL Pro League – Season 11
Season 11 of the top Counter Strike: Global Offensive league was going to be the first season with a single, global league instead of regional leagues. But COVID-19 has put unification on pause. Instead, Season 11 features a European league and North American league, and there will not be any crossover. All matches are taking place online. (Same goes for every league still on the go.)
Nonetheless, elite CS:GO teams are still facing each other on a daily basis. This Friday, Team Liquid faces Evil Geniuses in a heavyweight North American matchup. It’s just one of about a dozen matches on the slate in the next 48 hours.
The OWL is holding matches online, as well. It was originally going to hold home and away matches for its 20 teams this season (its third in existence). But with teams in Canada, China, England, France, South Korea, and the US, that quickly became unfeasible.
After a brief hiatus in mid-March, the league returned with online matches on March 28th, and those will continue this weekend. Note that the Vancouver and London teams have relocated to South Korea, and New York Excelsior are putting their season on pause for the time being.
The highlight of this weekend’s action is a top-ten match between the LA Valiant and San Francisco Shock. There are five matches in total on Saturday, April 4.
The biggest Dota 2 leagues are still on the go, as well. ESL One is up and running with some revised formatting for all events, including ESL Los Angeles, which is taking place right now.
The league will be holding matches online in all of April and beyond.
There are ample other eSports scheduled for April, including League of Legends, Rainbow Six, FIFA, Madden, and more.
Watch, cheer, even bet if you want, but whatever you do, do it from home, on your own.