PGL’s hyped first CS:GO major begins this weekend and is set to last from July 16th to July 23rd. Apart from its $1 million prize pool, the Krakow Major also has its own impressive list of sponsors, like Twitch and HyperX. Online betting company Unibet is also getting in on the action with some exclusive benefits for its players.
Not only is this PGL’s first CS:GO major, it will also be Unibet’s first streamed esports event. All forty matches with over eighty hours of content, on-site studio and live commentary will be streamed on their very own “Unibet TV” streaming platform. According to the official press release, the Unibet stream will be “30 seconds faster than the regular Twitch streams” and will be available in a number of countries such as the UK, AUS, the Nordics, Benelux, Poland, Romania, Estonia and Hungary.
Apart from this, the betting platform is also offering a £2 free bet to anyone interested in betting on the tournament. Those interested must opt in here and will receive their bonus sometime between the 13-15th of July. Any bets placed
during the tournament will gain you points that you can use in Unibet’s “Esports Betting Tournament.” A total prize pool of £5,000 will be split among the top 500 winning bettors during the Krakow tournament with double points offered on mobile. The more winning bets someone places, the higher they climb the leaderboard and the higher their chances are at a greater prize.
Apart from CS:GO, Unibet’s betting roster features a number of other popular esports titles such as League of Legends and Overwatch.
Esports Insider says: This move follows on from the recent ESL One Cologne at which Betway was an official betting partner. It seems regulated betting is gathering some momentum in esports, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Unibet can keep the promises made regarding stream delays.