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The pioneer of esports betting

Pinnacle has offered esports betting for over a decade. This award-winning product, with its esports specific design and comprehensive market offering, is now available to Pinnacle Solution clients.


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Pre-match events
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Live events
each month


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Analysing the growth of esports

While the revenue generated by the esports industry is the easiest measurement of growth, it’s interesting to note the growth across all aspects of the industry.Of course, as the amount of money invested in esports continues to grow, along with the number of fans around the world, the quality of esports events has undergone a massive transformation.

  • 2014 $194m
  • 2015 $325m
  • 2016 $493m
  • 2017 $655m
  • 2018 $865m
  • 90 Million

  • 120 Million

  • 121 Million

  • 143 Million

  • 173 Million

Major Tournaments*

*Tournaments with a prize pool of $150,000 or above class as major tournament

The history of esports betting

Esports has gone from a relative unknown to a mainstream sport in less 15 years. A look at the history of esports timeline shows how quickly things have developed for this still rapidly growing industry.


XLBet become the first esports bookmaker and take the first-ever esports bet


Twitch launches (and later becomes most popular esports streaming service)

esport history


Pinnacle takes its one millionth esports bet


Philadelphia 76ers become the first North American professional sports team to own an esports organisation (Dignitas and Apex)

esport history

2019 Pinnacle surpasses 15 Million esports bets

Pinnacle becomes the Official Betting Partner for global CS:GO event ECS and premier esports organisation North.

The English Premier League launches its own official esports competition - The ePremier League (ePL)

esport history


Pinnacle officially starts offering esports betting (StarCraft 2 and Dota 2)

esport history


Pinnacle adds live esports betting and offers market on over ten different titles


Pinnacle becomes the first bookmaker to officially sponsor an esports team (Team Empire)


Pinnacle takes its five millionth esports bet

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