Blizzard Entertainment's most successful game to date comes in the form of Overwatch, a team-based FPS with a broad range of unique characters. Teams of six players compete to capture and control objectives, using each hero's unique skills to beat back the enemy. With the fluid mechanics of a traditional shooter, exotic hero abilities and a high skill ceiling, Overwatch is one of the most fun games to watch or play.
Overwatch is anticipated to be one of the next major esports and already betting sites are starting to get into the action. On this page, you'll be able to find the best Overwatch betting information, from upcoming matches and odds to sportsbooks and bonuses. Let's get right into it - the world needs heroes!
Before we have a look at the first set of match odds, it’s important to understand how these are written on SickOdds. Let’s say that we have a match between a strong favourite, Team A, and an underdog, Team B. Imagine a betting site is offering 2:1 odds, so if you bet $50 on underdogs Team B and they win, you would get a big payoff of $100 (plus your stake). Conversely, if you back Team A to win and they do, you have to venture $100 to get $50 back (plus your stake). Show more.
You can use the bookie’s odds to work out the actual percentage chance that they think Team A will win over Team B, and vice versa. We’ll use the same example as before, which as you may remember states that Team A rated at 2:1 over Team B.
We sum 2 (Team A) and 1 (Team B), giving us a total of 3. We take the inverse of 3, meaning we divide one by that value. That’s 1 over 3, which is equal to 0.33 recurring; that means the bookie thinks that Team B has a 33% chance of winning. If you believe that Team B has a better than 33% chance of winning, then you could vote for the underdog and potentially make a tidy profit. Similarly, if you think Team A has an even greater chance than 66%, you could bet on the overdog to get a safe yet small return.
One final point to mention is that not all sites will offer the same odds on a given match. If you’re betting on a site that gives 2:1 odds instead of 3:1, you’re missing out on an extra $10 potential winnings for every $10 you bet on the underdog (assuming you win, of course). Keep looking at different sites, and choose the one with the best odds where possible! Show less.