Esports betting habits and insights: 56% of esports betting is on Counter-Strike


As a wholly–owned subsidiary of Kambi, esports odds provider Abios has released a leaderboard for 2023 with data and insights from the Kambi Network. It highlights the most important esports titles, leagues and markets based on betting turnover in 2023, along with actionable insights from Abios Founders Oskar Bonnevier Fröberg and Anton Janér, as well as Abios’ Head of Sales Niclas Sundell. 

The most prominent esports titles have seen significant growth in 2023. League of Legends saw 6.4 million in peak viewership, a figure outlined by a 25% YoY growth. Moreover, Counter-Strike saw several subsequent records tied to their player base ahead of the release of CS2. At its highest point, Counter-Strike saw 1.8 million concurrent players in 2023. 

The FPS title has seen significant traction in betting as well. Abios has released an esports betting report entitled “Abios Leaderboard 2023”. It features statistics and insights on what fans bet on across the Kambi Network. The report highlights Counter-Strike’s prominent position as the leading title in betting, with further insights into the most popular bet offers, the geographical split of esports titles and much more. 

Abios’ founder and CEO, Oskar Fröberg, commented on the release, “Abios’ ambition remains to facilitate the growth of esports. We release insights and data like this to strengthen decision-makers and leaders looking to enter or make sense of esports.”

Niclas Sundell, Abios’ Head of Sales, adds, “As esports continues to mature and become an integrated part of any modern online sports betting offering, it is essential for sportsbooks and other industry leaders to understand what products and services esports fans are looking for. Abios Leaderboard 2023 outlines how Counter-Strike dominates the esports betting scene while highlighting betting habits across games, markets and regions.” 

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About Abios

Abios facilitates the growth of a sustainable esports ecosystem by fueling enterprises and ambitious startups with the tools and data needed to build esports projects at scale. 

With more than 10 years of experience in esports, Abios provides historical and stream-live data from popular esports titles, such as Counter-Strike, League of Legends, VALORANT and Dota 2, to sportsbooks, search engines, esports teams, and others. 

As part of Kambi Group PLC, Abios provides data-driven odds and widgets to the regulated betting industry. Using proprietary modelling and innovative product features, Abios is taking esports betting to the next level.