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The hustlers of Dota 2

The hustlers of Dota 2 Polygon


After Belke retired from competing in 2013, he accepted a job at gambling website Pinnacle Sports. He works as a trader, a role where he determines betting odds for games like StarCraft 2 and the multiplayer battle arena games League of Legends and Dota 2. Although Pinnacle and other sports betting sites attract the most bets on events like the Super Bowl and World Cup, esports betting has eclipsed less popular sports like cricket and cycling on the site, says Belke. Pinnacle now has eight traders in its esports division, and over 100 gamblers bet in a typical Dota 2 match. Video game streaming sites like Twitch have helped esports gambling grow by allowing viewers to watch tournament games around the world.

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