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About Starcraft 2

Starcraft 2 is a fast- paced strategy game for the PC, in which two opposing players each lead one of the games three fictional races and battle it out.

Starcraft’s ever increasing worldwide player base of over 350,000 makes it one of the most engaging games for Esports fans, while regular online tournament prize pools of over £40,000 make it extremely lucrative for professional players and Starcraft 2 betting.

Starcraft 2 free bets along with various Starcraft betting offers are now readily available for players who like to bet on Starcraft online.

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Major Tournaments & Leagues

As one of the frontrunners in the competitive Esports world, StarCraft 2 has always had a strong tournament presence. 

Here are some of the biggest tournament organisers and the competitions they host…

ESL Pro Tour

Having recently replaced the World Championship Series, the games in-house organised tournament, the ESL Pro Tour, is the most popular Starcraft 2 tournament. Events are held in various locations around the world with over £3 million of prize money on offer. Each year the season builds up to its final event, the Intel Extreme Masters, which features the best players from the tours.


Due to the huge popularity of Starcraft 2 in South Korea, most league tournaments are played there. The biggest of these is Global Starcraft League, which features prize pools of up to £120,000. These tournaments can last anything from two days to over a month.

Starcraft 2 Free Bets

While most sporting events are currently on hold, Esports has never been bigger, which has convinced a lot of online sportsbooks to offer up some great free Esports betting offers which you can use to get started in Starcraft 2 betting.

Betfred are currently offering new users £30 in welcome bonuses when you bet just a fiver.

Looking to make a name for themselves in the Esports betting world, Mr.Play Esports are offering to match deposits of up to £10 in free bets.

Starcraft 2 betting is for the brave, but for the more risk-averse among us Betfair Sportsbook are offering new users a £20 risk free bet, where they’ll refund your first bet up to £20 if you lose.

Upcoming Events

So, you’re clued up on the game and Esports betting offers, all you need now is the upcoming events for you to get started on Starcraft 2 betting.


The next online tournament is the much anticipated return of the TeamLiquid Sports League. The week-long tournament kicks off on  May 16 and will feature players from all over the world.

ESL Pro Tour

There are three scheduled ESL Pro Tour events listed for this year. The Valencia edition begins on July 3, the Dallas edition on August 14 and finally in Montreal on September 11. Each of these events will last 2 days and boast prize pools of around £100,000.