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The Biggest Betting Upsets in Esports History

Biggest Esports Betting Upsets

In gambling, there’s no bigger thrill than hitting a bet at extremely long odds. That translates to both real life and virtual sports, as the relatively short history of esports is already rife with major upsets.

Look no further than the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match at IEM Katowice on October 4, 2018. Astralis was facing off against Renegades in the Champions Stage, with Renegades tabbed as massive underdogs at +2000 odds, according to Bovada.

Despite getting written off prior to the game, Renegades fought through and pulled off the colossal upset by beating Astralis. To this day, that impressive victory stands as the biggest upset in esports betting history.

Planetkey Dynamics are Prolific Underdogs

In fact, CS:GO is easily the esports game that features the most shocking outcomes. After Renegades, the next six biggest upsets all came from CS:GO. Planetkey Dynamics is responsible for two of them.

Entering an August 28, 2019, clash against Playing Ducks in ESL Meisterschaft – Germany’s CS:GO league – Planetkey Dynamics found themselves as +1200 underdogs. They went on to topple the heavily favored Playing Ducks while providing their bettors with some nice profits.

They accomplished the exact same feat on March 9, 2020, against Playing Ducks as +1200 dogs. The fact that Planetkey Dynamics is on this list twice as a result of two gigantic upsets proves they can never be counted out, regardless of what the odds say.

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Here’s a look at Bovada’s full list of the biggest esports betting upsets:

Biggest Betting Upsets in Esports History
CS:GO IEM Katowice - Champions StageAstralis vs RenegadesRenegade+2000October 4, 2018
ESL MeisterschaftPlanetkey Dynamics vs Playing DucksPlanetkey Dynamics+1200March 9, 2020
ESL MeisterschaftPlaying Ducks vs Planetkey DynamicsPlanetkey Dynamics+1200August 28, 2019
ESL MeisterschaftSprout vs expert eSportexpert eSport+1200February 21, 2019
ESL Pro LeagueMousesports vs AstralisMousesports+1200September 25, 2019
Americas Minor ChampionshipTriumph Gaming vs Orgless.huTriumph Gaming+1100September 25, 2019
ESL Pro LeagueAstralis vs BIGBIG+1100September 25, 2019
Overwatch LeagueHouston Outlaws vs San Francisco ShockHouston Outlaws+1100May 29, 2019
2018 World ChampionshipInfinity eSports vs Edward GamingInfinity eSports+1000December 7, 2019
Berlin Major, Legends StageMiBR vs Ninjas in PyjamasMiBR+1000April 25, 2019
ESL ONE - BirminghamAlliance vs PSG.LGDAlliance+1000May 17, 2019
Mid-Season InvitationalInvictus Gaming vs Team LiquidTeam Liquid+1000June 13, 2019
Overwatch LeagueLos Angeles Valiant vs Vancouver TitansLos Angeles Valiant+1000June 23, 2019