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 Sportsbook.
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 Sportsbook’s full list of the biggest esports betting upsets:
|CS:GO IEM Katowice - Champions Stage||Astralis vs Renegades||Renegade||+2000||October 4, 2018|
|ESL Meisterschaft||Planetkey Dynamics vs Playing Ducks||Planetkey Dynamics||+1200||March 9, 2020|
|ESL Meisterschaft||Playing Ducks vs Planetkey Dynamics||Planetkey Dynamics||+1200||August 28, 2019|
|ESL Meisterschaft||Sprout vs expert eSport||expert eSport||+1200||February 21, 2019|
|ESL Pro League||Mousesports vs Astralis||Mousesports||+1200||September 25, 2019|
|Americas Minor Championship||Triumph Gaming vs Orgless.hu||Triumph Gaming||+1100||September 25, 2019|
|ESL Pro League||Astralis vs BIG||BIG||+1100||September 25, 2019|
|Overwatch League||Houston Outlaws vs San Francisco Shock||Houston Outlaws||+1100||May 29, 2019|
|2018 World Championship||Infinity eSports vs Edward Gaming||Infinity eSports||+1000||December 7, 2019|
|Berlin Major, Legends Stage||MiBR vs Ninjas in Pyjamas||MiBR||+1000||April 25, 2019|
|ESL ONE - Birmingham||Alliance vs PSG.LGD||Alliance||+1000||May 17, 2019|
|Mid-Season Invitational||Invictus Gaming vs Team Liquid||Team Liquid||+1000||June 13, 2019|
|Overwatch League||Los Angeles Valiant vs Vancouver Titans||Los Angeles Valiant||+1000||June 23, 2019|