Biggest Esports Betting Upsets

The Biggest Betting Upsets in Esports History

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:

Biggest Betting Upsets in Esports History
League Event Sportsbook Odds Date
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 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