Updated Updated: September 3, 2019

Call of Duty

When it comes to popular storied gaming franchises, Call of Duty sits on a shelf of its own. With expert teams at Activision working on the gameplay mechanics, setting the scene and creating rigorous believable worlds, it’s easy to see why this franchise is as popular as it is. Today, we are going to be exploring how the world of Call of Duty and gambling as a whole interweave, creating a system that you can benefit from if you know how to play within it. 

Betting on eSport Games

You might be wondering how Call of Duty gambling could possibly work, and before we look at that, we’re going to have to have a quick look at the world of competitive gaming. With COD eSports betting, you are usually betting on physical competitions and tournaments, not whether you or your friend will win.

The world of eSports was once relatively small, but now competitions attract hundreds of thousands of physical guests and millions more stream them around the world. This popularity has naturally attracted the attention of bookmakers, each offering their own bets and odds.

Luckily, the odds are usually incredibly attractive when compared to the odds that are offered on traditional sporting events. This is because it is more difficult for the bookmaker to accurately guess which individual or team will win, especially when we take a look at how close the statistics actually, are.

In the United Kingdom, eSports bets are offered by both online specialists and high street bookmakers. High street bookmakers usually only offer bets on the largest gaming worlds, like League of Legends, Hearthstone and even Call of Duty.

An Introduction to Call of Duty

When it comes to eSports betting, COD bets become easier for you to place if you understand the game, the gameplay mechanics and who some of the largest teams and individuals currently on the gaming circuit are.

The gameplay mechanics for Call of Duty within eSports competitions are quite simple to understand. Most of the time, players will be involved in multiplayer death matches. Teams of three, four or six work together and try to kill all of the players who are on the other team. But, there are also three other different modes of gaming in the competitive world of Call of Duty: 

Capture the Flag

Most people will be familiar with what the concept behind capture the flag is, even if they have never played Call of Duty before. You simply have to capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to your own flag. For you to gain points, you also have to keep your own flag safe. This means that offensive and defensive tactics need to be played at the same time. 

Hardpoint 

Trying to capture a hardpoint on a Call of Duty map can be quite difficult because both of the teams playing on the map will be trying to occupy the same point. Whilst they are in the hardpoint, their team will receive points and their score will increase. Again, capturing a hardpoint relies on both offensive and defensive tactics. You have to attack the other team to gain control of the hardpoint, but you also have to defend the hardpoint once you have control.

 Search and Destroy

Search and destroy is quite different because it relies on either offensive or defensive tactics, whereas the other gaming modes rely on both. When two teams are playing search and destroy, one team is defending bomb sites and the other is attempting to trigger just one of the sites. The main goal of the defensive team is to kill all of the players on the opposing team.

Two of the most popular names in the franchise that people can bet on are Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: World War Two. You can find further information on them both here:

COD Bo3 Betting

While a lot of the games in the Call of Duty franchise encapsulate historical events, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is set in a futuristic landscape. The futuristic element of the game is key, as it can be seen in the player’s cybernetically enhanced structure and the tools that are available to the player.

COD WW2 Betting

The main Call of Duty World War Two game that people can place bets on around the world is Call of Duty: WWII, a game that was originally released back in 2017. The game itself centres around events that take place on the Western Front in Europe, and it mostly follows the real world events of Operation Overlord. 

Call of Duty: Betting Odds 

If you are thinking about placing something like a COD Black Ops 4 bet, then you need to make sure that you are aware of the different odds that you should expect. Now, betting on Call of Duty outcomes is not a new concept, but it is a concept that has grown alongside the eSports gambling industry. 

The betting odds that you will be able to benefit from with the bookmaker on the Call of Duty franchise generally depend on the market that you are working within. The betting markets for eSports vary depending on the eSport itself and the competitions that are available. With Call of Duty, there are three main betting markets that you should take into consideration:

Betting on the Winner

If you are new to the world of gambling or new to the world of betting on eSports, then we would highly recommend that you start out with betting on the winner. Betting on the winner is easy, as you simply have to bet on which team you think will come out on top.

During competition season, you could instead choose to bet on who you think the main winner of a tournament will be, or what you think the podium will look like. If a lot of the teams on the roster appear to be at the same skill level, then this could be quite difficult. Generally speaking, it is easier to guess who will win matches at the start of a tournament because the playing field might not be as level as it is later in the same tournament.

Handicap Betting

Handicap betting in Call of Duty is the same as handicap betting on other sports and eSports. One of the teams will have a slight advantage over the other and you have to try and decide whether or not you think the other team can still win. Naturally, a starting advantage will improve one team’s chances, but it doesn’t actually guarantee that said team will win.

Specials

The specials market is quite unique and we would only recommend venturing into it if you are already familiar with Call of Duty. People who have played the game frequently themselves will probably perform better in this sector, as it can involve betting on things like the total number of kills, the amount of time it will take to accomplish a task and which team will win when a specific map is in play. 

Call of Duty: Betting Techniques 

As eSports specialists, we would never recommend that you place a bet with your heart. You should always place a bet with your head and you should have some pretty firm reasons for placing the bet that you are deciding to place. If you always bet with your heart, then you are probably going to lose money. 

There are several things that you can do to improve your chances when you are betting on the outcome of a Call of Duty competition or tournament, they include: 

Research the Game 

You should always do as much research as possible before placing a bet on the outcome of an eSport match or competition, especially if you are unfamiliar with the game that is being played. With Call of Duty, we would highly recommend that you learn about how the game is played and the different techniques that people use whilst they are playing it. 

If you have never played Call of Duty before, then we would actually recommend that you give it a try. You don’t have to play it at a competitive level, but understanding the basics of the game will help you to achieve your gambling goals. If you are planning on doing some COD XP betting, then you need to understand more than just the basics.

Research the Teams

When you are done researching Call of Duty as a whole, you should spend some time researching the teams who are going to be playing in the competition or tournament. Make sure that you have a look at their statistics, try to find out how long their team has been playing together and whether or not any recent substitutions have been made. Players get used to their team and what appears to be a small substitution can actually destroy a team’s game.

We would also recommend that you try to find out whether or not the team you are thinking about betting on has played their opponent before. Previous encounters can teach us a lot about the tactics that they employ, and their previous scorecard can give you a good idea of how well they stand up against the competition.

Generally speaking, you can actually check out live streams of old Call of Duty tournaments if you are looking to see how well a team performs together. This could give you an insight into things like whether or not they cave under pressure, whether or not they play together as a unit and whether or not there are any rogue lone wolves in the team.

Call of Duty: Betting Sites

One of the best things about betting on Call of Duty is the fact that you can use both specialist online bookmakers and high street bookmakers to place your bets. In the United Kingdom, high street bookmakers will allow you to bet on the largest competitions and tournaments, but you will need to look for a specialist online bookmaker if you are wanting to bet on regional tournaments and local competitions.

 Call of Duty Competitions

Around the world, there are dozens of different Call of Duty competitions and tournaments for you to choose from. Some of the main competitions include:

COD Champs Betting

If you are looking to place a bet on a Call of Duty competition, then a bet on COD Champs might be a good starting point. Most people still call this event by said name, but the event was re-branded as Activision’s World League several years ago. COD World League betting is one of the most popular forms of Call of Duty gambling, and the tournament comes with a prize pot of £3 million.

 FAQ

What is LPS betting in COD?

 Plenty of different types of bets are available, from LPS betting in COD: WWII to handicap betting in COD: Black Ops III.

 Can I bet on COD in the United Kingdom?

 Yes, you can bet on Call of Duty in the United Kingdom. Just make sure that you are using a reputable specialist bookmaker online or a high street bookmaker. Try to remember that high street bookmakers will only offer coverage for the biggest competitions and tournaments, and you will need to make sure that you go with a specialist bookmaker if you are looking to place bets on smaller events.

 Are COD betting sites available?

 Yes, specialist betting sites are available. These include GG.Bet and Betspawn, both of which also offer bets on other competitive eSports.

 Is it easy to place a bet on COD?

 Yes and no. Anyone can place a bet on Call of Duty, but people who understand the game and the way that it is played will have a much higher chance of winning their bets. We would recommend that you do as much research as possible if you want to improve your chances.

Which Call of Duty games can I place bets on?

 A number of different Call of Duty games are still played at a competitive level, these include Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Call of Duty: WWII, Call of Duty: Ghosts and a number of different games. You should check with the official tournaments to see which games will be in play. 

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