Clash of Clans, aka, CoC is probably one of the pioneers of mobile gaming that started it all. Yes, it was not the first action-strategic video game by any stretch, but, it succeeded in attracting mobile gamers in huge masses, something that its predecessors failed to achieve.
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Clash of Clans (CoC) is the brain-child of Supercell, a Finnish game developer. It was released initially in 2012 exclusively for iOS platform. The Android version of the game was released a year after that on Google Playstore. The freemium strategic game was received positively from various major gaming reviewers due to its simple concept, and improved gameplay experience as compared to other strategic games that were already in the market.
At present, the freemium strategic game registers over 3 million active users every month, making it one of the largest mobile gaming platforms to place bets on. However, the most significant development in Clash of Clans comes in the form of an historical partnership with one of the biggest e-sports competition organizer/sponsor, ESL. The developers of Clash of Clans, Supercell took a mammoth step by announcing its debut global tournament “Clash of Clans World Championship” that featured an astounding prize pool of $1,000,000 USD. This instantly made CoC one of the biggest names in the e-sports market, and hence, has attracted a lot of “investors” in the form of bookmakers and punters.
The developers of the game are trying to create a more competitive ecosystem amongst its active players to branch out into the “mainstream” Esports tournaments along with the other major PC/mobile games such as Dota 2, Counter Strike, Call of Duty, etc. This, in turn, provides an ideal platform to allow players to take utmost advantage of these major tournaments by enabling them to place bets game-by-game. Also, due to the large number of active CoC players, you are almost guaranteed a profitable return if you can predict the right outcome.
Clash of Clash betting is also become extremely popular in the community primarily due to its fundamental concepts. The bets are easy to place and the entire process is straightforward, unlike some complicated betting strategy you face with other mainstream sports gambling. At present there are various gambling websites that allow you to bet safely on any live-streams or competitive games as well. You can also bet on your own game or your clan’s achievement before you can attack your opponent’s base.
There is a plethora of waging options you can undertake if you want to place bets on Clash of Clans. Waging in Clash of Clans can be made either by using the in-game gold or elixir (which you can later use for upgrading your base or armies). There are various game modes on which you can bet your gold on. However, since CoC is just in its inceptive stages of transitioning into the mainstream e-sports gaming scene, there are not much websites that offers CoC betting. These aspects are, however, expected to change after the game starts bnaching out properly into the competitive e-sports market.
Some of the basic e-sports betting markets are as follows:
A match winner is the simplest and most common type of betting you will find on any standard e-sports game bets. Here you can simply place your bet on the team/clan you think will win the match.
Handicap bet closely resembles a match winner bet, but with a slight critical variation. In a handicap bet, the bookmakers usually assign an additional odd to give certain advantage the underdogs. This encourages punters to place strategic bets on the weaker team, instead of simply backing the favourite team.
In this form of e-sports betting market, punters place their bets on the team that is likely to win out the entire competition/ tournament. In such betting types, the number of losses/ wins does not matter as long as the predicted team wins the grand finals.
Specials betting markets is a more interesting form of placing multiple bets on some smaller outcomes of the game. Special bets can include which team can destroy the base first, how many stars a team can obtain after a raid, etc.
Clash of Clans is trying to slowly make its way to the main stage of the e-sports platform with various strategic updates and upcoming professional tournaments, providing a lucrative betting platform for punters and bookmakers. However, since the game is still in its nurturing juncture of making it to the big leagues of e-sports gaming, the number of betting types on Clash of Clans is still restricted to a limited number.
However, here are some of the most common types of e-sports betting that can be applied to Clash of Clans betting as well.
Money-line bet is the most common and also the simplest type of e-sports betting. In this type of betting, punters simply place their bets on the probable winning team. The winning amount is affected by the odds the bookies assign prior to the game.
Outright bet is the system of betting where punters predict the outcome of the entire tournament, instead of placing wagers on individual games throughout the competition.
In-play bets are also called live-bets. These bets can be placed on various in-game events such as number of buildings destroyed, time taken to destroy a given base, stars obtained, etc. These bets are usually placed after the game has begun.
Clash of Clans trading involves exchanging, selling, or buying different types of in-game items amongst the players. One of the most common in-game item trading exists in the form of exchanging hero skins. The feature of enabling hero skins in Clash of Clans has only been added after the Spring 2019 update. Due to this short span of added skin feature, the ability to trade hero skins between the players on Clash of Clans is currently not available.
Other in-game items such as gold, elixir, or gems also cannot be traded/ exchanged amongst the players as well. There are, however, some limited time offers and events enable clan members to share/ send gems to another clan member.