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FIFA is a football simulator, eSports game which was released by Electronic Arts. The series first came out in 1993, and today it has become the bestselling video game franchise, which has sold over 260 million copies. 

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Page updated on: 12th Aug 2020

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What is FIFA Betting?

FIFA betting is very similar to the traditional soccer bets, which makes it easy to understand and play. It is one of the simplest forms of eSports betting. Even amateurs can effortlessly sign up with a preferred website and start placing their bet within moments. 

In FIFA betting, punters can bet on live-games and virtual goods, including coins. FIFA betting is popular in its own right. However, while its similarity to the traditional soccer betting makes it a favourite for players, it is not the preferred sport for eSports betting by organisers and traditional bookmakers for the same reason.

But this current season has witnessed a rapid increase in both the number of players as well as organisers vying to promote it on a wider platform. Even traditional football bookmakers are beginning to feature FIFA betting on their websites. Therefore, there is a big potential for the game to grow within a year or two. 

FIFA is a very competitive form of eSports. Although it is a team eSport, you have to keep a firm grip on your team and play within a specific mode of the game. In fact, Competitive FIFA is one of the most popular forms of the game due to the fierce competition among the teams.

A large number of tournaments and matches are held throughout the year, most notably the FIFA eWorld Cup. The matches are similar to the traditional playoffs, which culminate in the finals. This year’s final eWorld Cup match was played from August 2 – 4. The prize money for the 2019 finals was $500,000. 

The next edition of the game is FIFA eWorld Cup 2020 Grand Final. Other popular competitions include ePremier League, Virtual LaLiga, eSuperligaFUT Champions Cups, and FIFA eNations Cup.

FIFA betting with Real Money

Half the exhilaration of online betting comes from the fact that you have the potential to win real world money. In FIFA betting, players can transact using real-world currency, whether for buying or selling. Players can also bet using skins in some of the websites. 

As briefly mentioned above, FIFA eSports betting is very similar to traditional football betting. This somehow limits the eSports betting markets to the following options:

Match Winner

Here, punters can place their wagers on the outcome of a particular match as opposed to the entire competition or a tournament. Players can also bet on a draw, but this is strictly determined by which stage of the tournament the match is played as well as the format of the tournament. This, however, is available only with a handful of betting websites.

Outright Market

This is typically available during major tournaments such as FIFA eWorld Cup and the Ultimate Team Championship. It is a favourite among many bookmakers and is available even after the final line-up of the tournament has been decided.

FIFA Betting Types

Players in FIFA betting can bet using real-world money as well as virtual coins and skins to a certain degree. The steps to FIFA betting are as easy as it gets in the world of online gambling. The only caveat is finding the right website.

That being said, the different types of bets available to FIFA betting punters include:

Money-line Bets

These are bets placed on the outcome of a single match. The odds of the match-ups are the calculated strength of a particular player. It is the most common type of wager in eSports betting 

Outright Bets

These bets are placed on the overall outcome of the tournament rather than a single match. The bets are placed on the region of the probable winner, a specific team, or the two players who might reach the finals. It is also called the futures bet.

Accumulator Bets

These bets are a collection of a number of individual bets and are also called combo bets. 

Special Bets

These types of bets are wagered on specific events perceived to take place within a game.

In-play Bets

These bets also focus on specific events within a game. However, the main difference is that these bets can only be placed after the game has commenced. These are also known as live-bets. 

FIFA Trading

Trading in FIFA betting is very common, which involves trading virtual athletes, buying virtual coins, and so on.

Skin trading with FIFA skins was also very popular, especially in the black market. However, since the crackdown on the business of skin gambling, it has taken a backseat, and it does not look like it will be revived. 

However, FIFA eSports players can still trade players among the teams, buy virtual coins using real-world currency, and form their dream team. 

Finally, players can also exchange real money with the items collected on FIFA eSports. This, however, is not recommended by EA sports

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