Halo Betting Odds - How to Bet on Halo ESports & Watch Live Streams
Halo is now one of the most iconic first-person shooter games in the world of ESports. Having evolved from a third-person shooter into a first-person shooting game, Halo is now on a par with Call of Duty in the ESports scene. It also happens to be one of the most commercially successful video game franchises in history.
The Halo franchise is said to have generated over $6 billion in sales, shifting over 81 million units of its games, from Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001 to Halo Reach in 2010, right the way through to the latest Halo Infinite release in December 2021.
If you’re new to watching and betting on Halo offline and online tournaments, read on to get the lowdown on the leading Halo teams, the types of Halo betting markets available and the general betting experience in this fast-growing ESports at Stake Sportsbook .
What is Halo & Introduction to Halo ESports
Halo is one of the most popular video game franchises this millennium. The military sci-fi theme was conceived and developed by Bungie Inc. Studios and is now developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios. With engaging single-player and multiplayer modes, it became a rapid hit with Xbox gamers.
Its initial game – Halo: Combat Evolved – cemented Xbox and Microsoft as a major force in the video game console scene. This was quickly followed by Halo 2 in 2004 and Halo 3 in 2007, the latter of which is commonly regarded as one of the finest video games ever made.
As far as competitive ESports events go for Halo, the record books go back to 2003, when the CPL Winter tournament was first staged. This suggests Halo was one of the forerunners of the ESports scene.
Halo Teams & Major Tournaments
There are several strong teams to look out for in the Halo ESports scene. Sentinels is one of the pioneers of Halo ESports, having been crowned world champions in December 2021. It’s also important to mention OpTic Gaming, which used to be known as Team Envy. This team was crowned world champions in 2022, landing a cool $400,000 prize money.
Other notable mentions should go to FaZe Clan, which has expanded recently from its Call of Duty niche into other first-person shooters like CS:GO, PUBG and Halo. Meanwhile, North American team Cloud9 is also a force to be reckoned with in Halo, League of Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO and Hearthstone.
We’ve already briefly touched upon it, but the Halo World Championship is the year’s pinnacle for individual players and teams. It’s also the last major Halo ESports event of the season schedule. The Halo Championship Series has a thriving roadmap of major events, including the Charlotte Major, the OpTic Gaming Major and the Fort Worth Major, before the autumn World Championship. Halo Championship Series has usurped Major League Gaming as the market-leading ESports organisation for Halo events.
How to Bet on Halo & Types of Halo Bets
Bet on a Halo ESports team to win a match during a major Halo tournament. This means the team you back will need to win more maps than their opponent to win the match outright.
The outright market requires you to pick a potential winner of the next big Halo ESports tournament. Also known as futures betting, it’s a chance for you to find value odds on Halo teams hitting form before big competitions.
Handicap markets allow you to bet on pre-match underdogs to win with a hypothetical head start. You can also get better value on pre-match favourites by backing them to win despite starting from behind. It works a little like the over/under markets and Asian totals markets based on map wins or even a spread bet , as you’re betting on a team covering the pre-match advantage or deficit of map wins.
Prop bets on Halo are wagers that may not influence the ultimate outcome of a match or tournament but are just as meaningful for Halo enthusiasts. You might want to be on a map going into overtime if you think two teams are evenly matched. Alternatively, you might want to bet on the number of kills per match of an enemy team using special weapons or the next map winner in play.
How to Live Stream Halo & Halo Live Betting Options
It’s now possible to live stream future ESports tournaments with a Stake.com account. You can watch the action unfold in real time for free if logged in to your account.
Alongside our live ESports streams, we’ve also got live betting markets that update dynamically based on what’s happening. If you’re good at spotting value in Halo maps in-play, live betting could be a good option for you to supplement your pre-match wagers. Learn more about the differences between live betting vs. pre-match betting for Halo and other Esports to devise the best betting strategy to win at Stake.
Halo Betting Tips & Strategies to Win
Now that you’re familiar with the game of Halo, the types of bets you can place and how to watch live streams of the biggest Halo ESports events at Stake, we’ve put together some general pointers for betting on ESports and sports betting strategy in general. Discover our tips below or explore our Esports betting guide or ultimate guide to sports betting .
Take advantage of our available sportsbook promotions , especially if you’re joining Stake.com for the first time. We can give you bonus funds to use towards ESports bets for upcoming Halo tournaments.
Make sure you do your research on the Halo teams involved. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of their players to give yourself the best chance of spotting value in the Halo betting markets.
Most importantly, only bet on what you can afford to lose. Halo betting and ESports betting should always be fun and safe.
Halo Betting Odds & Payouts
At Stake.com, we believe we’re one of the best betting sites for Halo and ESports in general. You can view the latest Halo betting odds for the biggest tournaments right here in any odds format you like. Choose from fractional odds, decimal odds and American odds to help you find value across the range of Halo game types.
Why Bet on Halo & ESports on Stake.com?
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As for other ESports, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s Call of Duty , Dota 2 , League of Legends or Counter-Strike , we’ve got our fingers firmly on the pulse of the biggest ESports events throughout the calendar year.
Interesting Facts About Halo
Halo wasn’t built to be a first-person shooter. Originally, it was developed to be played as a real-time strategy game mode, in the same manner as Warcraft or Command & Conquer.
Hollywood movie director Steven Spielberg is in the process of producing a Halo television series for Showtime.
Halo has become a hugely popular franchise away from consoles and PCs, with over 11 million Halo comics, books, and strategy guides bought worldwide.
Bungie Studios revealed that their staff drank 24,000 gallons of soda and ate 20,000+ lbs worth of pizza and 1,000+ lbs of bananas in the three-year creative process for Halo 3.