The Call of Duty (CoD) esports scene is rich and the Call of Duty League (CDL) it is packed with insanely talented teams from everywhere around the globe and, perhaps understandably, the number of fans looking to bet on Call of Duty is growing all the time.
Every Call of Duty professional team taking part in the CDL has their say and chances to take a CDL title. What makes the league even more prestigious is that every league series is played in a different city, hosted by one of the team in their home stadium.
Let's have a quick look at the Call of Duty betting opportunities in each match. Often, if requires to dig a bit deeper than the moneyline (or outcome market) as skill gaps between teams tend to be narrow in CDL.
How to bet on Call of Duty: Understand basics
Before entering into details and game analysis, it is important to understand what the Call of Duty betting markets stand for.
Call of Duty outcome betting markets
When placing a bet on Call of Duty, the most popular market is the outcome market where your bet is won if you chose the winning team. Given the quality of the Call of Duty League, while popular, this type of markets can turn out risky on some matches. That is why Luckbox offers other Call of Duty betting markets.
The small number below the team name on Luckbox.com is the odds, it is the figure by which your bet will be multiplied if this team wins and you elected to bet on this team. Odds of 2.00 means that if you bet €10 on it, €10 will first be taken from your Luckbox account balance but €20 will be credited if your bet is won.
What is an underdog?
In most matches in every sport, a team or an opponent is more likely to win given his recent performances and overall ability. As a result, bookies reward less money in the event this side wins. We define this side as favorite to win the game. The favorite of a match will be the team with the smallest odds associated to it.
As opposed to the favorite, the underdog is the other team, who is less likely to win. There is a higher risk to bet on the underdogs, as such bookies reward more money to underdog bets, the odds associated to the underdog side are the highest in the outcome betting market.
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Call of Duty combo betting
Bet on several Call of Duty matches at the same time - a combo bet - and odds will multiply. To increase your potential winnings, you can elect to combine outcomes or several Call of Duty Matches. (You can combine any non-contingent bet of any match of any game too on Luckbox.com)
In the below example, we chose to combine Florida Mutineers at 1.91 to win, Minnesota ROKKR at 1.36 to win and Dallas Empire at 1.66 to win. The combined odds of this Treble Combo are 4.33. When we bet €10, €10 will be taken from our Luckbox.com account balance and €43.37 will be credited back, if Florida Mutineers AND Minnesota ROKKR AND Dallas Empire win.
If you are not confident on all the three outcomes happening you can reduce the risk by removing one outcome to play a double combo instead. You can also choose to add other markets and lower your betting amount to adjust with the risk/reward ratio.
Bet on CoD live matches
Bet on CoD live matches and put your under-pressure-decision making skill up to the test. Betting live, especially on an action-packed game such as Call of Duty can be as challenging as rewarding. While timing is against you, your general game knowledge and the pieces of information you have gathered on the game so far can help you take the right decision.
It also takes fast analytical and decision making abilities to punt a winner but Call of Duty live betting gives you the advantage of backing up your decision with live action game facts. The maps played and general playing behavior might help you adjust your predictions, maximize your wins when it goes your way and minimize your loss when it does not.
Types of Call of Duty bets
Betting on the outcome of a Call of Duty match can certainly be fun but given the level of the league, as said previously, it can often be risky. Therefore, Luckbox.com allows you several options if you cannot decide who will win.
Remember, increasing conditions on your bets, also increase potential winnings, this is the opportunity for your to bet less and spread your bets across several options.
You know that Dallas Empire will take the first map of their game against Paris Legion? It's OK, Luckbox covers that and even offers you the stream to watch your win happen.
1. Map betting
When preparing your bets, if you know that one of the sides is used to winning the first map, you can elect to bet on 'Winner, Map 1' on Luckbox.com.
In Call of Duty live betting, limiting your betting to Map 2 or 3 allows you to gather knowledge on the current game dynamics which can give you an edge.
You can also make a decision once one of the map has been chosen, in case Dallas Empire is considerably better on St. Petrograd and it has been chosen, Call of Duty Map Live betting will allow you to take the bet.
2. Betting on overs and unders
You can also bet on the total number of maps that will be played. Total Maps Over 4.5 Full Match means that it will be a difficult game finishing 3-2 either way. Total Maps Under 4.5 Full Match means that the game will finish 3-0 or 3-1 either way.
3. Map advantage
Negative or positive map advantages, in Call of Duty betting, are also expressed in decimal numbers ending with .5.
Seattle Surge -2.5 means that you are betting on Seattle Surge to win the match with an initial handicap of 2.5 maps. In the end, in a best-of-five match, it means you are betting on Seattle Surge to win the game 3-0.
Bet on Florida Mutineers 2.5 means that Florida will start their match with a 2.5-map advantage. Your bet wins if Florida Mutineers wins but also if they lose 3-2 or 3-1 (Your bet loses if they lose 3-0 as the final score in regards to your bet would be Seattle Surge 3-2.5 Florida).
A bet on Seatlle Surge at 1.5 means that Seattle Surge will start their match with a 1.5-map advantage. Your bet wins if Seattle Surge wins but also if they lose 3-2.
Prepare your Call of Duty bets in advance
Do your own research
Notably thanks to Call of Duty Wiki, you have access to a large amount of game data. Call of Duty matches history, scores and winning rate as well as roster changes are centralized in a same spot.
On top of your analytical research, it is paramount that your watch enough Call of Duty matches to understand the game dynamics and can spot before everyone else a potential change in strength balance between both sides. Call of Duty game knowledge will considerably help you in a a league where there is no huge underdogs.
Prepare your bankroll
Betting on Call of Duty implies some risk management basics to enjoy the fun of the game as much as possible. In every betting activity, budgeting or risk managing is paramount for your own entertainment. Gamblers use the terms betting units when a betting unit is never more than 5% of the money you have decided to play. If you deposit €100 on Luckbox.com, your deposit is doubled. Your Luckbox.com balance then is €200. As such, your betting unit is not more than €10 and a confident bet is not more than 3 betting units.
Find Call of Duty matches to bet on
The Call of Duty League is starting with the Launch Week on January 24 and ending on July 26, 2020 with playoffs. Twelve professional Call of Duty teams will compete around the globe in Home Series to qualify to playoffs roughly every two weekends.
- Atlanta FaZe
- Chicago Huntsmen
- Dallas Empire
- Florida Mutineers
- London Royal Ravens
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Minnesota RØKKR
- New York Subliners
- OpTic Gaming LA
- Paris Legion
- Seattle Surge
- Toronto Ultra
The latest CDL schedule is available on our matches page.
The Call of Duty League Schedule was interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Before the crisis, the calendar looked like this:
- Call of Duty League 2020 Lauch Week: Minneapolis, MN, USA from January 24 to January 26, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2: London, UK from From February 8 to February 9, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4: Los Angeles, CA, USA from March 7 to March 8, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 5: Dallas, TX, USA from March 28 to March 29, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 6: Chicago, MN, USA from April 4 to April 5, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 7: Florida, USA from April 11 to April 12, 2020
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 8: Seattle, WA, USA from April 18 to April 19, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 9: Minneapolis, MN, USA from May 9 to May 10, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 10: Paris, France from May 16 to May 17, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 11: New York, NY, USA from June 6 to June 7, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 All-Star Weekend, June 2020
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 12: London, UK from June 27 to June 28, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Week 13: Toronto, CA from June 27 to June 28, 2020.
- Call of Duty League 2020 Playoffs: July 2020.