UK-based esports betting operator Puntt has announced the launch of League of Legends player betting.
For the first time, Puntt says fans will be able to bet on the players in the upcoming League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2020).
UK fans over 18 years old are invited to predict the top players in a match ranked by their in-game performance, and Puntt says this allows them to offer ‘bigger pay-outs across win markets on esports matches’.
This is the second expansion for Puntt, which launched place markets for CSGO in May, allowing punters to predict a player to place in the top two in match performance.
Puntt is currently raising its EIS investment round, and parties interested in hearing more about this can contact [email protected].
Puntt’s CEO Phill Adams said: “For the first time, League of Legends fans will be able to bet on the players they support throughout the Worlds Championship.
“We’re thrilled to bring Puntt to a new audience of esports fans and adding LoL to our platform is the next step towards bringing fair, interesting and safe esports betting to the entire esports community.”
Puntt was announced back in March this year. The Liverpool-based operator, licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, believes it will become the predominant esports player betting site over the next five years and beyond.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.