Back in 2001

Do you remember when you started out playing WOW? For me as a player and true fan of the classic Blizzard titles, I just knew, back in 2001, by the time they annonced the release of World of Warcraft that my life would change. Maybe not forever but I knew my self well enugh to bet my money on the fact that I would be consumed by this game for a long long time to come or more accurate, it was going to be consumed by me!

From the date Blizzard annonced the realease of WOW I spent more than 3 years in agony hoping for a true success. It must have been worse than waiting for your firstborn to pop. When it finally came to market, the only words with which I could describe my feelings were a true bliss of joy. It did change my life and millions of others. WOW contributed to the world of esport by moving freindships and even group of friends into the online realm. We were not seeing each other afk anymore…

Our strategies
We spent most of our time grinding for gold in the hopes that we one day were going to become millionair by selling it for real money. Some managed to make a decent profit out of it. However, the most rewarding activity which I use to do was to host ingame casinos. What I did was to accept 2:1 bets from other players with a 35% chance to win. With typical odds they had to hit a 65+ on a dice roll between 1-100. Ofcource I lost some bets but in the long run I knew that I was going to be profitable and making a fortune. After two years of playing I added up all the costs and profits to try to caluclate my margin from my online gaming activity. At first it looked promissing with more than 300K in bank but when I added up all the hours of playtime the calculation did not make much sence any more… What you have to realize is that the ingame markets and values are like a bubbles of which you have to chasout like any other market. Some prizes inflate and some deflate and your profit between these flucuations is the only thing that counts. After my realizeation I decided to switch strategy to target a real market directly and not use a game as a platform on a day to day basis. Instead I decided to use my knowlegde and skills about gaming to my advantage in betting on esports.

Esport betting today
Esport is going to be bigger than fotball one day. In just a few years esport has managed to fill arenas and stadiums. It will probably be a part of the Olympics sooner than we think, otherwise it will creates it's own.. Swedes in particular, has nowdays a rooted interest in esport, with a high rate of the population being gamers, streamers and developers for the esport market. The Swedish population also famous for not only ABBA but to be betting. There are several Swedish betting companies that are taking a bigger interest in esports and has started to add them as categories to theri sports books. Therefor Sweden is one of the top merging markets when it comes to esport and betting. The synergies of the combined activities will hopefully take the industry far past stadiums and arenas. We can expect more and more tv braodcasting in a near future. Interesting portals and websites like ebets.se for exampel gives a great overview of upcomming games presented with offers from esport betting providers. So far I've made way more cash betting on esport than what I've made while actually taking a part of the action itself. Plus i spent half of the time a day, tops. Hope this was useful for changing your perspective of your dream of making a living of your interest in esport. GLHF

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