Rivalry Academy | Betting Tips

Welcome to Rivalry Academy

If you are new to Rivalry, or to betting on esports, we have put together an esports betting guide for beginners to advanced players. Help improve your chance of winning with our guide!

don't buy betting picks

Bettor Beware – Don’t Buy Picks!

Buying bets or picks from someone on the internet may seem appealing at first… but there are some pretty compelling reasons why this isn’t a good idea!

shady betting sites

Bettor Beware – Don’t Sign Up With Dodgy Sites!

Not every betting site has the customers' best interests in mind. Here's how to spot them and what to pay attention to!

How to Read Esports Odds

How to Read Esports Odds

Esports odds reflect how likely the bookmakers think a certain outcome will occur (plus a bit of math magic). This guide will walk you through the commonly used formats so you can always understand what is going on!

What are Parlay Bets?

Esports Parlay Betting

Parlays are one of the most popular forms of wagering because of the large potential payouts and the ability to get action on multiple matches at once with very low risk.

Budgeting Your Betting Bankroll

Budgeting Your Betting Bankroll

What is budgeting all about? What is bankroll management? It's making sure you know how to take care of your hard-earned money and picking how much to bet!

Esports Betting Guide Odds

Understanding Esports Betting Odds and Payouts

Don’t know what the odds mean? Worry no more, this quick read will teach you all of the basics and give you a complete understanding of the odds and payouts.

Esports Value Bets

Esports Value Bets - Tips and Tricks

What are value bets? The main source of your betting profit! This guide will walk you through the basics of the term, the math behind it and the way to identify them.

How do betting sites make money?

How do esports betting sites make money?

Ah the question everyone has on their mind: “How do betting sites and the bookmakers make money?”

Prop Bets

Discover All of the Different Types of Esports Bets 

There are all sorts of types of bets you can make on matches. The term thrown around to describe these bet types is betting markets. We break them all down for you in this guide.

Bettor Beware – Don’t Fall for Fake Bonuses!

Bettor Beware – Don’t Fall for Fake Bonuses!

Remember: there’s no such thing as a free lunch! It’s important to do your research and determine how much a bonus is actually worth before giving away your hard-earned money and valuable user data to a site.

Calculating Expected Value Betting

Calculating Expected Value for Esports Betting

Once you have a basic understanding of what expected value is and how it’s applied to esports betting, you can figure how much your bets stand to win or lose, on average.

Implied Probability Breakeven Point

Implied Probability and Breakeven Point

In this guide we explain implied probability and take a look at a key metric in identifying what a profitable bet looks like before you make it, the breakeven point.