QUARANTEAM, as the offer is called, is a play of words between “quarantine” and “team,” alluding to how we are in this together, meaning the current COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative is also a good opportunity to fill in the blanks with barely any sport going on at present, but 1xBit has found that alternatives abound.
Virtual sports are picking up, 1xBit reported with the announcement of its new lottery contest. But this is not a traditional lottery as such, although the name might suggest as much. 1xBit’s QUARANTEAM will focus on esports, including CS:GO, Dota 2, and FIFA, to offer access to some exciting Bitcoin prizes.
Players will be part of a draw which will hopefully incentivise them to try a new betting market they previously hadn’t tried. 1xBit has assured traditional sports bettors that flicking a wager on esports shouldn’t frighten them with the principle effectively the same.
It claims video games are easy to get into, and before long, you will be able to tell the difference between the top teams and up-and-coming competitive outfits.
The contest invites players to place a bet on any of the 50+ esports games listed, with some of the participants standing a chance to win 1 BTC as part of the QUARANTEM Cyber Lottery. As it turns out, there is plenty of time to participate, as the official draw will take place on 13 July 2020.
Esports have been a big deal during the lockdown period. Several of the most prominent crypto sportsbooks and gaming platforms have made a shift towards these previously untapped markets.