There was a time not too long ago where eSports were considered to be something of a novelty item when it came to their inclusion on betting sites.

However, the situation has changed dramatically in recent times, with many leading sportsbooks now offering odds on eSports throughout the year.

Fierce competition in the industry means there are plenty of free bet offers worth having a look at if you are considering wagering on upcoming tournaments.

Barely a week goes by without a major eSports event taking place somewhere in the world, so read on as we look at some of the best ones still to come in 2020.

League of Legends World Championship

The League of Legends World (LOL) Championship was covered by numerous betting sites in 2019 and more operators are expected to follow suit this year.

24 teams from 14 different countries will compete in China for a $1 million championship prize and the right to call themselves the best exponents of LOL in the world.

Developers Riot Games are yet to finalise the dates for the 2020 event, although October or November are generally the time when the tournament is staged.

Rocket League Championship

The next Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) event is expected to get underway in October, with 12 teams battling to claim a share of the £1m prize pool.

Eight teams from Europe and North America along with two each from South America and Oceania take part in the finals which were first held in 2016.

Results in the tournament can be unpredictable, with the eight editions to date producing eight different winners.

International eSports Federation World Championships

If you like betting on the Olympic Games, the International eSports Federation World Championships will be right up your street.

Teams from around the world will travel to Israel in November to represent their countries and compete in different eSports games to determine an overall champion.

South Korea is the most successful nation in the history of the competition having won eight of the previous 11 events that have been staged.

The International

The International is the highlight of the year for DOTA 2 players and is a staple part of the eSports offering on many leading sportsbooks.

The 2020 edition of the event will take place in Sweden from August 17-22, with players set to compete for an eye-watering $40m prize pool.

OG won the tournament for the second successive year in 2019 and are expected to be amongst the favourites to retain their title this time around.