Nevermind The Superbowl: The Sporting Events Every Gambler Needs To Follow ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

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Twenty20 is the most recent form of Cricket to make its way into the top tier of the game, only being introduced in the early to mid-2000s or so. However, in this time, it has quickly delivered some of the most dramatic and jaw-dropping moments on Cricket pitches all around the world.

The pinnacle of the Twenty20 format is the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, a global tournament hosted in different venues around the world by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament was first hosted in 2007, and has usually been hosted in various formats every couple of years or so.

In many ways, Cricket is only behind Soccer in terms of its global reach in terms of the world’s biggest sports. The nations that compete in Cricket’s biggest tournaments all house their own unique pitches and climates, and all take their passion for the game to incredible heights.

The seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was due to be hosted in 2020 but, along with most other major sporting events, was postponed until the autumn of 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the event looks set to go ahead in the autumn of 2021 as planned with plans to allow thousands of passionate fans inside the stadiums across India, the chosen host nation.

There has been a consistently rising amount of interest in the Cricket World Cups over the years, and the passion exhibited by a host nation such as India looks set to make this year’s T20 World Cup one of the best events in the sports calendar.

UEFA Champions League

The Champions League is the pinnacle competition of European football, and the absolute most prestigious title arguably in the entire sport. Historically, the tournament was only open to the league champions of various countries around the continent, however it has since opened up to include thirty-two of the best teams from these leagues.

The Champions League is a group to knockout format, with the sides competing drawn into groups of four where each team in each group will play each other twice. The top performing two sides from each group then compete in a round of sixteen stage, where the winners will move onto the quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final hosted in a neutral venue from around Europe.

The UEFA Champions League final is always one of the most popular matches with popular sports betting markets such as those supplied by, is the most watched club fixture in the entire soccer calendar, and its prestige in establishing legacies is unquestionable in the wider world of sport.

The PGL CS:GO 2021 Major 

The idea of betting on video games might seem like a strange novelty to some, but the reality is that the community built around playing certain titles at events and tournaments around the world, known as ‘Esports’, is quickly becoming big business. Video gaming now makes up the largest chunk of the entertainment industry, worth more than music and film put together, and the likes of Fortnite, League of Legends and Dota 2 now have tournaments worth tens of millions of dollars.

However, the most global and stacked of these industry titles is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a first-person shooter that revolves around strategy, communication and reflexes. On top of huge prize pools, these tournaments regularly attract crowds of 20,000-30,000, the same amount as a Premier League stadium, though these spectacles have been put on hold ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That looks set to change however with the recent announcement of the first CS:GO Major since the outbreak of COVID-19 with the PGL Stockholm Major in November 2021. Excitement right across the Esports industry has been growing ever since the announcement, bookies are already offering odds on the tournament and it could be the perfect event to learn more about this blossoming community.