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CS:GO Betting

Posted 1st December 2016 By: LEX

Wondering where to bet on CS:GO since lounge went down. We’re keeping a running list of options on where you can keep up your CS:GO betting here:

Where to bet on CS:GO

CS:GO Betting is a massively popular option for gamers who already play CS:GO but with a simple backbone to the eSport, it’s quick for new users to access.

How to bet on CS:GO

Getting into betting in CS:GO is easy, first, start by watching it. Twitch.tv has plenty of livestreams for CS:GO, ranging from individual amateurs to professional teams or even million dollar competitions such as ELEAGUE or ESL.

The general rules of CS:GO are this… 

Two teams, 5 players each. One team plays as Terrorists (T), the other as Counter-Terrorists (CT).

The terrorist team objective: To attack a location and plant and detonate a bomb, or eliminate the Counter-Terrorists

The Counter-Terrorists objective: To setup a defensive position around two possible bomb-sites, then eliminate the terrorist force or defuse the bomb.

The professional game is formed from two minute skirmishes, first team to 16 wins.

Why is this interesting…

With only 5 men on a team and two possible bomb sites, strategy plays a huge part. Does the CT team send all their forces to defend one site or split between the two to defend. Or alternatively, risk it all to attack the T team in a surprise move.

Money Matters

The balancing of CS:GO occurs in the form of money. Each player starts with a small amount of money. Every kill, bomb plant or defuse earns more money for the team. Winning the round also gives a bonus to each player. As players earn more, they can spend it on bigger weapons, body armour or kit to help them win the next round. The cost of this, is a lower reward from kills with a bigger gun.

The best example of this is the AWP, a sniper rifle capable of killing in a single shot at any range, it’s a certain kill, but it’s reward is very small.

Being on the losing team consistently also gives you a bonus cash. So after several rounds of losses, you’ll start picking up more money. This gives a chance for the underdog to switch around creating tense games where no clear winner can step forward until the end.

CS:GO Betting

Thanks to this deep strategy behind the decisions of the players combined with lightening quick reflexes and teamwork, betting on CS:GO can give you some serious highs as underdogs can’t be written off to till the end.

How to get good at CS:GO betting

Know the teams, know the players, know the maps, know your odds. The more you watch CS:GO the more you’ll pick up and understand which players are good, which are bad, who’s on form and who isn’t. At Tipify, our predictors and Tipsters know their stuff, they’ve been watching it for years and can certainly help build your understanding of the sport. Before placing a bet, check our CS:GO Predictions and see which way the tipsters and predictors are betting, it’s free to view 30 minutes before the start.

If you’re getting serious and want to start placing more bets, join Tipify Prime and get access to predictions at any time along with extra features.

LEX

Written by LEX

Worked as a web developer in a busy web agency outside London before making a break away from corporate websites. Teamed up with Para to rebuild csgobetting.guru from the ground up and transform it into csgohub.gg. After a successful 18 months of CSGOHUB, we rebranded and expanded into Tipify.