Posted 5th December 2016 By: para
November saw another great month of tips from our users. Starting from $100 and with a max-bet of $20 we’ve seen some impressive returns in both CS:GO and Dota 2.
NitoxDoan (AKA. Genius of CS:GO) too centre stage once again with some mega profits through the month, the 210 bets placed ultimately proved a few too many as profits suffered towards the end of the month, but NitoxDoan still finished with an impressive 323% ROI for November.
Following behind were Reindeer (wins $30), Cloud9 Autimatic (wins $10), MediBiceps (wins $5) and Sun Ce (wins $5). These tipsters managed to still obtain an impressive return from their bets, but none quite matching the ferocious profit from NitoxDoan.
November saw a rise in participation from our tipsters in Dota 2 but this month looked just a little too tough for most. We only had 3 tipsters qualify for the competition (+20 tips and in profit at the end of the month).
Proving their betting skills extend beyond CS:GO, NitoxDoan rose to the top of the Dota 2 tipster leaderboard right at the end of the month with two very bold bets. Despite these two, the other 68 tips were consistent steps in the right direction planting their 1st place at the top of the standings.
No-one qualified for the November Overwatch competition. With a $40 prize pool and 5 prizes up for grabs.
We’ll be contacting the winners of the November competition in the next 24 hours via the email they use on their Tipify account. We’ll first ask you to confirm your email address is active (just reply to the email), then send through the Steam credit code relation to your prize money.
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When you first start out you’ll be tempted to try to bet as frequently as possible, don’t. Wait for matches with good odds where you or the predictors know the teams. Never force yourself to bet, bet on matches that you are confident in. You may go days or weeks without placing a bet, you’re not in a rush, wait for bets you are comfortable and confident in and profit should follow.
If there’s any uncertainty, don’t place a bet. Save your skins for another day. There will be plenty of other matches that you can bet on.
Betting is always risky, that’s unavoidable. But staying inside a ‘safe zone’ will help cover you off from some really silly bets. When starting out with a low inventory, large bets placed on matches with 80%+ odds aren’t going to return much in general (on lounge, even less due to the inconsistent returns) but you’re still risking a large amount of your inventory for very little.
Equally, odds below 30% sound very, very attractive with huge returns possible. But if you don’t know the teams or all the details, it’s very possible the team doesn’t stand any chance. If you think there might be a chance, reduce the size of the stake or consider an ICB.
Always bet with a percentage of your inventory. Think, what happens if you lose an ‘All in’ bet, do you stop betting for the rest of your life, or just get your wallet out and go again? You may think there’s no risk, however there is always risk. If you’re placing a high bet, stick to an absolute maximum of 20% of your betting inventory.
Always leave enough to bet another day.
If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, your judgement get’s very cloudy. You’ll make a stupid bet and lose. If you just lost a big bet or are on a losing streak, instead of trying to force a bet, you should take a step back, calm down and just take a break, come back refreshed with a fresh mindset.
Betting blind is a purely relying on luck, if the underdog odds are 30%, that definitely doesn’t mean the team has a 30% chance of winning. It just means 30% of the betting community chose that team. A late roster change could mean there’s zero chance for the team to win. Check in with our predictions to help give you some more background on the game.
Use the lounge odds tracker to predict the final odds as the start of the match get’s closer. If the odds are increasing/decreasing for the team you intend to bet on the return may not outweigh the risk anymore. A huge significant switch of odds at the last moment may mean that something shady is going on, mostly in very low tier games, or a sudden announcement, E.g standin may have occurred.
Bookies will put up their odds based on their own expectations, as the bets start coming in they'll tweak the odds to ensure it's still profitable for them. That early stage is key to getting an edge on the bookies.
As soon as you feel like you have to bet again to recoup loses, you’ll feel compelled to make bigger bets with bigger risks. This often starts an endless cycle driving your losses further and further. Instead, after a big loss, take a day off from betting (or a week if was really big). .Keep to the proper bet sizing based on the risk of the match no matter what. You are not in a race to win it back, just take it easy.
Do not blindly follow betting site odds and think that they are correct to the true odds. If a betting site has ‘Team A’ as a heavy favorite, it does not always mean that it’s an easy win for ‘Team A’.
SK beat Na’Vi… Na’Vi beat E-Frag. That means SK can beat E-Frag now, right? No.
There are many factors which contribute to the team winning a match, these factors such as player performance, map selection, strategy and tactics which may not apply to other teams.