Posted 23rd October 2017 By: Noreen - Tipify Staff
After the first season of Galaxy Battles took place in Shenzhen, China earlier this year, esports tournament organizers Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win brings the 2nd Galaxy Battles to the Philippines. Unlike the first Galaxy Battles, the upcoming tournament is recognized as a Defense of the Ancients (DotA) 2 Major. The event takes place in January next year, from Jan. 19 to 21. Happening at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue Bulacan, the DotA tournament aims to bring the esports scene to Southeast Asia where the market widely accepts it. Choosing the Philippines as the host of the event is a wise choice for the organizers as the esports scene in the country is intense. The Philippine Area has a 60,000 seating capacity where fans could show their support for their favorite teams. Tickets will be available starting this November 2017.
The event was given the tagline “Emerging Worlds” as it perfectly suits the tournament’s ambitions. The road to Galaxy Battles will begin in mid-November with regional invitational qualifiers and open qualifiers played simultaneously in six regions: China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, North America, and South America. This will run for approximately four weeks and determines the top team from each region for the Galaxy Battles qualifiers. To encourage more aspiring esports teams, athletes, and unknown talents in the region, the organizers will allocate two slots to the top two teams of New Bloods Championships, Southeast Asia’s first amateur tournament. The Galaxy Battles also invites eight teams across six regions, including the Philippines’ TNC Pro Team, to participate at the main event. The tournament will be accommodating a total of 18 teams, all fighting for a total prize pool of $1 million.
The staging of the Galaxy Battles divides the Philippine Arena into three main sections. The main arena will be the “battleground” of the event. Another section is called the Galaxy Battles DOTA 2 World where there will be theme park-like activities, food and beverage zones, resting pods, and rest areas, and a sponsorship area for event partners to feature their products and services. The Philippine Stadium beside the arena will host the Galaxy Battles music festival which will showcase international artists, regional artists, and local artists throughout the event duration. As early as now, esports fans and Bitcoin esports bettors, especially of DOTA 2, are highly anticipated of the upcoming tournament in the Philippines.
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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.