Posted 7th October 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Dota 2 is just right around the corner. Team Liquid completely dominated Newbee in the final stage of The International 2017. Liquid won three straight games in a completely convincing manner to show that the team deserves the trophy. This urged players and teams to prepare for the next season with the hopes to dethrone Team Liquid as the reigning champions. So, as the minor and major qualifiers’ schedules get released over time, this will highlight the tournaments you should look out for and might consider placing wagers on.
The year 2017 might be nearing its end, but Dota 2 is just getting warmed up. We’re expecting 3 tournaments for October which two of the tournaments are minor and one major tournament. This season will open in Kiev, featuring the Star Ladder Invitational Season 3 with 8 teams fighting for a $300,000 cash prize and qualification points for The International 2018. TI 2017 newly crowned champions, Team Liquid will defend their title having won the previous SL Season 2. Additionally, the month of October will close out with a major tournament hosted by ESL including a prize pool of $1,000,000.
Opening the month of October with a minor tournament in Croatia, the AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League in which TI 2017 finalists, Team Liquid and Newbee are automatically invited for the qualifier along with 6 other teams attempting to win the $300,000 prize pool. On November, the Perfect World Masters will kick off in Shanghai, China with 10 teams that will fight for a $300,000 reward along with qualification points. Finally, two minor tournaments will end the calendar year of 2017, both with $300,000 prize pool and qualification points.
All in all, these are just the qualifying tournaments for this year. But, as the schedule updates, we promise to keep you updated on the coming tournaments and at the same time fully guide your Dota 2 betting experiences. So, make sure to choose a reputable sportsbook with the best odds that comes perfectly with enticing bonuses and promotions before the season kicks in October.
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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.