Posted 21st October 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) as an esports organization had 4 teams in different esports games. The reason for this is because their League of Legends team was recently disbanded. According to NiP’s management via a Twitter post, all players and coaches have been released from their contracts and the team completely erased. Now, they have one functioning team in CS:GO, PUBG, and Paladins. But there is more bad news coming your way.
All NiP teams in their respective esports have been underperforming. NiP’s representatives in CS:GO have not qualified in a CS:GO major yet again after losing to three matches in the European Minor Qualifiers. A quick fact, the last time NiP has qualified in a CS:GO major was back in 2016. This was the ESL One Cologne Major where the FlipSid3 Tactics won in the deciding match of their group. NiP will now miss three straight Majors, along with ELEAGUE Atlanta, PGL Krakow, and then the soon-to-be The Boston Major.
NiP remains a powerhouse and they still are. Their magical performances from before still reverberate across the esports arena. A little reminder of how good NiP is can be seen from their achievements. They are ranked as the 9th best team in the whole CS:GO world with holding a win streak of 87 games. Before this unbearable decline, NiP made five straight CS:GO Majors. Along with many more achievements, NiP is a team to watch out for. But they are free falling back to earth with inconsistencies in their gameplay. With the many massive roster changes this group experienced, we can only hope that they bring the NiP magic once again. NiP will continue to compete in online matches for the offline finals of the ESL Pro League 6 in December after not qualifying for The Boston Major 2018.
In another time and space, the NiP League of Legends team joined the EU LCS back in May 2017. After acquiring the Fnatic Academy’s slot, they released head coach, “Kubz” and completely revamped the team’s roster that was past members of SKT, KT Rolster, and the like. But it wasn’t the best stint the team had ever shown, losing its spot to continue in the tournament. The team ended the season at the bottom of their bracket, in Group A.
After the poor performance in the tournament, every member of the roster was released and became free agents. These members are, Proft, WhiteKnight108, Zhergoth, Shook, Nagne, and sprattel. Both coaches, NicoThePico and Korsgaard were part of the team release. But this wasn’t the first time this happened. Back in the Season 3 of the EU LCS, the team during that tournament quickly disbanded after dropping to the EU Challenger series. Adding to that, the EU LCS Season 3 was their last stint at the tournament.
NiP is an esports veteran, and being that organization includes struggles and adversity. Their front office and management may know that being an esports team is not always about winning and being at the top. Sometimes going through catastrophic situations is the one thing you’ll need to get back on top again. Best of luck, Ninjas in Pyjamas.
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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.