Posted 3rd November 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
In a continuing series that helps promote the importance of role-defining in CS:GO games. Here’s to better games with the meta.
In CS:GO matches, some players won’t get their glory and praise by getting an awesome frag or a clutch play. These players get known by showcasing their ability to call strategic plays. These players are known as Strategy Caller or In-game Leaders. Leaders are greatly needed to complete a lineup that would have a stand-in competitive matches. Leaders are similar to the little coach in a team. They lead the team by setting up plays and this serves as the biggest factor for a team to make a difference in a match.
In this part of the CS:GO series, we go over the importance of roles in matches. This will be dedicated to helping the aspiring strategy callers to be the best one. We will go over its responsibilities and how you’ll make an impact as the leader. Although, this role may not be for everyone as it needs certain traits that only a few people have. Of course, you need your team’s respect and earn their trust for you to be able to set up plays. Lastly, practicing mutual respect on your team is an important element here.
With this simple advice, you can be an effective leader in no time:
In groups—even for the ones that are close—sometimes there seems to be awkward tension in between players, which creates a gap. As a leader, you need to step up and set the tone for the communication. Be friendly and get your team to talk to one another. A silent team is not a good team. Whether telling each team member their responsibilities or talking about what’s on their minds shows an effective team because communication is very important to succeed in CS:GO. In all, communication is key.
After you create your plays, you’d want your team to follow suit and believe in your strategies, right? You can only do this when you have their trust. Like many leaders, there are different ways and styles of leadership. Are you the terror-leader type that screams commands or are you a more friendly and laidback type that sends your commands in a passive way? There is no right answer. Leadership is tricky and getting your team members to follow your lead needs a separate lesson on leadership. But the bottom line is, get comfortable with your role and earn your team member’s trust with proper encouragement.
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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.