Posted 26th December 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Video games are dominantly played by young people, especially in competitive gaming. For players making a living out of playing CS:GO or Dota 2, the end of the line is around the late thirties. But that’s not the case when you’re looking to enjoy the world of gaming, in which there are enthusiastic 70-year-old video gamers enjoying all there is about gaming.
This is the case for the senior CS:GO team, Silver Snipers. Monica Idenfors, a new retiree found an ad that was looking for senior citizens who wants to join an esports team and compete at the Dreamhack Festival in Sweden. Idenfors thought that this would be a good way to spend her free time and signed up for the team. Idenfors along with four other members built the CS:GO team, Silver Snipers.
The Silver Snipers are comprised of players with witty names created by the members themselves. These are Abbe Drakborg or ‘BirDie’, Monica Idenfors or ‘Teen Slayer’, Wanja Godange or ‘Knitting Knight’, Bertil Englund or ‘Berra-Bang’, and lastly, Oivind Toverud or “Windy”. Each member of this new team did not have any CS:GO experience prior to joining.
Lenovo sponsored the team with a goal of ‘broadening the audience of esports.’ So with that, they have been given the opportunity to be coached by former CS:GO player and Ninjas in Pyjamas star, Tommy Ingemarsson or “Potti”.
Their training started with 3 weeks left before the tournamen. Even professional players begin their practice sessions earlier than that. Ingemarsson taught the game’s fundamentals including, adjusting the settings, aiming, and knowing their opponents. Surprisingly, the Silver Snipers took everything seriously. They began their practice sessions armed with questions that further improved their abilities. At the same time, they trained hard to make sure audiences from around the world gets a good show. Their coach talked about the team’s hard work, “They actually were really passionate about it,” says Ingemarsson.
Unfortunately, the Silver Snipers struggled to find their pace in the tournament despite their passion and enthusiasm. The team lost their only two matches, but they came out of the tournament with heads held high and highlight plays that will surely be remembered.
Because of this, more seniors begin to show interest in playing CS:GO and joining the Silver Snipers team. Despite their losses, the community was kind to the Snipers and was overall positive with the results. Idenfors will now offer CS:GO lessons for her co-senior citizens. With this, she claims that playing CS:GO improved her other hobbies that helped her think of new strategies when playing mahjong and solitaire. Especially, the FPS game seemed to be a stress reliever for Idenfors as getting those headshots made her relaxed. “I have days when I’m frustrated or anxious, but when I’m gaming it helps,” she says. “I feel good after,” Idenfors added.
Tipify is a fantasy betting system, anyone can place a bet for free. Whoever makes the most profit appears in the Top Tipster Leader Board.
Join Tipify to see the bets placed by the top tipsters and use this information to help your own betting.
We're looking for the best eSport bettors, is that you?
Recent betting tips posted by tipsters currently in profit
If you have a popular website, stream or group. You could earn rewards from every person you refer.
Use the contact us form and let us know what you can offer?
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.