Posted 24th December 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
FaZe just started it’s team back in January 2016 after buying out former G2 Esports and it has been a great year for the Europeans. The team finalized their roster in August after winning StarLadder Invitational 3 last April and with a star-studded lineup of rain, Olofmeister, GuardiaN, karrigan, and NiKo–winning three tournaments since then and notably finishing the year as champions of the Esports Series Championship 2017, even without the reigning number one team, SK Gaming. Although, it looks like they’re chasing the Brazilians to claim that top spot and it’ll surely be one of the greatest rivalries of CS:GO.
FaZe had the chance to beat SK Gaming during the ESL Pro League 6 this month when the two met in the finals round of the tournament. It was an awesome series as the Europeans proved they can compete and have a chance against the Brazilians. Although, we all know what happened during the fourth game when SK just took control and won the tournament. We just witnessed two of CS:GO’s best teams take their rivalry to the next level.
FaZe’s rain won the MVP award twice this year in different tournaments: rain won the ECS Season 4 as the tournament’s MVP where he showed his fantastic frags and that he was a player to watch out. The 23-year-old was humbled and admits that he still has a lot to learn, most especially from his teammates. rain was also adamant about chasing SK Gaming and defeating them, as he stated in an interview, “When you fight for something like this, you get more energy, you feel it more. SK not being here means we cannot be number one and we won’t be number one until we beat them, so I’m looking forward to 2018.” The Brazilians not joining the final tournament might have been a blow, but it gave mousesports an opportunity to grab a title of their own, who were the finalists with FaZe, to compete and show their grit.
Being number two isn’t too bad. But us bettors and fans are in for a good and action-packed time with FaZe and SK’s rivalry. These two teams are skilled CS:GO teams who are just fierce competitors possessing excellent skills. We will have to wait until 2018 to catch these two teams in action again.
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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.