Posted 21st January 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Before the Round 3 of the ELEAGUE Major: Boston New Legends Stage begins its matches today, let’s talk about a few of the team’s storylines that advanced to the major tournament. The teams included here left questions about their performance entering the New Legends Stage. Hopefully, these questions will be answered after their performance in the tournament.
Before the season started, futures odds logged FaZe as the favorites to win the ELEAGUE Major: Boston. But, to do that, the European team would have to jump through hoops. FaZe struggled in the early parts of the Main Qualifier, being a Challenger team. Then, they barely got past Lopes-less Liquid and lost to Vega on their signature maps. Is this FaZe being too overconfident or are these signs of not being in their best shape? For what it’s worth, those two matches became wake up calls for FaZe. After the early struggles, they won their final matches to advance to the New Legends Stage.
Both of these teams do not have anything in common, except attending the tournament without their best possible lineup. SK was forced to attend the tournament with their former player, felps who has to step in for boltz because of ELEAGUE’s roster rules. Similarly, for Liquid, steel cannot play for while zews takes his place.
People counted both teams out of contention. Because felps and zews lacked practice time with their teams. Both are good players and doubting the players sounds silly. The doubt only comes from the fact that both teams, especially SK, changed their strategy during last year’s tournament which helped them win 8 majors. Hopefully, these questions will be answered once we see the two teams compete.
Gambit is always a threat among the top CS:GO teams. They’re considered as the dark horse to win the tournament. In which, they’ve made their roster better entering the year with the addition of fitch and AdreN that makes them a team that can create a surprise in the tournament. Last year, Gambit beat G2, Virtus.Pro, and Astralis on their way to winning the PGL Major: Krakow. Gambit is listed with 16.50 odds to win the ELEAGUE Major. Will this be enough for the Legend team to upset top CS:GO teams?
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.