Posted 10th January 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
TyLoo will no longer compete at ELEAGUE’s The Boston Major because of roster issues. Taking the team’s slot is Chinese team Flash Gaming, who are ready to take on the challenge of playing against CS:GO giants.
Flash Gaming placed third in the Asian Minor tournament behind TyLoo and Renegades, which is why they were selected to take the vacant spot left by TyLoo. As a result, Flash’s roster of YuLun Cai or ‘Summer’, YuanZhang Sheng or ‘Attacker’, Andrew Khong or ‘kaze’, Zhe Yang or ‘Ayeon’, and ‘Weijia’ Guo or ‘INNOPY’ became the first Chinese and Malaysian players to attend a major tournament with a prize pool of $1 million.
TyLoo deciding to give up their Boston Major spot first started when Hansel Ferdinand—a TyLoo player—or mostly known by his ingame name, ‘BnTeT’ failed to acquire a U.S. visa. The team struggled to look for a replacement player because of ELEAGUE roster rules. Eventually, their former head coach Peacemaker, became the suitable replacement for BnTeT. Unfortunately, TyLoo and Peacemaker failed to reach an agreement in payment negotiations that the Chinese team chose not to attend the event.
Apparently, BnTeT was given a player sticker even if he was not joining the tournament. In which Peacemaker asked for a percentage of all TyLoo sticker sales as part of his demands to become a stand-in player for TyLoo because his own player sticker was not included. Consequently, TyLoo opted to miss the tournament than to send Peacemaker and their team to the event.
Since Flash Gaming took TyLoo’s seat at the ELEAGUE Boston Major, Valve removed all TyLoo stickers from their stores and replaced them with Flash Gaming stickers. Now, TyLoo’s stickers became an instant rare item ingame that had a huge increase in price. Before the withdrawal from the event, TyLoo’s stickers were priced at $0.99 but now valued between $100 to $300. With this in mind, if you’re holding those stickers in your inventory, you can choose to sell these through the Steam market for a high price or place them on a wager in any of the CS:GO matches ongoing right now.
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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.