Posted 8th February 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Beyond the Summit’s cs_summit 2 tournament kicks-off on February 8 to 11 at the Summit House in Los Angeles. cs_summit 2 is the second variation of BtS’ tournament series features 8 competing teams for a $150,000 prize pool. The 4-day tournament follows a double-elimination bracket along with a best-of-three format for each match.
There are 7 invited teams: Cloud9, Team Liquid, Ninjas In Pyjamas, North, Torqued, SK Gaming, and Vega Squadron. Originally, OpTic Gaming was the invited team to compete in the Summit House but “due to personal reasons”, the European team had to give up their slot and were replaced by Torqued. Furthermore, this was mousesports slot instead of Heroic, but mousesports’ absence had to be covered by the second runner-up in last year’s LOOT.BET Cup #2 tournament.
Who do you think will win the minor tournament come Saturday? If you answered that question, how about placing prediction or even a bet if you’re confident about it? We’ve got the futures odds on who takes home the larger share of the $150,000 prize pool below:
Moreover, if you want to place prop bets for this tournament, you can do so at Betspawn. The site offers side bets on lines such as which teams will reach the finals, least and most played maps, and more to check out on their website.
After the draw for the first round was released, NitrogenSports was quick to pick up and reveal the odds for the day’s first matches. Find out below and make sure to place wagers.
If you notice, this is Ninjas in Pyjamas debut tournament this year and they were instantly matched-up against Liquid. The Swedes are desperate for action after missing out on the Major, but they will have to prepare for a revamped Liquid roster, with the addition of Keith “NAF” Markovic from Renegades.
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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.