Posted 28th February 2018 By: Derpina
Moniker, the umbrella for many esports apparel brands unveils its first brand collection called H4X.gg. The product launch was made possible with the largest esports company, Electronic Sports League (ESL), and the world’s largest digital festival, DreamHack.
“We are very happy to partner with the first dedicated esports apparel brand designed specifically for fans and players,” said Bernhard Mogk, SVP Global Sales & Business Development at ESL. “We’re incredibly excited to debut the line of performance gear at ESL One Katowice this month and roll out the entire line at future ESL events throughout 2018.”
The brand’s functionality and design were developed by gamers and experts in the esports industry. In fact, the entire collection was spearheaded by ESL founder Jens Hilgers and garment manufacturing expert Jon Wayne Gurman. The line includes casual streetwear and performance wear hoodies, t-shirts, and hats. The materials used, on one hand, have built-in arm pads and special venting, waterproof zippers that can bring comfort to players during long gaming sessions.
All information and actual designs of the brand can be viewed at H4X.gg. You can purchase the gear once it becomes available on the website and other official suppliers like ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Open, DreamHack Masters and DreamLeague 2018.
Moniker was founded in 2017 by Gurman who has 35 years experience in the fashion and licensing industry and the BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. It is basically an esports start-up that specializes in apparel merchandise–bringing fashion, lifestyle, and higher technical performance to gaming.
ESL was launched in 2000 as the successor of the Deutsche Clanliga. It is the largest and oldest esports company that organizes online and offline competitions worldwide, partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Valve Corporation, Microsoft, and Wargaming.net. Aside from hosting, ESL also provides services in gaming technology, event management, advertising, and television production.
DreamHack offers the world’s largest meeting place for gamers since 1994, with major events held in Europe and North America. DreamHack events are local area network (LAN) gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital art and games, catering to over 300,000 esports enthusiasts, gamers, and fans.
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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.
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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.
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SK beat Na’Vi… Na’Vi beat E-Frag. That means SK can beat E-Frag now, right? No.
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