Posted 5th February 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Go over the results of esports tournament and league matches over the weekend wherein the dominant teams seemed to have woken up from their slumber but others, continue faltering.
StarLadder i-League Season 4 capped its minor event with LGD Gaming and Team Liquid facing each other for the number one spot and a bigger share of the tournament’s prize pool. The European team showed their dominance once again after taking down LGD in a best-of-five series, 3-1. Furthermore, not to take anything away from LGD, but the Chinese team swept Newbee in the semi-finals. If you remember last week, Newbee just won ESL One Genting, flaunting the first major tournament win of the year 2018.
The final game of the qualifying round featured major champions Cloud9 and SK Gaming for the number spot in the Americas region. The series was tied, 1-1, but SK showed their supremacy in the CS:GO scene once again after taking down the NA Major winner in the final map of the series with the score, 16-6.
Get ready for the WESG 2018 at March 12. The major tournament boasts a $1.5 million prize pool split between the top 16 teams. So far, the tournament features the following CS:GO teams: Cloud9, SK Gaming, BIG, MVP PK, Fnatic, and more.
The final days of Week 4 matches of the Overwatch League were filled with complete domination. The one nail-biter match was between Seoul Dynasty and Houston Outlaws where the Koreans won with a 3-2 lead. Additionally, Shanghai Dragons still are yet to get their first in the league and might have to rethink their stance in the OWL. Lastly, here are the results of the February 2 and 3 matches:
To summarize Week 3 for the NA LCS, Cloud9 and Echo Fox continue to be the leading teams in the league. Whereas, TSM got back on track and carry a 3-game winning streak. Lastly, Golden Guardians still struggle as they have not won a map in NA LCS.
Switching things over to the LCK, SK Telecom 1 has been the shock of the Korean league. The multiple-time Worlds champions are falling head over heels. Faker and company have lost 5 straight, including a lost against MVP and Afreeca Freecs. What’s happening over at the Korean team?
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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.