Posted 9th March 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff
Esports News – After four grueling days of nail-biting matches emerging one after the other, The Bucharest Major concluded its five-round Swiss format group stage, where we found out which eight Dota 2 teams advance to the playoffs and the main event of the major tournament. Meanwhile, it was unfortunate for the other eight teams, who have been eliminated and will not receive a share of the prize pool along with the TI qualifying points.
The $1 million major was filled with exciting matches and surprising results. Teams faced brutal matchups and showed off clutch performances. Evil Geniuses and VGJ.Thunder led the tournament as the only teams without a loss to end the elimination round. Additionally, Newbee, Virtus Pro, and Team Secret soon followed the playoff cut. For the other three teams, after a hard fight in the Round 5 low matches, Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming, and TNC secured their playoff spots, fending off elimination from the tournament.
Newbee, after succumbing to EG in a 23-minute match in the earlier round, took down NA’s compLexity Gaming without breaking a sweat. On the other hand, Team Secret forced a comeback against OpTic in a thrilling hour-long game. This bounded OpTic and coL to face off in an all-out NA elimination match for a playoff qualifying spot, in which, OpTic claimed the seat.
VP shut down TNC in a one-sided match to secure a seat in the playoffs. But the SEA team still had air to breathe against Natus Vincere, who eliminated paiN gaming in an earlier match. TNC was able to pick Terrorblade against a Dark Willow Na’VI pick, which has proven to be more powerful and in the end and helped TNC claim a playoff spot. Lastly, after becoming a runner-up at ESL One Katowice, Vici Gaming struggled the entire Bucharest Major, where they fell to a do-or-die match against Liquid. But Team Liquid dominated Vici to notch the playoff seat and sent the Chinese team home early.
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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.