Posted 24th April 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News: Good communication skills are key to success, especially in competitive gaming. But communication is only successful when both the sender and the receiver understand the same information, and you can’t do this if you have a low-quality gaming headset. Remember that PC gaming isn’t just about controlling the mouse and typing with the keyboard, you also have to put serious consideration in communicating with your teammates and enjoying the thrilling in-game music.
Moreover, if we will look into today’s trends in competitive gaming, it is fair to say that your gaming experience wouldn’t be complete without appreciating the audio-visual features of the game. Genres like First-Person Shooter (FPS), Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) are the most played games today, with CS:GO, LoL, Dota 2, and Overwatch being the most popular. All of these games are all about reaction time and you could only keep pace with the actions if you can also hear the corresponding sound effects of the visuals. Good visual and auditory senses will help you grasp the reaction times and the action you will take. With that in mind, you need to have the right gaming headset that can give you a higher advantage to those who don’t.
In this week’s episode of Tipify gaming equipment series, we give you two of the most affordable gaming headset that made their way on this year’s list of Best Gaming Headsets: Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset and Turtle Beach XO Three. The choice is yours if which between the two can truly cater to your needs.
Dubbed as the budget king, Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset only cost 49.99 dollars on Amazon and other gaming equipment retailers. This piece of gem is for budget gamers who still want to experience the best-quality sound in the gaming world. The design can easily attract you, it has spacious cans that would easily fit around your entire ears without problems and you won’t be irritated with the texture since the memory foam cups are encased with Faux leather. Performance-wise, the Corsair is built with 50mm drivers here, a bit larger than the usual headsets with 40mm drivers so expect the quality of the volume to be terrific. Additionally, it has a detachable microphone and on-ear volume and mute controls perfect for your day-to-night gaming sessions.
The weaker spots of Corsair are not noticeable at first glance or first use, but some professional gamers prefer these little things that the headset lacks. It is a wired, stereo headset that has a fixed 3.55 mm cable on the left cup so you have to stay still sometimes if you don’t want to get tangled with something. This problem makes some gamers prefer Bluetooth wireless support which, in this case, the Corsair obviously doesn’t have. Aside from that, the low price of the headset can’t also support 7.1 surround sound, an audio quality that most gamers prefer.
Our next headset is originally designed to be used in Xbox One, but PC users can also experience the high-quality features of Turtle Beach XO Three without difficulties as long as your device has a single jack for both mic input and headset output. The headset retails at $59.95 on Amazon and Amazon Marketplace. With this price, you can already have 50 mm drivers, Windows Sonic compatibility, detachable microphone boom, volume wheel, and microphone mute slider all in one place. Turtle Beach XO Three will adjust to your needs, you won’t have to do a thing.
A major disadvantage of the headset is its compatibility. Even the product claims that PC users can use it, if your device doesn’t have a single jack, you need to buy a separate splitter. Don’t worry, these pieces of accessories are also cheap. Furthermore, it also lacks a surround sound and is only built with a fixed 3.55 mm cable that limits your movement, like Corsair.
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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.