Posted 13th April 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Electronic Sports League (ESL) announces the opening of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney 2018 with the inclusion of the best CS:GO women players from Australia and New Zealand. The tournament is called ESL Women’s Sydney Open and will be held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park.
This move made by ESL just shows the industry’s commitment to developing more opportunities for women in esports. Nick Vanzetti, the Managing Director of ESL Australia, said: “The ESL Women’s Sydney Open is a fantastic opportunity for our local players to showcase their skills in front of the most passionate audience in esports at the Community Stage at IEM Sydney. For ESL Australia, this announcement marks the beginning of a commitment for our team to develop more opportunities for women in esports”.
The event will be hosted at the Community Stage of IEM Sydney, and top participating women players will play live and compete for the prize pool of $10,000. The entire pool will be distributed into 4: $6,000 AU, $2,000 AUD, $1,000 AUD, and $1,000 AUD. For now, players who wish to perform can register on ESL’s website by providing their e-mail address, team name, team logo, and date/s of competition (April 18 and 19 at 7 pm). Only Australian and New Zealand residents age 15 or higher and considered as a female in their government-issued identification proof can participate.
Contrary to popular belief, the number of interested female players in esports is close to the actual population of male gamers globally. In fact, The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) found a 22 percent increase in the number of female game developers between 2009 and 2014, doubling the amount from the previous years. Additionally, a recent study also found that women comprise about a third of the United States esports audience and are predicted to represent half of the viewers’ growth by 2018. This is to say that the idea of women not participating in competitive gaming is a common misconception since they represent the minority in international esports scenes. It is only a matter of proper representation and opportunity. Nevertheless, ESL Women’s Sydney Open is a groundbreaking turn of events. Women can now express and impress a wider esports audience should they wish to compete in the global arena.
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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.
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