Posted 11th May 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – It seems like esports has sparked the interest of several sports leagues this 2018. Some organizations do sponsorships, some athletes invest, and some celebrities play competitive gaming for fun. But this May, the Australian Football League (AFL) partners with Riot Games to bring an entire League of Legends competition to Melbourne in November.
The venue and the date will be confirmed in the next few weeks, but the organizers have been considering using the Etihad Stadium. The tournament will feature the theme and formula of League of Legends: League of Origin, and features players from the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) drafted to represent their home states. All teams are to compete against one another in an all-star style event where they will step outside their regular season LoL teams.
Darren Birch, AFL General Manager for Growth, Digital and Audience stated that this partnership will bring a new audience to the AFL community and serves as a favorable occasion to attract a new wave of fans. According to him, “Esports is one of the most exciting emerging industries to come in and disrupt the traditional sports landscape. Riot is a respected and credible leader in this space, and this event will be a great opportunity to continue together on that path. We will bring our expertise and insight to the competition, giving all-star players an opportunity to play with different teams, play in a different tournament structure and in a completely different venue environment.”
Moving together, AFL and Riot Games not only ensures the success of esports by simply conducting a tournament. The two will also work on developing a purpose-built esports studio in Melbourne. This bold move indicates the beginning of an exciting era for the two major sports and esports leaders, and this event has the potential to be one of the biggest matches in Australian esports history.
LoL: League of Origin aims to determine the best region among the teams representing an array of home states from Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, New South Wales, and Victoria. More commonly known as the OPL, this region vs. region showdown was inspired by the State of Origin annual rugby league series.
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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.