Posted 10th May 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Boston Uprising was always the underdog in the Overwatch League. But this stage, the team broke the natural order and went undefeated in their last 14 matches. By finishing stage three with a perfect ten wins and zero losses, they have dominated over Korean powerhouse teams New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, and Seoul Dynasty.
Boston’s winning streaks and solid momentum dominance was due to their tight dives, precision DPS, and excellent backline. With that being said, let us analyze the team’s signature Tanking, Support, and DPS.
Overwatch is not an ordinary video game, it has features that set it apart from your usual esports. In here, the main tanks are usually the ones who direct traffic. This means that the team should place initiators in the front line to start the attack. But Boston Uprising uses a better yet unconventional strategy since most of the team’s opposing players claim that they often go after blind sports and can stay hidden longer than other teams—making it more difficult for the enemies to attack and find a good position. Notably, YounJin “Gamsu” Noh and Lucas “NotE” Meissner are two of the best Boston players that have DPS rooms to inflict heavy damage.
It is common knowledge that healers are responsible for taking care of everyone, hence the title “Support”. All Overwatch League teams have a support character in the form of Zenyatta, Lucio, Ana, or Mercy. Meanwhile, in Boston Uprising, the best and underrated players who can “babysit” the team are SeHyun “Neko” Park and Kristian “Kellex” Keller. Neko, particularly, caught the watchful eyes of esports analysts during the inaugural season. According to Winston’s Lab findings, Neko scored 4.83 kills per ten minutes as Zenyatta against the Los Angeles Gladiators and has accounted for 14.65 percent of Boston’s kills. While Neko handles the opponent’s focus, Kellex is on healing duty as Mercy. His ability to heal teammates and stay alive at the same time always boost Boston’s longevity to a maximum.
After the dismissal of OWL top player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez, Boston’s Damage Per Second or DPS dropped. But on Stage 3, Nam-Ju “Striker” Gwon and Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov managed to improve the team’s capabilities to destroy an opponent quickly. It seemed like Tracer was the perfect match for Striker when he finished the game against Gladiators with a 63-24 kill to death ratio and 12.09 kills per ten minutes.
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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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