Posted 13th May 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Dota 2 tournaments still hold the largest prize pools ever given in esports history, and the first in line is The International 7 which ended up reaching $24.6 million in total. A year won’t definitely last without a massive Electronic Sports League (ESL) tournament prepared. In this regard, ESL One Hamburg is returning for the fall this season.
To make sure that fans and professional players can catch up for the event, ESL organizers instantly announced their first major event before The International 8 and after the Pro Circuit 2017-2018 tournament. ESL One Hamburg will then be ready at the end of October.
Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL, shared the organization’s vision for the upcoming event: “We are looking forward to bringing ESL One back to Hamburg after such a successful debut of our flagship event series last year. This year ESL One Hamburg is going to be even bigger and better, as we are expanding both: tournament days being held in the arena and the number of participating teams.”
No one can forget the iconic tournament between Virtus.Pro and Team Liquid that garnered trending memes online. But the last ESL One Hamburg was far from successful. The event was subjected to mixed reviews due to complaints regarding excessive ads, inappropriate stadium setup, and more unsatisfied expectations from home viewers and premium ticket holders.
This time around, ESL pledged to deliver a new and improved tournament to meet the demands of everyone. They have more time to prepare and improve their shortcomings. The event was now expanded to cater to a larger number of audience in the stadium, but the most notable improvements for this round include
ESL One Hamburg 2018 will take place on October 26 to 28 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg. The group stage matches are set to transpire from 23 to 35. There is no announcement regarding the prize pool for the professional teams yet, but tickets are now on sale for the live audience.
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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.