Posted 8th June 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Before the world gets a taste of The International 2018, the China Supermajor will first conclude the Dota 2 Pro Circuit to determine the teams with the best shot in the final showdown. The group stage for the Dota 2 tournament recently ended and the competition has been divided into two: upper and lower brackets. Here’s an overview of how the group stage played out:
Group A consists of Team Liquid, Newbee, Team Spirit, and Natus Vincere. Team Liquid crashed Team Spirit in a 2-1 victory and instantly earned a spot in the winners match. Meanwhile, Newbee managed to defeat Natus Vincere to claim another spot. The winners match was then dominated by Team Liquid with a 2-0 win, while the losers match was dominated by Team Spirit with the same exact score as Team Liquid. The deciders match between Newbee and Team Spirit determined the whole fate of Group A. In the end, Newbee won the match and they will be joining Team Liquid in the upper bracket, while Team Spirit and Natus Vincere will head to the lower bracket.
The matches from Group B highlights Virtus.Pro beating TNC Predator and Vici Gaming defeating Evil Geniuses. The winners match proceeded with Virtus.Pro and Vici Gaming, but the first victory went to Virtus Pro, giving Vici Gaming another chance to fight against TNC Predator for a spot in the lower bracket. Eventually, TNC defeated Evil Geniuses in the lower bracket to come out on the top of the deciders match and join Virtus.Pro in the upper bracket. Vici Gaming and Evil Geniuses both emerged in the lower bracket.
Group C had Team Secret defeating overthrowing The Final Tribe and VGJ.Storm dismissing Mineski. The following matches went down to a battle between Team Secret and VGJ.Storm. The upper bracket match was won by Team Secret, while the lower bracket match was claimed by Mineski. By and by, Mineski won the decider match against VGJ.Storm to join Team Secret in the upper bracket. VGJ.Storm and The Final Tribe then forwarded to the lower bracket.
The final match, Group D, put on view PSG.LGD taking down Infamous and Optic Gaming crashing VGJ.Thunder. In the upper match, PSG.LGD defeated Optic Gaming; In the lower match, VGJ.Thunder beat Infamous. This leads to a rematch for the deciders match between Optic Gaming and VGJ.Thunder. Optic Gaming won and claimed their second victory, joining PSG.LGD in the upper bracket. Infamous and VGJ.Thunder, at long last, were sent to the lower bracket.
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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.