Posted 3rd June 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – As reported last week, League of Legends: Clash is expected to make its debut last May 26. It’s a new tournament mode featuring five players in an amateur game leading to high-professional leagues, giving everyone a chance to compete with other top-rated teams from across the globe. However, due to some technical issues with the mode, the launch of has been delayed in some regions.
“This isn’t news that any of us wanted to have to share, but we’ve had to delay the launch of tonight’s Clash tournaments in EUW/EUNE…this was due to some unexpected technical issues that we are working around the clock to resolve. Fixing Clash is our current priority.” Riot Shalkar said in an announcement following the delay.
The Europe West (EUW) and Europe Nordic & East (EUNE) regions are not the only reported areas that experienced these problems. Brazil and Oceana’s versions also encountered a delay when the teams entered the first round of the tournament—the games won’t start and they lost the entire tournament as a result. In other news, North American servers will still be able to host the new mode unless there are more issues that need to be addressed.
Consequently, all those who experienced server issues will automatically be given a refund as all participants in Clash were required to purchase a ticket with in-game currency to take part in the tournament. Additionally, Riot will be granting a Clash Orb containing a 3-win XP boost, two Clash team logos (one for Mid- Season Invitational and the second at random), and a shard for a 750 RP skin.
The unexpected failure of Clash this week set the internet on fire. All players who have been looking forward to the new tournament mode expressed their disappointments and mixed reviews on LoL’s official game forums and Reddit community. Riot Games had received more backlash when they confirmed that the re-launch might take weeks or months since Clash will have to undergo a worldwide beta testing once again.
In the meantime, for those players patiently waiting for updates regarding the re-launch, Riot encourages everyone to visit LoL’s official website Announcement Board and Twitter page (@LeagueofLegends) from time to time.
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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.