Posted 9th June 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – South Korean teams may be dominating the League of Legends World Championships, but a Chinese player is the first person to hit level 1,000 in only half a year after Riot Games implemented a new leveling system for the game in 2017. The player, whose username bizarrely translates to BigBigBigWatermelon in English, plays on the Shadowflow server, one of the smaller LoL servers reachable to Chinese players beyond level 30.
It was only in September last year when Riot Games removed the level 30 cap in LoL, following the infinity level system of Overwatch and Heroes of Storm where players can continuously level up and receive rewards in the process. This new system, the level beyond 30, was introduced as part of LoL’s pre-season redesign aiming to satisfy players’ retention and enjoyment. Riot Games wanted to move away from allowing players to just compete in Ranked Play and at the same time, replace their IP with Blue Essence—the game’s official in-game currency used for increasing mastery levels and buying champions, skins, or other store-related items. Each time a player levels up, he’ll get a reward chest chock-full of Blue Essence, champ shards, gemstones, and more.
Previously, before level 1,000 was finally reached, the first player to hit level 100 achieved his status after playing on smaller and less popular bonus rounds like 3v3 map Twisted Treeline. He used XP boosts to enhance the rewards offered every round, increasing his chances of leveling up. After this, it’s indefinite whether another player might have actually reached level 100 first due to the closed off and complicated system of the Chinese servers. Today, in actuality, the player who reached level 1,000 was only discovered due to a video posted on Reddit containing his account. Aside from BigBigBigWatermelon, the player closest to 1,000 that the LoL community closely follow is Toucan Celeste, a player on the Europe West server sitting at level 911.
Regardless of the short span, the player behind BigBigBigWatermelon managed to reach the highest level in LoL yet, exceeding others players’ levels in hundreds. Everyone now knows that leveling is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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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.