Posted 17th June 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The first-ever Overwatch League (OWL) is coming to an end, but Blizzard Entertainment already has plans in the future for upcoming tournaments and it includes exciting opportunities for professional players and fans residing in major cities. OWL is set to move franchises and tours to teams’ home cities by 2020, alongside the launch of the third season.
Blizzard has not yet decided how the Overwatch teams will travel, but a roadshow that would have all teams in a division travel is on the table. Participants might essentially tour regions of the world if the OWL organization approved and finalized the plans. In this proposed model, the Pacific Division teams would travel through the Midwestern United States, the West Coast of the U.S., and then through Asian cities. Atlantic Division teams, on the other hand, would travel through the East Coast of the U.S. then to Europe. Each division in OWL Season 1 is currently split in two with Texas in the middle. Houston plays in the Atlantic Division and Dallas is considered the Pacific Division.
In preparation for Season 3’s new model, several teams have explored partnerships and acquired own venues as potential options for their home locations. In April, NRG Esports, the parent of the San Francisco Shock, partnered with University of California at Berkeley. Team ownership groups like Kraft Group, Wilpon family, and Comcast Spectacor have invested in local venues for Philadelphia Fusion, Boston Uprising, and New York Excelsior.
There are more updates and changes for OWL Season 3 in the future. Blizzard has all the time in their hands since the release is set on 2020. According to Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer on ESPN: “We look forward to announcing details on the Overwatch League’s format for later seasons in the future. Together with our teams, we are evaluating a range of format options to realize the full potential of our global league. Based on the tremendous response we’ve seen from fans in local markets, including the growth of local supporters’ clubs and Overwatch League watch parties all over the world, it’s clear that there’s a high demand from fans to connect with Overwatch League teams in their home markets, and our goal has always been to move to a home-and-away format as soon as possible.”
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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.