Posted 12th July 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – In the esports arena, one country reigns supreme—South Korea. They had the biggest teams from the early days of League of Legends and several other esports games. Annually, more than one of their teams and players win major awards in international tournaments. That’s why it’s not surprising that South Korean professional and amateur gamers let LoL reclaim the top spot over PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in PC Bang play rates for the first time since the beginning of 2018.
According to Gametrics.com, LoL retrieved their top standings in South Korean PC Bang play rates last Thursday. The site tracks PC Bang data daily to determine which game dominates the entire country. This is the first time LoL claimed the No.1 spot in more than six months.
LoL had largely been superseded by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG, which is widely popular in the South Korean internet cafes. It is also an online multiplayer battle royal game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a sister company of Bluehole. The game takes inspiration from the Japanese film Battle Royale where more than a hundred students are forced to stay on an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The extreme survival mode and fast-paced environment of the game are the reasons many South Koreans are into it.
Interestingly, LoL was able to reclaim the top spot due to server problems experienced by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Nonetheless, LoL managed to move between first and second place while consistently dominating other games for years.
|1||League of Legends||29.28%|
|5||Fifa Online 4||6.87%|
|8||Dungeon and Fighter||2.4%|
The play rates, according to the website, is a service that collects the game usage used in the sample PC distributed nationwide, calculates the ranking, and verifies various detailed data such as region, service type, and genre. The CBT (Closed Beta Test), where participants are invited to play a newly developed game to test its performance, can also affect game usage time depending on the number of participants.
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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.
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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.
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SK beat Na’Vi… Na’Vi beat E-Frag. That means SK can beat E-Frag now, right? No.
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