Posted 10th August 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The inaugural season of the Overwatch League has set the bar high for all esports tournaments. After 20 weeks of non-stop competitions halfway through the year, London Spitfire emerged victorious over the 11 teams representing their cities. But only a few weeks after the conclusion and still fresh from the success of the first season, Blizzard Entertainment already signed two new teams for next year. Esports professional teams from Atlanta, Georgia and Guangzhou China will make their debut at OWL’s 2019 season.
Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues chief Pete Vlastelica acknowledged that the OWL’s season 1 was a success, and the organization behind it is already excited to expand the tournament next season in hopes to bring the league to bigger audiences across the globe. The expansion will, of course, start with Atlanta and Guangzhou.
“We know Atlanta and Guangzhou have deeply engaged fan communities and we can’t wait to unveil their teams. As the league continues to grow, we’re looking forward to seeing more talented pros in action as more roster spots open up.” Nate Nanzer, the Overwatch League commissioner, revealed in a press release.
The two teams will face the original 12 groups from the previous season, with London Spitfire, Philadelphia Fusion, New York Excelsior, and Los Angeles Valiant as the current dominating teams. Surprisingly, there’s also a chance the the two will compete against another pair of OWL teams and new entries as Blizzard Entertainment is reportedly eyeing to add four more teams next year. In fact, rumor has it that one other potential contender is Paris, France. All details about the total number of new teams, including names and rosters will be announced soon, probably on or after the All-Star Weekend at the end of August.
The new roster addition also calls for new esports team owners and franchises as well. The OWL has a total of three companies joining the growing list of sponsors placing their money behind the thriving industry of esports. Cox Enterprises, communications and automotive services company, and Province Inc., a financial advisory firm, are joining the league to establish Atlanta Esports Ventures and to represent the Atlanta team. The Guangzhou team, on the other hand, will solely be supported by NenKing Group, a Chinese financial and entertainment company. The company has already landed ownership over the Guangzhou Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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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.