Posted 15th August 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Professional League of Legends teams are now on their way to the World Championship, but we have yet to see the unbeatable contenders from the representatives of the South East Asia (SEA) region. Vying for one of the few remaining slots, eight teams will face each other at the first Globe Conquerors Manila in Pasay, Philippines.
The upcoming tournament marks the conclusion of regional LoL publisher Garena’s inaugural SEA Tour, and will see a series of battles among LoL teams from the Philippines (Mineski and ArkAngel), Thailand (Ascension Gaming and MEGA), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Hunters and Team Anything), Singapore (Resurgence), and Indonesia (Bigetron Esports).
The top four contenders from the first stage will proceed to the live finals at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 18-19. Despite Vietnam’s current standing at the 2017’s Worlds SEA qualifier of the Garena Pro League (GPL), each competing team has a positive shot at representing the entire SEA region in the World Championship. The top three seeds and teams from Spring and Summer 2018 will remain frontrunners.
Ascension Gaming missed the Worlds last year by just one game, but they emerged victorious at the GPL Spring 2018. More than that, they are SEA’s representatives for the Mid-Season Invitational. Thailand and the rest of the world eye the success of Ascension now that team Vietnam is out of the picture.
Fresh from their victory at the Hyperplay Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Hunters is definitely one of the more flexible teams in the mix. Their most threatening players are responsible for their continuous momentum: Chan “ArrHedge” Roong Han, Calvin “SOUPerior” Vern, and Poon “OzoraVeki” Kok Sing.
Mineski was one of the powerhouse teams in the previous World Championship. But they haven’t executed any memorable performances yet, and it’s been five years. Nonetheless, their roster and organization leaders are completely different now. Under the support and guidance of ex-EU Challenger Series coach JM “3Finger” Dualan, Mineski showed total dominance over the Philippine esports scene throughout 2018. With their new aggressive, rotation-focused playstyle, it is evident that their race to the World at Globe Conquerors Manila will be a successful one.
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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.