Posted 22nd September 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Leaving The International 8 behind, the next set of Dota 2 World Championship action is here with the new Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season. Valve decided to introduce significant changes for the ranking and scoring system, but there are other things players have to prepare for the series. Here is the new set of rules for tournament schedule, invites and qualifiers, and roster changes.
The new DPC season will see a decrease in tournaments. Instead of the 22 events schedule followed previously, the 2018-19 Dota 2 tournaments will have a total of 10 tournaments: five Minors and five Majors which takes place in pairs. If a team participated in one, they cannot participate in the other. The qualifiers for the Major will culminate first, and the teams that do not qualify can compete in the Minor qualifiers. But if the team won the Minor qualifier, there’s a chance that they can secure a slot in the Major.
The first major happening this year is The Kuala Lumpur Major from November 9 to 18, hosted by PGL and showcases 16 teams from across the globe competing for $1,000,000 prize pool and DPC points for The International 2019.
The total DPC points per match is the only requirement for qualification last season, and all the direct invitations were only given to high-profile teams from each region. This year, everything changes. None of the tournaments will have direct invitations for the teams, so all representatives must go through the regional qualifiers except for the team that wins the Minor.
Minors, on the other hand, features eight competing teams with at least one qualifier for each region. Majors feature 16 competitors, one of which is the winner of the preceding minor with the others determined through qualifiers. Two representatives from each region will be given slots.
The teams are now allowed to have their members shift without losing the DPC points that those players originally earned—it doesn’t matter if they make changes in the roster or if they play with substitute players. Additionally, teams that play with a substitute this season will not be penalized in the qualifiers, but they will have a 40% deduction in DPC points if they use subs in live events.
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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.