Posted 27th September 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The first test for the new Dota Pro Circuit ranking system is set to begin on October 29 with the CORSAIR Dream League Season 10 as the first minor of the season. It will serve as the bridge to the Kuala Lumpur Major. The tournament features 8 teams from around the world: 2 EU, 2 NA, 1 SA, 1 CN, 1 CIS, and 1 SEA – all set to face each other in Stockholm, Sweden at the Monster Energy DreamHack Studio.
Since the event is sponsored by giant companies like DreamHack, H4X, and Monster Energy, it’s not surprising that it offers a total of $300,000 prize pool and 500 Dota 2 Pro Circuit points–the first of its kind in the new season’s ranking system. The winning Dota 2 team will also claim a spot at the Kuala Lumpur Major in November 2018.
The tournament officially begins on October 29 and will run until November 4, while qualifiers for the North American, South American, European, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Russian/CIS regions just recently culminated (Sept 26-29). The first two days are dedicated to the open qualifiers where the teams have to undergo fully open signups, single elimination tournaments, semifinals and finals in B03 formats. Afterward, the remaining teams will join the qualifier invites in 4-team double-elimination and closed/regional qualifiers.
The annual rules for the circuit have been changed drastically following the 2018-19 season. Teams now compete for the DPC points that qualifies them for The International 9, so they are no longer required to stick with the roster for the entirety of the season if they wish to bench old players or acquire new faces. More than that, direct invites will no longer be available for any of the tournament.
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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.