Posted 1st September 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The International 8 and the glory of European Team OG are still fresh from everyone’s memory, but Valve immediately announced the succeeding season’s return right then and there. The International 9 (TI9) in 2019 head to Shanghai, China and will feature a completely new dimension from previous tournaments hosted in North America.
Keeping track, one can remember that from 2011 to 2017, The International tournaments were only hosted by Germany, Seattle, and Canada. Valve and other sponsors keep on returning with ridiculously-high prize pools and a constantly increasing number of viewers, but their major tournaments remain isolated in Europe and North America. Lo and behold, for the first time in Dota 2 Pro Circuit tournament history, The International will bring the strongest Dota 2 teams and players to Asia next year.
The International will continue to wander the world with the 9th season culminating at the Mercedez-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China— an indoor venue that can approximately accommodate 183,000 viewers. From 2016-2017, the arena held other major events in the entertainment industry such as the Valve-sanctioned Shanghai Major 2016 and the NHL pre-season game between the Vancouver Canucks and LA Kings in 2017.
Many might wonder why, all of a sudden, Valve decided to relocate the biggest esports tournament in the world to one of the countries in Asia. According to Esports Insider, an international news outlet, “this move does make some sense, despite everybody becoming accustomed to the annual event being hosted in North America. China has a huge fan base when it comes to Dota 2, and a good number of TI champions, too. This change will likely be welcomed by the majority of fans and players as the experience in the Mercedes-Benz Arena will be electric.”
If all goes well, TI9 will be the biggest esports event to happen in the country after the League of Legends tournament held in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium, the same arena where the 2008 Beijing Olympics occurred. Shanghai will soon become home to hundreds of esports businesses. Reports say that the city is dedicating its resources in building business parks aimed towards local and international esports companies. The world will then have a chance to know the best Dota 2 professional players hailing from China and other parts of Asia.
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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.