Posted 22nd November 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – The E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) League has released to the public the overview of Global Challenge CSGO Season 29, an exclusive tournament in Dallas, Texas that also hosts the relegation process of the European and North American ESL Pro League.
The actual CSGO tournament and the ESL event will culminate at the Mavs Gaming training facility. The battle between the European and North American relegation and the grand finals of the Mountain Dew League (MDL) is set to take place from December 5-6. The winner from the MDL final will have a secure spot in the 9th season of the ESL Pro League, while the defeated teams will compete in the relegation process to get the last two spots from each region. It was 3DMAX and Virtus.Pro who dominated the last season of the European region, while Swole Patrole and cantwinalan were the representatives of North America.
ESL PRO LEAGUE (Wednesday, December 5th)
00:00 – 3DMAX vs Virtus.pro
04:30 – Swole Patrol vs cantwinalan
ESL RELEGATION (Thursday, December 6th)
Sweden – NiP (EPL #12)
Sweden – fnatic (EPL #13)
Poland – Kinguin (MDL #3)
US – Rogue (EPL #10)
US – Envy (EPL #11)
US – Singularity (MDL #3)
The Global Challenge then follows ESL’s event and the relegation. It’s set on December 7 to 9 and will see eight teams from different MDL and ESEA events. The contenders are MDL’s top three teams in each of the main regions and the winners of Australian MDL and Brazilian ESEA Open. All will be divided into two groups of four, following the double-elimination GSL format.
The group stage requires the teams to play in best-of-one opening and winner’s matches in the upper bracket and best-of-three matches in the elimination and deciding rounds. The two teams from each group then advances to the Playoffs to face the remaining contenders in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three matches.
The complete list of CSGO teams qualified for the Season 29’s Global Challenge is as follows:
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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.
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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.
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