Posted 17th November 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Overwatch League’s expansion team Guangzhou, China unveils their name, branding, and logo. The “Guangzhou Charge” is the second Chinese team to join the League, next to the Shanghai Dragons from the first season. Two other Chinese teams (representing Hangzhou and Chengdu) are part of the new additions that have been added to Blizzard Entertainment’s line-up.
This is number four of the eight teams to be revealed, and we have yet to see the remaining four. If reports are accurate, the next teams we should expect features the Chengdu Hunters, Hangzhou Spark, Washington Justice, and the still unknown Vancouver team.
Guangzhou Charge represents their home region, encompassing the Guangdong-Hong-Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The team is owned and operated by Nenking Group, a Chinese conglomerate providing financial and entertainment services. They will compete under the Pacific Division of the Overwatch League starting the 2019 season on February.
The announcement was posted on the team’s official Twitter page, @GZ Charge. It was a 52-second promotional video presenting the team and the city of Guangzhou. The logo was revealed at the end of the clip. It displayed multiple shades of blue and teal coloration, mostly inspired by the city’s waterways, avant-garde architecture, and ancestral lands.
The team’s official skins for the league were also introduced with Moira and Hanzo as the main heroes. The promotional video sparked mixed reactions from the Overwatch community as most fans commended the teal and dark blue coloration, while some pointed out that it looks like a rip-off of the Gatorade logo.
Sonny Xia, the CEO of Guangzhou Charge, took the liberty to explain how the team’s name was chosen. From his public statement, he mentioned: “We chose Charge because it expresses our vision to lead the esports movement in China and to be at the forefront of innovation. It also expresses our vision for a competitive team that plays aggressive and bold.” In addition to the name, Chris Hwang, the team’s Marketing and Creative Director, explained the meaning behind the logo: “We want to build an international organization and fanbase, so the goal for our team brand was to create a symbol for Guangzhou that people from all of the world can instantly recognize. We took inspiration from iconic sports logos where simple letters have grown to represent an entire city.
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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.
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