Posted 13th November 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Gaming keyboards range from different brands and types, but the hottest ones in the market today highlight mechanical and membrane keyboards. Mechanical keyboards use actual physical switches to send typing signals, while membrane uses a pressuring pad on a flat, flexible surface to send typing signals.
Because of this distinction, choosing between mechanical and membrane keyboard is a choice many gamers encounter, especially professionals competing in highly responsive games like Dota 2, League of Legends, and Overwatch. To make things easier for you, this week’s episode of Tipify Gaming Equipment series features membrane and mechanical keyboards from top-tier brands in the market.
As a comparison, see if the Redragon K552 and the Corsair K55 RGB can meet your expectations. More than that, let this serve as a way for you to find out which type of gaming keyboard you truly prefer.
We open the comparison with the mechanical keyboard. The brand Redragon has been around for years, serving the gaming community with high-quality gaming equipment. Their most notable mechanical keyboard, the Redragon K552, is well-loved by many gamers. It has all the reliable features for gaming and general use and equipped with custom mechanical Cherry Blue switches, 87 standard conflict free keys, and 12 multimedia keys. Outside, the hardware boasts a splash-proof design and a solid aircraft-grade aluminum body. All arrow keys and WASD keys surrounding it are interchangeable depending on your style of gaming. This is good news for left-handed gamers who mostly use the mouse with their dominant hand.
The Redragon K552 Kumara will satisfy the majority of gamers skilled at different gaming genres. There’s really nothing to complain about with its superior features and durable construction. It’s basically functional, compact, and flawless. It can keep up with FPS, MOBA, and RPG games, and can survive a few bumps and bruises along the way. Priced at around $30 USD on amazon, the Kumara is a tough choice to beat.
From the family of membrane keyboards, we have the Corsair K55 RGB. Membrane keyboards are generally considered the best type of equipment for gaming without considering the loud-clicking noise it makes. But Corsair’s top product, the K55, utilizes rubber domes under its keycaps to translate all the gamers’ commands quickly and accurately; additionally, it’s also as quiet as a mouse. This is then followed by the impressive specs Corsair specifically designed for gamers: multi-key, anti-ghosting 8-key rollover, 6 programmable macro keys, and three-zone dynamic backlighting.
The K55 is made of plastic, but it has a quality build and feels to it as it provides all the keycaps with good spacing for typing. A set of dedicated media keys rests above the numpad, together with the volume control and buttons for skipping tracks. Additionally, the built of the keyboard includes a rubberized, detachable wrist rest. It’s functionality for gaming and overall comfort are truly commendable. Ultimately, if you settle on the K55 RBG, prepare to spend a bit more than its mechanical counterpart. The Corsair K55 RBG retails for around $50 USD on amazon.
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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.