Posted 7th January 2019 By: Derpina
Esports News – The Overwatch League season 2 is fast approaching, and we already know about the expansion teams and new tournament format. But recently, Blizzard Entertainment announced that fans and spectators will also get a piece of the action. Some of the additional points in demand was added to the game, but they weren’t included in the official patch notes and only went viral a month after.
The newest features were released on December 14, 2018, but players are only talking about it just now. It included adjustments for the Spectator UI and new in-game highlights like cosmetic skins, respawn icons, and third-person cameras. At press time, players are still looking for new features not included in the official notes.
The official patch update introduces a total of 464 new home and away skins for the new expansion teams in the 2019 season. The home-team uniforms are considered as in-game skins. Eight new skin suites are now ready for purchase.
For the heroes, the update is mostly focused on Ashe, Brigitte, and Reinhardt. Other minor updates were given to Torbjörn and Winston. For the maps, some bugs from Arcade, Busan, Hollywood, and Kings Row were addressed.
The bug on Ashe’s character was fixed due to player complaints about in-game inconsistencies regarding her scope view. The new refreshes her scope view’s stutter feature on high framerates.
As for Brigitte and Reinhardt, both heroes have issues with their positioning. All bugs for Brigitte’s pivot position when exiting third-person view in her Barrier Shield are now fixed, as well as Reinhardt’s Earthshatter visibility to other players during recovery.
Months after the official update and weeks after the discovery of the respawn icons, Overwatch fans started looking for more Easter eggs Blizzard didn’t officially include in their patch notes.
A popular Redditor with the username “XTeKoX” found some new changes with the Spectator UI. It includes interesting icons indicating if a player is “suffering from a status effect”. In summary, if a professional player gets frozen, goes to sleep, or when his screen gets hacked off, viewers can be notified by looking at the bar on the top. Additionally, it will also show if a player is using his ultimate ability during the game.
Another feature discovered by fans is the new third-person camera called “simple”. Players can see it by activating it while the game is going on. It gives one a huge situational advantage over enemies.
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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.