Before getting to the basics of betting on CSGO and creating accure CSGO predictions, we go to the game’s mechanics. CSGO is a first-person shooter game growing in popularity around the world. Before the Internet age, it started as a LAN-based game, which can only be played offline with bots or against other players through a cabled network. But it has now evolved and can be played through the Internet along with players from different parts of the globe.
A match starts with two teams composed of 5 players each. One team will be designated as the terrorist team while the other players the counter-terrorist team. The terrorist’s team objective is to attack and plant a bomb on the bomb site and successfully detonate the planted bomb or kill all counter-terrorist team members. On the other hand, the counter-terrorist team’s objective is to defend the two bomb sites and if the bomb happens to be planted, defuse the bomb before it detonates or kill all terrorist team members instead. Lastly, in a professional game, the usual set-up would be a two-minute skirmish and teams race to 16 round wins.
Ideally, the game brings balance and fairness because both teams only start the matches with a limited amount of money. Hence, each player only has basic armors and weapons to start the match with. To be able to upgrade the armors and weapons, players need to get kills, plant the bomb, or the defuse it. This then earns players money which can bring an advantage in late games. But the game avoids lopsided wins like this for the losing team. If the team continuously loses rounds, the losing team can still earn bonus money giving them a chance to fight and possibly win the match.
Let’s get into the basics of placing bets on CSGO. Firstly, you need to know the betting options that you can choose from and where to bet. The majority of the sportsbooks offer these lines.
Moneyline -This is the simplest way you can bet on CSGO. It is just betting on the winner of the match, may it be a best-of-three match or a single win match, the winner of the match will be the sole result of the bet.
First Blood – Breaking down what this means, it is the player who gets to kill an enemy player as the first recorded kill of the game. So, as a bettor, you will be placing a bet on a match in which player will get First Blood, or whoever kills a player first.
Skin Betting – Playing CSGO involves guns, different weapons, and armors. Valve, the developer of CSGO added cosmetic options called skins. Although they offer no boosts in stats of the armor or weapons, they are only for appearance. While they are worn as cosmetics, there are also skins that are rare in-game. So, this also gives players bragging rights that they boast around while playing.
Fiat and cryptocurrency Betting – Of course, like normal sportsbooks or wagering, we use fiat currencies to bet. On the other hand, with the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, these can be used in placing CSGO bets as long as the sportsbook accepts such currencies.
Nowadays, tournaments in CSGO have been massive. There are tournaments played all over the world. There are qualifying tournaments for each continent for teams to get into the premier tournaments like ESL One, EPICENTER, ELEAGUE, and much more. These tournaments showcase only the strongest teams.
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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.