Before you bet on a Team in DOTA 2, let us know more about this game! It is an online battle arena multiplayer game which was developed by Valve Corporation; the team who brought you “Half-Life” way back in 98′ and also a crowd favorite today, “CS-GO”. If you are into the online gaming scene, then you know these names are huge!
Anyways, let us continue in getting to know more about DOTA 2 and why is it a good idea to know more about this particular e-Sport scene.
DOTA 2, or Defense of the Ancients 2 development started way back in 2009 when IceFrog was hired by Valve to become the lead designer of the game. He was also one of the people that started to develop the first Defense of the Ancients in 2005. Until this day, the real identity of IceFrog is still unknown but one thing’s for sure, the game that he developed is now being played around the world!
More than a decade ago since Defense of the Ancients was born, the game is now currently on its sequel and is literally bringing the house down! Did you know that “The International” (a Dota 2 yearly event) started back in 2011 and the first event pot money was $1,000,000! Yes, that’s six zeros and in USD. That was the first event which stunned the whole betting scene. How can an online game, with “kids” get so much prize money at stake? Well, that was just a start of something that would go on for years.
Who would have ever thought that an online game championship pot prize could reach that level? Fast forward to 2016 and the cash prize has now been folded nine times. That’s crazy! Did you know that “Wings Gaming” a team who won The International 2016, earned $9,139,002! The second placer was “Digital Chaos” and they won $3,427,126, followed by the third placer “Evil Geniuses” with $2,180,898 respectively.
At this point, I’m sure your hands are itchy to bet!
Betting styles with DOTA 2
Just like any other sports, professional DOTA 2 is not a game of chance but a game of skill. Yes, some teams might just get one lucky game out of the series, but at the end of the day, it is the team who has the highest endurance can claim the championship money. With that being said and known, you need to know how to bet properly. Just like in the NBA wherein team stats and season performance is key to winning games, you also need to know which team is capable of winning the series.
Team Statistics – A lot of people would base a team’s performance through the running team statistics. Be it in a regular season or a finals match. With this type of betting style, you need to know which team is performing great in the current season by knowing each player’s contribution and stats. This betting style is for people that bets with or against “super teams” that are being formed. Team statistics also means looking into each and every team’s progress from the formation of the team and their current standing in the DOTA 2 professional ladder.
There are a lot of professional DOTA 2 teams out there today and not all of them have been great since day one. Knowing when was their first major victory and streaks would play a great role in this type of betting. Another thing to note would be the “has been” or teams that were great a few years ago and are now trying to look for a comeback. Team history, winning percentage against top teams and the current place in the ladder would play a great role in this approach.
The Oracle – There are only a few people that go beyond the team statistics betting style and they are called “The Oracle”. They are people who love to look into the game far more than normal betting people would do. They would look into team history, team profiles and real life happenings of the team players that consists a professional DOTA 2 team. It’s not always stats that wins games, it’s about all the factors combined into one -this is how Oracles would think like.
Being an Oracle means that you can read the future, which is quite hard when it comes to eSports betting, especially in DOTA 2 as there are many factors involved. One of the great factors would be the shuffling of team players per season, which makes it even harder for people that are trying to foresee the future. This type of betting usually works for people that are into the game in a higher level.
The Underdog – Another betting style would be to look for the underdog. In DOTA 2, this scene is not something new as the underdog teams have proven to the audience that an unknown team can also win major games.
Top teams would not care on studying their moves, attacks, and strategies as they are busy looking into teams that are of their same tier. When a seasoned team matches against a new team, the seasoned team will always have a superiority complex that would usually lead them to their demise. This is the biggest advantage of an underdog team.
When looking for an underdog team, you need to look into their season games. Track them down, know how they work as a team and know which opponents they have defeated behind the scenes. Usually, underdog teams do not get that much media attention, that would also work for them as no one has a clue on what their strengths and strategies are.
Teams that you need to look into for “The International 2017”
TnC – They might stun people again this season (underdogs)
DOTA 2 is just one of the e-Sports games being betted upon using Bitcoin. If you are a fan of e-Sports games and you know how to gauge a season by knowing the team stats and the game, then why not try your luck? Chances are you might turn your $20.00 worth of Bitcoin into $2,000.00 in no time if you bet on the right team!
Always do your research against the team you want to bet with. Or you can always “Yolo” bet on a team that your gut is telling you to bet on!