Fellow collections of atoms who by a miracle of nature achieved enough understanding of reality to participate in a betting event,
Despite this being a round where the expected results tended to happen, there has been quite a change in the betting standings. Previous glorious leader @aqwer
finds himself left with 2000 points, having been on 10k not 5 matches ago. Understandably, a strategy of risky betting does not pay off when there are no upsets. Sadly, the only match where his strategy would have paid off was cancelled. He deserves our sympathy, and perhaps a donation or two if his points happen to run out in the future. They may not, however, because betting on high odds has always proven a worthwhile strategy in the past. Just ask @zoom
, who by the way has lost all of his points for the third time already this event. Classic.
We are looking at a top 10 with record-high consistency scores. The current man to beat, @gh0st
, sits at 11346 having won points in a whopping 86% of the matches he bet in which is an impressive record. No less impressive is @musketeer925
, a first-timer showing potential to go all the way, sitting on just over 10k with 78% of bets won. In third is @bwinner1
, sitting at 9k and 83%. With our top betters as consistent as this, it's likely they will continue to win points and extend their lead little by little. One question is which of them does it slightly better than the others? Another question is who will win the big bucks when the upsets inevitably start to happen? History has shown that even a juicy 10000 point lead can turn to ash in one's mouth very quickly.
Notable indeed is @godzillaking
. He has pulled something off that I haven't seen before in the history of betting. He's sitting in 6th place, on 5980 points, winning 100% (5 out of 5) of his bets. Nothing special you might say at first glance. What's special is that he did this having bet on only one result in each match, and that result happened every time. The no-brainer: whatever he bets on, all in on it.
Another thing I haven't seen before is the strategy of @Wout
, winner of AoEO's betting event. Clearly, this kid is good with numbers. His bets are formulas, and they change when the odds change. This way he has basically guaranteed a flawless record, because due to inflation he will always
win points this way. Unsurprisingly he's sitting at 100% consistency, for now being the only other better to achieve this besides godzillaking. The problem with his strategy, however, is that while he may be guaranteed to win points every match, others will win more. Who knows, in later rounds he may start betting the upsets and shove into first place.
All in all this betting event is shaping up to be very interesting. Already it is different from any previous one, with record-high consistency and some interesting anomalies. No doubt, the round of 64 will cause some changes in the top 5. Defending the throne is gh0st, and he is probably sweating his balls off.Records after the round of 96
Most points won in a single match: aqwer (Templar_ 2-1 Major_Dark) - 6483 points
Most unexpected result: Templar_ 2-1 Major_Dark - odds 9.17
Most points bet on a single match: JorisIV vs GiBthedurrty - 40830 points
Most points bet (total): aqwer - 18130 points
Most consistent better: Wout - 100% (6/6)
Bets for the round of 64 will be opened when more is known about the schedule. You will be tagged in a post when that happens. Alternatively simply keep an eye on your personal sheet.