Being a sports better turned DFS player, I’ve learned so much about the two that go hand in hand. The crazy thing is, everything I learned about DFS and Sports betting can be (and should be) applied to DFS eSports. It’s all about obtaining information.
The first thing that really changed the game of DFS and Betting was social media. If you are going to be a serious DFS eSports player, it’s important that you know what is going on with damn near everything in the league. Knowing what’s going on will give you an edge over opponents who don’t know.
We live in a day and age where twitter and other social media outlets will let you know what happens in mere minutes of when things occur.
As a pro DFS player, the most trusted site when it comes to Lines is Pinnaclesports.com. Pinnaclesports.com is easily the sharpest sports book out there and if they feel a game is going a certain way, it usually does.
There is one thing I’ve learned and it’s that the people who know the best about games aren’t the players, coaches, or even refs, it’s the guys who make the Lines. They created a billion dollar business by being correct and if they are wrong on something, it will cost them millions.
So you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you this if you are interested in DFS eSports. Well it’s pretty simple! Pinnacle sports offer numerous bets that you can make on eSports.
If I didn’t know anything about DFS eSports and I was going to play, I would base all my picks according to the lines they have set up.
When it comes to looking for information, I found a really interesting article from one of the best eSports bettors. He talked about how he gained an edge on the Lines by following the players and other people real close to the league. He would pay attention to the guys who would go out partying the night before a match.
He would see if any the players had any personal issues going on (family issues, school issues, etc). Another thing he always looked for was if teams were fighting with one another. Sometimes you can find rumors talking about possible player transfers (AKA trades) with other teams.
All these things give you a small edge and those small edges really add up!
Don’t believe me?
See how much money a player who wins 54% of his DFS eSport games makes compared to someone who only wins 50%. I’m talking about cash games only like 50/50 and H2H’s. Even though the one guy only won 4% more than the other player, that tiny 4% made him a profitable player while the guy who won 50% would have lost money.
(The site you play on takes a rake every time you play so winning half your games doesn’t make you break even.)
In cash games, 5% is huge because it could also mean the difference between cashing or losing. You need to remember that there are many DFS eSports tournaments offered throughout the year and maintaining a small advantage means everything in the long run.
Anyone can get lucky here and there, but it’s not luck when you win year after year.