EVO Betting Guide & Tips For 2021

Posted on July 31, 2019 - Last Updated on June 4, 2021

evo-bettingEvo is back. Evo 2021 Online has no registration fee, it’s free entry, and more importantly, it will be live-streamed on Twitch. If you are planning to place bets on EVO, make sure you check out this guide on EVO betting.

EVO 2021 Games list

There has been a shake-up to the titles that you can take part in in the tournament. The biggest change is the removal of Super Smash Brothers so unfortunately there won’t be any bets on Super Smash Bros during this EVO event. This is likely due to the fact that PlayStation acquired EVO recently. The change in ownership and their focus on their own console will likely also have an effect on the EVO betting odds.

Here are the games that will be featured in this tournament:

  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear: Strive
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragonball Fighter Z
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Maxi Boost
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • SoulCalibur VI
  • UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r]
  • Them’s Fightn’ Herds

Most people will recognise at least some of the games on this list but there are a few interesting outliers here. Most notable is the inclusion of the fan favourite fighting game Them’s Fightn’ Herds.

The game is a spiritual successor to Mane6’s original planned fighting game Fighting Is Magic based on the animated television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It was meant to be included in EVO 2020 before it was cancelled, and they are bringing it back because of its robust online features.

These smaller games will have a definite impact on the esports betting odds. Especially if any esports betting site that offers EVO betting odds even decides to offer lines on the smaller games.


EVO 2021 Schedule

Before your get suck into some proper EVO betting at your favourite EVO betting sites, you should make sure that you know the schedule of the upcoming events. What follows is a basic rundown of the event’s structure. Make sure you take note of what event is when, you don’t want to get excited about Street Fighter betting, when Tekken is on the schedule.

June 10 – June 22: PlayStation Tournaments FGC Arcade: Evo Edition – Fight for glory in this pro-am tournament celebrating newcomers and underdogs. Free open qualifiers then swiss rounds will culminate in the winner challenging a pro for bragging rights and cash winnings from a $20,000 prize pool. Gain valuable insight from interviews and enjoy round table talent starring the voices of the community.

June 26 – July 13: PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Warm-Up – Itching for competition and want to get some experience in before the real fight begins? Get a taste of the tension and fury to come in Evo 2021 Online. Players who fight to the top will get a cut of a $19,000 global prize pool as well as rewards like themes and avatars.

July 8 – August 3: Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments – This festival of regional events brings together communities to celebrate Evo and the FGC. Look forward to new friendships, rivalries, and that special feeling only fighting games can deliver, with a $35,000 global prize pool on the line.

August 6-8, 13-15: Evo 2021 Online – The big one takes place across two weekends this year, so make sure to watch out for the return of the world’s most storied fighting game championship! All gaming platforms remain welcome.

This is a long-running event that will take place over several months. If you are relatively new to the world of EVO betting, you will want to wait it out until the main Evo Online tournament begins in August before you start heading to any EVO betting sites.

EVO betting Guide – The major games

The major games in the EVO tournament are Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear: Strive, and Mortal Kombat 11. In order to make the most out of your EVO betting experience, you should take note of these betting tips for fighting games.

Research the players:

EVO is an open tournament so there are always chances for unknowns to rise up the ranks, but it is best practice to consider each player’s history in professional competition. Most of the top players will have a long and storied history in the fight game scene. Look up their history of wins and losses and you will have a better time when you start EVO betting.

Check out the matchups:

Sometimes even the best players have a weakness that others can exploit. There may be a lower-ranked player that has a history of beating some higher on the totem pole. If you can, you should look up the historical matchups between the two players and see if there is a pattern to their games.


How to manage your money when EVO betting

Build a betting bank:

In any form of betting or gambling, you should know how to manage your money in a safe way. It is tempting to wager a lot on odds that seem too good to be true. Make sure you set an amount that you are willing to lose each month. Make sure not to exceed that amount.

Choose the right amount to bet:

If you are new to betting, don’t jump into the deep end and start betting with crazy amounts of money. It’s important to start small and build up.

Money management:

Once you have built a betting bank. Say you are willing to lose $150 dollars a month. If you are ok with that, we recommend placing a set percentage of that bank on a single bet. We recommend 5% of your bank per bet. So, 5% of $150 dollars would be $7.50.

Understand the odds:

This isn’t too difficult. High odds mean a larger pay-out, but also a larger risk of losing. Low odds give you small pay-outs, but a higher chance of winning.

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What not to do when EVO betting

The first and most obvious bad betting strategy is the Martingale System. This might be one of the most dangerous betting strategies out there. It is often called the “loss recovery system” and it entails betting a fixed amount at first and if that initial bet loses, you double your next stake amount.

By doing this, they say that you will recover the losses you made on any previous bets. In principle, this would allow bettors to make small amounts of money over a long period of time. In practice, this will not happen.

In order for this to work, you will need to have some pretty deep pockets. If you start with an initial bet of $15 and you lost 9 times in a row, by the 10th bet you would have to be placing a bet of $7680. You have to have a big bank account and a small brain to try this system.

Make sure not to bet on emotion or pop culture. This means that you should avoid being swayed by popular opinion.

Finally, make sure not to follow your emotions. Many of us that write about, or just watch esports have a favourite team or player. But just because they are your favourite, it doesn’t mean that they are the best. You could throw good money after bad by betting on an underdog that you have been following for years in the hope that they pull off the impossible.

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Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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