Mistakes You Might Be Making In Your Survivor Contests
There's an art to surviving all season long in your survivor contest. Make sure you're not making these mistakes on Splash this season!
The adrenaline, the tension, the exhilaration – survivor contests offer a unique thrill in the world of sports gaming. Every pick counts, and one wrong move can knock you out. While making the perfect pick each week sounds straightforward, there are pitfalls even seasoned players stumble into. Here's a deep dive into some of these common mistakes and how to sidestep them for a smoother survivor journey.
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Picking Divisional Matchups
Picture this: it's Sunday, and two age-old rivals are facing off. The records, stats, and experts all seem to favor one side. But then, the underdog emerges victorious, leaving fans and survivor contest participants in shock. That's the unpredictable charm of divisional matchups.
Divisional games aren't just another tick on the fixture list. These are blood feuds, rivalries that have simmered for decades, and where players leave it all on the field. Picking a team in such a matchup is essentially rolling the dice. Sure, they might win, but why take the risk? There are other games, other weeks where your preferred team might have a clearer path to victory. So next time, think twice before choosing a side in the Steelers vs. Ravens or the 49ers vs. Seahawks.
Overlooking Future Value
Imagine burning through your ace card in the first round of a poker game. Sounds like a waste, right? The same logic applies to survivor contests. When the Chiefs face the Bills in Week 1, it's tempting to go with the former. But think about it. Aren't the Chiefs more valuable when they're playing a lower-tier team?
In the world of survivor, tomorrow matters as much as today. Saving a strong team for a more favorable matchup is strategic foresight. It's not just about surviving the current week but setting yourself up for success in subsequent ones. You might sacrifice a surefire win early on, but the rewards of having a heavyweight contender in your arsenal for the right moment are immeasurable.
Ignoring Pick Percentage
Let's face it: in a survivor contest, your goal is to outlast everyone else. But what if everyone's making the same picks? Even if your choice wins, you're just part of the pack, not getting any closer to being the last person standing. This is where the art of differentiation comes into play.
Consider pick percentage. If a huge chunk of your contest is leaning towards Team A, it might be a strategic masterstroke to pick Team B. It's riskier, yes, but the rewards are monumental. When Team A falters and a large section of your contest faces elimination, your distinct pick might just pave your way to glory.
Survivor contests are as much about strategy as they are about predicting winners. It's a game of nerves, foresight, and occasionally, taking calculated risks. Remember, it's not always about making the obvious pick but about making the smart one. Avoid these common pitfalls, trust your instincts, and may the odds be forever in your favor in your next survivor contest on Splash.
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