2019 League of Legends World Championship Betting Odds
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2019 LoL World Championship Betting Predictions
Even though it’s early, we still see some teams who can be a safe bet on the League of Legends Worlds Championships as possible contenders to take the cup. Here We’ll pick 4 teams that have high potential this spring who if they keep their form will stand a good chance of making a name for themselves this year.
Even though last worlds Korea failed to make it past the quarterfinals, this year Griffin looks to take Korea back to their dominant form at worlds. Griffin was said to possibly be one of the best teams in the world who didn’t make it to the event. Due to only joining LCK in summer of 2018, the roster full of rookies played very well into the lane smashing and skirmish loving meta we saw worlds turn into. They lost 3-2 to Gen.G in the regional qualifier and that was the last we heard of them until this season.
Currently in LCK, Griffin is sitting at 14-2 Bo3 series record and a 29-6 match record, only losing a full Bo3 to Afreeca Freecs and Gen.G. In their wins, they have shown several highlight reels coming from all across the maps and the players that should be noted the most is their Jungle/Mid duo in Chovy and Tarzan. If the meta continues to see this being a pivotal piece to winning the game, this is possibly the best you can get. They’ve proved their strength with flashy plays, insane KDAs and the odds for Griffin at this lol worlds championships if they can continue this level, looks really good. The scariest part of this team is that the squad is full of rookies so as of right now, we have to see where their ceiling caps at. Another Korean squad worth noting is SKT.
Despite a tragic finish last year, they made a roster overhaul will keeping the centerpiece in Faker. Adding Khan, Clid, Teddy and Mata the team on paper looks to be amazing and they so far have delivered. Sitting behind Griffin in second place and taking a game off them in a series proves that this team has earned their place to be in contention for the best team in the world. With more dependable laners and possibly one of the strongest supports playing the game makes this team hard to count out.
Invictus Gaming / FunPlus Phoenix
After winning worlds even though Invictus is not on top of the LPL standings, they sit at a very respectable 2nd place. To be fair when they won worlds, they weren’t event the first seed so this isn’t the worst thing for the squad. We still see what made them world champions with very strong solo lanes through Top laner TheShy and Mid Laner Rookie and even great carry performances coming out of Bot laner JackeyLove. When on form we see the glimpses of the strong former world champs with possibly the highest highs of any team, but currently there is a team standing in 1st ahead of them who is also worth talking about. And that team is FunPlus Phoenix. Despite their early part of the season having a relatively easy schedule, FunPlus had their test of strength coming out of playoffs contenders such as Invictus, RNG and Topsports. Unfortunately out of these teams, the only team they beat was Invictus Gaming, so playoffs will for most determine whether this is a team to be considered for the League of Legends World Championship odds.
Dark Horse Pick
As of right now, I don’t see these teams having the best shot of making a run for the cup when you bet on lol worlds, but it is not out of the realm of possibility after what we saw last year at worlds. EU has several squads in the top 3 before playoffs who look very strong and can possibly take games when playing at 100%. The teams being Fnatic, G2 and Origen. I’d hold off any hard predictions until we see who ends up winning the split and how they perform at the Mid-Season Invitational, but that being said out of these teams I have more faith in what Fnatic can do with their recent surge in the latter half of the season showing that their worlds finals appearance wasn’t a fluke. Despite losing their explosive Mid laner in Caps, Nemesis has been serviceable and if he can play as well as he has been against a strong mid region like EU, they can possibly surprise at international events.
My other dark horse pick would be RNG. Which is a weird sentence to jot down for lol world odds, but they are currently 4th in LPL. When the team is on, we see why household names like Xiaohu and Uzi are just that. Unfortunately we’ve seen them drop a few games and again much like Fnatic, there is faith that they can ramp up and stamp yet another worlds ticket and perform when it matters. I have a hard time counting a team like this out due to them historically being so strong come time for international events, but we will see in playoffs if they will end as studs or duds.
If you were to ask me right now my picks for the finals, it would be a mixture of Griffin/SKT/Invictus Gaming/RNG and possibly a dark horse like EU representatives or whomever is LCK/LPL 3rd seed in the end. It’s so hard to bet against teams from LPL and LCK due to their consistent performances at worlds, but if we take last year into account anything can happen so keep that in mind when things shake out in groups you bet on the League of Legends World Championships.
League of Legends World Championship Betting Odds
Invictus Gaming – 5.0 @ Buff.Bet | Griffin – 5.0 @ Buff.Bet | SK Telecom T1 – 7.0 @ Buff.Bet | Royal Never Give Up – 9.0 @ Buff.Bet | SN Gaming – 13.0 @ Buff.Bet | DAMWON Gaming – 17.0 @ Buff.Bet | Topsports Gaming – 19.0 @ Buff.Bet | G2 Esports – 19.0 @ Buff.Bet | Afreeca Freecs – 21.0 @ Buff.Bet
08 October, 2020