Damwon Gaming and Suning Gaming Meet in the LoL Worlds Final on Saturday
Even the best things eventually come to an end, so League of Legends fans prepare for the final act of the LoL Worlds 2020. Damwon Gaming and Top Esports were the main favorites at the start of the event and the South Koreans have found their way to the grand final. Top Esports suffered a surprising defeat in the semifinals at the hands of their countrymen Suning Gaming, who will be representing China on Saturday.
Slow and Steady Wins the Series
Damwon Gaming outplayed opponents each step of the way and dismantled the other teams through consistency, predictability and patience. They proved their quality once again in the semifinals against G2 Esports where they won in four matches. On Saturday, they will start with the first chance and odds of 9/20 at LuckBox , which are at the time of writing the biggest offered by online esports books.
Suning Gaming played a more aggressive style and so far, it served them well, as they were able to snowball early advantages. Their late game is not as strong and they have a harder time rebounding after failed starts, hence the underdog status in the series. Even so, punters can expect LoL Worlds odds of 7/4 on the Chinese to cause another upset and keep the LoL Worlds trophy in their country.
Betting on the outright winner is just one way of taking advantage of the high odds offered for this flagship League of Legends event. Betting on individual map winners will translate into odds of 3/5 on Damwon Gaming and 13/10 on Suning Gaming at GG.bet. The same bookmaker offers identical odds of 9/10 on the South Koreans to cover the -1.5 spread and the Chinese to win at least two matches. Clean sweeps were recorded in the last two finals and we don’t expect Damwon to drop more than one map.
A First Time for Everything
In addition to betting on the outright winner, you should consider special betting markets that are so popular among League of Legends fans. Damwon Gaming have destroyed the first tower in 85% of the matches and the LoL Worlds, as opposed to 53 for Suning Gaming. With the odds standing at 13/10 on the Chinese and 3/5 on the South Koreans at Buff.bet, betting on Damwon is the right thing to do.
Another exciting special betting market is on the team to score the first blood and this time, it is Suning Gaming that should be given preference. That’s because punters get LoL Worlds betting odds of 9/10 on the Chinese and 4/5 on the South Koreans. That’s in stark contrast with the numbers posted so far by the two teams, as Suning killed the first enemy in 73% of the games compared to 38% for their opponents.
When it comes to first Dragon kills, Damwon has a slight advantage, but not enough to justify the discrepancy in the odds offered. Unikrn regards them as more likely to kill the first Dragon with odds of 3/5, while offering 13/10 on Suning. In the semifinals under 4.5 dragons were killed in all the matches played by Damwon, but this time we expect a reverse in the trend and advise a bet on the over 4.5 market.