Last League of Legends Spring Split Finals this Weekend
League of Legends action has concluded in Europe and North America, as well as South Korea. While the winners are anxiously waiting for the Mid-Season Invitational, the race for trophies continues in the LPL, LMS and the LLA. Furthermore, the LCK Spring Promotion is underway and by the end of the weekend the names of the promoted teams will be known. Let’s have a look at the last League of Legends Spring Split Finals during this weekend.
Invictus Gaming Chase their First LPL Trophy on Saturday
Invictus Gaming are the reigning World Champions, but they were unable to prevail on the domestic front. They have high expectations from this match against JD Gaming, a team that barely qualified for the playoffs. Since then, they have exceeded expectations and produced one major upset after the other. If they manage to win once again at the expense of the World Champions, punters backing them will be paid at 4/1 by Rivalry. Risk-averse players could take the cover of a +1.5 handicap at odds of 3/2 or even bet on them to win a single match at not so negligible odds of 1/2.
Invictus Gaming are the overwhelming favourites in the series, which is hardly a surprise given their tremendous experience. They have the same players that propelled them to international glory and are highly motivated to win the LPL. ArcaneBet only offers odds of 3/10 on the favourites to confirm their status and the odds are expected to drop as kickoff draws near. League of Legends punters can bump up the odds by betting on a sweep at odds of 2/1, or place a bet on the total number of maps.
MAD Team Take on Flash Wolves for the LMS Crown
MAD Team and Flash Wolves continue their rivalry in the LMS, where they have dominated the regular season. Not surprisingly, they have made it to the LoL Spring Split Finals and MAD Team are expected to continue their dominance over their archrivals. Throughout the season, they have played to their strengths and were able to claim solitary first place after winning the last had to head match. Today, punters can only expect odds of 3/5 at the Pinnacle Sports on MAD Team while a victory for Flash Wolves is priced at 13/10.
The in-play odds for a clean sweep are reduced, but bold punters will be paid at 4/1 if they bet on the favourites. Given the high stakes of this match and the relative balance between the two teams, it is worth considering the handicap markets. Flash Wolves have an experienced roster and should be able to claim at least one match. MAD Team has been the better squad throughout the regular season and dominated the head to head matches, so it’s worth taking a leap of faith with a bet on 3:1 correct score at odds of 3/1 at Buff88.
LCK Spring Promotion to be Decided This Weekend
KT Rolster have suffered the indignity of having to play decisive games to remain in the LCK. The blowout victory secured in the first round brought them just one win away from remaining in the South Korean top division. On Thursday, they play against a familiar foe, as Jin Air hope to play another season in the LCK Spring Promotion. Both have won the first match to new and KT Rolster are huge favourites with odds of only 2/10 at Betway. The underdogs are priced at 4/1 to win and get odds of 1/2 to claim at least one match.
VSG and ES Sharks played well in the second-tier League of Legends South Korean division, but were outplayed in the opening match. This is a decisive game for both of them, as defeat will equal elimination from the promotion race. ES Sharks finished ahead during the regular season, so they are rightfully credited with the first chance and odds of 3/5 at Esportsbetting.org. VSG stood no chance against KT Rolster, but they’re expected to do much better against a team they’ve faced several times. The winner will be decided at the end of a best-of-five series and the odds on VSG for the LCK Spring Split Finals currently stand at 6/5.
Isurus Gaming and Rainbow7 Lock Horns in LLA Final
Isurus Gaming and Rainbow7 have already caused two upsets in the LLA playoffs after defeating the teams finishing first and second at the end of the regular season. Now they meet again and GG.bet offers identical odds of 9/10 on what looks like the perfect coin flip. Rainbow7 have won significantly more trophies, but since their rebranding, they were no longer a dominant team. They have finished the season with a better record, but lost all head to head games and are under tremendous pressure. Isurus Gaming are now coached by Pierre, the artisan behind Kaos Latin Gamers and should be trusted to win the final.