Chinese and South Korean Team Kick-Start the LoL Worlds Knockout Stage
The LoL Worlds 2020 edition was expected to be dominated by Chinese and South Korean teams. Each region has three teams, while Europe has two representatives but they start with the second chance. On Thursday and Friday, some of the main favorites are scheduled to play, with Damwon Gaming and JD Gaming being clear favorites against their countrymen.
Damwon Gaming and DRX Play an All-Korean LoL Worlds Quarterfinal
Damwon Gaming have emerged as a solid contender and was on the verge of winning the group stage without dropping a single match. Eventually, they were defeated but will still carry that momentum into the quarterfinals and are expected to defeat DRX. The head to head record definitely favors Damwon Gaming who won the last two series without dropping a single match. Before sweeping their opponents in these two series, they lost the previous five, so DRX are not to be underestimated.
LuckBox only offers LoL Worlds betting odds of 3/20 on Damwon Gaming and 9/2 on the underdogs, so value is definitely with DRX. Another sweep is possible but very unlikely so punters should consider the odds of 1/2 offered on the underdogs to cover the +2.5 game spread. Similar odds are offered on Damwon to destroy the first tower, which is a tempting proposition given the fact that they have a 90% success so far at LoL Worlds. You can bet on the special markets, including first dragon, inhibitor and first blood at Unikrn .
Chinese Teams Step into the Spotlight when JD Gaming take on Suning
JD Gaming were credited with the third chance by Betway at the beginning of the tournament. Not surprisingly, they are favorites against Suning in the Friday semifinal, although the odds revolve around 3/5 with Buff.bet. They had a solid performance in the group stage and were even able to defeat Damwon Gaming, so they’ve got what it takes when playing against top teams. They were also dominant in the head to head matches played against Suning, winning the last four series and seven out of eight.
Betting on the underdog here will produce odds of 13/10 which is quite tempting given the fact that they actually won Group A. Defeating G2 Esports is quite an achievement and Suning made it look easy, so they are worth considering in this match. Both teams are notoriously bad for scoring first blood, but their games tend to have a lot of kills, so it’s worth betting on the Over. You can expect LoL Worlds odds of 4/5 on over 26.5 kills to be scored in each of the matches at GG.bet which is great value under the circumstances.