Place Your Bets on the League of Legends Worlds Outright Winners
The race is on once again, as the best League of Legends teams in the world are trying to win the most coveted trophy. LoL Worlds starts officially on September 25, with the play in stage and the main event is set to begin in the first week of October. Leading bookmakers, such as Betway, Unikrn and GG.bet have already published the odds on the outright winners. This provides punters with an excellent opportunity to bet on the teams they regard as likely to fight for the trophy and cash in on the high opening odds.
Top Esports and Damwon Almost Tied for the Lead
Top Esports and Damwon were right from the start regarded as the main favorites to win the event. The odds drifted slightly after the complete schedule was published, mainly because the South Koreans have a tougher group. Both started as first seed, but Top Esports will face the likes of FlyQyest and DRX, while Damwon play against Rogue and JD Gaming. The latter are the third favorite overall and they are well capable of defeating the South Korean champions in the group stage.
Damwon will need to win the group to avoid a tougher opponent in the first round of the playoffs. Given the serious competition from the Chinese, the outright winner odds on them grew slightly and currently stand at 14/5 with Betway. By comparison, Top Esports odds continue to shrink and regardless of the fourth team to be nominated in Group D, this trend is likely to continue. This team has won the Summer Split in the LPL, so the odds of 7/4 accurately reflect their ability to lift the trophy.
G2 Esports to Take Advantage of Easy Group Stage
G2 Esports blew hot and cold throughout the season but when push came to shove, they rose to the occasion. They defeated their archrivals Fnatic to win the LEC Summer Split and are credited with the fourth chance by Buff.bet and the odds of 6/1 to win League of Legends Worlds. They will face Machi from the PCS region and Suning, which are capable teams, but not strong enough to challenge them for the lead. Winning Group A is within reach and this will give G2 Esports a better chance in the next round.
Hard Road Ahead for Dark Horses JD Gaming
The most exciting LoL Worlds odds right now are offered to those willing to take a leap of faith with JD Gaming. This is a team of a similar caliber to Top Esports, as they actually defeated them in the Spring Split finals. The reason behind odds of 5/1 on them to win the trophy is that they play in the most difficult group of the competition. Damwon were impeccable throughout the regular season and they will give the Chinese a run for their money. In any case, punters willing to trust JD Gaming should act with utmost urgency, because the odds will certainly drop after the team qualifies to the playoffs.
All Eyes on Debutants Rogue and FlyQuest
Rogue and FlyQuest were the most impressive teams in North America and Europe during the regular season. They exceeded expectations in the playoffs and now they bring an ambitious and talented roster to the most important League of Legends tournament. This provides players with excellent LoL Worlds betting opportunities and exceptional odds on both teams to win the tournament. Rogue are priced at 50/1 and FlyQuest at 100/1 which is obvious value especially if the best are placed early on.
What these two teams are lacking is experience at this high level, which could come back to bite them when they take on seasoned opponents. In the later stages of the playoffs, both were defeated by the more experienced teams in the LEC and the LCS. Now they face teams that are just as strong in a tournament they join for the first time and will have a hard time surviving the group stage. Tempting as the outright winner odds might be, punters should consider backing Rogue and FlyQuest in individual matches.