Suning and G2 Esports take on the Main Favourites in LoL Worlds Semifinals
The second to last stage of the LoL Worlds is scheduled for this weekend, when the semifinals bring the best Chinese, South Korean and European teams into the spotlight. The main favorites have confirmed expectations and made a deep run, but they will face highly motivated opponents. Damwon and Top Esports are credited with the first chance by LoL Worlds betting specialists, but G2 Esports and Suning will not go down without a fight.
Suning Gaming Braces for another All-Chinese Match at Worlds
Top Esports were on the verge of suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Fnatic in the quarterfinals. The Europeans took the top favorites by surprise with a creative draft and found themselves ahead 2-0. Unfortunately for the underdogs, they were unable to wrap things up and allowed the Chinese to score a spectacular reverse sweep. This time, they will face their countrymen, against whom they have a crushing head to head record. Suning lost all three series this season and won a single match out of seven.
Top Esports were the top favorites with all bookmakers at the beginning of the championship and they start as favorites in the semifinals. LuckBox offers odds of 1/2 on the Chinese first seed, which are currently the highest one can find at online sports books. Suning Gaming has exceeded expectations by winning Group A where they defeated G2 Esports in back-to-back games. In the quarterfinals they sent home the second Chinese team at the end of a 3-1 victory over JD Gaming.
Top Esports should emerge victorious and the odds are high enough to justify the risk of backing them. Other tempting markets for this semifinal are the first blood and first Dragon kill, where Suning Gaming are favorites in spite of the odds. Buff.bet offers odds of 9/10 on Suning to score first blood as opposed to 4/5 on Top Esports and even odds for the first Dragon, compared to 3/4 for the top seed.
G2 Esports Go for another Upset against a South Korean Team
G2 Esports swept Gen.G in the quarterfinals, to restore the confidence of punters who were concerned after their performance in the group stage. They are once again the underdogs against Damwon Gaming, this time with odds of 2/1 at GG.bet, compared to 2/5 on the favorites. The Europeans have traditionally struggled against Chinese teams, but were nothing short of impressive against South Koreans. That’s why it is tempting to go against the trend and bet on the underdogs to cause yet another upset.
Once again, two special markets stand out from the crowd for punters who are reluctant to bet on winners. G2 Esports is given LoL Worlds odds of 9/5 to destroy the first tower, as supposed to 2/5 on Damwon Gaming, in spite of both having a roughly 70% success rate at LoL Worlds. When it comes to Dragon kills, punters should once again go with the Europeans at even odds with Unikrn as the South Koreans don’t prioritize this objective.