The LPL resumes on Tuesday with a couple of games, including the enigmatic Top Esports in action. Here is a look at some predictions from the next two fixtures in the LPL.
Top Esports (1.31)
Top Esports have now picked up some momentum on their way to seven wins in this split of the LPL. They have also moved up to sixth in the table with a 7-4 record. There is still plenty of work to do to improve their seeding for the playoffs. In terms of maps, they have a win percentage of 62 having won 16 of 26 maps to date. Invictus Gaming, despite having a deep roster, have underachieved in a big way in summer. They are now 4-7 for the season and 13th in the LPL standings. There is a fairly discernible difference in the skill level of both these teams, which should result in a Top Esports win.
Knight has continued to man the middle lane with aplomb. He has registered a team-leading 5.73 kills along with 5.08 assists per game with a KDA of 6.53. JackeyLove has been excellent in the bottom lane with 4.12 kills, 2.46 deaths and 6.12 assists to earn a KDA of 4.16. He also has a creep score of 303, highest in Top Esports. With these two players along with Karsa, who also has a kill participation of over 10, Top Esports will be hard to dislodge in the lanes.
Map handicap: Suning -1.5 (1.31)
This is not much of a matchup on paper. Victory Five have endured an awful split so far, with no wins in 12 matches. They have won just two maps right through this summer split so far at a win percentage of 8. That is indicative of a team that doesn’t have much confidence or momentum and also suggests some deeper issues within the team. Suning, 7-6 for the season, are well positioned to capitalise on those problems on Tuesday with a straight-maps win.
Bin and Huanfeng have led the production for Suning, at least from a kills standpoint. Bin has produced 3.88 kills while Huanfeng has put up 3.62 kills. Huanfeng has the best KDA in Suning (7.57) with a team-leading creep score of 318 as well. SofM has chipped in with a kill participation of over 10.