The LPL is nearing a crucial stage, especially for teams positioned in the middle of the table. Here are some predictions from Wednesday’s LPL schedule, which includes two middle-table clashes.
JD Gaming (1.28)
JD Gaming have lost plenty of momentum as a team would tend to do with three straight losses. However, they are still over 0.500 for the season (7-6, 10th on the LPL table). JD Gaming started the summer split with 7 wins in their first 11 matches, which is around the win percentage you would expect from a team of this quality. In terms of maps, JD Gaming have won 17 of 31 at a percentage of 55. Oh My God have an identical match record, which is about par for them. Considering JD Gaming have underachieved, there is a sense that there will be a more desperate performance to avoid a four-game losing streak.
A lack of production from Loken in the bottom lane has been an influential reason for JD Gaming’s struggles in team fights. He has registered just 3.64 kills per game, which is well below his usual offensive production. Kanavi has been the most effective offensive player for JD Gaming this season, putting up 4.42 kills (highest in the team), with 2.94 deaths, 6.71 assists and a KDA of 3.79.
Invictus Gaming (2.21)
Bilibili Gaming have found confidence this season after repeated splits of inconsistency in the last few seasons. They have moved up to ninth on the LPL table with a 7-6 record so far in summer. Invictus Gaming, a little like JD Gaming, have struggled to meet their lofty expectations this season, which will leave them short of form. However, from a personnel standpoint, there is no reason Invictus Gaming can’t pull out a solid match to improve on their current standing of 13th on the LPL table. Invictus have won just four of 11 matches in summer.
Xun has had to do a lot of work this season so far. He has performed well, putting up 3.04 kills along with 5.88 assists per game to carry his KDA to 2.9. Lucas has led the team in efficiency, with a KDA of 3.35, built on 7.57 assists per game with just 2.43 deaths.