The 4th day of Week 8 in LPL Summer 2020. The situation in the middle of the table is getting pretty interesting, while Dominus Esports on the bottom of the table has basically lost all chance to do something in this split. Here is Week 8, Day 4 analysis.
TOP Esports -1.5 @ 1.26
This match is one between the two polar opposites. Despite TOP falling in their series against V5, they are still considered the best team in the LPL. TOP are in a prime position to secure a top-two playoff bye, and book their first ticket to Worlds. On the opposite side of the table, Dominus sits as the worst team in the LPL right now. While they won’t suffer the same 0-16 fate that V5 did, they haven’t picked a win since upsetting EDG. TOP Esports have lost only 1 match until now and only 6 maps in total, while Dominus won only 1 match and they will most probably end up as the last team in this split if they continue to underperform so much in the upcoming matches. But I don’t believe they can do anything significant anymore.
JD Gaming -1.5 @ 1.37
The second match of the day should be just as one sided as the first. While at different power levels, JD Gaming are right on TOP’s tail, and are one of the favorites to make it to the grand finals. After a rough start to the split, JDG seems to be back in business. On the other hand, LNG are also on Dominus’ tail. Which is something that teams would like to avoid. While not in dead last, LNG are well on their way to last place. It will all come down to their eventual match against Dominus. JD Gaming crushed FPX with a clean 2-0 in the last round, so they have all the credits to take LNG down with the same score, since LNG is a much weaker team in this split.