With only two more weeks of matches, the end of the 2020 LPL Summer Split is near. Despite being in the final rounds, only one team has secured their playoff spot, TOP Esports. Simultaneously, only one team is already eliminated from the playoff race, Dominus. Without further ado, here is a preview of the next matches.
JD Gaming @ 1.20
eStar will take on JDG for Wednesday’s first match. If this match was happening in spring, it would have been hyped. However, this summer, eStar has fallen to the wayside. All but eliminated from the playoff race, eStar can only hope to upset the likes of JDG. Opposing them, JDG wants to confirm their top-two spot. After a slow start to the split, JDG has ramped up and are looking like their spring selves again. As the current champions, JDG is expected to once again make it to the finals. If they do, they will go to Worlds for the first time. If you find good odds on JD Gaming ML win, go for it. If you are brave enough, JD Gaming handicap -1.5 is a way to go. Higher risk, higher reward, but definitely possible.
FunPlus Phoenix @ 1.71
In what will be probably their most important match so far, LGD and FPX will face off next Wednesday. LGD has managed to bounce back from their mid-season lull. Back on the playoff track, LGD is closer than ever to confirming their spot for the first time in years. Up against them, FPX needs to pick up this win. While they do currently hold the final playoff spot, Vici are hot on their heels. If they manage to win here, then they will probably manage to safely sail their way into the playoffs. Even though LGD has a better win-loss ratio, I do think FPX must show themselves here and they will do better as their form is rising. They need that win.