Two of the best teams in the LPL, Royal Never Give Up and FunPlus Phoenix, will face two resurgent teams in a delectable schedule of League of Legends on Thursday. Here are some predictions from those games.
Royal Never Give Up (1.41)
Victory Five have had a fantastic start to this summer season. They went without a win in the spring split but they’ve bounced back with aplomb in this season. So much so that they are now second in the LPL having won four of five series. This has been quite a turnaround. However, this game might prove to be too hard even for a roster that has been filled with confidence. RNG have also won four of five series this season, led by Betty’s pyrotechnics. RNG should be too strong for Victory Five in both maps.
Betty has been in unstoppable form this season. He has averaged 4.75 kills along with 5.08 assists. A low death rate of just 1.5 gives him a KDA of over 6. He has been well supported by mid laner Xiaohu, who has managed 3.33 kills a game. XLB has also stepped up as jungler, adding 3 kills a game, providing RNG with another attacking avenue against their opponents. It’s hard to see Victory Five stopping these three players.
FunPlus Phoenix (1.44)
Invictus Gaming are a very good side. Of that there is no doubt. I just see FunPlus Phoenix as a far superior team though. They have been consistent right through this year, including a strong showing in the spring split. They started this summer split with a loss but have added two wins in succession after that. That should leave them in good stead moving forward, ready to tackle the quality of Invictus Gaming. The skill and depth of FunPlus’ roster will also make a difference in a best-of-three matchup.
It feels like Lwx is just continuing from his spring season. In eight games this season, he has managed 4.25 kills per game, comfortably leading FunPlus Phoenix’s killing production. Apart from Lwx, three other players from FunPlus have a KDA of over 3. This all-round production has had a direct impact on their success this year. Top laner Khan has also added 3.5 kills, second highest in FunPlus Phoenix behind Lwx.