After some unexpected results at Worlds, the heat intensifies on the better teams. We have some predictions for your bet slip from Thursday’s games.
Team Liquid (1.54)
Team Liquid have been quite steady at Worlds. They have made some terrific progress as a team, starting from the summer split of the LCS after the loss of their bot laner Doublelift to TSM. They completed their first win of the main stage when they beat G2 on Tuesday. Machi Esports, on the other hand, don’t have a lot going for them. Although they have won one of three games at this event, there is a sense that they don’t quite have the depth in their roster to stay abreast with the quality and might of Team Liquid. In fact, odds of 1.54 for Liquid is very good.
Jensen has led the production for Liquid so far in this tournament. He has averaged 3.67 kills per game along with the same number of assists. Tactical isn’t far off: he has put up an average of 2.67 kills per game too. Broxah and CoreJJ have both chipped in with 15 assists over three games, leading the team with an average of five assists per map.
G2 Esports (1.78)
This is the match of the day. The LPL’s Suning will face the resurgent G2. It must be said that G2 were surprisingly upset by Team Liquid on Tuesday as they fell to their first loss of the competition. G2, however, have been incredibly impressive and consistent ever since a dramatic turnaround against Rogue in the LEC in the summer split. That performance has just spurred them on after an underwhelming season. Suning are no pushovers, but on paper, G2 seem to have just a bit more skill and consistency.
The good part of G2’s game is they don’t depend on just one player. Normally, the kills come from bot laner Perkz and mid laner Caps, but they have been blessed to receive strong production even from Wunder and Jankos. That’s how they play. How will Suning be able to compete against this aggressive style? My guess would be they won’t be able to.