More best-of-five action is coming your way this weekend from the LEC and the LCS, including the highly anticipated semifinal between Rogue and Fnatic.
We break down this weekend’s matches for your betting consideration on Picklebet.
There is just one spot left in the LEC final. Mad Lions have taken their place, and will be joined by either Rogue or Fnatic. Rogue were blanked 3-0 by Mad Lions in their qualifying semifinal, while Fnatic are coming into this match on the back of consecutive 3-2 wins, firstly against Misfits then G2. Fnatic might just have the better of the momentum between these two teams. That should yield a quality win against another terrific team. Rogue finished at the top of the summer standings but they might just be caught off guard by an in-form Fnatic team here.
Upset has been the standout offensive player for Fnatic, having put up 5 kills with 5.89 assists at an astonishing KDA of 9.33. To be able to maintain that level of offensive production for so long is testament to his skill and ability. He has been supported well by Nisqy, Adam and Bwipo, who have all chipped in with well over three kills per map during the regular season. That all-round production is one of the reasons this Fnatic team will always be hard to beat, especially in the lanes.
While Cloud9 have certainly underachieved, 100 Thieves have been terrific. Some might even indicate that they have overachieved so far. They finished second in the summer standings with an 18-9 match record. In terms of maps, they won 29 of 45 maps at a win percentage of 64. Cloud9, on the other hand, could only manage a 15-12 match record with a map win percentage of 62. That is not too much of a delta between both their summer records. On paper, Cloud9 are the better team. And although 100 Thieves are a strong team, they might not have the depth to be able to challenge Cloud9.
Fudge and Zven have been terrific, from an offensive standpoint. Fudge’s performances have been even more stellar considering he has put up 3.67 kills per map along with 5.7 assists per map. Zven has played only 18 maps, but still has a KDA of 7.83, comfortably the highest in Cloud9.