The race for playoffs spots in the League of Legends Pro League intensifies this week with the regular season drawing to a close. We take a look at some picks from Thursday’s three games.
Bilibili Gaming (1.10)
These aren’t enticing odds but that’s because of the massive mismatch. You could bundle Bilibili Gaming as a selection with another LPL team, possibly FunPlus Phoenix. The odds are so heavily skewed towards Bilibili because of their opponent’s troubles. In 14 series, Victory Five are yet to win a match. They have won just one map in a total of 29. Despite Bilibili Gaming being 12th on the LPL table, they will not face too much trouble.
FoFo has been a decent offensive player, averaging 3.38 kills per game, along with a creep score per minute of 8.15. Jinjiao has given him strong support with 2.88 kills and a CSPM of 9.19.
FunPlus Phoenix (1.20)
With a 10-3 record, FunPlus Phoenix are fighting for the top three in the LPL. They are currently third and are facing heat from fourth-placed JD Gaming as well. This week is pivotal in the LPL playoffs race, making these games crucial. Don’t expect FunPlus Phoenix to take this easy because there is no room for complacency.
Doinb and Lwx have been one of the best mid laner-ADC combinations in the LPL. Both of them average well over 4 kills a game. Doinb has a KDA of 5.61 and a CSPM of 8.39 while Lwx has a KDA of 6 and a CSPM of 9.36. Tian and Crisp perform their roles efficiently as well.
eStar, at one point, were dominating the LPL. A mini slump in form has led to them moving down to No. 2 in the standings currently. They aren’t far behind top-placed Invictus Gaming though, with an 11-4 series and 23-12 games record in the spring split so far. They will be tested by the quality of this Top Esports team but I also expect them to put in a solid display to come out with the win, possibly in three maps.
Much of eStar’s success has been down to the consistency and quality of their roster. They have used just five players so far through the spring split, with Cryin and Wink leading the way in several LPL categories. Wei and ShiauC both average over 10 assists a game, adding to their depth.