Can Estar Gaming upset Invictus? Will Suning carry their Worlds form into the LPL? We take a look at some predictions for Wednesday’s games from the LPL.
Correct score (in maps): Invictus Gaming to win 2-1 (3.15)
Invictus Gaming losing in straight maps is extremely unlikely. That leaves just three potential results. Does Estar Gaming have the depth to win two maps? I’d say no. Invictus Gaming should win this. The only question is in two or three maps? Estar Gaming have won two matches after losing the first, which will give them some additional confidence and momentum for this series. There is a strong probability of them winning one and taking this to a third map. The odds for Invictus Gaming winning the third map is quite high, at 3.15.
Wink and Xun have been terrific this season, putting up 3.86 kills and 4 kills respectively. Invictus’ production has been led by these two players. Rookie has been decent in the middle lane, averaging 2.71 kills and a team-leading KDA of 5.82. For Estar, the kills will have to continue to come from rat in the bottom lane, who has been averaging 4.25 kills per map. In fact, three players from Estar have a season KDA of over 5, an indicator of their all-round prowess this season.
Suning Gaming (1.56)
This is a much safer selection, when compared to the previous prop bet. Suning Gaming were runners-up at the LoL World Championships last year after a stunning performance in the competition, only losing out to eventual winners Damwon Gaming. Suning Gaming has split their two matches so far this season, but have won three of five maps played. Rare Atom started their LPL season with a 2-0 loss against the might of Top Esports. Suning won’t be as strong as Top, but they should still be too strong in this match.
Angel and huanfeng have led the kills for Suning. Huanfeng has a stellar KDA of 10, built on a team-leading 4.6 kills with 7.4 deaths per map. Angel also has a kill participation rate of over 10. Bin has been no slouch, putting up 3.6 kills, 1.4 deaths and 6.8 assists per map this season for Suning.