The League of Legends 2018 World Championship is approaching its Grand Final. But before we get there, two amazing and totally surprising Semifinals will have to be played. The teams competing in them are not exactly the ones that people might have expected at the start of the tournament. Which is why the show and the betting opportunities are looking very promising.
This is my prediction for the first Semifinals match of the League of Legends 2018 World Championship.
G2 Esports vs. Invictus Gaming
G2 Esports had a fairly modest season relative to its current standing in the League of Legends 2018 World Championship. The team finished the EU LCS Spring Split with a record of 11 W – 7 L and then took 2nd place in the Playoffs. In the Summer Split, it did even worse, finishing the regular season in 4th place and then the Playoffs in 5th – 6th place.
During the Group Stage of the Main Event of the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, G2 Esports also had a modest result, finishing in 2nd place with a record of 3 W – 3 L in perhaps the easiest group of the tournament.
No doubt, everyone assumed that its run would end in the Quarterfinals, against RNG, a team that was regarded to be much stronger than G2 Esports. And Yet, the Europeans emerged victorious after a thrilling 5 games match. However, this is much more likely to be a fluke than a victory that’s based on a superior system of play. Which is why I don’t believe that G2 Esports can beat its next opponent in the Semifinals.
Invictus Gaming finished the LPL Spring Split in 1st place (East Division) with a formidable record of 18 W – 1 L. Then it messed up a bit in the Playoffs, finishing 4th. In the Summer Split, IG finished 1st once more with 18 wins and just 1 loss, and this time it managed to take 2nd place in the subsequent Playoffs Stage, losing again to Uzi’s RNG.
At the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, IG finished 2nd in Group D with 5 wins and 1 loss. In the tiebreaker, it lost against Fnatic, the tournament’s favorite at this point in my opinion.
The Quarterfinals against KT was a rollercoaster, but IG ultimately won after a 5 game series.
Betway puts the odds for this match at 3.20 – 1.30 in favor of Invictus Gaming, being willing to offer amazing returns for such a low-risk bet. IG is way stronger than G2 at this point and it would take an absolute miracle for the Europeans to upset this Chinese giant. The best bet here is that IG will win with a handicap of -1.5 maps, giving you an 80% (1.80) profit for whatever you put in the middle. This is a great bet to take because by far the most likely outcomes of this match are 0 – 3 or 1 – 3 in favor of IG.
League of Legends 2018 World Championship betting prediction: Invictus Gaming to win.