The League of Legends 2018 World Championship is closing to an end. Today, the second Semifinal match will be played and its outcome is quite predictable. In that sense, this Semifinal is an amazing betting opportunity for anyone who has an interest in esports betting.
This is my prediction for the second Semifinals match of the League of Legends 2018 World Championship.
Cloud9 vs. Fnatic
Cloud9 finished the NA LCS 2018 Spring Split in 5th place and then went on to lose its very first match in the Playoffs. This result was clearly quite modest but was followed by a slightly better Summer Split. Cloud9 finished 2nd and then placed 2nd in the Playoffs as well, proving that it has a fair amount of skill for the North American region. However, this region isn’t particularly amazing compared to the other 3 giants (Europe, China and South Korea) as far as I’m concerned.
During the Group Stage of the Main Event of the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, Cloud9 finished 2nd in Group B with 4 wins and 2 losses. This group was not particularly great however, so it’s hard to conclude anything from that result. In the Quarterfinals, C9 defeated Afreeca Freecs with ease, but how good is this opponent?
Well, pretty damn good actually. But if we look at all the data, it is much more likely that AF had a terrible match and got perfectly read by C9 on that particular day, than to conclude that C9 has a vastly superior system of play. If anything, Cloud9 is a very inconsistent team that can go from a superb win to a total failure. And I fully expect that to be the case here, because Fnatic has been playing some amazing League of Legends lately.
Going into the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, Fnatic was regarded as one of the greats. And that’s because throughout the entire season, the Europeans proved to be a very strong team that’s fully capable of winning another world championship title. They are, after all, the winners of the very first Worlds and Rekkles has been around for too long without winning something of this importance. I think he’s ready, but he’ll have to face a monstrous opponent in the Grand Final: Invictus Gaming.
Prior to the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, Fnatic won the EU LCS 2018 Spring Split (Groups and Playoffs) and then proceeded to win the Summer Split as well. So at least in Europe, Fnatic was by far the number 1 force this year. The only question was, could they succeed at the League of Legends 2018 World Championship, against the best teams on the planet?
In the Group Stage, Fnatic went 5 – 1. It basically drew its match against Invictus Gaming and smashed everyone else. In the Quarterfinals, EDG had almost no chance against it, even though it did win one game.
By far, the most likely outcome of this match will be a 3 – 1 victory in favor of Fnatic. A 3 – 2 result is also somewhat possible, but I do not expect C9 to actually win this game. The odds of that happening are incredibly low.
League of Legends 2018 World Championship betting prediction: Fnatic to win.