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  • BookMaker.eu We are entering the penultimate week of the LEC Summer Split. Fnatic and Rogue have clinched playoff spots with 10-3 records, but nothing else has been determined yet. Although they have lost five straight matches, FC Schalke 04 can still rally and make the playoffs just like they did last summer, as a 5-8 record is currently good enough to grab one of the final playoff spots. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu We’re now halfway through the LEC Summer Split. There have been a few different surprising developments, but the biggest development to this point is the issues with G2 Esports. The eight-time champions have carried their struggles from spring into the Summer Split, and they have now lost four straight matches. G2 is currently 4-5, and if the season ended today, the biggest team in Europe would miss out on the playoffs entirely.... 

  • BookMaker.eu After months of rumors regarding the loss of FC Schalke 04 Esports from the LEC, news broke that their spot in the league was bought by Team BDS for over $30 million earlier this week. Schalke will play out the rest of the Summer Split, and Team BDS will take over in earnest in 2022. It will be interesting to see how Schalke’s players respond over the coming weeks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Some normalcy was restored to the LEC last week as G2 Esports and Fnatic were the best teams in Week 2. The two most successful organizations in the history of European League of Legends have each now won three straight games, and their match at the end of Week 3 could be for first place in the LEC Summer Split. That will be the most hyped match of the week as both sides have a trip to Worlds on their minds.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Who would have thought that the only unbeaten team through the first week of the 2021 LEC Summer Split would be Misfits Gaming? Misfits failed to make the playoffs in the Spring Split with a losing record, but they are 3-0 after Week 1 of the Summer Split. They upset Fnatic and knocked off SK Gaming and Team Vitality, but they are still a sizable underdog to Rogue in their first game per the League of Legends betting odds.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The other three major regions for League of Legends are already in action, and the LEC will kick off its Summer Split this Friday. All ten teams will play their first match on June 11, and there have been a lot of changes. There is a new meta with new players and there are new analysts too. It will officially kick off with the best team from the Spring Split (MAD Lions) taking on the most successful team in the history of Europe (G2 Esports).... 

  • BookMaker.eu In a relatively quick turnaround, the LCS Summer Split will kick off just two weeks after the Mid-Season Invitational. Every other major region will wait at least another week before starting back up, but North American teams are ready to get back on Summoner’s Rift. North America was clearly the worst of the major regions all through the Spring Split, and that played out at MSI too. Cloud9 was the only team to lose to the OPL representative in the Rumble Stage, and C9 missed out on the semifina... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the biggest events on the CS:GO calendar will take place next week. Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI will kick off on June 3, 2021 and run until June 13, 2021. It will pit 16 teams against one another with the winner earning $100,000 and a precious victory in Intel Grand Slam Season 3. This event will be held online, but the hope is that we return to LAN formats with fans in the stands soon. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu A new Mid-Season Invitational champion will be crowned in Reykjavik on Sunday. DWG KIA and Royal Never Give Up have been the favorites to win this tournament from the outset, and they are heavily favored in their semifinal matches against the MAD Lions and PSG Talon. However, DWG KIA and Royal Never Give Up have both looked vulnerable at times during MSI, so it’s not a given either team will go through to the final that so many observers are expecting.... 

  • BookMaker.eu All the champions from major regions made it out of the Mid-Season Invitational Group Stage. Royal Never Give Up was not tested, but overall favorite DWG KIA looked more vulnerable than most experts believed coming into this tournament. They were defeated by Cloud9 (who had their own struggles) and could have lost to Detonation FocusMe. MAD Lions had a few hiccups, but they largely took care of business too. That should make for a fun Rumble Stage although many are already looking past PSG Talon... 

  • BookMaker.eu The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational will kick off on Thursday, May 6. The Group Stage will last six days from May 6-11 with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Rumble. There is a clear gap between the teams from the major regions and everyone else, but we usually see a few surprises.

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  • BookMaker.eu League of Legends’ 2021 Mid-Season Invitational will kick off in Reykjavik, Iceland next Thursday on May 6. While there are 11 teams that are vying for the title, only two teams are considered real contenders to win it. LCK champions DWG Kia (formerly DAMWON Gaming) and LPL champions Royal Never Give Up look to be the cream of the crop. They are enormous favorites to win their groups. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu There will only be 11 teams at the 2021 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational in Iceland. We were supposed to see 12 teams represented at this tournament, but COVID restrictions meant that VCS champions GAM Esports were unable to travel to Reykjavik for the event. They will be missed as teams from Vietnam have made a name for themselves at this competition. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last Pool 1 spot for the Mid-Season Invitational will be determined on Sunday when FunPlus Phoenix and Royal Never Give Up meet to determine the LPL Spring Split winner. This is RNG’s eighth trip to the finals, while FPX is making just its second trip to the finals. RNG haven’t won an LPL title since the 2018 Summer Split though, while FPX won the 2019 Summer Split on their way to winning the World Championships.... 

  • BookMaker.eu MAD Lions await the winner of Saturday’s semifinal between G2 Esports and Rogue. It’s only fair that the 2021 LEC Spring Split will be one of these three teams since they have been the top European teams throughout the season. However, while G2 Esports and Rogue finished the regular season at 14-4, MAD Lions was well behind and only caught fire on Patch 11.6.
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  • BookMaker.eu The first round of the LEC Spring Split Playoffs delivered in a big way. Fnatic beat SK Gaming 3-1 in the elimination series, but the real action was to be found in the two Winners’ Bracket series. G2 Esports looked set to cruise past FC Schalke 04 until they dropped the third and fourth games in the series to move to a decisive fifth game. In the other series, MAD Lions upset Rogue as a moderate underdog, setting up a rematch with G2 Esports for a spot in the LEC Spring Split Finals on April 11... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first weekend of the 2021 LEC Spring Split Playoffs is going to have a lot of action. Fnatic and SK Gaming will face off in an elimination series on Friday before the two Winners’ Bracket series on Saturday and Sunday. Fnatic’s 0-3 performance in the last week of the regular season led to the organization falling into the lower bracket for the playoffs, and they must now avoid an upset in order to avoid a very disappointing finish this season.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last weekend of the 2021 LCS Spring Split was somewhat lackluster. Evil Geniuses’ win over Team SoloMid coupled with Immortals’ loss to 100 Thieves on Friday assured that the six playoff teams were decided before the final two matchdays of the split. Only playoff positioning was on the line, and we saw Dignitas stumble to fall out of the top four and into the losers’ bracket.... 

  • BookMaker.eu We essentially know which six teams will make it to the LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown next week. The playoff picture is pretty cut and dry entering the final week of the 2021 LCS Spring Split. FlyQuest, Counter Logic Gaming, and Golden Guardians have all been eliminated from postseason contention, and Cloud9 is top of the table at 11-4. Dignitas, Team SoloMid, 100 Thieves, and Team Liquid aren’t far behind C9 and are essentially playoff locks, but Evil Geniuses and Immortals are fighting for that... 

  • BookMaker.eu There is a clear delineation between the probable playoff teams and everyone else in the LCS two-thirds of the way through the 2021 LCS Spring Split. The top six teams are all over .500 with 7-5 the minimum record, while the bottom four teams are under .500. Immortals and FlyQuest still have vague playoff prospects, but the door is essentially closed on Counter Logic Gaming and Golden Guardians as both teams are 2-10.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s been an interesting start to the 2021 LCS season. Cloud9 is at the top of the table at the halfway point of the season like many expected, but the three-way tie for second place does not include Team Liquid. Although Liquid added Alphari and Santorin in the offseason, they have underwhelmed with a 5-4 record at this juncture. They might fall to .500 when they take on Team SoloMid this Friday too.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Team Liquid have not looked sharp through the first two weeks of the 2021 LCS Spring Split. The winners of the inaugural LCS Lock In Tournament are just 3-3 with losses to Immortals, Team SoloMid, and 100 Thieves. Liquid need to right the ship and soon given the Spring Split is just six weeks long in this format, but they will close out the week with a tough test against Cloud9 on Sunday. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu After spending the first three weeks of the 2021 League of Legends season focusing on North America and the LCS Lock-In Tournament, let’s look halfway around the world at the league that has produced more world champions than all other regions combined. The LCK has produced six of the 10 League of Legends world champions. SK Telecom T1 (now T1) has won three titles, Samsung Galaxy (now Gen. G) has won two titles, and DAMWON Gaming (now DWG KIA) won last year’s championship. There is so much tale... 

  • BookMaker.eu One LCS team will grab $150,000 for winning the Lock In Tournament this Sunday. The semifinals will be played on Friday and Saturday with Cloud9 taking on 100 Thieves this Friday and Team Liquid facing Evil Geniuses this Saturday in best-of-five series. The winners of those two series will meet in the finals on Sunday with the winner-take-all cash prize on the line. The chalk held up in the quarterfinals as all of the top ranked teams won their best-of-three series, but will that happen again?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The LCS Lock In Tournament has already provided fans with a lot of intrigue. Counter Logic Gaming’s continued struggles have left them on the outside looking in for the knockout rounds, and every team aside from Evil Geniuses has at least one loss. Group A looks to be the stronger group with 100 Thieves rising to match Team Liquid and Team SoloMid, but Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses are going to be solid opponents in the knockout rounds of this event.... 

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