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  • BookMaker.eu Team Liquid won a record fourth consecutive LCS title last summer, and they have another record in their sights this season. Two more split titles in 2020 would tie Liquid with Team SoloMid as the most successful League of Legends team in the history of North America, and Liquid are even money to win the 2020 LCS Spring Split title in April. They appeared to get even stronger in the offseason with the addition of Broxah in the jungle, but there is some reason to doubt the defending champions.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The LCK’s dominance of the international scene is starting to feel like a distant memory at this point. After winning five straight League of Legends World Championships from 2013 to 2017, we haven’t seen a Korean team win a major international title for each of the past two seasons. Korean players are having plenty of success playing for LPL teams in China, but the risk-averse tendencies of LCK teams aren’t working on the grandest stage any longer. That has led to a massive shakeup this offseas... 

  • BookMaker.eu Fnatic and G2 Esports have combined to win 13 of the 14 European League of Legends titles contested since the founding of the regional LCS leagues in 2013. G2 have won six of the last eight championships, and it’s no surprise to see this team listed as the odds-on favorite per the League of Legends betting odds going into the 2020 LEC Spring Split after their dominance last year. They ran through every other squad in the region and became the first European team to win a major international comp... 

  • BookMaker.eu The chalk largely held up in the elimination round of the 2019 KeSPA Cup, but there were two surprises. Brion Blade was the biggest surprise, knocking out an LCK 2020 Spring squad in APK Prince. Brion Blade finished with a better record in Challengers’ Korea than APK Prince, but APK defeated Brion Blade 3-1 in the Summer Playoffs to eventually win promotion. That’s what made APK’s loss to Brion Blade a little surprising, especially since APK has improved by signing better players since being pro... 

  • BookMaker.eu The KeSPA Cup has traditionally been a springboard for smaller organizations to launch themselves into the forefront of the League of Legends community. Griffin used last year’s KeSPA Cup to showcase that they were one of the premier teams in Korea prior to the 2019 LCK season, and other teams are looking to do the same this year. Plenty of teams will be showcasing their new rosters in this competition over the next two weeks, and we’ll get a glimpse of which teams could be surprise contenders a... 

  • BookMaker.eu The League of Legends World Championships took place last month, and there has been little real action in the most popular Esport since FunPlus Phoenix claimed the Summoner’s Cup. Major teams from all the regions are retooling their rosters to prepare for the 2020 season, and most minor leagues came to a close shortly afterward as the roster shakeup is very pronounced this time of the year.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The top four teams from the four BLAST Pro Series events this year will square off one final time in Bahrain next week. FaZe Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis, and Team Liquid will meet in Riffa with a $500,000 prize pool up for grabs, but first place will take home a whopping 70 percent of that amount. The winner will earn $350,000 just before the holidays, making this one very Merry Christmas to everyone involved.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The StarCraft 2 Nation Wars will be held for the sixth time this weekend. Eight countries will send three players and one substitute to France to compete for national glory and pride. South Korea is the favorite to win this competition after winning the last two titles, and they are tied with Norway as the countries with the most gold medals at this event. They will look to become the first nation to win three championships this weekend.... 

  • BookMaker.eu We’re nearing the end of the calendar year, and there are only a few more major CS:GO events remaining before 2020. Organizations that have yet to win a major are desperate to win one before season’s end to build on something next year, but the old guard remains strong. Astralis is the greatest team in the history of CS:GO, and they are close to even money to win the ECS Season 8 Finals in Arlington, Texas next weekend. Winning the event would earn the team another $225,000, making Christmas very nice for the Danish organization. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first major since The Invitational kicks off in Chengdu, China this weekend when 16 teams square off in the Panda Capital of the world. This will be our first look at teams’ revamped rosters after the most lucrative competition in Esports, and all the teams in attendance will be out to prove they can knock off OG. Evil Geniuses are the favorites to win the competition, but domestic teams like Vici Gaming, Team Aster, and EHOME want to win a title on home soil.... 

  • BookMaker.eu For the first time in the history of the League of Legends World Championship, a European team is favored to win the title. G2 Esports have been phenomenal this year. They are looking to become the first team ever to win the Grand Slam, claiming both domestic split titles, the Mid-Season Invitational crown, and the Summoner’s Cup. G2 have been the best team in Europe by a substantial margin this year, but FunPlus Phoenix have been the best team in China. We’ll see whether China or Europe reign s... 

  • BookMaker.eu We are guaranteed an inter-regional final for the League of Legends World Championship next weekend after the results of the League of Legends Quarterfinals last weekend. There will be an LPL representative as China’s No. 1 seed FunPlus Phoenix knocked off Fnatic in their first Worlds appearance and defending champions Invictus Gaming upset Griffin to reach this point.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Only three regions can win the League of Legends World Championship this year. North America failed to place a team in the knockout rounds of Worlds for the first time ever, leaving Europe, China, and Korea as the only regions that can produce this year’s champion. Korea and Europe both sent all three of their teams to the Quarterfinals, but China only sent two after Royal Never Give Up were stunned by Fnatic in their final game of the Group Stage. The loss meant that the greatest AD Carry of al... 

  • BookMaker.eu Three teams are battling it out for two spots in the knockout rounds of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship when Group D closes out the Group Stage on Sunday. DAMWON Gaming, Invictus Gaming, and Team Liquid all have their sights set on a spot in the quarterfinals, while ahq e-Sports Club is out to play spoiler after losing every match of the first round-robin.... 

  • BookMaker.eu This is what every team has been playing for over the last nine months. The 2019 League of Legends World Championships will get underway on Saturday, October 12, with 12 teams from around the world in action. The LCK and the LPL are sizable favorites to produce the winner of this competition, but European fans will have a team to cheer on this time around in G2. After winning the Mid-Season Invitational, hopes are high for G2, and Europe is optimistic they can deliver the continent its first tru... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two teams will see their dreams of glory at the League of Legends World Championship come to an end on Saturday. Group C and Group D will have their final round robin games, and while the top two teams in each group will advance to a best of five series against another play-in team for a spot in the main World Championship, the last place team will bid adieu to every other squad. DAMWON Gaming has Group D on lock with a 2-0 record, while Group C is wide open with all three teams at 1-1.... 

  • BookMaker.eu At long last, the field for the League of Legends World Championship has been set. There will be 24 teams from 13 different regions competing for the right to hoist the Summoner’s Cup in early November, and the tournament will get underway on October 2. The draw for this competition will take place on September 23, but there is some value to be had in League of Legends futures bets before the draw plays out. Let’s take a look at some potential plays for the five-week long event.... 

  • BookMaker.eu At long last, the field for the League of Legends World Championship has been set. There will be 24 teams from 13 different regions competing for the right to hoist the Summoner’s Cup in early November, and the tournament will get underway on October 2. The draw for this competition will take place on September 23, but there is some value to be had in League of Legends futures bets before the draw plays out. Let’s take a look at some potential plays for the five-week long event.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world will square off in the Big Apple in two weeks for a $200,000 prize pool. Although ESL One New York doesn’t have a $1,000,000 prize pool like other premier tournaments, it is still considered an S-Tier event, so the two best teams in the world will be there along with other contenders looking to make a name for themselves. The battle between Astralis and Team Liquid has raged all year, and one of these two powerhouses will look to add another tally to their impressive win total in 2019. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The champion of Europe will be crowned this weekend. G2 Esports, Fnatic, and FC Schalke 04 are duking it out for the Summer Split title, and in the modified playoff structure two of those teams will face off on Saturday. Fnatic and FC Schalke 04 will fight for the right to face G2 in the finals on Sunday. Fnatic is a heavy favorite per the Esports betting odds in this match, and they are trying to avoid losing in this spot like they did in the Spring Split when they fell to Origen. Regardless, t... 

  • BookMaker.eu Sometimes everything works out perfectly. While attempts to put together super-teams in other regions have mostly failed to pan out, G2 Esports’ endeavor has been a rousing success. G2 have been phenomenal this year. They cruised to the LEC Spring Split title, and they became the first European team to win a major international title since 2011 by beating SK Telecom T1 and Team Liquid to claim the Mid-Season Invitational. They were the first team to qualify for the World Championships two weeks ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The LEC Summer Split Playoffs get underway this week, and four teams are looking to keep their hopes of winning their first split title and earning an automatic berth into the World Championships alive. Splyce and FC Schalke 04 are the heavy favorites to advance to the semifinals. Both of those teams finished with double-digit wins this split, while opponents Rogue and Team Vitality both finished the season 7-11. It feels like we typically see one upset in the first round, but will that trend ho... 

  • BookMaker.eu The race for the No. 2 seed in Europe is a good one, and it will be decided in the final week of the Summer Split. While G2 is almost assuredly assured of the top spot in the playoffs, Fnatic and Splyce are duking it out for the second bye. Both teams are 12-4, with Splyce having the leg up because they beat Fnatic earlier in the split. Fnatic will have a chance to even the head-to-head record this week though, and that would put them in the driver’s seat for the second bye. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu As it turns out, there was a reason that Garen was the only champion that had not been picked in any of the five major regions prior to last week. Not even G2 Esports could spin to win with Garen, as he was thoroughly dunked on in the top lane by Team Vitality, giving Vitality a crucial win that will likely lead to a playoff berth. The playoff picture is taking shape in the penultimate week of the Summer Split.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Incredibly, we’re only two-thirds of the way through the LEC Summer Split and G2 Esports have already clinched a playoff spot. G2 have been the team of the year, and their skill has led to them continually crushing foes. Their average game time of 26:49 per Games of Legends is remarkable, and they have lost just once all season. They can avenge that loss against Fnatic on Saturday.... 

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