The four LEC teams that will participate in the League of Legends World Championship will be determined this weekend. Excel Esports was eliminated from Worlds contention after blowing a 2-0 lead to Fnatic last week, and now Fnatic will face Misfits Gaming for the last European spot at Worlds.
Rogue, G2 Esports, and MAD Lions have all assured themselves of a spot at Worlds already. All three of those teams are looking to finish in the top two though as that will earn them a spot in the Worlds Group Stage. The other two teams will be forced to take part in the Worlds Play-In Stage.
2022 League of Legends LEC Summer Split Playoffs Betting Odds
Misfits Gaming +117
We did not see a lot of variation in Fnatic’s drafts last week against Excel. Four of the five team members chose the same champion in four of the five games with Wunder being the lone exception. Fnatic’s top laner only played tanks, and he bounced between four different champions.
YamatoCannon is sure to have more flexibility this week, and he should have more respect for Yuumi after the champion nearly led to Fnatic being dumped. It makes sense that he doesn’t want Hylissang to pick the champion given his impact as a roaming support, but he has to make sure it is banned away from the opposition given its strength in this meta.
The key for Misfits Gaming in this series is the play of mid laner Vetheo. He has been far and away the best player on Misfits this year, being named the Player of the Split and the MVP in the Spring Split and a Third Team All-Pro in the Summer Split. If he cannot get ahead of Humanoid, this team is doomed, as there are glaring weaknesses in the top lane and in the jungle.
Additionally, we have seen Neon be reliant on Sivir this year. If he is not able to take Zeri or Sivir, he could be in real trouble.
G2 Esports -178
Either G2 Esports or Rogue will earn a spot in the LEC Summer Split Finals with a victory on Saturday. Additionally, the winner will guarantee itself a spot in the Group Stage at Worlds, meaning they don’t have to take part in the slog that can be the Play-In Stage.
Rogue pulled off the upset against MAD Lions last week. These two relatively new teams continue to establish a rivalry that ranks second to only Fnatic and G2 in Europe, but Rogue has been unable to beat G2 in the postseason. They hope that will change after a strong performance from the bottom lane last week in the win over MAD Lions.
Comp dealt 31.1% of his team’s damage per Games of Legends, but surprisingly Trymbi was only able to go 1-2 on Yuumi. He performed better on Nami and Lux, so it will be interesting to see the drafts that Rogue come up with in this series.
G2 are the reigning Spring Split champions and were dominant last week against Misfits Gaming. We saw some surprise picks like Renekton into the mid lane and Yasuo into the bottom lane, and that will give Rogue plenty to ponder before this series gets underway.
At this price, G2 has to be the pick. This is a tried-and-true team that saves its best for the playoffs, and the duo of Caps and Jankos will prove to be too much.
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