NA LCS is entering week 7 and the fight for playoffs is getting serious now. In Week 6, we saw a strong 2-1 week by Golden Guardians, after Licorice joined the team. Evil Geniuses closed the gap with first-place 100Thieves thanks to their win on the head-to-head, and are currently 2nd tied with TSM. This week, we’re going to be looking at Team Liquid: 4th in the standings, they will face both 100T and TSM. If they are able to win both games, we will have a very interesting 4-way battle for the top spot in the upcoming 2 weeks!
As usual, we’re here to help you out with your bets! This is our LCS Week 5 Preview and predictions!
Starting off, we’re going to be looking at the banger between Team Liquid and 100Thieves. Last week, Team Liquid had a decent 2-1 week, only losing to a surprising Golden Guardians. After Barney “Alphari” Morris’ return to the roster, the team is performing better: now TL has both him and ADC Tactical as the two core threats. If TL wants to win, Alphari will have to find a way to carry his team to victory.
Similar to TL, 100Thieves also has the same top-ADC core. The exception, though, is that 100T is having an additional ” hidden carry” in the jungle. Can “Closer” Çelik can play all the meta champions (Diana, Xin) and be a strong presence in the game. TL’s jungler Jonathan “Armao” Armao instead hasn’t shown the same flexibility and usually plays more tanky options.
As for mid and bot, I would say both teams are pretty even. All of them have shown the ability to play the meta well, and it will ultimately come down to draft and how the early-mid is played.
Regarding the outcome, our prediction is on 100Thieves: the reason is that playing on the red side in S11 is a lot better. Also, the team won 10 out of the 11 games played on that side. At GG.bet, a win for 100T will net you a 1.72x return, which is not shabby. If you want to make some more cash, you can try betting on 1st drake for TL: the team will want to play around bot lane, so capturing a drake shouldn’t be a problem. It’s an easy way to double your profit, so make sure to not miss it! (1.93x)
The next game we’re going to be looking at is the series between TeamSoloMid and Immortals. While it might not be the most exciting game for fans, the result of this series will be crucial to the overall standings. On one hand, we have Immortals who are trying to finish in the top 6 in the overall standings (remember that this year, Spring Split records will carry over). They are currently three wins away from 6th place Dignitas: overtaking them is still a strong possibility.
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