Last year’s League of Legends World Championship tournament was one of the biggest esports events of all time. The fact that a reported 200 million unique viewers watched the 2018 LoL Worlds event shows just how fast esports have grown and that League of Legends is giving traditional sports a real run for their money.
Any sport that attracts those kinds of viewing figures is sure to get the bookies interested. So we are going to quickly show you which LoL teams you should be betting on in this esports tournament. The exact date of the 2019 LoL Worlds tournament has yet to be announced, but it looks like it will take place in Paris, France. Whilst LoL Betting is famously unpredictable, with some of these tips, we think that you should stand to make a much better-informed esports bet for the 2019 LoL Worlds contest.
This Chinese esports team soared to victory in the 2018 LoL Worlds tournament. Whilst the team’s Dota 2 squad had previously won The International way back in 2012, the fact that their LoL team could comprehensively beat Fnatic in last year’s final will have been sweet relief for many years of frustrating gaming.
The Invictus Gaming team are packed with quality players like Kang ‘TheShy’ Seung-lok, Gao ‘Ning’ Zhen-Ning and Yu ‘JackeyLove’ Wen-Bo, and it’s going to be fascinating to see what new moves this awesome Chinese side can throw down in 2019. So far they have managed to perform admirably in the LPL Spring event with decent wins against the likes of SN Gaming and SinoDragon. And whilst their 2-0 defeat at the hands of LGD Gaming will show that Invictus Gaming aren’t invincible, we think that they could be very hard to beat this year.
UK-based Fnatic will still be feeling sore as a result of their loss in the final of the 2018 LoL Worlds contest. Their 3-0 defeat by Invictus did little justice to the fact that Fnatic played some excellent League of Legends in 2018, and they will be hoping to make amends for this painful loss.
Recently Fnatic have shown us that they have found little difficulty in finding their strong form of last year. In their recent LEC Spring matches, the team have managed to get tight but well-earned wins against the likes of Schalke 04, Vitality and Origen, although they found it much tougher against SK Gaming and walked home with a losing result. But with the formidable likes of Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson in the bot laner position, we think that it would be foolish to bet against Fnatic in any League of Legends tournament.
With two NA LCS titles in 2013 and 2014, Cloud9 will be looking to finally break through and pick up a LoL World Championship title in 2019. Last year the Californian esports organisation came close but were dispatched 3-0 by Fnatic in the semi-finals. But with the fact that Cloud9 have won a staggering eight out of their last eight games in the LCS Spring contests, it’s clear that this is a team that you should think about backing.
These wins included victories over the likes of Optic and TSM, and so it’s easy to see why many of the bookies give Cloud9 strong odds for picking up the 2019 LoL World title. But with tough matches against the likes of 100 Thieves in the next few weeks, it’s going to be fascinating to see whether Cloud9 can hold their nerve.
Whilst G2’s recent win over Rogue was anything but pretty, it helped the team get those all-important points to stay on top of the LEC Spring Split table. It’s an impressive performance for G2 and they will be hoping that they can keep their cool and try and top their semi-final appearance in the LoL Worlds competition last year.
Keep an eye on their jungle champion, Rek’Sai, who is showing that he is an increasingly pivotal part of this Germany-based team. But with players like Caps showing alarming signs of weakness in the mid lane position, it’s also clear that G2 have plenty to work on in the coming months. Whilst this team have always managed to deliver the goods in the EU LCS contests, it remains to be seen whether they can hold their own in the 2019 LoL World Championships.
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