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HANWHA LIFE ESPORTS VS DAMWON GAMING LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

LoL Betting Odds: Hanwha +119 at BetOnline | DAMWON -158.73 at BetOnline
LoL Betting Lines: Hanwha +1.5 at -263.16 | DAMWON -1.5 at +189
When: February 27, 2020 at 20:00 KST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

HANWHA LIFE ESPORTS VS DAMWON GAMING LCK SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREVIEW

Hanwha Life Esports and DAMWON Gaming will both be chasing their fourth win of the season when they meet on the Summoner’s Rift this Thursday in Week 4 of the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2020 Spring Split.

Hanwha started the season with a shock win against T1 in the opening week, to which they added a clean sweep against SANDBOX Gaming in the second week and closed out the third week with a comfortable 2-1 win over the struggling Griffin. On the flip side, they fell short against Afreeca Freecs (1-2), DragonX (0-2) and Gen.G (0-2).

Although 3-3 record is nothing special in the grand scheme of things, it would be fair to say Hanwha have exceeded expectations considering they were regarded as one of the weakest teams heading into the 2020 LCK season.

Son “Kezman” Dae-young’s squad have shown strong synergy and seem to be well coached, which should surprise nobody given who they have at the helm. The 36-year-old LoL veteran has over eight years of coaching experience under his belt and has previously coached some of the strongest Asian teams such as CJ Entus, I May, Royal Never Give Up and Rogue Warriors.

Hanwha do not have any superstars on their roster, but that is not to say they cannot compete with the best. All five members are putting up decent numbers, which suggests Hanwha will push for a spot in the LCK Spring playoffs.

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DAMWON Gaming will enter this bout with the same 3-3 record, which is slightly underwhelming given they started the season as the next big thing in the Korean LoL scene. Unlike most other LCK teams, DAMWON did not make any roster changes ahead of the 2020 season and instead decided to continue working on their young core of players.

Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon and company lost to T1 (1-2), Gen.G (0-2) and SANDBOX (0-2), while they managed to defeat APK Prince (2-0), KT Rolster (2-0) and Griffin (2-1). Despite their 50% win rate, those results fail to inspire much optimism.

DAMWON were thrashed by SANDBOX, one of the weakest teams in the league. Furthermore, the three wins came against the bottom three teams in the league.

As a team, DAMWON are improving, but it seems like that process is very slow. That is a big concern when talking about their chances of clinching a playoff spot by the end of the split.

HANWHA LIFE ESPORTS VS DAMWON GAMING LCK SPRING SPLIT BETTING PREDICTIONS

Neither side have impressed so far this season, which makes this match difficult to predict. This bout could go either way, which makes us believe esports bookmakers are underestimating Hanwha Life Esports’ chances of winning.

The +119 about Hanwha suggests they are heavy underdogs, but we think otherwise. Although their win against T1 was a fluke and we can’t praise Kezman’s squad too much for their losses against Gen.G and DragonX, they have still shown more than their upcoming opponents.

DAMWON might wake up from their slumber and put up a dominant performance here, but after their iffy display over the weekend, we would not count on it.

We see this match as an excellent opportunity for Hanwha to upset the favourites and claim the spoils. A bet on over 2.5 maps also looks very appealing, as it’s hard to see either side dominating this contest.

Hanwha Life Esports to win

+119
at
BetOnline

Over 2.5 maps

+102
at
BetOnline
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