LoL Championship Series
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB brings you free League of Legends betting tips for three LoL Championship Series (LCS) 2023 Spring bouts on Thursday, February 23. Here are our selections for FlyQuest vs 100 Thieves, Immortals vs Team Liquid, and Golden Guardians vs Cloud9, who’ll clash in the opening round of Week 5.


Best Odds: FlyQuest -250 at BetOnline | 100T +175 at BetOnline
When: February 23, 2023 | 14:00 PST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Despite a solid start to the season, 100 Thieves crumbled during the super week and lost against Evil Geniuses, Counter Logic Gaming, and Golden Guardians, worsening their season record to 4-5. 100 Thieves still have plenty of time to bounce back, but we don’t see it happening on Thursday.

This week, 100 Thieves will meet with FlyQuest, who suffered a shock defeat against TSM last week but have otherwise been unstoppable. With an 8-1 record, FlyQuest are one win ahead of Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses in the LCS 2023 Spring title race and are currently playing like the top title contenders.

100 Thieves and FlyQuest are very close across most performance metrics. They’re efficient in taking drakes (2.89 per game) and have a similar gold differential at 15 minutes (692 – 737). Still, FlyQuest are more efficient in the mid-late game with a high gold differential per minute (266), Herald control (61.7%), and Baron control (83.3%).

With how poorly 100 Thieves performed last week, it’s tough to find a good reason to back them for this match. Talent-wise, they’re good enough to go toe-to-toe with anyone in the league, but until we see some improvement, we have to trust FlyQuest to get it done.

FlyQuest -6.5 kills



Best Odds: Immortals +175 at BetOnline | TL -250 at BetOnline
When: February 23, 2023 | 15:00 PST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Like 100 Thieves, Team Liquid lost all three of their LCS 2023 Spring Week 4 fixtures – against Counter Logic Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and Cloud9, pushing them to eighth place in the league table. Yet even with a three-game losing streak, Team Liquid are priced as massive favourites for this match with all esports betting sites.

That isn’t too surprising, considering Immortals enter this match with four straight losses against Golden Guardians, FlyQuest, TSM, and Evil Geniuses. Immortals also already lost against Team Liquid during Week 2 of LCS 2023 Spring in a pretty one-sided affair.

Team Liquid have a lot of work to do before we can consider them LCS title contenders, but they’re still a class above Immortals. We expect a repeat of the teams’ first meeting – a fast game with under 24 total kills.

Under 24.5 total kills



Best Odds: GG +175 at BetOnline | C9 -250 at BetOnline
When: February 23, 2023 | 17:00 PST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Golden Guardians had an amazing run last week, beating TSM, Dignitas, and 100 Thieves, showing a completely different side of this team compared to what we saw from GG across the first two weeks of the split. The most apparent things from Golden Guardians – which we already saw glimpses of earlier this season – are their strong team fighting and consistency.

Support Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun, jungler Kim “River” Dong-woo, and mid laner Kim “Gori” Tae-woo have all been showing solid individual performances for most of the split, but the most important player for Golden Guardians throughout the super week was ADC Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes.

Despite Golden Guardians’ strong performances, they’re expected to struggle against Cloud9, which isn’t too surprising considering Cloud9 are one of the top LCS teams. However, the reigning champions will play this game with a new mid laner Jang “EMENES” Min-soo, who has been outstanding in the academy team, but we don’t know how he’ll do in the big league.

At +175 with BetOnline, a smaller position on Golden Guardians to win isn’t a wrong choice. They’re one of the league’s most consistent teams, and the way they’ve been playing lately, GG have a realistic chance to upset Cloud9.

Golden Guardians to win


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