G2 Esports and Misfits Gaming will lock horns in the upper bracket of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) 2022 Summer Playoffs on Saturday, August 27. Here are our selections for the encounter, with betting odds courtesy of BetOnline.
G2 Esports vs Misfits Gaming LoL BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Best Odds:||G2 Esports -454.55 at BetOnline | Misfits Gaming +300 at BetOnline|
|When:||August 27, 2022 | 17:00 CEST|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
Misfits Gaming have done enough to finish the season in fourth place, just two wins short of catching up with G2 Esports and MAD Lions at the top of the standings. But while Misfits Gaming have ended the LEC 2022 Summer regular season with a solid 10-8 record, their numbers don’t tell the whole story.
With all due respect, Misfits Gaming might be the weakest team in the LEC playoffs and undeniably the weakest team in the upper bracket. Misfits lack the star power of G2, MAD Lions, Rogue, Fnatic, and even Excel, and their approach to the game is seriously flawed.
People continue to praise jungler Nikolay “Zanzarah” Akatov as a saviour of Misfits and a player that will lead the organisation to glory, but he hasn’t brought much to the roster. He might have made opposing teams wary of his unorthodox picks and waste bans on his favourite champions, although it’s not like that’s necessary.
Moreover, Misfits Gaming are the same team they were last season – they keep relying on Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié to do all the heavy lifting, which won’t fly in a best-of-five series. And besides all that, MSF’s approach to the game is odd, with strange reset timing, suboptimal Heral setup, and bad map movement.
Misfits Gaming have overachieved in the latter stages of the regular season, and based on what we’ve seen from them, they’re easy to beat. As long G2 Esports shut down Vetheo, ban Yuumi, and punish MSF’s mistakes, they should come out ahead. Knowing that G2 Esports are far more organised and have the players in the right positions to achieve just that, there’s a good chance this series ends in three maps.
G2 Esports -2.5 maps