Day 2 of the LVP SLO super week kicks off with some great games and even better betting opportunities, as always we have our analyst Kosta breaking down these two games.
KIYF eSports Club vs. Penguins
KIYF’s new roster has been a pleasant surprise at the start of the season, being one of the three teams to share the top spot. Penguins, on the other side, still face the same problems from Spring, and it will be crucial for them to solve these issues before their competition gets too far ahead.
It looks like KIYF were particularly careful when picking their players for the new season, as all of them have been playing well right off the bat. Their macro is on point, and they can comfortably capitalise on single picks as they showed against MAD Lions. Their teamfighting is also good, with the young Czech bot lane showing very promising performances in this aspect. Penguins are as chaotic as they always were, but seem to focus on their ADC Javaaa now as their main carry. Still, they don’t look very convincing, and KIYF probably have a better chance of taking the 2-0.
Chance of winning analysis: 65% KIYF, 25% draw, 10% Penguins
Betting prediction: KIYF eSports Club to win, paying -125 at BetOnline.
Dragons E.C. vs. MAD Lions E.C.
Both teams have disappointed in this early stage compared to the expectations. While MAD are yet to pick up a series win after drawing twice, Dragons are glued to the bottom of the table with a worrying 0-4 record and an even less reassuring playstyle.
MAD Lions seem to have taken a break after the EU Masters, as they look less coherent and make more individual mistakes than we’re used to seeing from them. Crownshot wasn’t very impactful in the first two weeks, leaving the carry duty to his mid-jungle duo, but his opponent Nixerino hasn’t even been on the team for the past matches and will be playing his first games this season. Even if their starting ADC shows up big time, Dragons will still have to fix a lot of their individual and teamplay issues: everyone is still waiting for a good performance from Sacre, and the team’s problems with mid game teamfighting seem catastrophic when they’re facing quality opponents. MAD Lions are a big favourite here, and unless Dragons do something extraordinary, they should be collecting their first 2-0. (85% MAD, 10% draw, 5% Dragons)
Chance of winning analysis: 85% MAD, 10% draw, 5% Dragons
Betting prediction: MAD Lions E.C. Club to win, paying -277.78 at BetOnline.