by Ciaran Jackman in
eSport Betting Predictions


Best Odds: T1 -400 at BetOnline | DRX +300 at BetOnline
When: November 5, 2022 | 17:00 PDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

The 2022 League of Legends World Championship will end on Saturday with an all-Korean grand final as T1 take on DRX in a best-of-five series to decide the winner of the tournament.

It sets up to be one of the best grand finals at a World Championship in some time. Both T1 and DRX had to come from behind in their semi-finals, with both teams going down 0-1 before winning the next three maps to run out 3-1 winners over JD Gaming and Gen.G, respectively.

T1 will be back in an LoL World Championship grand final for the first time since losing in the 2017 Worlds decider to Samsung Galaxy. This team is stacked with talent, and star AD carry Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong has been the best player at this tournament by a long way.

Gumayusi has compiled a massive 10.7 KDA as well as 86 kills, while his bottom-lane partner, Ryu “Keria” Min-seok, has recorded the best KDA (11.4) for the 2022 LoL World Championship. This bottom lane for T1 is firing on all cylinders and doesn’t look like slowing down. However, if T1 want to take out this year’s Worlds, their star pair will need some more help from the rest of the team.

DRX will be competing in their first-ever LoL World Championship grand final. Since the introduction of the play-in stage at Worlds 2017, no team that has qualified through the play-ins has made the grand final, let alone won the championship, so DRX will be out to break another record this weekend.

DRX defeated the reigning world champions, EDward Gaming, in the quarter-finals and this year’s tournament favourite, Gen.G, in the semis. DRX mid-laner Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo has been outstanding in the playoffs, recording a massive 9.1 KDA against EDG and another impressive 6.5 KDA against Gen.G. Zeka will have his hands full on Saturday, though, with one of the greatest mid-laners to grace the Summoner’s Rift, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok from T1, ready to do battle with him.

Whoever wins the 2022 LoL World Championship will create history. T1 would become the only team ever to win four LoL World Championships, and DRX would be the first team to win the title after qualifying through the play-in tournament.

DRX have surprised everyone throughout this tournament by beating two of the tournament favourites on their way to the grand final. T1 are deserving favourites nonetheless, although we don’t think they will win it by much.

DRX +1.5 maps


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