Top eSports have qualified for the LoL Worlds 2022
by Ciaran Jackman in
eSport Betting Predictions

The League of Legends World Championship will continue on to the second day of group stage play this Saturday as three more teams commence their respective campaigns. Below are ESB’s picks for Rogue vs DRX, Cloud9 vs EDward Gaming and Top Esports vs GAM Esports, with odds from the best esports betting sites.


Best Odds: Rogue +162 at BetOnline | DRX -227.27 at BetOnline
When: October 8, 2022 | 19:00 EDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

The LEC Summer champions, Rogue, will be kicking off their LoL Worlds 2022 campaign as the underdogs against the first play-in qualifier, DRX, who were dominant in the play-in coming out of the LCK.

This will be Rogue’s third trip to the League of Legends World Championship since their creation in 2019, with many people believing they are the top EU team at the tournament. Rogue finished third in the regular season behind G2 Esports and MAD Lions, and in the playoffs they lost to G2 Esports to put themselves in the lower bracket. However, they won their way through to the grand final against G2 again, where they destroyed them 3-0. Rogue will have brought a lot of confidence to Worlds 2022 and they will be expecting to go deep if they can beat DRX in this game.

DRX flew under the radar behind Gen.G, T1 and DAMWON Gaming, when they qualified for Worlds, but they have shown through their play-in dominance they aren’t here to make up the numbers. DRX only finished seventh in the LCK Summer split but since the start of the regional finals they have been outstanding, finishing second to qualify for the play-in stage at Worlds. During the play-ins, DRX were by far the best team. Dismantling MAD Lions and Royal Never Give Up on their way to a 5-0 record and earning direct qualification into Group C.

DRX will be confident that they can get out of Group C as the second spot is definitely up for grabs between them and Rogue. This series will be a lot closer than the bookmakers have got it, so we will be betting in the total kills market.

Over 24.5 total kills



Best Odds: Cloud9 +300 at BetOnline | EDward Gaming -454.55 at BetOnline
When: October 8, 2022 | 21:00 EDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Cloud9 from the LCS will take on EDward Gaming from the LPL in what will be their second group stage matches in what some consider to be the ‘group of death’.

Cloud9 are the top seeded LCS team at Worlds 2022 after they took out the LCS Championship by beating 100 Thieves 3-0 in the grand final. C9 will be up against it in this match against EDward Gaming as they are the reigning LoL World champions and historically the LCS teams have struggled against LPL teams in most international tournaments.

EDward Gaming are coming off a decent LPL Summer split, where they finished fifth at the end of the regular season ending with an 11-5 record. During the playoffs EDward Gaming were very impressive, beating RNG and LNG Esports on their way to a lower-bracket final exit at the hands of Top Esports, 0-3. Even though EDward Gaming aren’t the best LPL team at Worlds this year, they shouldn’t be taken lightly by anyone. After all, they are the reigning world champions.

Both Cloud9 and EDward Gaming are high-kill teams, so we will be taking the overs in the total kills market with BetOnline.

Over 24.5 total kills



Best Odds: Top Esports -1428.57 at BetOnline | GAM Esports +650 at BetOnline
When: October 8, 2022 | 22:00 EDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Kicking off their League of Legends World Championship run, Top Esports will take on the VCS Summer champions, GAM Esports, in a match that could be very one-sided. The LPL Summer runners-up have opened up as the third favourite to take out Worlds 2022 at +300 with LoL betting sites, whilst GAM Esports are +20000 outsiders.

Top Esports have been ultra-consistent throughout 2022 and finished second in both the LPL Spring and Summer splits, losing to RNG and JD Gaming in both of the grand finals they played in. TES only lost two series throughout the regular season and twice during the playoffs, with three of those four defeats coming against JD Gaming. TES finished in third-fourth place at the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, so they know what is needed to go deep at an international tournament.

GAM Esports have dominated the VCS during 2022, winning both the Spring and Summer splits by beating Saigon Buffalo 3-0 and 3-1 in the respective grand finals. However, GAM Esports look like they will be one of the teams who will be making up the numbers at Worlds 2022, as they don’t seem to be playing at a similar level to the top-tier regions.

Top Esports will win this match. But at -1428.57 with BetOnline, we cannot suggest betting on them, so we will be taking them at the kills handicap.

Top Esports -11.5 kills


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