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Day three of the LoL Worlds 2022 knockout stage will feature the bookmakers’ favourites, Gen.G, taking on Group B’s second-place finisher, DWG KIA. Also, the LCK play-in qualifiers and tournament surprise packet, DRX, will battle with the reigning world champions, EDward Gaming, in the second series of the day. Below are ESB’s best bets for Saturday’s clashes.


Best Odds: Gen.G -400 at BetOnline | DWG KIA +275 at BetOnline
When: October 22, 2022 | 17:00 EDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Gen.G started off their LoL Worlds 2022 campaign slow after being defeated by Royal Never Give Up, in what seems to be the wake-up call they needed. Since that first game, the LCK champions have gone on to beat 100 Thieves, CFO and RNG twice on their way to taking the first seed in Group D. This Gen.G roster has stars in every single lane when they take to the Summoner’s Rift, and there is no exception when you talk about the mid-laner and jungler. Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon in the mid-lane has been outstanding at Worlds 2022, recording the fourth-best average KDA at the tournament (12.8), while Gen.G’s jungler, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, has recorded the second-best average KDA (16.2).

The team that finished second in Group B behind JD Gaming, DWG KIA, will be looking to carry their good form out of the group stage. The only team that has beaten DWG KIA is JD Gaming, even though DWG KIA did beat JDG in their first meeting. Some consider the third game between JD Gaming and DWG KIA in the group stage to be the best match we have witnessed at these Worlds, and given that, we should see a good series here. This series could be the battle of the mid-laners, with Heo “ShowMaker” Su owning the fifth-best average KDA of 11.5, which gives us every indication that his clash with Chovy could be one to keep our eyes on.

Throughout the LCK Summer split, DWG KIA and Gen.G played out two three-map series, with both being very close, but Gen.G came out victorious on both occasions. This series will be a tight one, and even though the bookies have Gen.G winning this comfortably, we don’t see it that way. We are going to have our money on the over 4.5 in the total maps market with BetOnline at +225.

Over 4.5 total maps



Best Odds: DRX +137 at BetOnline | EDward Gaming -188.68 at BetOnline
When: October 23, 2022 | 17:00 EDT
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Coming out of the play-in tournament, DRX have been ultra-impressive considering there weren’t many people that expected them to get out of Group C, let alone finish in the first seed. After dominating the play-in tournament and finishing undefeated there, they came into the group stage of Worlds 2022 with an abundance of confidence and they played like so through their six games in Group C. There is no standout performer in terms of average KDA or high kills for DRX, but the whole roster plays on such a high level that you can’t afford to lose focus on any of the players on the DRX team. The consistency of DRX through their play-in campaign and into their group stage performance is what holds them in good stead for this matchup with the defending champions.

The defending League of Legends world champions, EDward Gaming, have looked anything but themselves since winning LoL Worlds 2021, finishing seventh-eighth in the 2022 LPL Spring split and third in the LPL Summer split. However, there have been some glimpses of their best form that took them all the way in this tournament just a year ago, but the consistency just isn’t there from this EDG roster, unlike their next opponents. If EDG turn up and play a high level of League of Legends, this series could be a very, very good one for the LPL representatives. There will be a fine line between them winning this series and losing it.

DRX and EDG are two teams that struggled to perform in their respective Spring and Summer splits, but these teams just seem to find another gear when it comes to competing in an international tournament. There isn’t much separating them and we think this series be going the distance, so we will be taking the overs in the total maps market.

Over 4.5 total maps


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