The 2022 League of Legends World Championship enter the knockout stage with only eight teams left in the tournament. From now on all contests will be best-of-five series, showcasing the best teams over five maps for punters and viewers. Below you will find eSportBet.com’s best bets for the first two quarter-finals, JD Gaming vs Rogue and T1 vs Royal Never Give Up.
JD GAMING vs ROGUE LoL BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Best Odds:||JD Gaming -1250 at BetOnline | Rogue +600 at BetOnline|
|When:||October 20, 2022 | 17:00 EDT|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
The first quarter-final for the knockout stage sees the LEC’s last remaining representative, Rogue, taking on the second favourite to win LoL Worlds 2022, JD Gaming.
JD Gaming were one of the standout teams throughout the LoL Worlds group stage, finishing on top of Group B with a 6-1 record, with their only defeat coming at the hands of DWG KIA. Even though none of the JD Gaming players ranked in the top five for KDA throughout the tournament, the team itself has been outstanding as they have dominated just about all of their games in the group stage. The reigning LPL champions have taken their hot form to New York with them and they have kept on rolling. If any team is going to beat JD Gaming towards the back end of Worlds 2022, they are going to have to find a way to dominate the game early like DWG KIA did in their only defeat to date.
After Rogue found themselves in Group C with LPL powerhouse, Top Esports, and the dominant play-in winners, DRX, it would have had LEC supporters very worried at the start of the group stage. However, there was no need for worry as Rogue flew out of the blocks in group play as they won their first four matches, defeating every team in the group whilst sewing up a knockout spot early on the second-last day of the group stage. Rogue will be massive outsiders in this series against JD Gaming, and it could be the end of Rogue’s run Worlds 2022.
We think that JD Gaming will be winning this series against Rogue, but there is no value in taking them at the moneyline; therefore, we will be betting on the correct score of 3-1 to the favourites.
JD Gaming 3-1
T1 vs ROYAL NEVER GIVE UP LoL BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|Best Odds:||T1 -250 at BetOnline | Royal Never Give Up +175 at BetOnline|
|When:||October 21, 2022 | 17:00 EDT|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
The second quarter-final of the LoL Worlds knockout stage will feature three-time world champions T1 and the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational champions, Royal Never Give Up, as they lock horns for the first time since the grand final of the 2022 MSI tournament.
T1 had many doubters as they entered LoL Worlds 2022 after the three-time world champions were dismantled by Gen.G in the 2022 LCK Summer grand final. After that loss to Gen.G, many believed that the T1 roster was no longer the best team in the LCK, but it seems as though no one told T1. They have been dominant at Worlds 2022, finishing on top of Group A with a 5-1 record. They have played most of their games through their bottom lane, with both Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong (AD carry) and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok (support) recording two of the top three best KDA’s for the group stage.
The same could be said for Royal Never Give Up, after they could only manage fifth-sixth place in the LPL Summer split and they had to qualify for Worlds through the LPL Regional Finals and the play-in stage. However, much like their opponents in this series, T1, the RNG roster must not have been told that they weren’t supposed to go deep at this year’s edition of Worlds. The AD carry for RNG, Chen “GALA” Wei, has been on another level at Worlds 2022, as he is out to make amends for his poor performance at his Worlds debut in 2021.
This series will be a battle of the sleeping giants, with T1 and RNG set to give us another five-map thriller as both teams look to lock in a semi-final date with JD Gaming or Rogue. Over 4.5 maps with BetOnline is currently at +175, which is massive overs, so that is where we will be playing for this series.
Over 4.5 total maps