There were not many surprises in Group B on day one of the League of Legends World Championship play-in stage, but there are three more fixtures left to be played before the final score is set in stone.
Just like for Group A, round two fixtures for Group B will take place on Friday, October 4, featuring a rematch of all three fixtures already played on Wednesday.
Splyce and Isurus will hope they can recreate what they showed in the first round of games, whereas DetonatioN FocusMe will need to dig themselves out of the hole they have found themselves in.
DetonatioN FocusMe 0-1 Splyce
DetonatioN FocusMe 0-1 Isurus Gaming
Splyce 1-0 Isurus Gaming
Splyce vs DetonatioN FocusMe
Friday, October 4 – 13:00 CEST
Splyce – -909.09
Splyce outclassed everyone on day one, and we can’t imagine that changing two days later.
Their dominance showed early in their fixture against DetonatioN FocusMe, with Splyce claiming the first tower bonus gold just 13 minutes in.
DetonatioN FocusMe – +515
We did not trust the Japanese side to deliver on day one, and we can rest assured that our decision proved to be the correct one.
They were no match for Splyce in their first game and should not produce anything remarkable against the same opponent two days later.
Prediction: Map time under 31 min – -113.64 at BetOnline
Upsets are not uncommon in best-of-one (Bo1) fixtures, but the difference in quality here is so immense that a shock result is out of the question.
DetonatioN FocusMe should come out with all guns blazing, as they have nothing to lose and a lot to gain if they somehow defeat Splyce.
Their aggression will most likely backfire, which should result in a quick win for Splyce.
Isurus Gaming vs DetonatioN FocusMe
Friday, October 4 – 15:00 CEST
Isurus Gaming – -192.31
Isurus Gaming’s clash with DetonatioN FocusMe on day one was not a particularly bloody affair; instead, it came down to the late game and some poor decision-making.
We were, however, a bit concerned with Isurus and their inability to turn their accumulated lead into an early win, which is a sign of a team that can easily throw any match.
DetonatioN FocusMe – +148
DetonatioN FocusMe were not having a good time on Wednesday, but there were some small bright spots in their performances.
Against Isurus, the LJL champions showed they can team fight, and if they got off to a stronger start in their first meeting, we could imagine DetonatioN FocusMe coming out ahead.
Prediction: DetonatioN FocusMe to win – Best odds at BetOnline
Isurus have shown they are the stronger side, but there were too many small mistakes on Wednesday for us to believe they can consistently defeat DetonatioN FocusMe.
The odds are heavily stacked in favour of the Chilean outfit, which in our eyes overrates them.
We are not denying Isurus can win their second fixture against DetonatioN FocusMe, but at the same time, we also believe the DFM can upset them on Friday.
Isurus Gaming vs Splyce
Friday, October 4 – 17:00 CEST
Isurus Gaming – +479
Isurus might sit on the verge of entering round two of play-ins, but we can’t forget they were completely crushed by Splyce on Wednesday.
The Chileans were outclassed in all aspects of the game and there was simply nothing they could have done to avoid losing to Splyce.
Splyce – -769.23
This is a must-win game for Splyce, who should already hold a ticket for round two by the time this fixture starts.
While there is a high possibility Splyce will be guaranteed a spot in the final eight, we can’t imagine them taking this match lightly.
Prediction: Splyce to win – Best odds at BetOnline
Splyce defeated Isurus once and they will do it again. The only question needing an answer is: how dominant will Splyce be?