MSI 2023 betting tips
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB brings you free League of Legends betting predictions for the opening games of the Mid-Season Invitational 2023 play-in stage on Tuesday, May 2. Here are our selections for PSG Talon vs DetonatioN FocusMe and G2 Esports vs LOUD, with LoL betting odds courtesy of BetOnline.


Best Odds: PSG -357.14 at BetOnline | DFM +250 at BetOnline
When: May 2, 2023 | 13:00 BST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

PSG Talon and DetonatioN FocusMe will clash in the first match of the Mid-Season Invitational 2023 play-in stage, which will feature a revamped format. And the most important change is no more best-of-one series, which could suggest that we’ll see fewer upsets.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that PSG Talon are guaranteed to win. Even though PSG Talon hail from a stronger region, DetonatioN FocusMe are by far the strongest Japanese LoL team and, overall, a very solid squad.

They have the players to compete on the international stage, and with the return of mid laner Lee “Aria” Ga-eul, DFM look better than ever. The offered LoL betting odds seem to be based more on the idea of how strong the Pacific Championship Series (PCS) is – and even though PCS is strong, the gap between the Pacific region and other minor leagues isn’t as large as it seems.

That, on top of the fact that the blue side is too strong in the current meta suggests that this could be a much closer series than the LoL betting odds suggest. Take over 2.5 maps at even money or better.

Over 2.5 total maps



Best Odds: G2 -357.14 at BetOnline | LOUD +250 at BetOnline
When: May 2, 2023 | 16:00 BST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

G2 Esports are arguably the strongest team from the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC). Even though they’ve not won the LEC Spring title, they’ve shown a lot of good qualities over the season with good meta-read, strong team cohesion, and excellent individual talent.

G2 Esports slipped against MAD Lions in the LEC 2023 Spring Playoffs, but that doesn’t necessarily mean much. Their next opponents, LOUD, are a familiar name from other esports titles, but this will be the first time the Brazilian squad attends the MSI.

LOUD made their international debut at LoL World Championship 2022, where they finished 19th-20th; however, the CBLOL champions have since improved the roster, so their lack of success in October should be taken with a grain of salt. But can the new and improved LOUD stand up to G2?

This looks like a one-sided series on paper, but the blue-side advantage and LOUD’s aggression could make it a bit more interesting. The only way G2 Esports can lose is if they shoot themselves in the foot, but it’s not too crazy to believe that LOUD can win one map.

LOUD +1.5 maps


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