S2V ESPORTS VS G2 ARCTIC LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BETTING & MATCH DETAILS
|LoL Betting Odds:||S2V +137 at BetOnline | Arctic -188.68 at BetOnline|
|When:||February 17, 2020 at 21:00 CET|
|Watch Live:||Lolesports, Twitch|
S2V ESPORTS VS G2 ARCTIC SLO SPRING SEASON BETTING PREVIEW
S2V Esports and G2 Arctic will lock horns on day one of Week 5 at SuperLiga Orange (SLO) on Monday, February 17.
G2 Arctic enter Week 5 of the 2020 SLO Spring Split with a 4-4 record next to their name. While they are sitting comfortably in the middle of the standings, the expectations on Arctic are quite high given their connection to LoL European Championship juggernauts G2 Esports.
G2 Arctic won their opening SLO fixture against Movistar Riders but lost to MAD Lions Madrid, UCAM Esports Club and Vodafone Giants Spain. Luis “Aesenar” Calderón and his squad found their footing in round five when they bested eMonkeyz, to which they added a convincing win against x6tence. In last two rounds, which took place last week, G2 Arctic lost to BCN Squad and defeated Team Questo.
Since forming in January, Arctic have made only one notable roster change. Alejandro “Carbono” González Julián left the team at the start of February and joined eMonkeyz, while Nasser “Nasser” Rifai stepped up from the S2V Academy. G2 Arctic are 2-1 since Nasser’s arrival, which is a positive sign, with the new jungler averaging 3.43 KDA, 4.57 CSPM and 66.7% KPAR over those three games.
S2V Esports would have hoped for a better start of the season, seeing how they are sitting eighth in the league with a 2-6 record. While the playoffs dream is still alive for Ramón “Naruterador” Meseguer Fructuoso and company, they have a long road ahead of them.
S2V lost to MAD Lions Madrid, UCAM Esports Club and Team Questo in their opening three fixtures of the season. They managed to bounce back with two consecutive wins against BCN Squad and x6tence, but they failed to deliver against Movistar Riders, eMonkeyz and most recently against Vodafone Giants.
On a streak of three consecutive defeats, it is hard to be overly optimistic about S2V’s chances to upset G2 Arctic – especially if we take into account that two of their former members, Óscar “Oscarinin” Muñoz and Sergio “FeeNiixZ” García, are now playing for Arctic.
S2V ESPORTS VS G2 ARCTIC SLO SPRING SEASON BETTING PREDICTIONS
Neither of the sides have impressed with their performances this split, yet it is safe to say S2V are in a much worse position than their adversaries. The only two teams they have managed to defeat are BNC Squad and x6tence, who can hardly be regarded among the strongest Spanish squads. What’s more, S2V lost to eMonkeyz, who are arguably the weakest team in the league.
G2 Arctic have improved since they signed Nasser, and while his arrival alone will not be enough to catapult them to the top of the league standings, it is safe to assume this squad will be competitive throughout the split.
As a best-of-one (Bo1) fixture, an upset is not entirely out of the question. In most cases, unexpected results in LoL esports come after the underdogs out-draft their opponents, but we don’t believe that will happen here.
S2V have not shown anything that would make us believe they can cause problems for G2 Arctic. What’s more, Arctic have two former S2V members in their ranks, and that alone should give them an edge. Furthermore, S2V’s top laner Markus “Acidy” Käpp and jungler Óscar “Nyx” Ruiz Vargas are two of the worst performing players in the league.
G2 Arctic to win