LCK free betting tips
by Ciaran Jackman in
eSport Betting Predictions

The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Summer split will continue on Thursday with four more teams playing their opening fixtures for the regular season. Below you will find ESB’s free preview and best bets for Kwangdong Freecs vs DRX and BRION vs Nongshim RedForce.


Best Odds: KF -175.44 at BetOnline | DRX +125 at BetOnline
When: June 8, 2023 | 17:00 KST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Kwangdong Freecs are coming off another poor performance during the LCK Spring split, finishing seventh for the second-straight split in a row. Having achieved a fourth-place finish and semifinal exit from the LCK Spring 2022 split, the Freecs are now in a rebuilding phase. Their opening series of LCK Summer 2023 is very winnable, as they defeated DRX 2-1 at the back end of the spring split.

DRX went from LoL Worlds champions in 2022 to struggling to win series in the LCK after they lost four of their championship-winning players at the end of last year. The team finished in second-last place after recording only three series wins during the spring split. There isn’t a lot of hope surrounding DRX going into the LCK Summer split, and we expect them to struggle to put wins together once again.

From the two meetings last split, both Kwandong Freecs and DRX claimed one series each, so we are going with the overs in the total maps market with BetOnline.

Over 2.5 total maps



Best Odds: BRION -227.27 at BetOnline | NS +162 at BetOnline
When: June 8, 2023 | 19:30 KST
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BRION started the LCK Spring split with two straight wins in the opening week; however, those results represented half of the wins that they achieved for the whole nine-week split, as they finished the regular season in eighth place with a 4-14 record. They will kick off their summer split with a matchup against fellow strugglers Nongshim RedForce – the same team they defeated 2-0 in the opening week of the spring split.

BRION are another team that made wholesale changes to their roster, adding five new players at the end of 2022. The new squad was good enough to defeat the bottom teams, but they lacked the quality to match it with the best.

This will be only the fifth split that this Nongshim RedForce roster has competed in, with their best finish a fourth-placing in LCK Summer 2021. Since that result, Nongshim haven’t made the playoffs or finished higher than eighth on the table. After winning two series during the spring, it is hard to see a similar roster achieving many more wins in what appears to be a much tougher Korean league this split.

It is hard to tip either team to come out and win their opening series; however, as most esports betting sites are offering us even money for the over 2.5 maps market, we must take it.

Over 2.5 total maps


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