It is down to the last four teams in the 2021 League of Legends Championship, with the semi-finals taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
It is a big weekend in the world of eSports with the semi-finals for the 2021 League of Legends Championship taking place on Saturday and Sunday. DAMWON Gaming heads into the week as the favourite to win their match and the tournament but the competition is fierce, which we cover in our eSports betting preview and predictions.
League of Legends 2021 World Championship Details and Betting Picks
- Start Date: October 5, 2021
- End Date: November 6, 2021
- Total Teams: 22 teams
- Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Prize Pool: $2.25 Million USD
- Tier: Premier
League of Legends Semi-Finals Preview
The semi-finals start on Saturday with T1 and DAMWON Gaming duking it out in a best of five series. Then on Sunday, Edward Gaming and Gen.G battle for the second spot in the finals – which are scheduled for the following Saturday (November 6). The top betting sites are offering excellent eSports odds on the League of Legend semi-finals and the outright tournament winner!
T1 vs. DAMWON Gaming Betting Preview – DAMWON Gaming Primed for Finals Appearance
DAMWON Gaming is the favourite to win the tournament and favoured to beat a tough T1 squad in the first semi-finals. DAMWON Gaming has a lengthy history of success against T1 – although T1 did end their losing streak to DAMWON Gaming with a 2-1 series win during the LCK Summer 2021.
T1 is tough and is getting better against DAMWON. Still, they are underdogs for a reason. There is a better strategy betting on T1, which we cover in our tournament winner following our eSports betting predictions on the semi-finals. Stick with the favourites here to win the series.
Edward Gaming vs. Gen.G Betting Preview – Great Underdog Value on Gen.G
Gen.G and Edward Gaming square off for the first time on Sunday – with the winner going to the 2021 LOL World Championships. Edward Gaming is the favourite in this match – ranking third in the world compared, to Gen.G who has climbed up to eighth globally.
This match offers a good betting opportunity on the underdog, Gen.G. While Edward Gaming is ranked higher and is more accomplished, it is difficult to argue they are playing at peak performance. They lost twice at the end of the Group Stage – but had done well enough to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.
In the quarter-finals they played fine against Royal Never Give Up – although not good enough for us to believe they are that they are better than anyone else left in the tournament.
Gen.G will put up a great fight against Edward Gaming. They will match them well and use their carry to exploit potential holes in Edward Gaming. Take the value on the underdog and bet on Gen.G to make it to the finals on November 6.
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Outright Winner
The best strategy for betting the outright winner of the 2021 League of Leagues World Championship is to hedge against DAMWON Gaming (DWG Kia) by betting on T1 to win the tournament outright.
T1 is a great team, as we covered in our semi-finals preview. They are ranked second in the world – behind only DWG KIA. If they can get through to the finals, they have the chops to take down the winner of the Sunday semi-finals. T1 split meetings with Edward Gaming during the Group Stage of the 2021 LOL World Championships.
Against Gen.G during the LCK Summer 2021, T1 was 3-0 straight up and seven to two in series victories. T1 is the team to ride with to win it outright. It is better to bet on the moneyline for DAWMON Gaming winning the semi-finals and finals (betting each moneyline will get you a better return than betting them outright and taking T1 in the semis).
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