It’s that time of the year once again when the Rocket League Championship will decide its winner.
The Season 8 Finals start this week and the best six teams will advance to the playoffs on December 15th. A guaranteed prize pool of nearly $530,000 will make their efforts worthwhile and present punters with ample esports betting opportunities.
The esports odds are already available for the outright winner and punters will also be able to place live bets on the RLCS starting on December 13.
NRG Esports and Team Reciprocity are the Top Seeds
The Rocket League Championship Series Season 8 is the second ELCS event of this year and its winners will be decided in Madrid this weekend. Palacio Vistalegre will be the gracious host for the event which has the group stage scheduled for December 13th-14th. All the matched are played in a best-of-five format at this stage and the winner of the group will advance straight to the semifinals.
NRG Esports is currently the main favourite to win the Rocket League Championship Series Season 8, with odds of 3/1 at ArcaneBet. They have the advantage of a slightly easier group and they play the first match straight in the Winners’ Semifinals. The other team to skip the quarterfinals is Renault Vitality, priced at 5/1 to win the esports tournament and a strong contender for a playoffs berth.
Team Reciprocity is the second most likely team to prevail, with odds of 7/2 and they are worth considering after a strong season in Europe. Their path in the group stage is likely to cross Pittsburgh Knights, the second seed from the US. This team has a veteran roster and the highest odds of all those to play in the Winners’ Semifinals, currently priced at 8/1.
Keep an Eye on Dignitas at the RLCS Finals
Team Dignitas is the fourth seed from Europe, but one of the teams we like the best to win the Rocket League Championship Series Season 8 Finals. Bookmakers seem to agree with our assumption as well, as Rivalry prices Dignitas at 5/1.
That’s in spite of them having to play in the Group B quarterfinals first, before taking on Pittsburgh Knights in the semifinals. A victory at this point will mean a great deal, as it will likely set them on a path to face Veloce Sport in the playoffs, a team they’ve recently dominated.
All 12 participating teams will be financially compensated, but the big payouts are reserved to those who secure a place on the podium. There will be no deciding match for 3rd place and the teams eliminated in the semifinals will receive $40,000 each. The runners up will receive $120,000, while the lion’s share worth $200,000 will go to the winner.
We believe that Dignitas should at least finish on the podium and that it is worth backing them at medium stakes each time they play against one of the main favourites.
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