After a long offseason League of Legends fans are ready to get back into the fray with professional games starting on Saturday. A new ranked season begins on Friday, but the highlight of this weekend is the resumption of the LPL. This is the region that has produced two of the last three world champions and is once again expected to provide the top seeds for the Worlds.
TOP Esports Start with the First Chance to Win the Spring Split
Esports specialists have already published the odds for the outright winners and not surprisingly, TOP Esports is viewed as the heavy favorite In spite of their untimely elimination from Worlds at the hands of Suning Gaming, they have the strongest roster. Behind the team of talented and experienced players, TOP is expected to dominate the Spring Split and qualify for the playoffs without breaking a sweat. At the time of writing, the best odds available on TOP Esports to win the split are 2.40 offered by Unikrn.
FunPlus Phoenix and Invictus Gaming to bounce back in 2021
Although FunPlus Phoenix and Invictus Gaming were crowned world champions in 2019 and 2018 respectively, both teams have had a lackluster last season. Both will be looking to bounce back after missing out on Worlds 2020. In spite of operating a few changes to their starting rosters, these two teams are once again among the favorites to win their region. They are tied for second place with odds of 5.00 at Luckbox which is a spectacular value given their experience and track record. Closely behind is JD Gaming, the team with the most remarkable surge in recent years, which gets odds of 5.50 at the same e-sports book.
Team WE and Suning Gaming can do it again
Suning Gaming were the dark horses at Worlds last year and they exceeded all expectations by winning Group A ahead of G2 Esports. They sent TOP Esports home in one of the biggest upsets of the event but were simply not strong enough to defeat Dawmon in the final. They have the quality, confidence and now the experience needed to win the Spring Split and they get terrific odds of 15.00 at GG.bet.
Team WE is the other team to watch in 2021, after their stellar performance in the Demacia Cup. Granted they were not strong enough to win the competition, their performance left nothing to be desired. This team has the perfect mix of experience, enthusiasm, and hunger that is needed to prevail in the LPL. Compared to the odds offered tfor Suning Gaming, they only get 9.00 to win the Spring Split.