With the League of Legends Worlds now out of the way, there are a number of smaller tournaments taking place around the world, which are offering a number of esports betting opportunities for punters to enjoy. One such tournament is the Tyler1 Championship Series, hosted by popular LoL streamer, Tyler1.
Tyler1 Championship Pre-Tournament Favourites
Although no team from the LoL World’s would be competing in this 16-team North American event, the $50,000 prize pool meant that there would still be a number of strong teams participating for the prize, which will be awarded entirely to the winners of the tournament.
Interest in the tournament was high from bookmakers such as Midnite and bet365 esports, with both of the bookies having Hipgrabbers as their tournament favourites before the action got underway. Both bookies also reckoned punters looking to bet on the esports industry would be tempted by Fraga’s Baby Yoda’s, who were the second favourites.
Other teams that were rated to have a decent chance included Sam’s Yams, Team E Turner, Genius Gang and Tricky Snakes.
Shocks in the Round of 16 and Quarters
Those punters that had backed the favourites Hipgrabbers would have been delighted to see them come through the first round of action defeating Golden Gods Unleashed 2-1 in the opening game.
However, two of the popular choices for esports punters went out at the first hurdle with Sam’s Yams losing their first round match to Full Spectrum, while Tricky Snakes went down to a 2-1 defeat to Genius Gang.
More shocks were to follow in the quarterfinals in the first game when the pre-tournament favourites Hipgrabbers went out to Maryville University in a 2-1 defeat.
Team E Turner however did progress with a 2-0 win over Finals Week, while Fraga’s Baby Yodas defeated Genius Gang in the third quarterfinal while Washed Up And Random, the rank outsiders when the tournament betting was announced, continued their excellent progress with a surprise win over Full Spectrum.
Esports Odds Prove Right in SemiFinals
The bookmakers had Team E Turner and Fraga’s Baby Yoda’s as the clear favourites in the semifinals and once again, the esports bookmakers had their fingers on the pulse of the tournament as both the favourites progressed into the final.
Team E Turner ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Maryville University, while Fraga’s Baby Yoda’s confirmed their place in the final also coming out 2-0 winners in their game with Washed Up and Random.
Date and Time of the TCS Final
The winner-takes-all final will be held on Saturday 21st December at 20:00 CET.
Bookies appear to favour Fraga’s Baby Yoda’s as the team to win the event, although given the performances of Team E Turner, it is likely that the betting odds on offer for both teams should be relatively even.