Mybookie’s free esports betting tips for the weekend focus on three League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational fixtures. Check out our best bets and League of Legends odds for Unicorns of Love vs. Royal Never Give Up, DWG KIA vs. DetonatioN FocusMe, and Unicorns of Love vs. Pentanet.GG.
LoL Mid-Season Invitationa 2021 Betting Preview for Saturday, May 8th Matches
Unicorns of Love Vs Royal Never Give Up – 2021 MSI
- When: Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 GMT
Royal Never Give Up travel to Iceland as one of the main favorites to win the trophy. As the reigning Chinese LoL Pro League (LPL), RNG are hailing from a region that has won two out of the last three World Championships, so the expectations are high.
At first glance, RNG only really needs to fear the reigning world champions DWG KIA, as their obstacle en route to the international title. That said, many seem to forget about the underdog teams such as Unicorns of Love.
Being a best-of-one (Bo1) fixture and the first international tournament of the year, this is a perfect scenario for an upset win. And it’s not only the format that makes us believe UoL has a realistic chance to shock RNG, but also the fact that most RNG players have little to no international experience.
Russian teams have long been underestimated at international tournaments, and the 2021 MSI is no exception.
Prediction: Unicorns of Love +9.5 kills
Longshot: Unicorns of Love to win
Unicorns of Love Vs Pentanet.GG – 2021 MSI
- When: Saturday, May 8 – 13:00 GMT
Although we like our underdogs, the quality gap between the Oceanic region and the CIS region is too big for us to believe Pentanet.gg can come out ahead. And it’s not like the Russian region is that strong as much as it’s that the Oceanic is that weak.
With the disbandment of the Oceanic Pro League (OPL), all of the best Oceanic LoL players left for North America, further depriving this region of quality. That’s not to say that Pentanet.gg lack solid individual pieces, but it’s hard to make a case for them against UoL.
The kill line for this match is set at 8.5, which isn’t that high considering how aggressive UoL are.
Prediction: Unicorns of Love -8.5 kills
DWG KIA Vs DetonatioN FocusMe – 2021 MSI
- When: Saturday, May 8 – 15:00 GMT
DetonatioN FocusMe are one of the worst teams at the tournament, whereas DWG KIA are by far the biggest favorites to win it all. In other words, this is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament, and we expect it to play out as such.
In the greater picture, DWG KIA looked slightly better in 2020 – before they won the LoL World Championship – that how they do now, but that’s hardly something to worry about. This is still by far the best Korean LoL team and arguably a massive favorite to win another Worlds title this year.
That might sound like a biased opinion, but DWG KIA field some of the best players in the world for each position. What’s more, they also know how to approach their games to take full advantage of their strengths.
On the other side, we have DetonatioN FocusMe. There is not a lot to be said about this team as they hardly change year after year.
DetonatioN FocusMe has been the main international representative of Japan for the past five years, but they yet to amaze us. While they’re undeniably the best LoL team Japan has to offer, the JLJ isn’t exactly a strong league, which is why DetonatioN FocusMe isn’t expected to achieve much in Iceland.
Being able to bet on DWG KIA to win with at least ten kills to spare is something we can’t pass on. Although they’re not your typical aggressive team, DWG KIA should enjoy enough advantage in lanes to snowball early and win with a large kill margin.
Prediction: DWG KIA -9.5 kills
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