London Spitfire took home the top prize at the first ever Overwatch League Playoffs. Spitfire entered the tournament ranked behind both L.A. Valiant and L.A. Gladiators, Boston Uprising, and the top seed in the Playoffs, New York Excelsior.
How did London Spitfire do it? Let’s be honest, the team’s backers, Cloud 9, know a thing or two about winning. Cloud 9 is a company financed by Golden State Warriors co-owner Chamath Palihapitiya. The great Joe Montana is also a backer.
So, pretty much a champion in both the NBA and the NFL just took down the top prize at the first every Overwatch League Playoffs. Anybody who doesn’t believe the “Sport” part of eSports has no idea what they’re talking about.
Check out a couple of eSports betting picks for Tuesday, July 31!
Top eSports Betting Picks for Tuesday, July 31
With Pirean taking over in the mid lane, SKT pulled off a critical victory against its World Championship rival Gen.G:https://t.co/nokVmyVODf
JAGW +513 vs Griffin -813
In Jin Air Green Wings (JAGW) last battle, SK Telecom T1 beat them rather handily 2:0. SK Telecom T1 then took the victory and parlayed it into a 2:1 win over Gen.G. What that tells us is that SK Telecom T1 is on fire right now.
Does that mean JAGW could bounce back with a crazy upset win over Griffin? Probably not because JAGW is 3 and 11 in Lol Champions Korea while Griffin is 11 and 4. Griffin beat MVP 2 to 0 in their last.
They ended up 0:2 losers to Gen.G before the victory. Going back 3 matches, Griffin beat KingZone Dragon X (KDX) 2:0. It’s difficult to see JAGW sticking with Griffin. Griffin shouldn’t allow Jin Air Green Wings to get close to a game victory in this match.
eSports Betting Pick: Griffin
Hanwha Life+182 vs KingZone Dragon X -232
KDX dominated Afreeca Freecs 2:0 in their last. At 10 and 5, KDX is tied with KT Rolster and Gen.G, a match behind Griffin in the Lol Champions Korea Standings. KingZone Dragon X shouldn’t give Hanwha Life any breathing room in this match on Tuesday.
Hanwha Life isn’t a pushover eSports team, though. They hung with Gen.G, losing 1:2 on July 15. Griffin put a beating on them 2:0 on July 19, but on July 13 they beat SK Telecom T1 by a 2 to 1 score.
Hanwha Life won’t go down without a fight in this match. They’re the team to back because the odds imply they’ve got a shot while they’ve already taken down one of the hottest teams in Champions Korea, SK Telecom T1.
eSports Betting Pick: Hanwha Life
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