Top eSports betting action this week takes place in Dota 2, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends. The first battle that makes our list is in League of Legends Pro League China. Can LGD take down SN Gaming as a +132 dog? That match occurs on Tuesday, August 14.
The very next day, Afreeca Freecs battles KDX in League of Legends Champions Korea. Afreeca Freecs and KingZone Dragon X are two of the best squads in Lol Champions Korea. The winner moves on to the semifinals. Who takes it?
This is a huge battle because LGD Gaming is at 7-7 after 14 matches while SN (Suning) Gaming is at 8-7 after 15 matches.
There are plenty of reasons to believe the chalk takes it. SN Gaming heads into this battle having beaten two of the very best teams in Lol Pro League China: RNGU (Royal Never Give Up) and JD Gaming.
RNGU is 11-5. They’re currently in third place. SN Gaming beat RNGU 2:0 on August 7. In their next match, SN Gaming took down JD Gaming 2:1 on August 12. JD is 12 and 3 and behind Invictus in the League of Legends Pro League China.
LGD will have a shot versus the chalk. It’s just difficult to see how they beat a team that’s been so hot this past week. Suning Gaming should keep it going on Tuesday. There’s a big chance that SN doesn’t allow LGD to see the third game in the match. SN is on a roll and should keep it going.
Backing the chalk makes sense in this League of Legends battle.
eSports Betting Pick: SN Gaming
Wednesday, August 15
League of Legends Champions Korea
Afreeca Freecs +207 vs KDX -257
Griffin has already punched their ticket to the League of Legends Champions Korea Semifinals. Griffin now awaits the winner of this match on Wednesday between KingZone Dragon X and Afreea Freecs.
KDX has won 6 of their last 7. They beat Afreeca Freecs 2:0 on July 28. They also beat KT Rolster, who’s also in the semifinals on the other side of the bracket, on July 26. But, KDX did lose to Griffin earlier in the season. They also lost to Gen.G, a team that Afreeca Freecs beat 2:1 on July 22. That means Afreeca Freecs has a shot on Wednesday. It’s difficult to pass up the odds even though KingZone Dragon X has been hot.
I’ll back the dog in this all important League of Legends Champions Korea matchup.
eSports Betting Pick: Afreeca Freecs
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