We have got another set of League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) fixtures on the schedule for this Saturday between eight North American LoL teams. The opening match of the day will kick off with Golden Guardians and Team SoloMid, followed by an exciting clash between FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matches so you can make your bets against their League of Legends odds.
League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2020 Summer Split – July 4 matches
Golden Guardians vs Team SoloMid – Saturday, July 4- 13:00 PST
After picking up a win against FlyQuest last Sunday, Golden Guardians have proven to the world they are not as bad as they were portrayed to be, but we are not sold on their supposed quality just yet. If they manage to convincingly take down TSM this Saturday, we will change our view of this team, but in all honesty, we don’t expect to see that result.
TSM have had a few questionable performances during this split, but it’s clear this team is improving with each passing week. Last week they took down Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves, which should serve as a morale boost heading into this game.
Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng are both in great form for TSM and if they can enter this match with the same fire they have shown in Week 3, TSM should have this one in the bag with ease.
Prediction: Team SoloMid to win
100 Thieves vs Dignitas – Saturday, July 4- 14:00 PST
Although 100 Thieves are not a team we expect to contest the top spots in LCS 2020 Summer, they are still miles better than Dignitas, who are arguably the weakest or at least the second-weakest team in the league.
The problem with Dignitas is that they don’t have a proper carry, whereas 100 Thieves have Sun “Cody Sun” Li-Yu and Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho at their disposal. It’s worth noting that Dignitas can have their flashes of greatness as seen in the early-mid game against Evil Geniuses last week, but they tend to fall apart once the game enters late game.
Dignitas have no real leader, weak team-fighting and no star players and until they fix at least one of those issues, any bet against them is a good bet. It’s also worth noting that 100 Thieves freshened up their roster ahead of LCS Summer Week 4, which is a positive in our book.
Prediction: 100 Thieves to win
FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses – Saturday, July 4- 15:00 PST
FlyQuest have produced a mixed bag of results so far this split. They lost to Cloud9 and Golden Guardians but managed to defeat Immortals, Dignitas, TSM and CLG. The problem with those results is that FlyQuest have yet to show anything remarkable. Their win over Immortals, Dignitas and CLG is nothing praiseworthy, while their triumph over TSM is not too impressive, given that TSM had a terrible draft that day.
As for Evil Geniuses, they have defeated 100 Thieves, CLG, Team Liquid and Dignitas, but lost to Cloud9 and TSM. Overall. Evil Geniuses have looked far more stable with their performances and while we had expected a bit more from them in their clash against TSM, the said match was just one of those fixtures, where Jiizuke and Svenskeren had an off day.
People are hyping FlyQuest too much, likely due to their grand finals appearance in the LCS 2020 Spring. This team is nothing special and until they show a bit more, FlyQuest will be nothing more than gatekeepers of LCS. Bet on EG to win.
Prediction: Evil Geniuses to win
Team Liquid vs Immortals – Saturday, July 4- 16:00 PST
As much as we would like believe Immortals are now a solid team after they completely rebuilt their roster with academy players, this team just can’t stack up with Team Liquid. That is not to say Team Liquid are the strongest team in the league, but the individual quality this team has is far above that of Immortals.
The jungle matchup will be the most exciting to watch, featuring veteran Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and EU import Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, who stole Xmithie’s job when Liquid signed him. It’s hard to say who of the two is better, but in the end, it does not matter as much. Even if Xmithie gets ahead of Broxah, his lead won’t mean anything if his teammates fail to show up in their lanes.
This could be a close match and perhaps Immortals can even grab an early lead with some unique and unorthodox tactics, but in the mid-late game, Liquid should regain the control of the game and claim their fifth win of the season.
Prediction: Team Liquid to win