It doesn’t matter what sport you talk about, there is just something extra special about the playoffs. The knowledge that the next game could be your last until the new season begins delivers a level of tension that you just don’t see in the regular season. It’s very much the same in eSports, with a lot of money on the line once the playoffs arrive. We are just about at that point in the LCK, which is the Korean league in the League of Legends world. Thursday, April 16 will see the final two games of the regular season played, after which the top 5 teams in the LCK will enter into a King of the Hill single elimination bracket. Each of the 5 teams will get guaranteed money for reaching this stage of the season, but the 100 million Won that goes to the winner is a he prize, as is the entry into the MSI Main Event Tournament, which is also given to the winner. Before we get to all of that, though, we do have to play the final two games of the season, so let’s check those out with their corresponding League of Legends Odds.
eSports Betting: League of Legends LCK April 16 Matches
Griffin (+136) Vs Hanwha Life Esports (-200) – 4 AM EST Start
This is the epitome of a meaningless game, as neither one of these teams are going to be involved in the LCK Spring Playoffs. Griffin have had a terrible season and are sitting dead last with a 4-13 record. This is all the more surprising when you consider that they are coming off a very strong year in 2019. They finished 15-3 last spring and ended up losing in the final, before going 13-5 in the summer tournament and once again finishing as the runner-up. That led many to believe that they would challenge again this year, but they were poor right from the off this season. The 6-11 record that Hanwha have this season is a little more expected, as they failed to make the playoffs in the spring and summer tournaments in 2019, going 9-9 and 5-13, respectively. I am going to go with a bit of a longshot here and take Griffin to win the best of 3.
DragonX (-588) Vs APK Prince (+338) – 7 AM EST
One of the top seeds heading into the playoffs will be Dragon X, and while they are sitting at 13-4 at the moment, they may need to settle for 3rd in the tiebreaker with the two teams currently ahead of them. Still, there is a very good reason for them to try and finish the season strong and try to get the best possible footing available. They are certainly on a good run of form, winning 6 in a row ahead of this one. After a good year in 2019, APK Prince have taken a step backward and come into this matchup with a season record of 6-11, although they are coming off a win in their last game. Still, it was DragonX who won the earlier meeting with APK this season, so look for them to make it 2 for 2.