As the calendar continues to turn, the spring season in the League of Legends world draws ever closer to the end. The LOL world is big, with several different regional leagues dotted all across the globe. The LCS is based in North America and is about to head into the final weekend. We have one team, Cloud9, already in the final awaiting the winner of the semi-final, which is set to be played at 4 PM on Saturday, April 18. The winner of that one will head into the big game on Sunday. We are going to take a look at how Cloud9 got to the big game, whilst also previewing the semi-final game between Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest. Let’s get right to the action and find out who has the best League of Legends odds.
eSports Betting: League of Legends LCS April 19th Matches
Evil Geniuses Vs FlyQuest – 4 PM April 18
The playoff setup in the LCS is a little convoluted, but it basically plays out as a double-elimination setup, with a winners and losers bracket coming into play in the early going. EG’s League of Legends teams finished the season in second with an 11-7 record, which put them into the winner’s bracket in the opening round. They easily took care of FlyQuest with a 3-1 win, which put then into a second-round meeting with Cloud9. That one did not go so well, with the top seed beating Evil geniuses 3-1 in the best of 5 series. That, though, was enough to keep them alive in the winner’s bracket, where they will once again face FlyQuest. It was a bit of a rockier road for FlyQuest in the playoffs, as they needed a 3-0 win over Golden Guardians in the loser’s bracket to move on.
Cloud9 and the Spring Final
One of the benefits of winning the league in the regular season, which Cloud9 did with a 17-1 record, is the ability to choose which team to face in the opening round. Cloud9 got to choose between 100 Thieves and FlyQuest for their first game and went with 100 Thieves. The #1 seed blew threw that one with very little in the way of a challenge, winning 3-0 to set up a Round 2 meeting with Evil Geniuses, knowing that a win there would vault them into the final. They took that game 3-1 and now sit and await the winners of the Round 3 matchup.
No matter who makes it in, you have to expect C9’s League of Legends team to win and pick up the $100,000 Grand Prize and the spot in the MSI Play-in. Cloud9 are unbeaten against both the Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest this season, going a combined 5-0 in regular season and the playoffs. I like Evil Geniuses to make the final, but I think it will be Cloud9 who win the LCS Spring Playoffs.