Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matches for this weekend of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split, so you can make your bets against their League of Legends odds.
League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer – June 27 matches
100 Thieves vs Counter Logic Gaming – Saturday, June 27 – 13:00 PST
After a tough start of the season, 100 Thieves finally picked up their first win of the split last Sunday, when they stomped Immortals and with that improved their record which now shows 1-3. CLG, on the other side, managed a fairly impressive 3-1 record in the opening two weeks, but that does not necessarily mean they’re the stronger team.
While CLG played Immortals (1-0), Golden Guardians (1-0), Dignitas (1-0) and Evil Geniuses (0-1), 100 Thieves were put against Evil Geniuses (0-1), Cloud9 (0-1) and Team Liquid (0-1), all of whom are objectively some of the strongest teams in the league.
Quality-wise, 100 Thieves are a much better team. While CLG might get ahead early, they will struggle against 100T’s ADC CodySun and top laner Ssumday, who are both playing exceptionally well and should give their team the needed edge to come out ahead.
Prediction: 100 Thieves to win -196
Team SoloMid vs Evil Geniuses – Saturday, June 27 – 14:00 PST
Team SoloMid look to be on the rise, and we would be shocked to see them miss the playoffs, but at the same time, this team has shown a lot of struggles in the opening weeks of LCS Summer. Since they acquired Doublelift, TSM’s potential increased, however, they’re still a bit shaky in execution. It’s clear that TSM will need a bit more time to gel together and get used to play with a new member, which won’t do them any favours this Saturday when they will face Evil Geniuses.
Evil Geniuses are arguably one of the strongest teams in the league, as evident from their results in the opening two weeks. While they had no issues defeating 100 Thieves, CLG and Team Liquid, EG stumbled a bit against Cloud9 but that does not take away from the immense quality this team has.
Quality-wise, these two sides seem equally matched, but when it comes to synergy and overall approach to the game, EG hold an advantage over TSM. Jungler Svenskeren and mid laner Jiizuke can have their moments when they underperform, but as long as ADC Bang and support Zeyzal can continue with their consistent performances, EG will see plenty of success this split. Side with EG to hand TSM their third loss of the season.
Prediction: Evil Geniuses to win -208
Team Liquid vs Dignitas – Saturday, June 27 – 15:00 PST
There is no going around the fact that Dignitas are one of the worst teams in the league. From what they have shown so far, they simply don’t have the needed quality to compete with the top dogs and unfortunately, they will face one of the LCS alpha dogs this Saturday.
On a more positive note, ADC Johnsun has shown some promise, but he is not playing at the level his team needs him to, which brings us to the biggest issue with Dignitas – they don’t have a main carry player. Their star mid laner Froggen is far more efficient on utility mid laners, V1per is forced to play tanky champions, while Akaadian just can’t compete with other junglers.
Liquid, on the other side, have Tactical as their ADC and while he is still an unproven talent in the LCS, he has already established himself as the go-to carry of his team. Additionally, Liquid have Broxah in the jungle, who is objectively more experienced and better player than Akaadian and with all due respect, the same concept applies for all other lanes.
Overall, Liquid are a far stronger team, with better objective control, better-quality players and better idea of how to approach games. This game is billed as a completely one-sided affair and we don’t see how it will end any other way.
Prediction: Team Liquid to win -454
Golden Guardians vs Immortals – Saturday, June 27 – 16:00 PST
Neither team managed to impress throughout the opening two weeks, however, it’s fair to say Golden Guardians looked far stronger compared to Immortals. So far this split, Golden Guardians managed to pick up one win against Dignitas but failed to see the same success against CLG, Cloud9 and Team Liquid. Immortals, on the other side, lost to FlyQuest, CLG, TSM and most recently 100 Thieves.
Immortals are a team that similarly to Dignitas lacks any serious quality. Although they have sOAZ at the top lane, he is just not performing at the level he did back during his time in the LEC, and while Eika and Potluck can look somewhat decent, that is just not enough for Immortals to face other LCS teams.
Despite their 1-3 record, Golden Guardians performed well so far this split. Their macro play has improved and the arrival of Damonte has obviously enhanced this team as a whole. His roam heavy playstyle enables ADC FBI who has looked solid so far, but we are still waiting to see a bit more from him.
This match will come down to the performances of the mid and bottom lane, where GG hold a significant advantage. Eika, while a solid player just can’t compare to Damonte and his impact on the map, while we have our doubts Altec and Gate can compete with FBI and Huhi.
Golden Guardians looked a bit shaky in their loss against CLG, but overall, they are still a better team compared to Immortals. The latter have no real leader and lack a proper carry player, unlike GG who have Damonte and FBI at their disposal. Expect Golden Guardians to bounce back and pick up their second win of the split.
Prediction: Golden Guardians to win -208