LoL Worlds 2019 Knockout Stage Predictions: 4 matches not to be missed
Worlds 2019 is one of the most important tournaments in the League of Legends competitive scene. With the next set of matches just around the corner, we hope our LoL Worlds 2019 Knockout Stage Predictions can make your pick’ems life a lot easier.
The ninth edition of the League of Legends Worlds Championship enters the Knockout Stage on October 26, 2019 and promises devastating battles! We can expect many surprises that could make this event one of the most emblematic in the history of the competition. For their part, LoL’s global competitions are amazing for the game’s extensive graphics gallery, game styles, interesting effects and a set of strategies that each player must establish to achieve speed and intensity in real-time.
This years Worlds is one of the most “stacked” tournaments to date. Veteran squads and former champions are clashing with reigning champions from both the Mid Season Invitational and Worlds 2018.
The Semifinals are here: all the qualified teams
With the Group Stage complete, the following teams qualified for the Knockout Stage:
- Damwon Gaming.
- SK Telecom T1.
- Funplus Phoenix.
- Invictus Gaming.
- G2 Esports.
The teams were organized into two pools based on placements, where Pool 1 teams would initiate competition against Pool 2.
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On October 20, the Knockout Stage draw was held with each participating team represented on stage by their team captain. Alfonso “Mithy” Rodríguez had the honor of choosing the random spheres containing the names of the teams. One by one the teams were selected and seeded inside the bracket, with the match-ups ending up as follows:
- Damwon Gaming – G2 Esports.
- SK Telecom T1 – Splyce.
- Griffin – Invictus Gaming.
- Funplus Phoenix – Fnatic.
Our LoL Worlds 2019 Knockout Stage Predictions
Although there are several teams from each remaining region (2 from China, 3 from Korea, and 3 from Europe), there will be no duels between teams from the same region in the Knockout Stage. As usual, every match forward is in a “best of 5 format”, the first team to win 3 games will be the one to advance to the next round.
First of all, the duel between the veterans squads of SKT1 and Splyce may seem a bit uneven in most comparisons. Undoubtedly, the performance of Humanoid and Xerxe in the middle of the map has shown formidable synchronization. SKT1 must take extra precautions in the early game due to both teams developing on the same lane. Additionally, both teams thrive in a slower paced game which should point towards a lot of late-game fighting and interesting team fights. On paper SKT1 outclass Splyce in any scenario.
We do not mention G2 meeting DAMWON in the Knockout Stage. G2 are the absolute favorite for winning Worlds 2019 without a doubt. Predicting G2 moving forward goes without saying.
On the other side of the bracket there is a pretty close match between FPX and Fnatic. The match can go either way and making outright predictions a real nightmare. In this case, the active community of LoL Betting must be attentive to LoL Worlds 2019 Predictions if they want to score some successes.
Following them, Griffin goes against Invictus Gaming on the same side of the bracket. With both teams having drastically different approaches to the game, we can expect either of them to move forward. However, Griffin has shown up better in Groups after dismantling G2 in a tiebreaker, while the reigning champions Invictus struggled heavily in their groups run. Our favor tilts toward Griffin to advance.
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Our pick: who will rise the cup?
First of all, placing your bet on SKT1 in 2018 may have not being the best idea, in contrast, 2019 has shown us a renewed team so far. The built-up strategy around Faker’s mid lane showed solid results at regional tournaments. Meanwhile, after a low start at the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) the team managed to get a clean shot to the second place and showed amazing 5-men synergy around the mid lane.
As for the moment, SKT1 is the favorite to rise the cup in France at the end of the LoL Worlds 2019.
Do you have any predictions? Let us know who your favorite is and place your LoL worlds 2019 knockout stage predictions with caution.
Worlds Pick’em 2019
Champions aren’t the only ones who have something to celebrate!
On the Lolesports.com you can register for the team of your choice and win some prizes including general game elements, loot boxes, essences and skins, among others. You can access these prizes if you are a LOL player and you could get a surprise or two.
Take a look at our Worlds Pick’em 2019 Predictions for the Knockout Stage.
About LoL Worlds 2019
The competition began in Berlin, Germany on October 2 and the semifinals will take place in Madrid, Spain on October 26 and 27.
If you can’t make it to the Spanish capital to watch the matches, you can see the details of the games and the LoL Worlds 2019 live via their official website or twitch, or directly here below. There, you will have narrations, reports, visualizations, and results of the competition in real-time.
You can already start LoL Betting! Place your luck in the name of the possible winning teams at some authorized portals.