LPL Finals and Third place match predictions
These last two days of the 2019 LPL Spring Playoffs are set to be one of the most unexpected line up of teams, considering that three out of the four teams competing at this time, last year were in the bottom echelons of the ladder. That said, this will make the matches much more exciting compared to the usual top few teams that completely dominate the LPL.
Topsports Gaming vs FunPlus Phoenix – Third place match
Topsports Gaming have steadily been on the rise ever since their formation at the end of 2017. While they have dropped games to the major teams in the LPL like Edward Gaming, Invictus Gaming and Royal Never Give Up, they were able to reliably defeat the remaining teams. Even this year’s FunPlus Phoenix have rapidly improved, compared to 2018, having claimed the top spot for the 2019 LPL regular Spring split.
With both teams having superb team fighting, the victor will be the team who secures an early lead, allowing them to snowball the remainder of the game.
Date: April 17th, at 11:00 (CET)
Prediction: Topsports Gaming 45% l FunPlus Phoenix 55%
Bookmaker with the best odds: Bet365 esports
Invictus Gaming vs. JD Gaming – Finals match
Invictus Gaming have long been one of the top teams of the LPL; last year has been their best yet, establishing themselves as the 2018 League of Legends World Champions. That said, their performance this split has been a little shaky, losing to a handful of mid-tier teams. JD Gaming, on the other hand, even if it was one of the weaker teams to enter the Spring Playoffs, have surprised many with their ability to take down major names like World Elite, Royal Never Give Up and current Spring split champions, FunPlux Phoenix. Given Invictus Gaming’s inconsistency and JD Gaming’s rising success, JD are favoured to take the title as this Spring Playoff’s champions.
Date: April 20th, at 11:00 (CET)
Prediction: Invictus Gaming 40% l JD Gaming 60%
Bookmaker with the best odds: 888sport esports
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