Next week, the biggest League of Legends event of the year will kick off at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena in Reykjavik, Iceland. Before the event begins, we want to provide you with some handy information that could help you with betting, predictions, or just some interesting factoids.
Earlier this week we wrote about the schedule for the play ins as well as the first match of the main event, but there is so much more you should know before you dive in. So, let’s get started.
China continues to dominate the League of Legends esports team. They have by far supplanted Europe as the top region in the majority of events. It makes sense then that the teams everyone should be on the lookout for come from this region. We want to give you a team that is predicted to win the event as well as an interesting underdog that you should look out for when the play ins begin next week.
Edward Gaming is the top seed coming out of the League of Legends Pro League. The League of Legends Pro League is the official qualify league for the China region and Edward Gaming were the top of the class.
Their team is made up of Tian "Meiko" Ye, Park "Viper" Do-hyeon, Lee "Scout" Ye-chan, Zhao "Jiejie" Li-Jie, and Li "Flandre" Xuan-Jun. That is an amazing roster of talent for the team. They have a fantastic track record reaching back to 2014. They have dominated many of their regional tournaments and are on track to dominate internationally.
The interesting member of the team is Li "Flandre" Xuan-Jun. Flandre is a seven-year veteran of League of Legends, but this is only his first time heading to Worlds. He has been on fire this year and his relatively unknown status on the international stage could be a major boon to the team.
LNG Esports is another team from the League of Legends Pro League. However, they did not manage to make it to the group stages of Worlds. They will be taking part in the play ins and have a chance to make it to the main event.
They have had a poor performance earlier in the year. They came in tenth at the League of Legends Pro League Spring event. However, they managed to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and drag themselves up the rankings. At the Summer event, they finished in fourth place and by the time the Regional Finals rolled around, they finished second. That scored them a place at the play ins as well as some serious respect.
LNG certainly aren’t the front runners for the event, but they have proven time and time again that they are able to improve. From a weak beginning, and average Summer and a fantastic Regional Final, they could end up becoming the underdog team to watch at Worlds.
Make sure you keep up to date with all the action of the League of Legends 2021 World Championship when it kicks off on the 5th of October. You can always check out Strafe for betting tips, match predictions, and live scores.