2021 League of Legends LEC Summer Split Semifinals Betting Preview
Fnatic will be making its fifth straight trip to the League of Legends World Championships this year. They outdueled arch rival G2 last week to ensure that G2 would miss Worlds for the first time in their history, and now they can match G2 as the most successful team in European history. A Fnatic championship would give them eight LEC titles, tying them with G2 in this regard. However, Fnatic will have to beat Rogue on Saturday and MAD Lions on Sunday, and they are going to be underdogs in both series.
2021 League of Legends LEC Summer Split Semifinals Betting Odds
Rogue was the top team in the LEC at the end of the regular season. However, they have run into some issues in the playoffs. They needed all five games to defeat Misfits Gaming in their first playoff series, and they were unceremoniously swept by MAD Lions last week.
This team is led by Larssen in the mid lane and Inspired in the jungle. Larssen has been one of the LEC’s best mid laners since joining the team. He can win his lane on an assassin or provide consistent pressure with a control mage, and this is where Rogue has its biggest advantage. While Fnatic mid laner Nisqy isn’t a pushover, he doesn’t have the same talent as Larssen.
Inspired is the best jungler in the LEC. We saw him take over against Misfits with impressive plays on Viego, and he has shined on plenty of champions during the Summer Split. He does a very good job at getting his laners ahead, particularly Larssen, and he is always looking to be proactive. Although Bwipo has performed better than expected after his move to the jungle, he isn’t in the same tier as Inspired.
Fnatic do have the edge in the top lane. Rogue top laner Odoamne has been very reliable over the course of his career. However, he is not the type of player that can win his lane hard and usually takes a tank champion to front line in team fights.
Meanwhile, Adam is one of the best young top laners in the region. He shined with Karmine Corp in the Spring Split, leading to Fnatic acquiring him and moving Bwipo to the jungle. Adam routinely got the better of Wunder in their series last week, and he has shown a few unique picks like Dr. Mundo and Darius this postseason.
The bottom lane is why Fnatic will win this series. There was a lot of consternation among Fnatic fans when Upset was brought on to replace Rekkles, but he has thrived at AD Carry. Upset has been able to make things happen with Hylissang helping him out in support, and Hyli is not afraid to be aggressive with his play.
Hans Sama and Trymbi have been a good bottom lane, but they have been a weakness that other teams have exploited too. Some of their decisions have led to the dubious “Rogue Time” that has ruined their chances in some games, and they haven’t been too impressive in the postseason. That makes it a little hard to like Rogue in this series.