2021 League of Legends LPL Summer Split Finals Betting Preview
Three of the four major regions in League of Legends have already crowned their Summer Split champions. DWG KIA knocked off T1 to win the LCK, MAD Lions defeated Fnatic to win their second straight LEC title, and 100 Thieves swept Team Liquid in the LCS Championship to claim their first championship. Now, the LPL will take center stage on Thursday when FunPlus Phoenix faces Edward Gaming for the Summer Split Championship. The winner will be China’s No. 1 seed for the League of Legends World Championship.
2021 League of Legends LPL Summer Split Finals Betting Odds
FunPlus Phoenix -294
Edward Gaming +228
FunPlus Phoenix is a heavy favorite in this series after dominating their two opponents in the LPL Summer Playoffs. FPX swept both LNG Esports and Team WE to make it to the LPL Summer Split Finals, and they were the top team in the regular season. They enter this final on a 10-match winning streak too.
Meanwhile, Edward Gaming was the No. 2 seed entering the LPL Summer Split Playoffs. They were upset by Team WE and sent to the Losers’ Bracket, but they rallied to beat LNG and Team WE to make the final.
Doinb is the best mid laner in the world. He has proved that with his play over the last few months, as he has been sensational in the postseason. He has an 11.9 KDA per Games of Legends and has participated in 83.9% of his team’s kills. While EDG’s Scout is a solid mid laner in his own right, he is no match for Doinb and that gives FPX a pretty big advantage in this lane.
FPX also have an edge in the top lane with fellow Korean import Nuguri. He was signed away from world champions DWG KIA last offseason, and he has dominated his foes in the top lane with his ability to win his matchups hard. Flandre is a quality top laner for EDG, and he has dealt 26.8% of his team’s damage this postseason, but he will be hard-pressed to get the edge on Nuguri.
The jungle is a little more even. Jiejie has been solid in the postseason, and Tian has been pretty good too. Both teams have loved to use either Viego or Diana in the jungle, so those champions will be highly contested in pick and ban.
Bottom lane is the only place where EDG has an edge. While Lwx and Crisp have been reliable players for FPX, this is not an elite duo. However, EDG’s bottom lane of Viper and Meiko is an elite pair. Viper has dealt 30.9% of his team’s damage in the playoffs, and it’s been his ability to take over team fights that has made EDG a potential LPL champion.
To say EDG has no chance is an overstatement, but FPX is on another level right now. FPX is likely to be the favorite entering the League of Legends World Championship, as they have looked unstoppable.