2022 League of Legends LCK Spring Split Semifinals Betting Preview
There was one surprise in the quarterfinals of the LCK Spring Split Playoffs. Kwangdong Freecs were able to upset DRX 3-2 and claim a spot in the semifinals. T1 wasted no time in choosing Kwangdong Freecs as their opponent, and the regular season champions are heavy favorites per the League of Legends betting odds. The other semifinal will pit Gen.G against DWG KIA, and that series should be much more even as both regular season matches went to three games.
2022 League of Legends LCK Spring Split Semifinals Betting Odds
Kwangdong Freecs +599
T1 put together the most impressive regular season we’ve ever seen in LCK history. They ran the table with a perfect 18-0 record, and they only dropped seven games in their 18 matches. Four of their five players were named First Team All-LCK, and Keria was named the league MVP.
Faker is still one of the best players in the world, and he continues to rewrite the record books. He has yet to lose a game on LeBlanc, and he has thrived with Ahri back in the meta. Zeus is finally living up to his substantial potential in the top lane too, while Oner has been one of the league’s best junglers even if he is reliant on Lee Sin and Xin Zhao. This bottom lane has been superb too as Keria is a playmaker that has been able to star on a ton of different champions, while Gumayusi is one of the top five bottom laners in the world.
Former T1 players Ellim and Teddy would love to take down their former team. However, T1 won four of the five games between these two teams in the regular season. FATE is by far the best player on the roster, but Faker knows how to nullify other mid laners. The only teams that have a realistic chance of taking down T1 are Gen.G and DWG KIA.
DWG KIA +139
This will be a scintillating semifinal. Gen. G were the second-best team in the LCK all year. Chovy is arguably the most talented mid laner in the world, and he is carrying an 8.2 KDA this season. Ruler is stil one of the best bottom laners, and Peanut continues to show he is one of the greatest junglers of all-time.
DWG KIA have the best jungler in the world in Canyon. He was the lone First Team All-LCK selection that wasn’t on the T1 roster. Canyon won Player of the Split after earning Player of the Game honors a whopping 16 times in the regular season, and that was six more than the next closest player.
The problem with DWG KIA this year has been in the top lane. Hoya did not work out at all in his six games, so the team has had to stick with Burdol. He has performed better in recent weeks, but he is still the clear weak link of this team. It’s not a Sword on Griffin situation where he sticks out like a sore thumb, but that is the area that Gen.G and other teams will attack.
Still, at this price the underdog is the team to back in the second LCK semifinal on Sunday.