2022 League of Legends LCS Summer Split Week 6 Preview
There is currently some real delineation in the race for the six playoff spots for the 2022 LCS Summer Split. The top six teams in the LCS are all 6-5 or better, while the bottom four teams are 4-7 or worse. Golden Guardians have the best chance of making it to the postseason of the teams that currently have a losing record, but they don’t have the head-to-head edge with either 6-5 team. We might have only seeding to play for in the last two weeks if things shake out a certain way in Week 6, but that’s important considering only three LCS teams will qualify for the League of Legends World Championship.
2022 League of Legends LCS Summer Split Week 6 Betting Odds at BetOnline
Team SoloMid +127
Golden Guardians -169
This has been a year to forget for Team SoloMid. TSM finished tied for last place in the Spring Split, and they are in the cellar of the league once again in the Summer Split. There are weekly stories about the disorganization and turmoil behind the scenes, greatly tarnishing the biggest brand in North American League of Legends. In the past, TSM could solve its problems by throwing money at players, but that might not work this time around given the dysfunctional nature of the team.
Golden Guardians knocked off TSM earlier in the season, and they have something to play for on Sunday. They rallied to make the playoffs in the Spring Split, so we may see a repeat performance starting this weekend.
Evil Geniuses -303
The best team in the LCS all year has been Evil Geniuses. They have come out of nowhere to outclass Team Liquid, Cloud9, and 100 Thieves, and they are now favored to win the LCS Summer Split by the Esports betting odds. Danny and Inspired have been excellent and are dueling for Summer Split MVP, and that gives them a clear edge over FlyQuest.
Much like Misfits Gaming in the LEC, FlyQuest is extremely dependent on its talented mid laner. Toucouille has won Player of the Game four times this season, and that’s more than anyone else in the league. He has a 7.5 KDA, but the rest of his team has struggled. Evil Geniuses will win in the bottom lane and overpower FlyQuest in the mid game.
Team Liquid -156
This is the most exciting match on Sunday. Team Liquid came into the season as the team to beat by the League of Legends betting odds, but they disappointed in the spring and have fallen off in the summer. Liquid is just 7-4 and one game ahead of Cloud9 in the standings. Bjergsen continues to thrive with an 8.8 KDA, but the ‘superteam’ hasn’t lived up to expectations.
Cloud9 has not been the same since LS left in the Spring. This team lost a lot of its creativity, and they are just one game over .500 despite having stars and high-priced players at four of five positions. They should fall to Liquid for the second time in the Summer Split.
100 Thieves -456
By far the biggest favorite this weekend is 100 Thieves. The Thieves are the second-best team in the LCS, and they are on a three-game winning streak after knocking off TSM and first-place Evil Geniuses last week. FBI and Huhi have been superb in the bottom lane, and Huhi has an incredible 11.6 KDA at support.
Immortals have a hard carry mid laner in PowerOfEvil but not much else. POE has done 34.9% of his team’s damage, and he has played a huge part in Immortals’ victories. The rest of the team is pretty lackluster though, so it’s hard to find a way that Immortals knock off 100 Thieves.
Counter Logic Gaming -180
Although Counter Logic Gaming have a winning record, they still have a negative gold differential. That highlights how fortunate this team has been this season, but it’s unlikely that Dignitas will be able to do much against CLG. Other than River, Dignitas has not fared well, so CLG should get the win.