After 7 intense weeks of the highest level of Latin American League of Legends, the 2022 Summer playoffs have finally arrived, and we can’t be any more excited about that. In case you missed the LLA regular season, here are the standings:
- Estral (11-3)
- Isurus (9-5)
- Rainbow7 (8-6)
- Team Aze (8-6)
- All Knights (5-9)
- XTEN Esports (5-9)
- Globant Emerald (2-12)
This split has been a complete emotional roller coaster for all the league of legends betting fans out there. XTEN and Globant Emerald ended up being the two teams that will play in the relegation tournament, while the rest of the teams advanced to the playoffs. Today we’ll be going over each of the matches in the 1st round of the playoffs and we’ll be giving you the lol odds, so without further ado, let’s jump right into it!
Infinity (-179) vs All Knights (+133) – Friday
We are kicking things off with Infinity vs All Knights, the two teams that are starting their playoff run in the lower bracket. This is definitely going to be the most important series of the weekend as whichever team loses gets knocked out of the playoffs.
Infinity comes into this match in a much better form than All Knights, winning 4 out of their last 6 games. All Knights barely made it into the playoffs after Globant Emerald saved their spot by winning over XTEN, causing a tiebreaker where AK picked up the win.
While All Knights looked like a really strong team at the beginning of the split, it’s safe to say that their project failed. Alive and Baula are an incredibly weak bot lane and Infinity is more than capable of exploiting that side of the map.
Estral (-238) vs Aze (+170) – Saturday
The odds might be a bit deceiving. While Estral comes into this match as the favorite team to win, Aze has been showing a lot of improvement in the last weeks. They arrived into the playoffs winning 5 out of their last 6 games, with their last match against Rainbow7 being the longest game of the regular season.
5Kid and Straight struggled throughout the majority of the regular season, but they have managed to turn things around and now it’s safe to say that they are, once again, the strongest bot lane in the league.
This matchup is going to be a competition between two duos, Bugi & Mireu vs 5Kid & Straight. I do think that Estral will end up winning the series, but let’s not forget that Aze, in the spring split, finished the regular season on a winning streak and won against Estral in the semifinals as the underdogs.
Isurus (-145) vs Rainbow7 (+108) – Sunday
Isurus and Rainbow7 had the two wildest rides in the league during the regular season. While it was expected Isurus to make it into the top-4 with ease, they ended up proving that they are strong contenders for the title, even though they didn’t look that hot towards the last weeks.
On the other hand, Rainbow7 went through two different changes in their lineup, and it’s still uncertain if they’ll make any further changes down the line. Their spring split mid-laner Cepted came in to replace LCK-caliber player Ophelia, and funnily enough, they look way better with him.
We still have our doubts about IgnaVilu playing over Slow, but everything points towards the rookie being the starting support for playoffs. Isurus looks more solid and already stomped Rainbow7 not too long ago, which is why the Argentinian shark shouldn’t struggle much in this match.
Make sure to keep your eyes open throughout the weekend as we’ll be sharing our LLA esports picks with you!