This week we have exciting matches between teams in the bottom-half of the standings, but most importantly we have the rematch of the 2022 Spring Split grand finals between Gen.G and T1! Right now Gen.G is on a 6-match winning streak, and while T1 already lost a series in an upset, they have been looking really good throughout the first weeks..
While the LCS and the LEC are going on a break, the LCK action resumes as usual and we have very exciting matches coming up for all the league of legends betting fans out there. We have been doing great in our 2022 LCK Summer Split esports picks with a 5-1 record so far, and throughout the week, we’ll be sharing our picks of the following matches!
Nongshim RedForce (-110) vs KT Rolster (-120) – Wednesday
This is going to be a very interesting matchup between two teams currently struggling in the bottom-half of the standings. We have already mentioned in the past how NS is a team that on paper looks at least like a top-5 team and they recently brought in strong reinforcements to their coaching staff.
Unluckily for them, they find themselves, once again, struggling against all kinds of teams, just like in the spring split. From overly-complicated drafts to disjointed play, Nongshim are shooting themselves in the foot. As long as they keep on repeating the exact same mistakes they have been shown throughout the first 3 weeks of the split, it’s hard to see them in Worlds contention. They have 0 championship points and they are already falling behind early on in the split. Ghost reached the 2021 Worlds finals, while BDD and Canna got to play in the semifinals, so seeing them miss worlds is going to be a bit disheartening.
On the other side, KT Rolster is a team that is struggling to find the right way to play as they’ve been making changes in their main lineup. Lee “Aria” Ga-eul was the starting mid laner for the first few weeks of the summer split, but after losing 2 series in a row, KT decided to bring in Lee “VicLa” Dae-kwang to increase their chances of winning. *After the change, KT won their next match, though it was against Hanwha Life, a team that has only won a single series this split, and it was against BRO, the team that hasn’t picked up a single win. KT is still struggling with their identity as a team, and they haven’t shown any big improvement**.
If you want to watch a clash between a team that has one of the strongest rosters on paper but is failing to pick up significant wins and a team that is making roster changes in order to start winning, be sure to catch this match on Wednesday at 4:00am ET.
Damwon (-312) vs DRX (+220) – Thursday
Damwon is currently on a 4-game winning streak, and while they didn’t have the best start of the split, it was only because they had to face the two teams that seem to be above the rest in the league. I still have my doubts regarding Nuguri, because he is far from being the dominant force he used to be in 2020 Damwon. Don’t get me wrong, he is still getting good leads in the early game, but they are not using them as their ultimate weapon like in the past, though the changes in the meta and how the game works might be the main reason for this.
The rest of the Damwon players are still looking great, especially Showmaker and Canyon. These two players are the main reason why this team is capable of getting such huge early leads in most of their matches. Showmaker’s Lissandra is one of the best we have seen so far into the split, and on the other hand, Canyon’s Wukong and Viego haven’t lost a single game.
DRX has a huge challenge in front of them as they haven’t been looking that great recently. DRX have lost 4 out of their 5 last games, and while they started off being the hottest team in the league, they crumbled against the stronger teams in the league. If DRX ends up winning this game, it’s going to be a huge upset, but it’s also going to be a huge morale boost for them that they might carry into their next match against Gen.G on Sunday.
Damwon is trying to get back in form, while DRX is trying to prove that they are strong contenders for the title, which makes this match a very exciting one to watch on Thursday at 4:00 am ET.
Gen.G (-132) vs T1 (-101) – Friday
Now this is going to be the highlight match, not only of this week, but of the whole regular season. This is a match that you don’t want to miss because this will determine if T1 is still the best team in the Korean region, or Gen.G has managed to improve enough to the point to overcome the team that had a 20-series win streak in the Spring Split.
Gen.G haven’t lost a single match, and at this point Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon is looking like the absolute best mid laner in the league, yes, even above Faker. Of all the mid laners in the LCK, Chovy ranks #1 in the following stats: KDA (16.3), CSM (10.3), DPM (472), [email protected] (15), and many more.
While Chovy’s playstyle makes him shine stats-wise, it’s also much easier to look good when you haven’t lost a single match. But it’s not only the Gen.G mid laner that’s putting up good numbers. Every single one of the players in this roster is looking good, and Gen.G as a whole is also leading the leaderboard in many stats.
On the other hand, T1 proved to be immune to the “MSI Hangover” theory. They started the split by winning their first 4 watches, and it wasn’t until week 3 that they ended up dropping the ball, and worst of all, it was against Kwangdong Freecs, a team that has managed to pick up just 2 wins so far.
Yes, that makes T1 look bad, but in reality, they are still an absolute machine of a team. They have the Chovy of the top lane, which is Choi “Zeus” Woo-je. The 18-year-old top laner leads quite a few stats: AVG Kills (3.8), KP (68.6%), DMG% (28.6%), DPM(597), and more. Yes, he is dealing more damage than Chovy, which is impressive considering the roles of both players.
This is going to be the most exciting match and we can expect very close games between the absolute best two korean teams we have in the league right now, so be sure to not miss this match on Friday at 4:00 am ET.