Rogue (-111) vs Excel (-115) – Saturday
Rogue didn’t have the best opening week this split, but they managed to bounce back decently in the following week when they took down Misfits and Astralis both in a convincing manner. This means that Rogue is on a 3-game winning streak, but they showed clear weaknesses in their games against Fnatic and G2 Esports.
On the other hand, Excel surprised a lot of us after they started 2-1 in the first week, and they managed to keep the ball rolling in week 2. They are one of the two teams sitting at the top of the standings with G2, the only team they weren’t able to beat in week 1. XL has one of the best @15 stats in the game with [email protected] +1523 and 1.60 [email protected], both being the highest in the league. Another important thing to mention is that every time they were ahead at this minute mark, they ended up winning the match.
Now talking about Rogue, they don’t necessarily look great when it comes to stats, but that’s just because of their slow start this split. But if we look at each of their players, they’ve been performing well, to say the least.
If we look back at how this team used to function in the spring split, we can say that they don’t rely on a single player to carry the rest of the team, and that is why the lol odds aren’t heavily favoring XL, even if they are the team with the better record coming for this game. If you want to watch a clash between two of the best teams in the European league, then you should watch this Rogue vs Excel match Saturday at 12:00 pm ET on Twitch.
Mad Lions (+143) vs G2 Esports (-185) – Saturday
G2 Esports is arguably the most beloved European League of Legends team, and that’s for a good reason. This summer split, they managed to win all 3 of their games in the opening week, which is something that no other team could achieve. But then the most G2 thing happened, they lost their following game against the worst team in the league, BDS. Luckily for G2 fans, they won their last match against Team Vitality in a very exciting way with very interesting picks.
They’ll be going up against Mad Lions, a team that we didn’t expect much from considering their spring split run. And while they are still looking a bit shaky, we can say that they are playing better this time. Even if they have lost 2 games so far, Mad Lions is #3 in the K/D leaderboard with 1.37 and have the lowest number of deaths per game at 7. And this is something that reflects on their playstyle, they might not have the flashiest players, but they do know how to play a clean League of Legends match.
If you want to watch Mad Lions try their hardest to have a stable game against a team that is well-known for pulling off eccentric picks and strategies, don’t miss this Mad Lions vs G2 Esports match Saturday at 2:00 pm ET on Twitch.
G2 Esports (-200) vs Fnatic (+148) – Saturday
This is going to be the first time that G2 Esports goes up against Fnatic since the spring split semifinals and we can’t be more excited about it. There is so much history between these two teams that we can’t cover it all. During the regular season, Fnatic and G2 ended up going 1-1 and both games were incredibly fun to watch. Right now, these two teams are in much better form compared to the last time they met, and things are only going to get better as the split goes on.
In one of our esports picks, we talked about how Fnatic is a team that has so much potential with the caliber of players they have. And they have been progressing quite a lot already, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. One of the best things they have going for them is that their laners always manage to stay on the game even if they are losing on map control, and their 33.4 CSM as a team proves this, which is the highest in the league.
G2 is looking like the better team right now, but there is always something magical in the air when these two teams square up, that’s why you don’t want to miss this G2 Esports vs Fnatic Sunday at 1:00 pm ET on Twitch.