Battle for 1st Place
Even though the competition is the closest it has ever been, Estral and Isurus are still one step ahead of the rest. Right now, Isurus are the only ones in the league that have won against every single team. On the other hand, Estral needs to defeat both Isurus and Rainbow7 in order to achieve the same.
Both teams had a rough patch half-way through the round robin. During week 3, Estral couldn’t pick up a single win as they had to face Isurus and Rainbow7, two of the top-3 teams. In week 4 and 5, Isurus struggled to show consistency as they went 2-2, most notably dropping their game against Globant Emerald, the team that was winless at that time.
Now heading into week 6, both teams seem to be in good form, though both went 1-1 last week. Estral had a very strong showing against XTEN, and at the same time, Isurus won over All Knights in what looked like the cleanest game they’ve had this split. With all of this taken into account, this is turning out to be the most exciting week of the regular season.
A very big important thing to consider in League of Legends betting is that patches have a huge impact. This is going to be the first week played on the 12.13 patch, and a lot has changed. Gwen has received huge changes and I think this will mostly affect Isurus as we haven’t seen Acce pick her yet. Another thing to keep in mind is that Poppy has been rising in popularity quite a bit, and Grell already demonstrated that he feels comfortable playing this champion.
Estral and Isurus have a very similar playstyle, though Estral sometimes struggle to show consistency. Both teams basically go all-in for early game drafts. The biggest difference is that Estral clearly prefers having favorable lane matchups, while Isurus prefers to counter compositions all around. Don’t forget to play your lol bets!
Which Mid Jungle Duo is the Strongest
This match is going to be determined by which duo ends up getting the biggest lead during the early stages of the game. Even though Isurus won the first encounter, I think that Bugi and Mireu remain as the strongest mid jungle duo in the league. This is because they play in a very cohesive manner, and even if Mireu isn’t winning his lane, he’s always trying to help Bugi.
On the other side, Grell and Seiya mostly rely on their bot lane having priority. If Gavotto and Jelly are having a good laning phase, then Grell and Seiya move freely around the map, even to the point of Seiya playing overly aggressive, sometimes resulting in solo kills for him.
The most important thing to consider is the mid lane matchup. Both mid laners have shown a champion pool deep enough. Seiya has played 8 different champions throughout 10 games, while Mireu has played 7 of his own. Isurus is playing red side this time, which means that they will have the chance to last pick mid just to get the best matchup possible.
My only concern is if both players end up in a Corki/Viktor/Azir matchup. If this happens, then we might have a really long game in our hands as both teams depend on their mid laners having a strong early game presence.
Estral vs Isurus Game Information
- Date: Sunday, July 24
- Time: 7:00pm ET
- Live Stream: LLA – Twitch
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Estral vs Isurus Predictions
Both teams had a very strong showing in the last week, that’s why I assume they arrive in a similar form. Estral completely rolled over an XTEN team that opted into a top-sided draft, which clearly wasn’t going to work as we know that Acce excels at playing safe and not letting his opponents gain an advantage through the top lane.
On the other hand, Isurus took advantage of All Knight’s communication issues and took apart their bot lane, leaving Alive completely out of the game. That was one of the best games we have seen from Isurus in a while, and if they are able to keep this form up, I see them finishing 1st without much trouble. This is definitely going to be a very exciting match, but if we consider that Isurus dismantled Estral the first time they met, and both teams had a decent week 5, I think that Isurus, once again, has the upper hand.
This is going to be a very interesting LLA week, so be sure to stay tuned as we’ll be sharing our League of legends bets!