After a week of inactivity due to COVID-related issues, the 2022 LLA Summer Split is finally back with banger games. This weekend we got you covered with our LLA esports picks, the first one being Rainbow7 vs Team Aze on Saturday, which is turning out to be the most exciting match of this week. We’ll follow up with Estral vs Team Aze, two teams that didn’t have a great time in week 3, especially Estral, who couldn’t pick up a single win. After that, we have a clean between Infinity and Rainbow7, two teams that are starting to ramp up very quickly.
Let’s check the latest esports news, odds, game preview, and picks for Estral vs Team Aze. We’ve plenty of League of legends bets for you to consider.
Estral Might Need to Rely on Acce
Throughout the entirety of the spring split and the summer split so far, every single Estral player has had some form of protagonism, except for their top laner. Emmanuel “Acce” Juárez is one of the most misunderstood players in the region because the consensus is that he only plays tanks and his main function is to be the weak side of Estral. But that couldn’t be farther from reality as he’s demonstrated in the past that he is more than capable of playing carry champions like Jayce and Gwen.
This is the right time for Acce to start bringing that action in the top lane because the rest of the team seems to be crumbling under high pressure moments. In their last game against Rainbow7, they couldn’t find a way to close out the game after bouncing back from a huge early/mid game deficit, which is something strange to see coming from players of their caliber. Bugi and Mireu were some of the very best players, if not the best, during week 1 and week 2, but that’s not longer the case.
Estral needs to find more ways to win games other than Lyg popping off in the early game where he picks up very unexpected kills that shouldn’t happen at all. We still have to see how Estral fares against the competition when not playing with a huge early lead. Acce is going up against Lonely, one of the best top laners in the league, and if they end up the same thing they did in week 3, we might see Team Aze exploiting Estral’s biggest weakness.
Very Interesting Clash in the Bot Lane
As mentioned before, most of the time Lyg ends up getting advantages that he shouldn’t, just because his opponents make crucial mistakes in the laning phase. We saw it in their game against Globant Emerald, and in their opening game against Team Aze. The thing is that 5kid seems to be back in form now, and I highly doubt that Estral’s bot lane can repeat the feat of stomping 5kid and Straight.
The biggest concern for Team Aze should be one of his own players, Straight. The 22-year-old Ecuadorian support is not having his best split, and precisely in week 3, we saw one of his worst performances of his career. Right now, it’s hard to tell if he is just having a rough patch, or this is Straight’s true form. Maybe he just had a good spring split because we had no expectations at all, but it’s definitely too early to judge him just from his performance last week.
I really think that 5Kid is a much better ADC than Lyg, and it shouldn’t surprise anybody to hear that. After all, he was the best performing player of the spring split grand finals, and his bad performance during week 1 was an unfortunate event related to COVID. Now, this is going to be a great opportunity for him to prove that he can still be the best ADC in the LLA.
Estral vs Team Aze Game Information
- Date: Sunday, July 10
- Time: 4:00pm ET
- Estral vs Team Aze Live Stream: Twitch.tv
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Estral vs Team Aze Predictions
This encounter is very interesting to me because from my perspective, Estral is going downwards while Team Aze should be able to start picking things back up now. Their MSI hangover should be over by now and we all know just how good they can be when playing at their peak.
While Estral started the split strong, it’s very obvious that they just had an individual advantage over the rest of the competition. But teams are starting to catch up now, and Estral’s weaknesses are becoming more clear. Unless Team Aze botches their draft, I don’t see this matchup going the way it did in the opening week, even if the lol bets project a win for Estral.