Infinity is Trying to Prove a Point
Infinity has been the only team in the entirety of the LLA existence that hasn’t signed a single import throughout the years. They believe in the “Latin Power” — as they call it —, and to be fair, it’s worked in their favor multiple times.
They won both 2021 splits, and although they didn’t show a strong performance on the international stage as they only won 1 game over both tournaments, they dominated domestically.
This time, not only they’ll be playing with a full Latin American roster, but they also decided to stick with the same 5 players, which many lol betting experts consider a bold move as they didn’t find much success during the last split.
Rainbow7, doing quite the opposite, decided to double down on imports and brought in Baek “Ophelia” Jin-seong, who is the former mid laner for LCK team Gen G. They also signed former ex-T1 coach Son “Stardust” Seok-hee and ex-Gen.G coach Kwon “Kun” Oh-seong.
This matchup will be all about Rainbow7 being able to exploit Infinity’s clear weaknesses they showed in the last split. Let’s face it, R7’s roster is way stronger, at least on paper, compared to Infinity’s roster. Something has to go incredibly wrong during the game for them to drop the ball.
Rainbow7 is Looking for Redemption
After an unsuccessful run during the 2022 Spring Split Playoffs, Rainbow7 decided to revamp their coaching staff, which was where they had the largest amount of problems. R7 completely dominated the competition during the regular season as they won 13 out of 14 games. The only game they dropped was against XTEN, who was considered a wildcard team at the time because it was impossible to predict what they would throw at their opponents.
Once the playoffs arrived, everyone had Rainbow7 as the favorite team to win the whole thing. But against the lol odds, they dropped their series against Estral in the first round of the playoffs, and they did it in a 3-0 manner. They went on to struggle against Isurus but ultimately won the fifth game of the series. Now as R7 was getting back on track, Estral would be their last opponents if they wanted to reach the grand finals, where Team Aze was already waiting for them. After 5 intense games, Estral Esports came out on top and defeated R7, eliminating them from the tournament.
Many lol betting experts still believe that if Rainbow7 didn’t end up stumbling during the early phase of the playoffs, they would’ve gone all the way to the finals and dismantle Team Aze, just like they did in the regular season.
Dye and Falco Will Try to Turn Things Around for Infinity
Gerson “Dye” Castaño is the new head coach for the Infinity squad, and if we judge him by his last results, it’s safe to say that he’ll be a good addition to the organization. Jesús “Falco” Pérez Rubio comes all the way from Spain’s regional league LVP Superliga to take the strategic coach position.
Infinity’s problems clearly demonstrated that they were having issues outside of the game as they were unable to adapt properly into the later stages of the spring split. They performed exceptionally well throughout the first few weeks, but as their regular season came to an end, Infinity only managed to win 2 out of 6 games in the last 3 weeks.
They couldn’t put up a good fight against the rest of the competition in the playoffs as they didn’t win a single game and lost 6 in a row, making it the worst performance we’ve seen from them in a long time.
Jauny and Solidsnake both heavily underperformed, especially Jauny who was considered one of the strongest top laners in the league at some point. Now they’ll have a chance to prove that last split was just a fluke by taking on R7, who is considered the best team at the moment.
Infinity vs Rainbow7 Game Information
- Date: Saturday, June 11
- Time: 7:00pm ET
- Live Stream: Twitch.tv
Infinity vs Rainbow7 Predictions
It’s more than clear that Rainbow7 comes into this match as the favorite team, and the lol odds clearly indicate it. On paper, R7 has the strongest roster in the league, and we can say that Infinity is almost on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Dye and Falco have a tough challenge ahead of them as Infinity is carrying a lot of problems from their last split and they’ll have to try and fix them all in the smallest amount of time possible.
This match should be a walk in the park for Rainbow7 as they heavily outclass every single one of their counterparts, especially the bot lane and the top lane. In fact, I think that every single team will have to play catch up with R7 during the first weeks and it’s going to be a race for which team manages to get on R7’s level first.