Isurus and All Knights Both Won Over Globant Emerald
For our esports picks of the first week of the LLA summer split, we correctly predicted the winner of every single match. Now we’ll try to extend our streak with this exciting match between Isurus and All Knights.
Isurus arrives to this match after playing against Globant Emerald in their first match of the summer split, and as expected, they completely dismantled them. Right now GET is looking like the worst team in the league by quite a lot, so it’s hard to judge how strong ISG really is.
The thing is that All Knights also played against GET last week, and they didn’t look as dominant as ISG did. It’s very clear that it’s going to take AK some time to adjust to all the changes they did during the off-season, after all, they are a completely new team.
Unlike AK, ISG only got to play 1 game in the first week of the split because their match against XTEN was postponed to June 24 due to COVID-related issues. That’s also a big reason why we can’t still exactly determine their level yet, but this upcoming ISG vs AK game is going to tell us a lot about both teams.
The Argentinian Shark is Thirsty for Blood
Even if ISG played only 1 game, we can tell that they feel very comfortable with their new acquisition in the jungle. Jesús Alberto “Grell” Loya Trujillo is Isurus’ new jungler and so far he looks like the perfect fit for the team. With the aid of his laners, he outjungled Fabián “Warangelus” Llanos easily.
We saw Grell constantly put Warangelus in a very uncomfortable position, forcing him to go for questionable ganks that didn’t work out at all. The 21-year-old Mexican jungler was also responsible for giving his team the biggest GD@15 we saw in the first week of the tournament at 4669.
It’s safe to say that if Isurus manages to keep up the same playstyle they used against GET, they are going to dominate teams that aren’t looking that solid right now, like Infinity, All Knights, and Team Aze.
The biggest concern for the Sharks is what they are going to do once the rest of the competition figures out how to counter their aggressive early game. But right now it’s hard to play against teams like Isurus because the meta is quite uncertain and that’s something that league of legends betting fans can take advantage of.
Leza Performed Well During the First Week
Francisco “Leza” Barragan has been considered one of the best mid laners we’ve ever had in the Latin American region, except for the last split. Leza clearly struggled to adapt during the later stages of the spring split, and even though he reached the grand finals with Estral, he didn’t look as hot as he used to do.
After dropping almost the entirety of their roster, All Knights demonstrated that Leza still has a lot of fuel left in the tank and his career is far from being over. Even in their loss against Team Aze, Leza had a strong showing as he had some of the best stats of his team, 5 KDA, 650 DPM, and the highest CSM of all the 10 players at 10.4.
I think that Leza is back on track to being considered one of the best mid laners in the league, though the competition is tougher now considering that he’ll be playing against the likes of Jeong “Mireu” Jo-bin and Baek “Ophelia” Jin-seong.
Isurus vs All Knights Game Information
- Date: Saturday, June 18th
- Time: 6:00pm ET
- Isurus vs All Knights Live Stream: LLA – Twitch
Isurus vs All Knights Predictions
The lol odds indicate that this might end up being one of the closest matches in the 2nd week of the LLA summer split, but there is one huge factor we have to take into account specifically in this matchup, the top lane.
Kang “ADD” Geon-mo was one of the best performing players in the first week as his Rumble pick was pristine. And on the opposite side of the spectrum, Cristóbal “Zothve” Arróspide had one of the worst showings, being one of the main reasons why All Knights ended up losing their game against Team Aze.
Isurus has such a huge advantage in the top lane and they’ll abuse this from the get-go. I can see Isurus target banning Zothve’s comfort picks, leaving him in a tough spot against ADD, a player that can transfer his individual lead into a huge lead for the rest of his team.