It’s finally here, the 2022 League of Legends World Championship has arrived and we cannot be any more excited! It’s been a wild year for all the spectators out there, with many surprises along the way.
Throughout the past couple of weeks, we’ve covered a lot of what we can expect from this year’s most important League of Legends tournament. From meta predictions, to which players will have the biggest impact on their teams. Taking everything into consideration, we can now talk about which team has the best chance of becoming the world champions.
Today we’ll be going over which teams are going to come out on top in their respective Play-in group. We’ll also be looking at the LoL Worlds 2022 outrights, sharing our predictions and taking a look at the lol odds. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it!
Group A – Fnatic (-111)
While this might not come out as a surprise, Fnatic came really close to not being the favorites after it was announced that Upset and Hylissang would be missing the play-in stage because they contracted COVID. Fortunately for Fnatic and their fans, they received a positive update, saying that Upset would be able to travel down to Mexico with the rest of his team and will be playing the entirety of the play-in. Meanwhile, Hylissang will start playing with the team from Friday, which is going to be more than enough to start picking up wins from the get-go.
The other team we could see finishing 1st place is Evil Geniuses (+100), though not playing with Danny is good enough of a reason to not pick them as the favorites. Sure, they are a great team, but since Danny started choking in the playoffs it was very clear that they were having a lot of issues, and not only in the bottom lane. It’s going to be interesting to see how Evil Geniuses adapt to the new patch, with Inspired being the main reason for concern.
Unless the Polish jungler manages to put up a pristine performance, I don’t see the North American team being able to win every single one of their games. There is one thing worth mentioning, Evil Geniuses is going to play against Fnatic on the very first day of the play-in stage. With Hylissang missing the game, Evil Geniuses might have a slim chance to win over the European squad.
- PICK: Fnatic to finish first in group A at -111
Group B – RNG (-250)
This is the obvious choice, and it’s hard to think otherwise. I know, it’s really crazy to see the 2022 MSI Champions having to go through the play-in stage, but that just tells us how competitive the Chinese league is. It’s not that RNG is a bad team and that’s why they finished 4th this split, it’s simply that they had to play against the absolute best League of Legends teams in the world (JDG, Top Esports, EDG)
The biggest threat for RNG is going to DRX, but if we are being completely honest, there isn’t a real scenario where DRX is going to come out on top of group B. All doubts will be cleared by day 1 of the play-in stage, as Royal Never Give Up is going to be facing DRX in the last match of the day. But if we are being completely realistic, RNG is simply a better team from top to bottom, though I don’t see DRX failing to make it out of the Play-in group stage.
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- PICK: RNG to finish first in group B at -250