This is an Interesting Clash of Playstyles
Isurus and Rainbow7 were the two teams that only got to play a single match as their respective matches against XTEN were postponed due to COVID-related issues. That means these two teams arrive into the second week of the closing match as big question marks for the rest of the competition.
Rainbow7 had a very slow-paced game against Infinity, which was quite surprising because Infinity, at least on paper, is a much weaker team compared to R7. In fact, that game was the longest game of the entire opening week of the LLA as it reached the 42-minute mark. Throughout the first 30 minutes of the game, it was unclear which team was going to end up winning, but after a couple of successful teamfights, R7 managed to close out the game.
On the other hand, Isurus had the shortest game of the week, and it was against Infinity, yeah, they definitely didn’t have a good time in their first 2 matches of the split. But Isurus clearly showed a more dominant playstyle, scoring the highest [email protected] of the league at 4669. If R7 fails to adapt to the playstyle that ISG might propose, this game is probably going to be a quick one.
Ophelia Performed Up to the Expectations
Even if R7 didn’t completely stomp Infinity on Saturday, Baek “Ophelia” Jin-seong ended up being the best-performing player by quite a lot. His Veigar proved to be amongst the best we’ve seen in the region, similarly to the one we saw from Mireu earlier that day. League of legends betting experts believe that if Rainbow7 is able to constantly put Ophelia in a favorable position, he is going to become the easiest win condition for them early on in the split.
Let’s not get it wrong, having the slowest game against one of the worst teams in the league isn’t the end of the world for a team like Rainbow7. After all, it was their first game of the split and they just wanted to have a safe start, there is nothing negative in that. The thing is that R7 still has to play against teams like Estral and Isurus, and these teams won’t let you play a slow early game.
It’s still very early to tell what kind of style Rainbow7 prefers, but it’s safe to say that they can play around a strong late game. Right now the LLA is having the highest average game duration of every league in the world, which is something that might benefit teams like R7 if they go for a more late-game oriented playstyle.
The Korean Top Laners Face Off
Kang “ADD” Geon-mo and Kim “SoHwan” Jun-yeong were two best performing teams throughout the first week. And if we look back at the spring split regular season, SoHwan was the most dominant top laner because after all, Rainbow7 only dropped one game.
ADD didn’t have the chance to show off during the spring split as Isurus was mostly using him as an enabler, putting him on tank picks and making him the weak side in almost every game. But now in this summer split, it looks like Isurus feels comfortable on using ADD as one of their main carries, like we saw in their game against Globant Emerald.
The main question is if ADD is going to act as a carry only when Isurus is playing against teams like Globant, Infinity or All Knights, whose top laners are considered some of the worst in the league. This game against Rainbow7 will test ADD’s capabilities regarding his carry potential.
Rainbow7 vs Isurus Game Information
- Date: Sunday, June 19
- Time: 7:00pm ET
- Rainbow7 vs Isurus Live Stream: LLA – Twitch
Rainbow7 vs Isurus
Judging by how both teams performed in their first match of the split, Isurus looked way more dominant in their win, though they were facing Globant Emerald, the weakest team in the league by far.
Rainbow7 had a slow game against Infinity, but they didn’t look shaky at all. As long as they get a comfortable draft in their hand, they should have the upper hand in this matchup, and the lol odds reflect that.
Grell and ADD are the only two players that can save Isurus in this match, the thing is that they are going up against SoHwan and Oddie, some of the best players in their respective position.