The 2022 LPL Summer Split is Coming to an End
With only 2 weeks more left, the regular season is close to being over, and there have been a lot of surprises in this split. While the top 4 teams are basically the same ones from the spring split (RNG, JDG, Top Esports, and Victory 5), there are some teams that have managed to perform way better than expected.
Anyone’s Legend and OMG are some of those teams that have climbed all the way from the bottom of the standings to the upper echelons of the Chinese region.
Right now we could say that Top Esports is the best team in the league, but in reality, the top 4 is a really close fight and all of them have already secured a playoff spot. On the other hand, Ultra Prime and World Elite are no longer in playoffs contention after having less than 30% win rate over 30 games.
World Elite had the worst performance out of every single team in the LPL, not being able to pick up a single series win and only winning 6 out of 24 games so far this split.
It has been a very exciting LPL season for all the league of legends betting fans out there as there have been a lot of unexpected outcomes this split. FunPlus Phoenix and Weibo Gaming managed to pull-off wins as the underdogs and they still have a few games left to be played where they could win over stronger opponents.
Today we’ll be talking about WBG, a team that already beat Victory 5, one of the strongest teams in the league. In the summer split, not a lot of people expected them to put up a good performance because they ended up deflating in the earlier stages of the spring playoffs, but they are looking to turn things around this time.
TheShy Keeps Taking Over the Top Lane
Weibo Gaming is currently one of the hottest teams in the LPL as they are on a 5-series winning streak. Only Top Esports and Royal Never Give Up are the only other two teams with a better win streak with 12 wins and 7 wins respectively.
Weibo’s hot streak is in great part thanks to TheShy’s performance and eccentric playstyle. While almost every single top laner in the LPL is focused on playing champions like Gangplank, Sylas, and Sejuani, TheShy refuses to stick to the norm.
The 22-year-old Korean player loves to play Kayle, Jayce, and Kennen, which are picks that are considered to be really off-meta. His Kennen could be considered to be the best in the world right now, as he’s played 4 times with that pick and he hasn’t lost a single game yet.
There are a lot of players that prefer to play off-meta picks due to their inability to play meta champions, but TheShy is not one of those players. He has shown that he is pretty capable of playing champions like Gnar and Gwen without much issue.
This series against JDG is definitely going to be all about the top lane as TheShy has been a strong constant in Weibo’s lineup. But this isn’t only due to TheShy’s playstyle, not at all. The rest of the Weibo players have a lot to do with the way that Weibo is winning their games.
Angel is one of the few mid laners in the league that prefer to play the old way of the mid lane, which is farming until he is strong enough to carry teamfights with picks like Azir and Corki. That’s why TheShy feels forced to play as a lone wolf and win lane by himself with strong early game champions.
Weibo Gaming vs JDG Game Information
- Date: Wednesday, August 3
- Time: 7:00am ET
- Weibo Gaming vs JDG Live Stream: Twitch.tv
Weibo Gaming vs JDG Predictions
Let’s get it out of the way, JDG is definitely the favorite team coming into this match as the lol odds project. They have won 12 out of 14 series and they are looking like strong contenders for the title this summer split. Kanavi and Yagao could be considered the best mid jungle duo in the league with only Karsa and Rookie coming close to them.
But if we take everything into consideration, I don’t find it too crazy to think that Weibo Gaming is more than capable of snatching one game away from them. 369 isn’t having his best split and JDG isn’t playing around their top laner that much. I don’t think that JDG is ready to fully counter TheShy’s playstyle and that’s why I think that WBG will be able to pick up at least one game this series.
Lately, our LPL esports picks have been on point and we plan to keep the ball rolling. This isn’t going to be our last LPL pick of the week, so make sure to stay tuned!