LPL/LCK – Summer Split – 7/2

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Finally the LCK is back! This gives us 4 game slates on DK and FD instead of 2. These are best of 3, and remember LCK DOES NOT release starters before hand. 

Odds

LPL Standings

Rogue Warriors vs OMG

RW is a team that has a whopping 222 deaths in just 11 games. For comparison, OMG has 194 deaths in 14 games. People may try to get cute here and use RW because they push action and OMG has been a slower team to start. However, in recent weeks OMG is starting to look more like the OMG of spring. They won’t be afraid to push action if RW wants to come charging into reckless team fights. H4cker and Curse should absolutely own their counterparts in this matchup. I feel bad for Zwuji because he has had to basically try to do everything himself. The individual matchup against Smlz should be a fun one to watch but I’m not seeing any way his teammates can win their lanes today. Give me OMG in a 2-1 to be safe with the potential for a 2-0 quite high.

RW: Zwuji
OMG: Curse/H4cker/Icon/Smlz

WE vs JDG

This is the crown jewel matchup of the night and one you want to get exposure to. One nice thing is that the loser of this game is likely to still score enough in cash games to put you in a solid position to profit. The ownership projections across the industry are extremely low tonight and that makes me want to be over the field on them tonight. Give me JDG 2-1 tonight but as I said both sides are viable in all formats.

WE: beishang/Teacherma/Jiumeng

JDG: Zoom/Kanavi/Loken/LvMao

LCK Standings

Afreeca Freecs vs HLE

This should be a high kill fiesta style stomp that is pure gold for fantasy purposes. Viper is actually a pretty decent one-off gpp play here but AF holds a statistical advantage in all categories. AF 2-0 stomp, book it!

AF: Kiin/Spirit/Fly/Mystic(TOP PLAY)
HLE: Viper/Lehends

DRX vs Team Dynamics

This is likely to be a better real life game than it is for fantasy purposes. Both team are extremely macro focused which means they have a focus on objetives. Both are in the top of the LCK in gold differential at 15 minutes rates while TD has a league leading 80% first tower rate. I think both team spots are very much in play for tournaments but I have my concerns about the players hitting their ceilings today. Give me DRX 2-1.

DRX: Pyosik/Chovy/Deft/Team Spot
TD: Rich/Kuzan/Team Spot

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