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  • BookMaker.eu All the champions from major regions made it out of the Mid-Season Invitational Group Stage. Royal Never Give Up was not tested, but overall favorite DWG KIA looked more vulnerable than most experts believed coming into this tournament. They were defeated by Cloud9 (who had their own struggles) and could have lost to Detonation FocusMe. MAD Lions had a few hiccups, but they largely took care of business too. That should make for a fun Rumble Stage although many are already looking past PSG Talon... 

  • BookMaker.eu The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational will kick off on Thursday, May 6. The Group Stage will last six days from May 6-11 with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Rumble. There is a clear gap between the teams from the major regions and everyone else, but we usually see a few surprises.

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  • BookMaker.eu League of Legends’ 2021 Mid-Season Invitational will kick off in Reykjavik, Iceland next Thursday on May 6. While there are 11 teams that are vying for the title, only two teams are considered real contenders to win it. LCK champions DWG Kia (formerly DAMWON Gaming) and LPL champions Royal Never Give Up look to be the cream of the crop. They are enormous favorites to win their groups. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu There will only be 11 teams at the 2021 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational in Iceland. We were supposed to see 12 teams represented at this tournament, but COVID restrictions meant that VCS champions GAM Esports were unable to travel to Reykjavik for the event. They will be missed as teams from Vietnam have made a name for themselves at this competition. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last Pool 1 spot for the Mid-Season Invitational will be determined on Sunday when FunPlus Phoenix and Royal Never Give Up meet to determine the LPL Spring Split winner. This is RNG’s eighth trip to the finals, while FPX is making just its second trip to the finals. RNG haven’t won an LPL title since the 2018 Summer Split though, while FPX won the 2019 Summer Split on their way to winning the World Championships.... 

  • BookMaker.eu MAD Lions await the winner of Saturday’s semifinal between G2 Esports and Rogue. It’s only fair that the 2021 LEC Spring Split will be one of these three teams since they have been the top European teams throughout the season. However, while G2 Esports and Rogue finished the regular season at 14-4, MAD Lions was well behind and only caught fire on Patch 11.6.
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  • BookMaker.eu The first round of the LEC Spring Split Playoffs delivered in a big way. Fnatic beat SK Gaming 3-1 in the elimination series, but the real action was to be found in the two Winners’ Bracket series. G2 Esports looked set to cruise past FC Schalke 04 until they dropped the third and fourth games in the series to move to a decisive fifth game. In the other series, MAD Lions upset Rogue as a moderate underdog, setting up a rematch with G2 Esports for a spot in the LEC Spring Split Finals on April 11... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first weekend of the 2021 LEC Spring Split Playoffs is going to have a lot of action. Fnatic and SK Gaming will face off in an elimination series on Friday before the two Winners’ Bracket series on Saturday and Sunday. Fnatic’s 0-3 performance in the last week of the regular season led to the organization falling into the lower bracket for the playoffs, and they must now avoid an upset in order to avoid a very disappointing finish this season.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last weekend of the 2021 LCS Spring Split was somewhat lackluster. Evil Geniuses’ win over Team SoloMid coupled with Immortals’ loss to 100 Thieves on Friday assured that the six playoff teams were decided before the final two matchdays of the split. Only playoff positioning was on the line, and we saw Dignitas stumble to fall out of the top four and into the losers’ bracket.... 

  • BookMaker.eu We essentially know which six teams will make it to the LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown next week. The playoff picture is pretty cut and dry entering the final week of the 2021 LCS Spring Split. FlyQuest, Counter Logic Gaming, and Golden Guardians have all been eliminated from postseason contention, and Cloud9 is top of the table at 11-4. Dignitas, Team SoloMid, 100 Thieves, and Team Liquid aren’t far behind C9 and are essentially playoff locks, but Evil Geniuses and Immortals are fighting for that... 

  • BookMaker.eu There is a clear delineation between the probable playoff teams and everyone else in the LCS two-thirds of the way through the 2021 LCS Spring Split. The top six teams are all over .500 with 7-5 the minimum record, while the bottom four teams are under .500. Immortals and FlyQuest still have vague playoff prospects, but the door is essentially closed on Counter Logic Gaming and Golden Guardians as both teams are 2-10.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It’s been an interesting start to the 2021 LCS season. Cloud9 is at the top of the table at the halfway point of the season like many expected, but the three-way tie for second place does not include Team Liquid. Although Liquid added Alphari and Santorin in the offseason, they have underwhelmed with a 5-4 record at this juncture. They might fall to .500 when they take on Team SoloMid this Friday too.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Team Liquid have not looked sharp through the first two weeks of the 2021 LCS Spring Split. The winners of the inaugural LCS Lock In Tournament are just 3-3 with losses to Immortals, Team SoloMid, and 100 Thieves. Liquid need to right the ship and soon given the Spring Split is just six weeks long in this format, but they will close out the week with a tough test against Cloud9 on Sunday. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu After spending the first three weeks of the 2021 League of Legends season focusing on North America and the LCS Lock-In Tournament, let’s look halfway around the world at the league that has produced more world champions than all other regions combined. The LCK has produced six of the 10 League of Legends world champions. SK Telecom T1 (now T1) has won three titles, Samsung Galaxy (now Gen. G) has won two titles, and DAMWON Gaming (now DWG KIA) won last year’s championship. There is so much tale... 

  • BookMaker.eu One LCS team will grab $150,000 for winning the Lock In Tournament this Sunday. The semifinals will be played on Friday and Saturday with Cloud9 taking on 100 Thieves this Friday and Team Liquid facing Evil Geniuses this Saturday in best-of-five series. The winners of those two series will meet in the finals on Sunday with the winner-take-all cash prize on the line. The chalk held up in the quarterfinals as all of the top ranked teams won their best-of-three series, but will that happen again?... 

  • BookMaker.eu The LCS Lock In Tournament has already provided fans with a lot of intrigue. Counter Logic Gaming’s continued struggles have left them on the outside looking in for the knockout rounds, and every team aside from Evil Geniuses has at least one loss. Group A looks to be the stronger group with 100 Thieves rising to match Team Liquid and Team SoloMid, but Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses are going to be solid opponents in the knockout rounds of this event.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The LCS likes to experiment, and we will see a new format in the Spring Split. Before the start of the official regular season, there will be a Lock In tournament that lasts two weeks. The ten teams were split into groups of five, and they will battle it out for a winner take all prize of $150,000. The top four teams in each group advance to the knockout rounds where we will see a single elimination knockout bracket.... 

  • BookMaker.eu China will be the first major region to return to action for the 2021 League of Legends season this weekend. The 2021 LPL Spring Split will get underway on Saturday, January 9 with 2020 Summer Split champion Top Esports taking on 2020 World Championship runner-up Suning Gaming. We will also see two other former champions face off on Sunday as 2020 Spring Split winner JD Gaming faces 2018 World Champion Invictus Gaming. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Reigning world champions DAMWON Gaming haven’t missed a beat since bringing glory back to South Korea on the international stage. They were one of the favorites coming into this tournament two weeks ago, and they have lived up to the expectations. DAMWON Gaming have only dropped one game during this event after going 4-0 in the Group Stage and beat Hanwha Life 3-1 in the semifinals. This powerhouse is expected to hammer Nongshim Red Force in the KeSPA Cup Finals, and that’s reflected in these Le... 

  • BookMaker.eu The chalk has held up throughout this year’s Demacia Cup. Young Miracles were the only non-LPL team to knock off an LPL team, but that wasn’t enough to get them to the knockout rounds of the tournament. All eight teams that made it to the quarterfinals of this competition are in the LPL. We saw Top Esports hammer FunPlus Phoenix 3-0 and Vici Gaming sweep Worlds runner-up Suning Gaming 3-0 in the first two Quarterfinals matches on Thursday, and the bottom half of the Quarterfinal... 

  • BookMaker.eu The sixth KeSPA Cup will take place from December 21, 2020 to January 2, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. All ten LCK teams will participate, but unlike previous years, there will be no CK or amateur teams in this tournament. Unfortunately, that means we will miss out on seeing undiscovered raw talent, but this will be the first look we get as the top ten teams’ new rosters. No team has won this competition multiple times during its short history, but no team that has won Worlds has won the KeSPA Cup... 

  • BookMaker.eu Korea has long been the home of the most talented League of Legends players in the world, and that led to a team from the region winning each World Championship from 2013 to 2017. However, LCK teams moved away from the academy scene in 2018, instead putting their faith in veterans rather than continuing to develop young players. That large-scale decision had tremendous ramifications. The LCK went from dominating the international stage to falling behind both China and Europe, leading to some sou... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the last StarCraft II tournaments of the year is going on in Seoul over the next 10 days. Sixteen of the top StarCraft II players in Korea are squaring off in a single-elimination tournament with $30,000 up for grabs. The Round of 16 was split into two halves and the top half of the Round of 16 was played on Wednesday. The bottom half of the Round of 16 will take place on Saturday, December 5. TY and Maru were the top two seeds as they were the finalists in the Global StarCraft League Sea... 

  • BookMaker.eu The penultimate S-Tier CS:GO event of the year will kick off on Monday, November 30, when 16 European teams battle it out for the right to be crowned champion of DreamHack Winter Masters. Top teams like Heroic, Astralis, G2 Esports, and Complexity are all here, and that will give CS:GO fans plenty to cheer about during the holiday season.
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  • BookMaker.eu The 2020 League of Legends NEST Tournament will wrap up with a flurry of action this weekend. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will take place on subsequent days, and we will have a new champion since SinoDragon (Dominus Esports) was not part of this event. Only the top four teams will win prize money, so it’s important for each team to make it to the semifinals.
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