North American teams were once again disappointing at the Mid-Season Invitational. On June 5 they return to domestic duty, which provides LoL fans with new LCS Summer 2021 betting opportunities. Cloud9 will once again start with the first chance after winning the Spring Split. They have serious competition from TSM and TL and the stakes are higher than ever. The second half of the season will determine the teams that qualified to the World Championship in October.
Top LCS Teams Update their Roster
We begin our LCS Summer 2021 preview by highlighting the changes made to their rosters by some of the best North American teams. The impact on these changes is likely to be significant on any LoL betting because the balance of forces has shifted. Cloud9 stole the show at the beginning of the Spring Split by announcing the addition of Perkz. The reigning champions are once again in the spotlight, by replacing Zven with their academy prospect K1ng.
Cloud9 still top of the LCS Summer 2021 betting odds, with 2.20 in spite of trading their veteran. Evil Geniuses were also among the favorites in spring but now stand at 15.00 after replacing Deftly with Danny on bottom lane. Putting inexperienced players in positions of great responsibility has a significant impact on their chances to win. GGbet esports justly places them in the bottom half, behind 100Thieves.
Speaking of the Thieves, the addition of Abbedagge from Schalk04 is one of the biggest moves on the LCS Summer 2021 betting stage. The talented mid-laner left Europe after an exceptional spring season. He looks exactly what 100Thieves needs to make a deep run in the playoffs after a strong display a few months ago. Abbedagge will require a period of time to adjust to the LCS, but once he starts firing on all cylinders he will be a force to be reckoned with.
Underdogs Regroup Ahead of the LCS Summer Split
All the eyes are fixed on the favorites who get the lowest LCS Summer 2021 betting odds. Read our bet365 review to find out how the underdogs are priced ahead of the second half of the spirit. Golden Guardians struggled in spring, but they hope that the addition of Solo and Chime will help them turn the ship around. These are talented players from the Academy but odds of 200.00 highlight the lack of confidence that bookmakers have in this team.
One thing we need to mention in our LCS Summer 2021 preview is that the scores recorded in spring carry over in the Summer Split. This will place an additional burden on the teams that finished at the bottom of the tables in April. Fly Quest, Counter Logic Gaming and Immortals are so far behind that the odds of them making the playoffs are slim. These teams haven’t made any significant changes midseason, so you can expect high odds while reading our Betway review.
LCS Summer 2021 Betting Favorites
TSM are the potential dark horses in the second half of the season, but odds of 10.00 indicate their slim chances to win. Once again, the battle will be between the two powerhouses of the LCS, Cloud9 and Team Liquid. They have played an exciting final in spring and are likely to make a deep run in summer. Cloud9 is favorite with LCS Summer 2021 betting odds of 2.20, followed by Team Liquid with 2.50.
As stated before, the second half of the season is particularly important because it will determine the teams that qualify to worlds. Soon after the regional leagues come to an end, bookmakers will surely publish the LoL Worlds betting. Expectations are low for North American teams, mainly because of their subpar performance in recent years. On the international stage they have always struggled and will have a hard time stopping the best teams from China, South Korea and even Europe.
Perkz will be the decisive player once again for Cloud9, with a big question mark hanging over K1ng. The youngster has the talent and ambition to be a great player, but he lacks the experience. In the decisive regular-season games, but especially in the playoffs, this could be a big problem for the Academy player.
Team Liquid didn’t falter as expected after losing Doublelift and pose serious problems to Cloud9 in head to head matches. They will need to play just as well in summer as they trail the leaders after the narrow defeat in the Mid-Season Showdown. The regular season will likely set the stage for another epic confrontation between TL and C9. At least on paper and looking at the head to head results, Cloud 9 looks like the better team but Team Liquid will give them a run for their money.