Much has changed over the last few years in the League of Legends European championship. G2 Esports is no longer the strongest team in the league and most of the top teams were unable to retain their best players. In 2021 MAD Lions stole the show and became the most successful team in Europe. They were unable to double down on that performance at Worlds but will try again this season. In this LEC betting guide we take a closer look at the best and worst teams and make betting predictions.
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Fnatic will try to take advantage of G2’s struggles and win the LEC Spring Split 2022. Now they have Wunder as top laner and Humanoid on mid after they found a way to enlist them. The fact that they stole these key players from G2 and MAD Lions will have a two-pronged effect. On one hand they weaken their rivals, on the other they strengthen their already powerful team. The future looks bright for Fnatic!
Rogue was never a team to steal the show or spend too much time in the spotlight. This organization is all about consistency and predictability. Not surprisingly, they retained most of their roster and strengthened it with Malrang from Damwon KIA and Comp from Team Vitality. We believe they are better than Hans Sama and Inspired who left for the LCS, so Rogue has a stronger team than last season. The two players left for Team Liquid, currently the leader of the LCS power rankings.
Team Vitality is supposed to be the new LEC superteam after signing Perkz and Carzzy. These are exceptional damage dealers and with a strong top laner such as Alphari, all lanes are secure. Selfmade is a fantastic jungler and Labrov is a reliable support that proved his worth with Team Vitality. In spite of the awful start, we still have confidence in this amazing roaster to make a deep run in the playoffs.
2022 is a Vital Year for MAD Lions and G2 Esports
2021 was a pivotal year for two of the strongest organizations in European League of Legends. MAD Lions and G2 Esports were in the spotlight for very different reasons. The former rose to fame after overcoming crushing odds and established themselves as the strongest team on the continent. The latter failed when it mattered the most and were unable to qualify for Worlds, in a shocking upset. There are serious concerns that G2 will fail to make worlds again, or underperform there, as their North American counterparts. Check the LCS betting guide to see how the battle for supremacy shapes up in the NA region this season.
In 2022 the MAD Lions will try to replicate that stellar performance and win the playoffs once again. The problem is that they’ve lost some key players and replaced two of them with talented but inexperienced ones. So far both of them are performing at the expected level and don’t look like the weak links at all. Time will tell if MAD Lions will maintain the same high level of play during the playoffs or falter.
G2 Esports used to be the super team mentioned in any LEC betting guide. Now they’ve lost Perks, Wunder and Mikyx was benched to accommodate Targamas. Caps and Jankos are the only ones still standing and since they are the best in their positions, G2 Esports is still a force to be reckoned with. We root for the fallen champions and hope they will make a deep run in the playoffs in 2022.
Five Teams Compete for one Playoff Spot
The race for a playoff spot is expected to be brutal in this League of Legends European Championship Spring Split 2022. The top five teams are likely to cruise through the regular season and qualify for the playoffs. This means that the bottom five teams will have to fight for the sixth and final gateway to the postseason. This is how the battle will shape up.
Team BDS is the newest LEC team and one that is expected to struggle heavily. Although they were credited with the worst odds at the start of the season, we like their chances. They have a top-laner from Fnatic and most importantly, former G2 Esports coach GrabbZ at the helm which will help them a lot
SK Gaming was credited with odds of 80/1 to win the spring split. This is indeed unlikely but we don’t underestimate them to qualify for the playoffs. They show great synergy and are capable of causing big upsets. We advise you to pay attention to this team and bet small on them to defeat the best LEC squads.
Astralis is what we consider a hopeless team, in spite of retaining most of its players. In fact, that’s perhaps one of the reasons we don’t trust them to qualify for the playoffs. The team struggled heavily last season and this year things will be even more difficult for them to make the postseason.
Excel don’t have a bad team on paper and Nukeduck in mid-lane is a force to be reckoned with. Patrik is also an excellent ADC and if the Top, Jungle and Support players step up, they might have a chance at the playoffs. The problem is that they are known chokers who frequently fail in late game team fights.
Misfits is the team that we like the most among the bottom five, in spite of odds of 30/1 to win the Split. Top and mid lane players are the most important ones and Misfits kept their top-performing pro gamers. This is the first bid in our LEC betting guide for a team to qualify for playoffs, from the bottom half.