LOL Betting Preview
After over a LOL Betting Preview month of nail-biting thriller action, the last and most significant game of the LoL Worlds schedule has arrived. The League of Legends Worlds Grand Final will take place this weekend, with two LCK teams, DRX and T1, competing for the game’s highest accolade. Here’s how the teams have done so far and how they seem to be headed into their most important game of the year.
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T1 powerhouse aiming for a historic fourth championship
T1 has won all eight games versus DRX in the LCK’s spring and summer splits. Of course, Gen.G marched confidently into the semi-finals, buoyed by that same record, and we all know how that ended. DRX are currently on a roll, so that record doesn’t signify anything.
T1 are the LoL Worlds favorites and have looked like an ambitious, revitalized outfit, a far cry from the team that crumbled to Gen.G a few months ago in the LCK final. At Worlds, they had a 12-2 overall record.
When comparing their Worlds performance metrics to their LCK data, they’ve increased their team-wide KD ratio from 1.19 to 1.66, the highest in the competition. Their early game strategy has also shifted, with their percentage of gaining first blood plummeting from 47% in the LCK to 30.8% at the Worlds.
Top of the charts
This squad has been in a league of its own this tournament, dominating practically every category. They’ve recorded the most kills per game of any team so far, an astonishing 18.2, and their death rate each game is just 10.8, ranking third in the competition.
T1 has the greatest tower demolition rate (8.8) as well as the lowest concession rate (2.8). They aren’t aggressive starters, as seen by their 30% first blood percentage, but the fact that they still have such a high kill rate says something about their mid- and late-game performance.
Furthermore, they have averaged a creep score of 31.7 per minute and delivered 2562 damage to champions each minute, which is by far the greatest among teams. Their gold collection per minute is presently at 1993, which is the most in the competition, and they have also averaged 308 gold differential each minute.
All eyes are on Faker
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the indisputable League of Legends GOAT, will compete in his fifth Worlds final, the most by any player in history. As of 2022, his time with T1 is the longest any player has ever been with a single team.
Since the start of the competition, the famed mid laner has smashed a series of records:
- He is presently the only player in LoL Worlds 2022 to have completed 100 games.
- When he slayed Sylas during T1’s group stage game versus Cloud9, he increased his overall kills at Worlds to 353, beating Uzi’s previous record.
- Faker has a KDA ratio of 3.5 after averaging 3.5 kills, 2.8 deaths, and 6.5 assists per game.
- His creep score is at 7.6, and he is farming money at a pace of 399 gold each minute.
- Big things are expected of him in this Grand Final, and a victory for T1, which seems inevitable, would place him at the top of the game’s finest.
Guma is also enjoying a successful tournament
While we’re on the topic of legends, let’s shine a light on T1 bot laner Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, whose accomplishments haven’t gotten the credit they deserve in light of the hype surrounding Faker:
- Guma presently has the greatest total kills per game (6.6), the second lowest death rate (1.2), and the highest gold collection rate (514 units per minute).
- He’s been a part of 71.6% of his team’s kills and 21.6% of their overall damage against champions.
- Guma also has the greatest creep score in the competition, a perfect 10, and has done 298 damage against champions per minute.
DRX is looking for a record-breaking first championship
DRX has excelled itself, exceeding expectations at every turn. This is the first time in Worlds history that a team had to qualify via the play-ins has made it to the finals, and if they win, they would have broken an even more astounding record for the LOL Betting Preview. They have a chance to win their first Worlds championship.
The fourth seeds in LCK have made a statement. Their performance has effectively restored Korea’s position as the world’s finest, as they were able to defeat LPL favorites Top Esports, Royal Never Give Up, and Edward Gaming throughout their campaign. At every step, DRX has confounded the LoL Worlds betting odds, racing ahead in games where they were never truly given a chance.
They defeated previous year’s winners EDG 3-2 in the quarterfinals before defeating championship favorites Gen.G 3-1 in the semis for the LOL Betting Preview. Despite being considered underdogs in both games, their teamwork and determination to give up in difficult circumstances has served them well.
How their statistics seem
LOL Betting Preview of DRX’s KDA ratio is 1.43, behind only T1’s 1.66, with an average of 13.1 kills and 9.1 deaths per game.
They’ve been collecting 1860 gold each minute, with a 171 gold disparity per minute.
Their tower kill rate is also high, at 7.8, placing them just below T1, and they lose 4.3 games each game.
- DRX has also demonstrated a strong preference for neutral objectives, averaging 2.56 dragons, 1.25 heralds, and 1 Baron Nashor per game.
- The team’s average creep score is 33.2, which is tied for first place with Gen.G, and they have done 2114 damage to champions per minute.
Once again, DRX are the underdogs heading into this game, but that speaks more to T1’s invincible force than to DRX’s ability. And they’ve already shown that this title has no meaning for them.