This article is part of our DraftKings LoL series.
- 5:40 a.m: INTZ vs. Legacy Esports
- 6:30 a.m: LGD Gaming vs. PSG Talon
- 7:30 a.m: Team Liquid vs. MAD Lions
INTZ vs. LGC
Legacy is from the Oceania region, and the teams people are probably familiar with are Mammoth and Dire Wolves. Legacy are led by midlaner Tally and top laner Topoon. Oceania are usually the weakest team going into Worlds, but with how coin-flippy Brazil has been all season, I can see Legacy capitalizing on their mistakes. Legacy will draft scaling champions and and coordinate around their mid laner to side pressure the top side of the map. In previous games, INTZ have had a lot of trouble with their top laner, and if Legacy can control weak-side well this should be their game to take. This should be one of the bloodier games on the slate, so I would target either side of this game.
Prediction: Legacy Win
Legacy Players to Target: Everyone
PSG vs. LGD
The LPL are one of the favorites to win Worlds, and LGD have the easiest draw of the play-ins. LGD have the best early game out of any team in play-ins, but their problem lies in the mid-to-late game. Sometimes when they get these massive leads they tend to forget their macro and objectives, which stalls out the game and lets the other team scale up. Their weakness is LangX, who has been inconsistent all year, and the way to take advantage of LGD is to dive top and snowball