After a one week postponement, North America’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) will continue. With the threat of the COVID-19 virus threatening the health of the studio audience, staff, and players, the teams will be playing remotely from their facilities on a tournament server for the rest of the season.
While this should not negatively affect the games being played, it’s a bit of a bummer for the overall audience. The broadcast and commentary will also be done remotely and can be watched for free on Twitch.
With only two weeks remaining in the regular season and with only six playoff positions for the 10 teams, the stakes are high for some and low for others.
The extra week to prepare for these matches adds a new wrinkle to handicapping the weekend slate of games. It’s possible some of these underdogs could be better equipped to play spoiler.
The playoff picture in the LCS is a complex one. Only one team (Cloud 9) has secured a playoff berth and only two wins separate second from eighth in the standings. Even the ninth-place team, Dignitas, has an outside chance to make it in. It’s anybody’s game!
Let’s take a look at the three games I’m liking quite a bit on the betting slate this weekend.
Team Solo Mid (-301) vs. Golden Guardians (+237)
- Kill spread: Team Solo Mid -6.5
- Kill total: 21.5
- Time: 5 p.m. ET
After a tumultuous start to the season, Team Solo Mid (TSM) find themselves with 8 wins and 6 losses. TSM handed the