The LPL Spring Playoffs is soon approaching. The event is set to begin on the 1st of April and last eight days. It is also set to be bigger than ever, hosting the top 10 teams from the LPL Spring Regular Season.
- Edward Gaming
- FunPlus Phoenix
- Invictus Gaming
- JD Gaming
- LNG Esports
- Rare Atom
- Team WE
- Top Esports
2021 LPL Spring Playoffs format changes
Along with the increased number of participants, organisers have also opted to change the tournaments format. With the 10 participants, the upcoming playoffs will host a double elimination. This will increase the competitively of the LPL Playoffs, increasing the importance team standing in the regular season. Such format will also increase consistency as teams who rank lower have to prove themselves more, reducing the impact of a lucky run.
The recent changes have increased the number of matches in the 2021 LPL Spring Playoffs and hence the number of betting opportunities. By having more lower tier teams, there are safer bets, especially if a lower tier team upsets the competition and advances to the next round. The introduction of the double elimination means there will be more teams having second chances, raising the predictability of matches and hence more favourable betting opportunities.
Top teams likely to advance to MSI
Royal Never Give Up
The team fell hard in 2020, ranking 7th and later 9th in the Spring and Summer splits respectively. However, Royal Never Give Up have made a miracle come back to the top of the LPL in 2021. RNG are currently having a stellar run, only dropping two games as they enter the last week of the split. This comes despite not making any major roster changes, only signing Wei to their starting roster at the end of 2020. While news had earlier broke Uzi had signed a deal with a major broadcasting network and would unlikely return to RNG professionally, RNG’s strong performance this split without him has cemented this notion.
Similarly to RNG, Edward Never Give Up have bounced back from their disappointing run in 2020, now ranking amongst the top 3. Edward Gaming’s strong showing shocked all considering their roster changes in late 2020 involved signing a number of talent from underperforming teams. While their formula for success is not clear, it is certain EDG has not only displayed strength, but consistency, making them a good team to put your money on.
While Suning may not be ranked very highly on the leader boards currently, they cannot be counted out. Suning placed second on the League of Legends 2020 World Championships, only behind DAMWON Gaming. This is despite Suning having a less than perfect run in the 2020 LPL, only qualifying for Worlds through the LPL 2020 Regional Finals. Considering Suning had only lost SwordArt from their 2020 roster, their ability to turn around their performance is without a doubt present.