Esports Betting Tips June 27th - CWL Pro League, LPL and LCK - Dexerto
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Esports Betting Tips June 27th – CWL Pro League, LPL and LCK

Published: 27/Jun/2018 2:22 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien


Dexerto has teamed up with to bring weekly insight into the world of esports betting.

Whether you’re a newcomer or esports veteran, looking to play it safe or go for the riskier plays by supporting an underdog, we take a look at the most promising options and why you might want to back a particular team.


This week we look to the CWL Pro League for a strong favorite, but return to League of Legends for the turbulence that often breeds upset potential.


Play It Safe

CWL Pro League

Red Reserve TO WIN vs Evil Geniuses

When: Wednesday June 27th, 19:30 UTC

Odds: 1.51 vs 2.30 – Bet HERE

Red Reserve currently tops Division A of the CWL Pro League, while FaZe find themselves near the bottom of the standings. An entire event has been held since those positions were originally established, and Red has certainly proven themselves worthy of their lofty position.


At CWL Anaheim, Red Reserve were in perhaps their best form of WWII so far. Having convincingly topped their group, Red stormed through the winner bracket before narrowly losing to eventual champions Rise Nation in the winner bracket finals.

There were several moments at which the slightest change might have resulted in a trophy for Red Reserve, and though they ultimately fell short, Red undeniably established themselves as one of the most dangerous teams in the world.

FaZe Clan picked up a very respectable top-six finish at Anaheim, but the Stage 1 Pro League champions didn’t look back in world-beating form. As a new hierarchy has been established in the wake of mid-season roster changes, FaZe seems to have settled into the tier below the true championship contenders – a tier Red very much sits in right now.


A battle between two of the top teams in the world in one of the most competitive seasons in the history of the franchise is never going to have a clear-cut outcome, and FaZe Clan is absolutely capable of taking a victory here.

It seems, however, that Red Reserve is on a hot streak with their current line-up, while FaZe Clan has cooled off a little and doesn’t look likely to replicate the immense peak that won them a trophy. In the first week back from CWL Anaheim, Red look like a strong bet here.


Feeling Lucky

LoL Esports


Royal Never Give Up TO WIN vs Invictus Gaming

When: Saturday June 30th, 11:00 UTC

Odds: 2.03 vs 1.65 – Bet HERE

Royal Never Give Up versus Invictus Gaming is the heavyweight battle of the 2018 LPL. For most of the Spring split, iG were the league’s dominant team, a strong favorite to take the title after finishing the regular season with an incredible 18-1 record.

That one loss, however, was to RNG, and when the pair met in the semi-finals of the playoffs it was once again Royal that walked away victorious. RNG went on to win the LPL title, and consequently represented China at the Mid-Season Invitational.

There too Royal were victorious, claiming a second MSI title for China and marking a historic moment for the region in international League of Legends.

Coming off of their MSI triumph, Royal Never Give Up suffered defeat in their very first game of the LPL Summer, falling to JD Gaming. Their subsequent three matches, however, have been clean sweeps for Royal.

Invictus might have had their championship aspirations crushed in Spring, but one playoff defeat doesn’t mean this team is no longer a threat. They’re currently undefeated at 4-0, and are likely to remain one of the powerhouse teams of the LPL.

Given that the odds actually suggest that iG is distinctly favored here, however, taking Royal to win is practically a no-brainer. At worst, this match is a toss-up, and at best you can make a case that the odds should in fact be reversed. Matches between such heavy hitters will never be certain either way, but if you’re feeling lucky then RNG looks an excellent team to back this week.

Wild Card

LoL Esports


SK Telecom T1 TO WIN vs Kingzone DragonX

When: Thursday June 28th, 11:00 UTC

Odds: 3.49 vs 1.23 – Bet HERE

SK Telecom T1 remained the prevailing force in both Korean and international League of Legends for nearly three years, but by the end of the Spring 2018 split they had been thoroughly usurped by Kingzone.

Kingzone’s spring season was so dominant that many were already talking about the potential of this team to go down as an all-time great, but at the Mid-Season Invitational – an event that should have been their coronation as kings of world LoL – the team fell short, denied by China’s Royal Never Give Up.

Whether it’s the massive meta shift or simply Longzhu having been rattled somewhat by falling flat on the international stage – a result that is becoming an unfortunate habit for several members of this team – Kingzone hasn’t been quite as dominant in the early stages of LCK Summer. Barely three weeks in, they’ve already lost as many matches as they did in the entirety of the Spring split.

Kingzone isn’t collapsing by any means, but they do look mortal, something that couldn’t often be said for them in Spring. Here, they’ll be facing an undoubtedly inferior team, but one that looks to have been sharpening its blades recently, enough perhaps to strike a fatal blow in this series.

After a 0-4 start to the split, SKT has claimed victory in its last two matches, most recently defeating the formidable KT Rolster. Encouragingly for SKT fans, a big part of that win was a hard carry performance by Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, a flash of the immense potential of the greatest player of all time that hasn’t been seen quite so often in recent months.

It’s clear that SK Telecom still has problems as a team, and Kingzone undoubtedly remains the stronger squad overall. In a world in which the meta has thrown teams off balance and Faker can once again force wins almost single-handedly, however, there’s enough of a chance for SKT to make them a decent choice for those looking for more risk in return for a bigger potential payoff.

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Haunting of Verdansk Warzone Halloween event: night map, Saw skins, more

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:25 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 20:28

by Albert Petrosyan


A brand new Halloween-themed event called ‘Haunting of Verdansk’ is coming to Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare, and we’ve got everything you need to know about what’ll be in included.

With Halloween inching closer and closer, we’re officially in spooky season, and Infinity Ward have decided to give Modern Warfare a grand sending off with the Haunting of Verdansk in-game event.


The event, which kicks off on Tuesday, October 20 and wraps up on Tuesday, November 3, will feature a nighttime version of Warzone’s map, cosmetic items themed after popular horror film series like Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, new modes, rewards, and a whole lot more.

Haunting of Verdansk trailer

Haunting of Verdansk roadmap

Haunting of Verdansk Roadmap
Full roadmap for the Haunting of Verdansk event in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

What’s added in Warzone for Haunting of Verdansk

Verdansk – Going Dark

As had been teased previously, a nighttime version of the Warzone map will make its debut in the Haunting of Verdansk event. As of now, the only modes confirmed for this are Trios and Plunder, but Activision did say that more would be made available.


Needless to say, the darkness of the terrain will compel almost everyone to use thermal optics on their weapons and the Cold Blooded perk in loadouts to hide from such scopes.

Trick or Treat

Throughout the duration of the event, the nighttime version of Verdansk will feature 16 specially-marked Trick or Treat chests, which include a combined 16 new cosmetic items like Blueprints, weapons, charms, and more.

Of course, as is the spirit of Halloween, Infinity Ward have added a twist to this whole process: In some cases, certain chests will have tricks instead of treats, so open them carefully if you want to avoid “a terrifying fright.”


If and when you do unlock all 16 cosmetics, you will be automatically awarded with a Legendary assault rifle blueprint called the Pumpkin Punisher, pictured below.

Pumpkin Punisher blueprint
Unlocking all 16 themed items in the Haunting of Verdansk event will unlock this Pumpkin Punisher AR blueprint.

Zombie Royale LTM

In this new Limited Time Mode, players who get killed come back to life as a Zombie instead of being sent to the Gulag. Zombies can’t carry weapons but do have special abilities that include increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.

Turning into a Zombie isn’t the end all be all, though, as players will have the chance to return from the undead and rejoin their squad. Whenever someone is killed, they drop a syringe, and collecting two syringes will allow you to parachute back in with your loadout.


The last team with a surviving Operator wins, even if the rest of their squad have turned into Zombies.

Zombie Royale LTM
The Haunting of Verdansk event includes a new LTM called Zombie Royale.

What’s added in Modern Warfare multiplayer

Themed changes

To add an extra layer of Halloween-themed spookiness into multiplayer, Infinity Ward have made it so any player who is on a kill-streak of three or more will have their head turn into a flaming jack-o-lantern pumpkin.


This feature isn’t purely cosmetic either, since the change will let players on both sides know who is on a roll and needs to be stopped at all costs before reaching some of those higher tier killstreaks.

That’s not the only such quirk added; in Domination, scarecrows will replace the flags on points, while skulls will appear instead of dog tags in Kill Confirmed, as well as other visual effects in other modes.

Haunting of Verdansk Modern Warfare
In multiplayer, players who are on a 3+ kill-streak will have their heads transform into a flaming pumpkin.

New modes

There are two brand-new multiplayer modes coming as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event: Onslaught and Snipers Only. Onslaught features a Juggernaut suit spawning somewhere on the map that two teams have to fight for control over. Once someone has the suit equipped, they must try to get it to the specific target area while the other team tries to do everything they can to stop it.

As for Snipers Only, this is a variant of Team Deathmatch that replaces custom classes with five pre-built loadouts, all featuring sniper rifles as the primary weapon(s). The rest of the mode is like any match of TDM: The team with the most kills wins.

Horror film bundles & new Operator

Saw & Texas Chainsaw Massacre

When it comes to the best horror film franchises of all time, most would rank Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre high up there – and both have been incorporated in Modern Warfare & Warzone as cosmetic items.

The Saw bundle include the iconic Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit, as well as the Phlebotomozier Lethal Equipment – a throwing knife variant that kills enemies on impact in a shower of blood. The set also includes themed blueprints for an assault rifle and shotgun, both with “blood-red” tracers, as well as a Cargo Truck skin, tricycle charm, and four other items.

Saw in Warzone
The Saw bundle in Modern Warfare & Warzone includes Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit skin.

As for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, players will be able to run around dressed as the menacing Leatherface villain and a new LMG blueprint called Family Heirloom, which has a special stock attachment that lets it be held like a chainsaw.

The rest of the bundles comes with an SMG blueprint, vehicle horn, the ‘Anyone Home?’ melee weapon, which has a hammer on one side and a meat tenderizer on the other, and five other items.

Leatherface in Warzone
Run around Warzone as the fearsome Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

New Dr. Karlov Operator

Dr. Karlov is the newest Operator added as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event – a character who’s obsessed with electricity and energy-charged weaponry, according to his lore.

The ‘Dr. Karlov Lives’ bundle includes a new outfit skin for Bale, two “high-voltage” weapon blueprints, an electric throwing knife, vehicle skin, and other cosmetics.

Dr. Karlov Warzone Operator
The new Dr. Karlov Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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