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Esports Betting Tips June 13th – EU LCS and Overwatch League

Published: 13/Jun/2018 5:06 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Every week, we take a look at some of the most interesting matches for prospective betters from across the esports landscape.

We’ve teamed up with Rivalry.gg to offer some insights into the world of esports betting. Whether you’re looking for a safe favorite or a dangerous underdog to back, there might be a match for you.

This is a week of beginnings and endings in esports, and we’ve got matches from both. League of Legends competition kicks off for the summer, while the Overwatch League regular season comes to a close.

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EU LCS

Fnatic TO WIN vs FC Schalke 04

When: Saturday June 16th, 18:00 UTC

Odds: 1.37 vs 2.68 – Bet HERE

The summer split of League of Legends competition is kicking off, with the premier leagues around the world all returning this week. This point of the season marks the real start of the race to the World Championship, the ultimate goal for teams attempting to cement their place in history.

Fnatic will be one of the teams under the spotlight for the duration of that race. In this year’s Spring split they reclaimed their domestic crown from G2 Esports, who had been the dominant force of the last two years, and went to MSI as representatives for Europe.

They ultimately finished fourth after losing to eventual champions Royal Never Give Up in the semi-finals. The team will undoubtedly be looking now to secure 2018 as a Fnatic year in the EU LCS before returning to the international stage.

In the first week of the Summer Split, Fnatic will face off against Misfits and FC Schalke 04, both of whom finished with similar game records in Spring and failed to reach the playoffs. Fnatic are favored with the same odds (1.37) in both games.

While it’s a fair assessment that Fnatic are likely to emerge victorious in both, best-of-ones can be tricky, especially with a new meta working itself out in the early stages of the split.

We’ve highlighted Schalke here primarily because Misfits were responsible for two of Fnatic’s four regular season losses in Spring, while Fnatic cleaned up Schalke on both occasions. This also happens to be Fnatic’s second game, giving them a chance to get back into the swing of stage competition beforehand.

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Overwatch League

Dallas Fuel TO WIN vs Seoul Dynasty

When: Thursday June 14th, 03:00 UTC

Odds: 2.23 vs 1.54 – Bet HERE

For most of the Overwatch League, Seoul Dynasty would have been a comfortable favorite against the Dallas Fuel, but things have changed drastically in Stage 4 for both teams. Frankly, the odds on this match don’t seem to have caught up.

Stage 4 has been incredibly kind to the Dallas Fuel. After looking completely out of sorts for the majority of the season, they suddenly find themselves in the running for a stage playoff spot as the final stage comes to its conclusion.

A favorable meta shift has reinvigorated the squad significantly, with elements of the team that were previously struggling now shining as

The Fuel still aren’t quite among the very best in the league right now, and their increased capacity does seem limited to a particular style of play, but it’s been enough to propel them to a respectable end to a generally undignified season for Dallas.

Seoul Dynasty are in many ways the mirror of the Dallas Fuel. While they too have arguably underwhelmed often, for the first three stages their results at least were consistently solid, a 7-3 record in stages one and two followed by a less impressive but passable 5-5.

Though they failed to reach a stage playoffs, consistency seemed likely to see them to the season playoffs, but that consistency has abandoned them in the final stretch of the season. In Stage 4 they currently sit on a mere two wins, and have almost certainly forfeited their spot in the end-of-season playoffs.

Dallas might only have one strategy they can play at an elite level, but that’s all it’s likely to take to beat a Seoul Dynasty whose only wins are over the Shanghai Dragons and the Florida Mayhem.

The Dallas Fuel are still not a team to have absolute confidence in, and this match up in particular, a clash that finds its origins all the way back in APEX Season One, can be something of a law unto itself. Based on how the two teams have performed this stage, however, underdog odds for the Fuel are almost too good to miss.

Wildcard

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Overwatch League

San Francisco Shock TO WIN vs LA Valiant

When: Thursday June 14th, 01:00 UTC

Odds: 3.61 vs 1.22 – Bet HERE

Heading into the final week of Stage 4, the LA Valiant top the stage standings. Undefeated at an 8-0 record, and with the fearsome New York Excelsior already dispatched, the Valiant look poised to replicate Boston Uprising’s 10-0 Stage 3 run.

The Valiant is certainly a force to be reckoned with right now, and deserving of their position as favorites in this match. Despite their fantastic results, however, the Valiant don’t look like a truly dominant table leader. They are not feared in the way that New York Excelsior at full capacity might be, for instance, and though they’ve not yet been beaten this stage, they don’t look entirely infallible.

The first half of the San Francisco Shock’s season, during which they were among the weaker teams in the league, is effectively redundant – an almost entirely new roster takes the stage now as did a few months ago.

It always seemed that this was the Shock’s plan, to sacrifice Season One in favor of building a team of young talent that could develop into a real force in the league over the longer term. That plan is beginning to come to fruition now, too late to see the team into the season playoffs, but enough to offer a hint of what the future holds for San Francisco.

The addition of former Boston Uprising coach Park ‘Crusty’  seems only to have accelerated the growth of this squad, who are looking more formidable than ever. It also can’t hurt that while other teams battle fatigue, the majority of San Francisco’s starting roster has played only half a season.

While the Shock might be building for the long term, this stage is their final chance to prove themselves in this season, to demonstrate what they’re capable of in this form. A win here will be crucial if they are to secure a spot in the stage playoffs, the last goal left for the team to aim for in season one.

Valiant, meanwhile, have nothing to gain from this match other than pride. They’re already locked in for both the stage and season playoffs – in a semi-final spot for the latter, no less. Given the disparity in potential drive and the Shock’s rising trajectory, the San Francisco squad make for a good wildcard option here.

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League of Legends

Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs coming in League Wild Rift update

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has revealed a major set of changes coming to the League of Legends Wild Rift beta, including some FPS fixes, nerfs, and more to be added in future updates.

The hype for League of Legends Wild Rift is continuing to build following the release of the beta, on September 16, and with more events for Riot’s mobile game now taking place, such as the recent Verizon Invitational, players are eager to experience the game for themselves.

While it is yet to be released in all regions, Riot has now confirmed some big changes that they will be hoping to add to the MOBA in the upcoming patches. Here’s what you need to know.

Wild rift gameplayWild Rift’s open beta is now live in select regions.

Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs for League Wild Rift

After the first few weeks of action on League’s mobile title, Riot revealed they would be making some “quality-of-life fixes” in-game, which have been heavily requested by players so far.

Among the future changes is an option for players to toggle between 30 and 60 frames per second (FPS) on all devices, to help improve the performance of the game.

In their announcement on October 24, the Wild Rift devs confirmed that the FPS option would be added to the game “in a few days,” meaning that players who are struggling with performance issues won’t have much longer to wait.

Some of the other fixes include nerfs to Xin Zhao, a champion who has quickly risen to the top of the Wild Rift meta, with Riot confirming changes to tone down the jungler in early November.

They also revealed that they would be adding a patch, in December, to help those experiencing issues with joysticks and controllers on Wild Rift.

While some of these changes are still a few weeks away, Wild Rift just released plenty of new content with their first patch on October 23, bringing in new champions such as Kai’Sa, Draven, Darius, and more.

They have also announced the release dates for the European and North American beta, confirming that they will be looking to bring the mobile title to even more regions before the end of 2020.