The Favorites and Sleepers to Win Worlds 2019
Worlds 2019 kicks off in just two weeks. With the best League of Legends teams in the world in action, who will take the Summoner’s trophy this season? Here are some of the favorites and sleepers to win Worlds 2019, as presented by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
Why Invictus Gaming is one of the LoL Worlds favorite teams in 2019:
Champions in 2018, Invictus Gaming haven’t looked like they’re slowing down in the 2019 Season. They won the LPL Spring Split in convincing fashion, breaking the record for the fastest ever LPL final. After a disappointing Summer split, they were forced to battle through an extremely tough regional finals to qualify for Worlds, and they did so looking like the team to beat.
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Key factors to their success include their star ADC JackeyLove – IG have a 64% win rate when he plays. Korean mid-laner Rookie was a break-out talent at the past few Worlds and currently has a 3.79 KDA in the LPL. If their run of form is brought over to Europe, IG could easily make another deep run.
SK Telecom T1
Why SK Telecom T1 is one of the LoL Worlds favorite teams in 2019:
SK T1 are finally back at Worlds after an absence last year. The world’s best player, Faker, will be back in action, as will their other star players such as Teddy, Mata and Khan. They won their 7th LCK title in Spring, sweeping Griffin, and repeated the exact same feat in the Summer, securing automatic qualification to Worlds as the LCK’s 1st seed. Faker looks scary again.
After their revamp in January, he has been unstoppable, putting up a 70% win rate amongst a mid-lane KDA of 4. What’s even more impressive is that he’s not alone – new signing Effort has a KDA of 5.5 with a nearly 80% win rate. SKT have made the necessary changes, and once again look like the team to beat at Worlds.
Why G2 Sports is one of the LoL Worlds favorite teams in 2019:
Double champions of Europe, G2 have a big chance to give the LEC their first Worlds champion since Fnatic in Season 1. They accomplished a similar feat already this season when they won MSI.
They have looked unstoppable in the LEC, and their star player Caps has played a huge part in that, with a KDA 3.7 and a CS per minute of 8. There’s no question that G2 can win Worlds, they just have to be able to repeat their victories against the Korean and Chinese stars as they did in MSI.
Why Clutch Gaming is one of the LoL Worlds sleepers in 2019:
Back at the start of the season, Clutch were at the bottom of the rankings, and looked like they had no hope of qualifying for the playoffs, let alone Worlds.
That’s all changed since the overhaul behind-the-scenes at CG, and they were able to make it to both. Their star player has been Cody Sun. Under-utilised by 100Thieves, he has thrived at CG, putting up a KDA of 6.7. Clutch Gaming have all the right ingredients for an incredible underdog run, and their players know it. Hard work is starting to pay off for CG, and it is the right time for that to happen.
Why GAM Esports is one of the LoL Worlds sleepers in 2019:
Vietnamese team GAM Esports made some huge changes in January, and it paid off. In Summer, they were able to drop just 3 games, and didn’t lose a single game in the playoffs. The Vietnamise league has looked better and better the past few Worlds, and GAM could easily have a few tricks up their sleeve to shock the big teams this year. By far the best team in their region, now is the time to prove themselves on the international stage.
Any of the four LoL Worlds favorite and sleeper teams this 2019 we’ve mentioned above could win it all. Have you made your picks? Make sure to read our esports betting guide first for more tips.