The eSports calendar is about to get a lot more hectic for League of Legends fans. This weekend kicks off the Spring Split calendar and we get a first chance to see how teams and their new members mesh together. Major player migration from the EU LCS to the NA LCS has made for some interesting new teams this upcoming season.
Before the season starts, Sportsbook has released odds as to which team will win the Spring Split in every major LOL league.
EU LCS Spring Split
After going from the Challenger Series to the Worlds semifinals in just one season, Origen Gaming has opened as the favorite to win the Spring Split in the EU LCS. The team returns all of the members from last season, but added midlaner PowerOfEvil. Though we don’t know how well he will mesh with the team yet, it should allow OG to focus on the game more as team captain xPeke was pulled away from training for administrative duties frequently last season. Though xPeke will still start in midlane when he feels up to the task.
Fnatic gaming is right behind OG in the odds. Fnatic made it to the semifinals in the World Championship as well, but competed on the opposite side of the bracket as OG. This is a team that Huni, Reignover and YellOwStaR from their rosters in the offseason. The team did however keep prized midlaner Febiven to hopefully keep the team moving in the right direction.
NA LCS Spring Split
As usual, there has been a lot of turnover in the NA LCS during the offseason. Despite Team SoloMid replacing four of their five starters through the offseason they have opened as +250 favorites to win the Spring Split. The most notably addition to TSM is YellOwStaR after the start support player came over from Fnatic in the EU.
One intriguing team to watch out for is Immortals. The team bought into the league, replacing Team 8, but have signed Huni and Reignover to big contracts. The top laner and jungler were a huge part of Fnatic’s run to the World semifinals last season.