League of Legends World Championship Betting Odds

FunPlus Phoenix and G2 face-off at the 2019 League of Legends World Championships
Riot Games

The best League of Legends players will descend upon China to battle it out for the world championship in 2020. This will mark the second time the event has been hosted in China, with the first taking place in 2017.

Though we are months away from even thinking about Worlds 2020 getting underway, that has not stopped oddsmaker BetWay from setting odds on the event.

G2: Early Worlds 2020 Favorites

G2 has slowly been inching their way closer to becoming the first European team to win Worlds since Fnatic accomplished the feat back in 2011. The EU squad finished third in 2018 and second in 2019 and looks primed to be the best team in the West once again in 2020.

The biggest wrinkle for G2 this season will be Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther and Luka “Perkz” Perković flexing between mid and bottom lane. Both Caps and Perkz play a different style in mid, with the former roaming more while the latter is more focused on the 1v1 in his lane. This just increases the ridiculous flexibility of the G2 lineup in 2020, effectively giving them two different lineups to use based on their opponents.

Worst-case, the flexing doesn’t work for G2 and they revert back to using the same lineup they did in 2019. Best-case scenario, the best western team in the world adds that extra layer to become the best team in the world.

FunPlus Phoenix Somehow Gets Better

After winning the 2019 World Championship, you could not blame FunPlus Phoenix for resting on their laurels and running back the same roster in 2020. Instead FPX, listed at +400, added Kim “Khan” Dong-ha to the lineup. Khan brings immense potential to carry compared to his now-teammate Kim “GimGoon” Han-saem.

This is a no-lose situation for FunPlus, as the team now has the chance to field a more complete lineup than they did in 2019. But if Khan struggles to mesh, FPX can simply give the majority of the starts to GimGoon and use the same roster that won Worlds last year.

Not-So-Dark Horse: Top Esports

Top Esports failed to garner a berth in the 2019 World Championship, but that does not mean you should ignore them in 2020. Top had a brutal five-game series with Invictus Gaming in the LPL Regional Finals to just miss out on attending the biggest event of the year. The organization knew they did not need to reinvent the wheel, instead making some key tweaks.

Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan was brought over from Royal Never Give Up to play in jungler for Top Esports. Karsa is one of the best junglers in the world and now that he is playing with mid laner Zhuo “knight” Ding, there is a real chance the Taiwanese jungler makes a step forward.

Plus, Top got rid of Nam “Ben” Dong-hyun, who was absolutely disastrous at Worlds last year.

Odds to Win League of Legends 2020 World Championship
FunPlus Phoenix+400
Gen G+450
Invictus Gaming+700
Top Esports+700
Royal Never Give Up+1000
DAMWON Gaming+1200
SANDBOX Gaming+1600
Afreeca Freecs+1800
Edward Gaming+3300
Hanwha Life+3300
JD Gaming+3300
KT Rolster+3300
Team SoloMid+6600
APK Prince+8000
100 Thieves+10000
MAD Lions+12500
Evil Geniuses+25000
Sk Gaming+30000
Golden Guardians+50000

Odds as of January 9 at BetWay