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Cloud9 Betting Fave To Win LCS Summer Split

Cloud9 win the LCS Spring Split
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Another season of regional League of Legends action is almost upon us with summer seasons set to kick off all around the globe. One of the biggest of the lot, the North American League Championship Series, is set to start on June 4, and we already have a solid favorite locked in.

This season is an all-important one, as it will decide which teams represent the LCS at the world championship. Everything’s on the line this time around and each match will mean that much more.

Before we take a closer look at the event, make sure to familiarize yourself with all things League of Legends betting, and let’s jump right into the juicy details.

Notable LCS Roster Changes

As is the standard in League of Legends, we’ll see all the usual suspects in the LCS in terms of organizations. However, there have been some interesting roster moves in the offseason, with quite a few teams rotating things around.

One of the biggest changes comes from Mid-Season Showdown champion Cloud9 making a big move in the bot lane, replacing veteran Zven with academy youngster K1ng. Evil Geniuses made a similar move, replacing bot laner Deftly with an academy youngster, Danny.

Meanwhile, Golden Guardians replaced two players, with Niles and Newbie switching with two of their own academy stars, Solo and Chime. Then comes 100 Thieves with the only signing of the offseason so far, bringing in Abbedagge from Schalke 04.

When it comes to the event itself, there are a few changes. The most important to note is that the scores from spring continue into summer. This means that Cloud9 starts off with a slight lead at the top, while teams like Golden Guardians have a hill to climb to reach the next stage.

The only change to the stage following the regular season is that it’s been renamed the championship instead of the summer playoffs. It still features eight teams in a double-elimination bracket, with seeds based on regular-season results.

Odds to Win 2021 LCS Summer
Team Liquid+180
100 Thieves+900
Evil Geniuses+2000
Counter Logic Gaming+3300
Golden Guardians+10000

Odds as of June 1 at Bovada

Cloud9 Aims to Hold Spring Season Lead

Cloud9 enters as the LCS Summer favorite and it’s easy to see why. They house one of the strongest squads in the region, with their signing of European superstar Perkz putting them above the rest.

C9 also enters the season with a one-game lead, as the spring season scores carry into summer, and the team managed to finish first in the regular season.

Overall, it seems that the favorites hold just about every advantage and it’s difficult to see them not coming out as the summer winners. However, anything is possible in League of Legends, especially in North America.

Can Team Liquid Catch Up?

Team Liquid is the other big team to watch in the LCS. They were just a touch behind Cloud9 all spring, placing second with just one less win in the regular season, and barely losing out in the grand finals of the Mid-Season Showdown.

They’ll be looking to step it up in the summer but have a long way to go. Not only do they need to catch up in the regular season (which would require an almost flawless run), they would also likely meet C9 in the championship.

There’s a lot for Liquid to do and if they’re to have a chance in the summer, they really need to impress from Day 1.

Is Abbedagge What 100 Thieves Needed?

100 Thieves enters the Summer Split having made one of the biggest changes of the entire LCS. They completed a massive signing of Schalke 04’s Abbedagge, who was one of the strongest mid-laners in Europe.

This will be a massive boost to their squad as it provides a huge firepower increase in one of the team’s previously weakest roles. Granted, with the offseason only being a couple of months long and the player having to move from Europe to North America, we may see a bit of an adjustment period for the team.

However, the signing of Abbedagge comes as a huge boost and it may be exactly what they need to take that final step from challenging underdogs to a side that can beat the best.