After Evil Geniuses claimed victory at the Dota 2 Manila Masters, defeating Newbee in the grand finals, SK Telecom T1 won the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational and the Counter Strike: Global Offensive eSports Championship Series reached the latter stages, the LoL Champions Korea, EU LCS and CS:GO ESL Pro League take priority.
With plenty of opportunities to beat the bookmakers, the following matches are among the most anticipated, with attractive odds also available.
Wednesday 31st May – 12:00
League of Legends – Legends Champions Korea
Samsung Galaxy vs SK Telecom T1
SK Telecom T1 have continued to prove themselves as the best League of Legends team in the world, with their latest win at the Mid-Season Invitational adding to their successes in the LCK Spring Playoffs 2016 World Championship. As a result, the Korean World number one ranked team are firm favourites to defeat compatriots Samsung Galaxy, as well as defending their title from last year. The likes of Peanut, Huni and Faker, who feature heavily within the SK Telecom T1 roster, will look to continue their winning streak, as they once again battle to get the better of Crown, Haru and CuVee. Samsung Galaxy find themselves fourth in the world rankings at present, having finished third and second in the LCK Spring Playoffs already this year.
Samsung Galaxy to win against SK Telecom T1 @ 9/4 (SkyBet)
Counter Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro League
An action-packed first week in the CS:GO ESL Pro League is taking priority this week, with the top six North American and European teams preparing for the fifth instalment of the competition. With a round robin stage opening up the event, each team will compete against a team in their same group, until they have played a total of five best-of-one matches. The likes of SK Gaming, G2 Esports and Fnatic are among the early favourites for the event, while Cloud9 will hope to defend their title from 2016.
Fnatic vs Cloud9
American superstars Cloud9 won the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals last year, with their opening encounter with Fnatic among the most anticipated matches within the round-robin stage of the tournament. The likes of n0thing and shroud have been long standing members of the Cloud9 CS:GO roster, with the introduction of autimatic having only strengthened them further. However, Swedish team Fnatic are undoubtedly one of the best CS:GO teams around today, as demonstrated by their fifth place standing in the world rankings. Dennis, JW and olofmeister potentially hold to key to an opening victory for Fnatic against Cloud9.
Cloud9 to win against Fnatic @ 11/8 (Bet365)
Saturday 3rd June – 19:00
League of Legends EU LCS
Fnatic vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
Despite not being renowned for their League of Legends roster, Ninjas in Pyjamas will be looking to cause a shock on Saturday, as they take on compatriots Fnatic in the EU LCS. With the likes of Profit, Shook and Nagne likely to feature in their starting line-up, NiP undoubtedly have the talent to push Fnatic all the way. Fnatic’s LoL roster is dominated by their Danish superstars, with Broxah, Caps and Jesiz hoping to lead their team up the world rankings, starting with a win over Ninjas in Pyjamas. Having finished third in the EU LCS Spring Playoffs, Fnatic have already put in some fine performances so far this season.
Ninjas in Pyjamas @ 9/2 (Betway)