Free League Of Legends Betting Picks 5/28 - Mid-Season Cup 2020 - FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) vs. Top Esports (TES) Preview & Prediction

FunPlus Phoenix is set to do battle with Top Esports during the Group A Stage. The Mid-Season Cup 2020 is a battle between the top four teams from both the LCK (premier Korean League of Legends league) and the LPL (premier Chinese League of Legends league). The event is broken into two stages, Group Stage and Knockout Stage.

The eight participants are broken into two groups of four for the Group Stage. They then take place in a round-robin style bracket featuring six single-round matches between the four teams in one calendar day. The top two from each group will advance to a single elimation bracket for the Knockout Stage which will feature best-of-five round matches.

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) Preview

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) was the third place finisher during the LPL Spring 2020 Split. FPX was dominated 0-3 by JD Gaming (the future champion of the split) in the semifinals. They rebounded nicely with a dominating 3-0 victory of Invictus Gaming in the third place match of the league.

FPX is consistently one of the world's top League of Legends teams. This is evident as they have appeared in four Premier Tier events since July of 2019 with a third place finish, a second place finish and two event wins under their belt. Their starting composition is super-talented in all five positions although the team is clearly headed by Doinb. In fact, Doinb was named to the 1st All-Pro Team during the Spring Split.

Top Esports (TES) Preview

Top Esports enters as the runner-up of the LPL Spring 2020 Split. They were able to advance past Team WE and Invictus Gaming in the quarterfinals and semifinals before falling just short. The team gave the eventual-champions JD Gaming all the could handle before losing 2-3.

Much of Top Esports' late Spring Split success came after the return of JackeyLove, one of the best ADCs in the world. The former Invictus Gaming stud JackeyLove signed with Top Esports April 3rd and provided the team with a huge boost, picking up 2 MVPs throughout the playoffs. The real bread and butter of the team have been Knight. The mid-laner led the entire LPL Playoffs as he was named MVP five times during that period.

Pick: Top Esports (TES) ML (-135 @ Bovada)

I am riding with JackeyLove and company in this battle. Top Esports was already one of the best teams in the LPL, and then the addition of JackeyLove added a whole other dimension to their game. FunPlus Phoenix is by far no pushover, but mid-laner Knight and ADC JackeyLove are an extremely tough combination. I believe that this duo will be more than FunPlus Phoenix will be able to overcome.

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