Free League Of Legends Betting Picks 5/31 - Mid-Season Cup 2020 - FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) vs. Top Esports (TES) Preview & Prediction
The finals are set for the Mid-Season Cup 2020, and we have a great match upcoming. The finals will be a battle between LPL powerhouses as FunPlus Phoenix will go to war with Top Esports. There's a ton of money on the line as the winning team will bring in $240,000 USD while the loser will rake in $120,000 USD in this best of five map battle.
FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) Preview
FunPlus Phoenix closed out the Group A portion of the Group Stage on a positive note. They opened with a tough loss to T1, but they were able to bounce back majorly. They knocked off both Top Esports and DAMWON Gaming in fairly convincing fashion, wrapping up the stage at 2-1. They ran into JD Gaming in the semifinals and they took care of business in that match also, winning 3-1 and seeing their way into the finals.
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 also enters this contest from Group A. Their opening match with DAMWON Gaming wasn't easy, but they were able to secure a win. TES ran into a brick wall in their second match, taking on FunPlus Phoenix and falling. The team rebounded nicely with a victory in a winner advance, loser go home match with T1. Top Esports absolutely dominated Gen.G in the semifinals, sweeping them 3-0 and advancing to the finals.
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 has been Knight. The mid-laner led the entire LPL Playoffs as he was named MVP five times during that period.
Pick: FunPlus Phoenix ML (+105 @ Bovada)
I am going to back Doinb and company in this finals match of the Mid-Season Cup 2020. These two LPL squads are certainly no strangers to each other. In fact, Top Esports had won both meetings between these teams during the LPL Spring 2020 Split before FunPlus Phoenix dominated them during the Group Stage of this event. Top Esports and JackeyLove in particular for whatever reason didn't look nearly as dominating in the Group Stage as they have earlier, and FPX clearly has their number. Give me the small underdog to sneak out a win here against their LPL rivals to take first place in the Mid-Season Cup 2020.