LPL 2022: Betting Guide and Predictions

After having lost the crown to Damwon, the League of Legends Pro League has reclaimed their place at the 2021 World Championship with the historic EDward Gaming taking their first-ever ring. In the coming year, find out which teams are looking to one up the reigning champions in our exclusive LPL betting guide.

Best Esports Betting Sites for LoL LPL 2022

  1. bet365
  2. Pinnacle
  3. Betway
  4. Rivalry
  5. Vulkanbet
  6. GGbet
  7. Nitrogen
  8. Arcanebet
  9. Jetbull
  10. EGB

LoL LPL 2022: Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions

The LoL Pro League 2022 offseason saw the wildest of changes that the league has had for a while. From the iconic duo Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok and Song “Rookie” Eui-jin going their separate ways to the great Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao coming back to the league, this year will be sure to change up the competitive scene in China. With seventeen competing teams, you’ll never run out of games to bet on in the LPL. From Monday to Sunday, take a look at what bets you can make during the LPL splits.

LoL LPL 2022 Betting Odds

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Betting odds for Royal Never Give Up versus Bilibili Gaming in Week 3 of the Spring split. Odds correct as at 26/01/2022, 00:00.

Introducing the Seventeen

With the massive player base that the Ionian server has, it’s only natural that its own competitive league has just as many teams to represent them regionally. As such, we’ll be introducing its seventeen competing teams to help you get started on the LPL. From top to bottom, we’ll introduce who we think are the strongest contenders for the trophy to teams that still need to improve to come close to the championship.

Edward Gaming

Early into the season, it seems that the pre-season rankings already have a bit of heft to them as the strongest of teams are rising to the surface. EDward Gaming is, of course, at the top of this list as the reigning champions have kept their roster together through the offseason. Now, they remain a powerhouse that will continue to dominate the competitive scene in the coming year.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Flandre Li Xuan-Jun (李炫君) Top 2020-12-16
China Flag Icon Jiejie Zhao Li-Jie (赵礼杰) Jungle 2019-05-23
South Korea Flag Icon Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) Mid 2016-03-23
South Korea Flag Icon Viper Park Do-hyeon (박도현) Bot 2020-12-16
China Flag Icon Meiko Tian Ye (田野) Support 2014-12-17

LNG Esports

On the other hand, we have Doinb and LNG looking to upset everyone in the league. With the mid-laner coming onto the team, one of LPL’s best junglers in Tarzan can further tap into his potential with Doinb at his side. After the team’s stint at Worlds 2021, LNG can only go up in the upcoming season.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Ale Hu Jia-Le (胡嘉乐) Top 2021-01-12
South Korea Flag Icon Tarzan Lee Seung-yong (이승용) Jungle 2020-12-18
South Korea Flag Icon Doinb Kim Tae-sang (김태상) Mid 2021-12-10
China Flag Icon Light Wang Guang-Yu (王光宇) Bot 2019-12-17
China Flag Icon LvMao Zuo Ming-Hao (左名豪) Support 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Iwandy Liao Ding-Yang (廖顶洋) Support 2019-12-16

Royal Never Give Up

Meanwhile, Royal Never Give Up has changed it up once again fielding former Suning top laner Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin and putting Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao back to the mid lane. Everyone remembers Xiaohu’s monstrous performances that he was putting up at Worlds last year which we’re sure he’ll be continuing in the mid lane. With Bin fortifying their top side, RNG look like a formidable threat that can contend for the throne in the splits to come.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Bin Chen Ze-Bin (陈泽彬) Top 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon GALA Chen Wei (陈伟) Bot 2020-06-17
China Flag Icon Ming Shi Sen-Ming (史森明) Support 2016-12-15
China Flag Icon Wei Yan Yang-Wei (闫扬威) Jungle 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) Mid 2015-05-16

Bilibili Gaming

Then, we have the dark horse of the league in Bilibili Gaming with Uzi returning to competitive play. With Chu “FoFo” Chun-Lan in mid and a formidable bot duo in Uzi and Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song, Bilibili is poised to take wins off of formidable opponents across the board. Given that this team has a completely new roster (save for jungler Wei “Weiwei” Bo-Han), it might take them time to ramp up to compete at the highest level.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Breathe Chen Chen (陈晨) Top 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Weiwei Wei Bo-Han (魏博涵) Jungle 2021-05-27
Taiwan Flag Icon FoFo Chu Chun-Lan (朱駿嵐) Mid 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) Bot 2021-12-15
Taiwan Flag Icon Doggo Chiu Tzu-Chuan (邱梓銓) Bot 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Crisp Liu Qing-Song (刘青松) Support 2021-12-15

Weibo Gaming

From here onwards, potential is the name of the game. Players that are “past their prime” or trying to prove themselves are all in this division.

As a prime example, we have Weibo Gaming, formerly known as Suning, who are now on a quest to redeem themselves after falling flat in the past year. Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh returns to the LPL reuniting with his teammates of old to try and recapture the success they had at the 2020 World Championship. Alongside them, however, is the esteemed Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok who hopes to prove his dominance in the top lane once again.

ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Flag Icon TheShy Kang Seung-lok (강승록) Top 2021-12-14
Vietnam flag icon SofM Lê Quang Duy Jungle 2019-12-16
China Flag Icon Angel Xiang Tao (向涛) Mid 2017-12-22
China Flag Icon huanfeng Tang Huan-Feng (唐焕烽) Bot 2020-03-10
China Flag Icon Assum Zou Wei (邹维) Bot 2021-05-26
China Flag Icon ON Luo Wen-Jun (骆文俊) Support 2020-12-18
Taiwan Flag Icon SwordArT Hu Shuo-Chieh (胡碩傑) Support 2021-12-15

Top Esports

Along the same vein, we have Top Esports who are making way for an all-new top-jungle duo in Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran from JD Gaming and Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang from FunPlus Phoenix. In the past year, Top Esports couldn’t even make it to Worlds despite their one hell of a roster that got them to the semis in Worlds 2020. However, with these changes, they hope to make it farther than they should have achieved back in the day. And if the Demacia Cup 2021 was any indicator, it looks like the team is already showing promise this early into the season.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Zoom Zhang Xing-Ran (张星冉) Top 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Qingtian Yu Zi-Han (余子涵) Top 2021-05-26
China Flag Icon Wayward Huang Renxing (黄任行) Top 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Tian Gao Tian-Liang (高天亮) Jungle 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Xiaopeng Wang Peng (王鹏) Jungle 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon knight Zhuo Ding (卓定) Mid 2018-11-20
China Flag Icon JackeyLove Yu Wen-Bo (喻文波) Bot 2020-04-03
China Flag Icon Zhuo Wang Xu-Zhuo (王旭卓) Support 2020-12-15

Victory Five

Victory Five stands at a similar position with talented veterans in Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan and former world champion Song “Rookie” Eui-jin. Alongside this cast, they have Ying “Photic” Qi-Shen, a former talent of Top Esports, and Guo “ppgod” Peng who broke through in Bilibili Gaming in 2021. These roster changes come after V5 partnered with Ninjas in Pyjamas to hopefully strengthen the roster that almost made it to Worlds in 2020. Only time will tell if these old timers can get the ball rolling one more time.

Active Squad
ID Name Position  Join Date
South Korea Flag Icon Rich Lee Jae-won (이재원) Top 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon TTS Xu Yang (徐洋) Top 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Invincible Li Xiao-Bing (李晓兵) Top 2021-06-02
China Flag Icon XLB Li Xiao-Long (李小龙) Jungle 2021-12-16
Taiwan Flag Icon Karsa Hung Hau-Hsuan (洪浩軒) Jungle 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Dream Tan Wenxiang (谭文详) Mid 2021-12-16
South Korea Flag Icon Rookie Song Eui-jin (송의진) Mid 2021-12-23
China Flag Icon Photic Ying Qishen (应祺燊) Bot 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon ppgod Guo Peng (郭鹏) Support 2021-12-14

FunPlus Phoenix

After them, we have the rising stars that have yet to take off and find their own stride against the ‘big boys’ of the LPL. First up is FunPlus Phoenix coming in brimming with talent as they completely rebuilt their roster around their marksman Lin “Lwx” Wei-Xiang. With Nongshim’s former mid in Kim “Gori” Tae-woo and the veteran jungler Kim “Clid” Tae-min, FPX still looks like a force to be reckoned with in the LPL. Filling in for Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon, however, is rookie Ping “xiaolaohu” Xiao-Hu which will be sure to put the team to the test against the more experienced teams in the league.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon xiaolaohu Ping Xiao-Hu (平小虎) Top 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Beichuan Yang Ling (杨陵) Jungle 2021-12-16
South Korea Flag Icon Clid Kim Tae-min (김태민) Jungle 2022-01-05
South Korea Flag Icon Gori Kim Tae-woo (김태우) Mid 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Lwx Lin Wei-Xiang (林炜翔) Bot 2017-12-21
China Flag Icon Jiang Luo Bai-Jiang (罗百江) Bot 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Hang Fu Ming-Hang (付明航) Support 2021-12-16
China Flag Icon Lele Dang Bo-Lin (党博霖) Support 2021-12-16

JD Gaming

Next up is the high and mighty JD Gaming of old that found success in the Spring split of the 2020 LPL season. Although, now, the team only has Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok and Zeng “Yagao” Qi remaining from their roster of old. But, the good news is that this duo is the core that helped the team succeed in the past. What teams will have to look out for is how JDG’s bot duo Wang “Hope” Jie and Lou “Missing” Yun-Feng will perform given that they have yet to prove themselves from their time in their previous teams.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon 369 Bai Jia-Hao (白家浩) Top 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon unravel Ye Guo-Wei (叶国伟) Top 2021-12-15
South Korea Flag Icon Kanavi Seo Jin-hyeok (서진혁) Jungle 2019-11-28
China Flag Icon Xiao17 Dai Ying-Jie (代英杰) Jungle 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Yagao Zeng Qi (曾奇) Mid 2017-12-20
China Flag Icon Lpc Huang Hao (黄浩) Bot 2021-05-26
China Flag Icon Hope Wang Jie (王杰) Bot 2022-01-01
China Flag Icon Missing Lou Yun-Feng (娄运峰) Support 2021-12-14

Rare Atom

Afterwards, we have Rare Atom who lost their star player Fofo to Bilibili Gaming in the offseason. While he was the primary carry of the team and the driving force for their success, Hu “iBoy” Xian-Zhao has remained and will be playing with up-and-coming jungler Yu “JunJia” Chun-Chia who has been scouted as a top talent from EDG. While it may take time for this roster to find their footing, once they do, they should be able to easily make the playoffs given their competition.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Cube Dai Yi (戴逸) Top 2019-12-18
China Flag Icon Aix Li Yang (李阳) Jungle 2018-12-15
China Flag Icon Leyan Lu Jue (卢崛) Jungle 2019-08-05
Taiwan Flag Icon JunJia Yu Chun-Chia (余峻嘉) Jungle 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon iBoy Hu Xian-Zhao (胡显昭) Bot 2019-12-18
China Flag Icon Hang Fu Ming-Hang (付明航) Support 2020-03-10
China Flag Icon Maestro Hu Jian-Xin (胡建鑫) Support 2019-12-18

Oh My God

While there is a lot of developing talent in these teams, they will take time to contend for the Playoffs spots in this year’s competitive season. Among these teams, one can see that they have at least one to two players that can rise to the occasion and carry.

OMG comes into the all-new season with their signature carries Lin “Creme” Jian and Dai “Able” Zhi-Chun still intact. With the addition of upcoming talent shanji, the team looks poised to potentially break through their standings at the 9th-10th of the league.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon shanji Deng Zi-Jian (邓子健) Top 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon M1kuya Chang Xiao (常啸) Top 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon AKi Mao An (毛安) Jungle 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Creme Lin Jian (林坚) Mid 2021-05-25
China Flag Icon Able Dai Zhi-Chun (戴志春) Bot 2021-05-25
China Flag Icon cold Liu Shi-Yu (刘时雨) Support 2019-12-16

Ultra Prime

Formerly known as eStar Gaming, Ultra Prime is coming into the season with high hopes with the acquisition of RNG’s Yuan “Cryin” Cheng-Wei. With a formidable center in the mid lane and the mechanics of Zhao “Elk” Jia-Hao to fall back on, Ultra Prime are looking to peak even higher this season.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon zs Zhang Shuai (张帅) Top 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon H4cker Yang Zhi-Hao (杨志浩) Jungle 2020-12-17
Taiwan Flag Icon ShiauC Liu Chia-Hao (劉家豪) Support 2020-01-10
China Flag Icon kelin Huang Bo-Lin (黄柏淋) Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Aliez Huang Hao (黄浩) Top 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Elk Zhao Jia-Hao Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Cryin Yuan Cheng-Wei (袁成伟) Mid 2021-12-14

ThunderTalk Gaming

Despite their current 1-5 standing, the late addition of Lee “Chieftain” Jae-yub and star mid laner Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon from South Korea is already raising eyes amongst the competition. With their win against Anyone’s Legend last weekend, it seems that the team can only go up from here.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Chelizi Xia Han-Xi (夏涵玺) Top 2020-06-18
China Flag Icon xiao7 Li Zhong-Qi (李仲琦) Top 2021-07
South Korea Flag Icon Chieftain Lee Jae-yub (이재엽) Jungle 2022-01-14
China Flag Icon VV Zhang Qi (章祺) Jungle 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Captain Luo Fei-Yang (罗飞扬) Mid 2020-12-17
South Korea Flag Icon Ucal Son Woo-hyeon (손우현) Mid 2022-01-14
South Korea Flag Icon Patch Han Seung-min (한승민) Support 2021-05-27
China Flag Icon Pudding Bi Hao-Tian (毕浩天) Support 2021-06-25

Anyone’s Legend

Anyone’s Legend or what used to be Rogue Warriors has chosen to revamp their roster with Taiwanese duo Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang and Lu “Betty” Yu-Hung from the formidable Flash Wolves of old. While they placed at the bottom rung of the LPL in the past year, their synergy might be just enough to pull up the team in their time of need.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Zdz Zhu De-Zhang (朱德彰) Top 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Xiaohao Peng Hao (彭浩) Jungle 2021-07-04
Taiwan Flag Icon Maple Huang Yi-Tang (黃熠棠) Mid 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon Harder Zhou Shi-Hao (周世灏) Mid 2021-12-15
Taiwan Flag Icon Betty Lu Yu-Hung (盧禹宏) Bot 2021-01-09
China Flag Icon ZWuJi Mei Hong-Hui (梅鸿辉) Bot 2021-12-15
China Flag Icon QiuQiu Zhang Ming (张明) Support 2021-01-09
China Flag Icon Kaixuan Su Yu-Kai (苏宇凯) Support 2021-12-15

Invictus Gaming

After having lost TheShy and Rookie from their line-up, IG are now rebuilding their once championship-worthy roster. It seems as if IG is now putting all their chips on their academy roster to bring the team back to their former glory. With rising talent in Peng “Xun” Li-Xun, we’ll see how this blooming roster will fare in the 2022 season.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon neny Zhao Zhi-Hao (赵志豪) Top 2021-06-01
China Flag Icon XUN Peng Li-Xun (彭立勋) Jungle 2020-12-26
China Flag Icon Yuekai Zhang Yue-Kai (张月开) Mid 2021-12-13
China Flag Icon Xzz Liu Zhu (刘柱) Mid 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Ahn An Shan-ye Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon xiaoyueji Luo Shi-Hao (骆世豪) Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Lucas Li Tan-Pan-Ao (李谭潘奥) Support 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Ke Zhang Ke (张可) Support 2021-12-14

Team WE

Among the teams in the LPL, Team WE lost key players across the board from Breathe and Teacherma to Elk and Missing. However, they did gain Xiye in the offseason. Their problem coming into the 2022 season then would have to be working around their top-jungle which has proven to be rather inconsistent in the past.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Biubiu Yu Lei-Xin (余磊鑫) Top 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon beishang Jiang Zhi-Peng (姜志鹏) Jungle 2018-12-16
China Flag Icon View Chen Yu-Ming (陈昱铭) Jungle 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Xiye Su Han-Wei Mid 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Shanks Cui Xiao-Jun (崔校军) Mid 2020-05-25
China Flag Icon Xing Liu Jia-xing (刘家兴) Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Stay Guo Yi-yang Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Kedaya Du Bang-rong Support 2021-12-14

LGD Gaming

At the tail end of the league, we see teams that have rosters that are quite lacking in the firepower needed to duke it out with the best of the best. For teams like LGD Gaming, Team WE, and Invictus Gaming, they had their rosters downgraded in the offseason while the rest of the league has levelled up. As such, they’ll be having a hard time catching up with the rest of the region.

In the preseason, LGD lost one of their stars in xiye to join Team WE. As such, expect to see LGD struggle early on with their rather inexperienced roster. However, Zhiqiang “Shad0w” Zhao’s performance in the past year will be sure to get them some much-needed wins throughout the split. However, it won’t quite be enough to pull them into playoffs.

ID Name Position Join Date
China Flag Icon Cult Chen Guo-Ji (陈国基) Top 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Garvey Fang Jia-Wei (方嘉伟) Top 2020-05-25
Italy Flag Icon Shad0w Zhiqiang Zhao Jungle 2021-06-05
China Flag Icon Kui Ding Zi-Hao (丁子豪) Jungle 2020-12-17
China Flag Icon Jay Chen Bo (陈波) Mid 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon YeG Ji Xin-Yu (季新宇) Mid 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Eric He Qiang (何强) Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) Bot 2021-12-14
China Flag Icon Chance Pei Piao (裴飘) Support 2021-01-13

Current LPL Spring 2022 Standings

Place Team Wins Losses
1st EDward Gaming 4 0
1st LNG Esports 4 0
3rd Royal Never Give Up 4 1
4th Bilibili Gaming 3 0
5th Victory Five 3 0
6th FunPlus Phoenix 3 1
6th Weibo Gaming 3 1
8th Oh My God 3 3
9th JD Gaming 2 2
10th Top Esports 2 2
11th Ultra Prime 2 3
12th Rare Atom 1 3
13th LGD Gaming 1 4
14th Invictus Gaming 1 4
15th Anyone’s Legend 1 5
16th ThunderTalk Gaming 1 5
17th Team WE 0 4

Popular Bets for LoL LPL 2022

As we mentioned earlier, you have an abundance of games to choose from when you start betting on the LPL! From money line to handicap, you can check out how these bets work in our comprehensive LoL betting guide or read down below.

Moneyline Betting

Moneyline bets should be your staple when it comes to the LPL. With the insane number of matches they have; you won’t run out of games to bet on! If you want to go easy with it, you can simply bet on who you think will be the outright winner of the series. But if you want to go even further, you can choose to bet on who will win the individual maps from games one to three.

Though, always remember our reminder to keep it simple and follow a team or two of your choosing when starting out!

bet365 odds screenshot

Outright odds for moneyline bets between Weibo Gaming vs. Victory in Week 3 of the LPL Spring 2022 Season. Odds correct as at 26/01/2022, 00:00.

Prop Betting

If you’ve got the time, propositional or prop betting is a fun way to change it up from simply betting on match outcomes. Through prop bets, you can predict how matches will go from who secures First Blood to the team who’s first to take down an inhibitor. Though it can depend on the operator of your choosing, prop bets have been known as special bets due to their nature described below.

In Rivalry, you can put prop bets on occurrences such as:

  • Both teams to destroy an inhibitor
  • First team to slay Baron Nashor
  • Team to take down the first Tower
  • Team to take First Blood

Whether you bet on which team will take Baron Nashor first or if both of them will take it down at the end of the game, you can make good on your bets outside of who wins or loses. To maximize your success, do you research beforehand on platforms such as Games of Legends and Oracle’s Elixir to see how teams play from a statistical standpoint. When you’ve got easy-to-use stats such as First Baron Rate (FBN%), First Blood Rate (FB%), or First Tower Rate (FT%), it becomes way easier to decide on your bets when you know the likelihood of it happening on the Rift is high.

Rivalry odds screenshot

Outright odds for prop bets between Royal Never Give Up vs. Bilibili Gaming in Week 3 of the LPL Spring 2022 Season.

Total Betting

If you find that prop betting is too much for you, then you can simply take a few steps back and go to total or over/under betting. As in sports, you simply predict whether the game at hand will go over or under a listed metric such as total dragons slain, total towers taken, game duration, and even total maps played throughout a series.

This makes it simple and straightforward for bettors. This is because if you think that the game will have a longer game time, then you simply pick over because the longer the game, the more dragons, nashors, towers, and kills to be taken. This can be seen in regions with slower playstyles as well such as in the LCK. Again, return to the numbers and see how teams play around objectives to know whether to bet over or under.

For best-of-three and best-of-five series, if you think it will be a one-sided affair, you simply bet under. However, if you want to err on the side of caution, it can be safer to bet over since teams tend to want to try out picks during the regular season. So, unless you’re sure that the gap between the teams is insurmountable, it’s much better to bet over!

Vulkanbet odds screenshot

Outright odds for total bets between Weibo Gaming vs. Victory Five in Week 3 of the LPL Spring 2022 Season.

Handicap Betting

Then, we have the hardest of them all – handicap betting. But seeing how hard handicap bets can be to figure out, there lies an equal opportunity for reward if you put in the time.

As Pinnacle explains it, handicap betting balances the playing field so that odds for the underdogs stay competitive. Operators do this by placing ‘handicaps’ on teams that require them to win by a significant lead to get their payout. These handicaps are in the form of number of kills they should be ahead by at the end of a game or alternatively, the number of games won in a series.

To illustrate, a +1.5 map handicap on an underdog means that they only have to win one game in a best-of series to get a payout! That is definitely doable if the team you’re betting on has a fighting chance. Oppositely, a -1.5 map handicap on a dominant team means that they need to win two straight games to win the bet. The kill handicap works in the same way.

One last reminder, the outcome of the series hardly matters in handicap bets unless they directly relate to the handicap you bet on. As an example, you thought that the game between EDward Gaming and Royal Never Give Up would be an all-out clash and decided to place a bet for RNG with a -6.5 kill handicap. Here, you only get to cashout if RNG has at least seven (7) kills above EDG.

Pinnacle odds screenshot

Outright odds for handicap bets between Top Esports vs. Oh My God in Week 3 of the LPL Spring 2022 Season.

Tournament Structure for the LPL 2021 Spring Season

Due to the expansive following that League of Legends has in China, Riot Games gave them the opportunity to field seventeen teams for their regional league. This means that due to the best-of-three tourney format, they can only have one single round robin to run the league.

After the regular season, only the Top 10 are qualified into the playoffs with two phases held in best-of-five matches. In Phase 1, teams are seeded into a King of the HIll single-elimination bracket. Meanwhile, the second phase features a double-elimination bracket. The sole winner of the Playoffs qualifies as the region’s first seed at Worlds 2022.

The second seed is decided by the team that has the most championship points at the end of the season. Just like in Korea, the third and fourth seeds are to be determined in the Regional Finals.

History of the LPL

As the years have come and go, it appears that the region has only grown in stature from its days back with Positive Energy in 2013. Throughout the past decade, it seems as if the LPL was destined to play second fiddle to the dynasty that Korea made for themselves.

It was only in 2015 when EDG won their first-ever international tourney against the esteemed SKT T1 at MSI 2015 that the region lifted off. It started a wave that would bring China trophies to come with RNG at MSI and iG and FPX at Worlds. However, with a deep talent pool combined with the work ethic to succeed, it was only a matter of time before China started racking up the trophies — which they exactly did when historic organization EDward Gaming finally won their first-ever championship at Worlds 2021 after upsetting Korea’s DWG KIA.

Past Winners

Spring Champion Summer Champion Year
Royal Never Give Up EDward Gaming 2021
JD Gaming Top Esports 2020
Invictus Gaming FunPlus Phoenix 2019
Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up 2018
Team WE EDward Gaming 2017
Royal Never Give Up EDward Gaming 2016
EDward Gaming LGD Gaming 2015
EDward Gaming EDward Gaming 2014
Oh My God Positive Energy 2013

LoL LPL 2021 Key Stats

  • In 2021, viewership for the LPL 2021 Summer Season had an average of 37, 624 viewers in Western audiences
    • But, it had an average of 8,552,607 viewers when including Chinese streaming platforms
    • This was less than the previous year’s average which was at 11,077,882 average viewers
  • Viewership peaked at 46,070,606 viewers during the regular season
  • The past Summer playoffs saw EDward Gaming claim the trophy with ¥ 2,000,000 in winnings
    • This roster would go on to win Worlds 2021 and is still the same roster of EDG coming into the 2022 season

LPL Betting FAQs

Where can I watch the LPL 2021 Spring Season?

You can watch the Group Stage of the LPL live on Twitch and YouTube from January 10 to February 20, 2022. For full coverage of the LPL, go to their official page daily starting as early as 12 A.M. to 4 A.M. (PST).

What is the best team in the LPL?

As of Week 2, EDward Gaming and LNG Esports are ahead of the curve with a 4-0 record. Meanwhile, Royal Never Give Up is trailing behind them with a 4-1 record.

What is the prize pool for the LPL Spring split?

The LPL has a prize pool of ¥ 4,200,000 or roughly $644,082 split between the top 6 teams in the Playoffs.

What are the best bets for LPL betting?

Among all the bets you can place on the LPL, you can choose between moneyline, prop, total, and handicap betting. For each type of bet, you can head on over to bet365, Rivalry, Vulkanbet, and Pinnacle respectively for the best odds!

When will the playoffs begin for the LPL Spring Season?

The playoffs will begin shortly after the Group Stage which ends on February 20, 2022.

Esports Betting Pro: Our Verdict

For this year’s Spring split, it seems that the competition is very top-heavy. With teams like EDward Gaming, LNG Esports, and Royal Never Give Up at the forefront of the league, it becomes a toss-up to see which one of these teams will end up dominating in the 2022 season.

Presently, EDward Gaming and Royal Never Give Up are performing as expected in their first weeks of play in the Spring split. Given their track record, it’s easy to see them making it all the way to the finish line with the same bravado they’re putting up right now. And alongside them is Doinb’s LNG Esports which is proving to be the one to pressure the powerhouses of old.

However, always be on the lookout for teams such as Victory Five, Bilibili Gaming, and Weibo Gaming as they rise up the rankings and get better with every series. In time, these teams can definitely learn a thing or two from the likes of EDG and RNG and upset them come Playoffs.

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