The KESPA Cup 2020 is the last important League of Legends tournament of the year involving South Korean players. It will span over the course of two weeks and the winners will be decided on January 2, with Damwon Gaming and SKT1 as the main favorites. All the group stage matches will be played in a best of one format, with three teams qualifying for the playoffs. The teams will need to prevail in two out of three matches in the quarterfinals, while the last two rounds will be played in a best-of-five format.
These are a few early predictions for the games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday December 21 and 22.
KESPA Cup 2020 COMBO BETS Predictions
Bet on the Telekom Teams in the Second Day of KESPA Cup 2020
SKT1 are among the favorites to win the KESPA Cup 2020, but they are credited with the second chance against Hanwha Life. The former champions are expected to field a starting formation that includes many players from the academy roster, but even so SKT1 should have an advantage. They have the prerogative of changing the team on the very day of the competition, but even odds are worth considering in any case.
The other exciting match of the day that can be used in an accumulator is the one between Gen.G and KT Rolster. The former are also expected to use Academy players, while KT will send their best pro-gamers, and use the KESPA Cup 2020 as a test before Spring Season. That’s why they are slight favorites with odds of 4/5 against a team they would usually start with a second chance.
Our suggested accumulator bet for December 22 is SKT1 + KT Rolster at combined odds of 5/2.
KESPA Cup 2020 SINGLE BETS Predictions
Bet on Damwon Gaming to Win the KESPA Cup 2020
Damwon Gaming were the main favorites to win the League of Legends Worlds in 2020 and the South Koreans met the expectations. Once again, they are favorites with odds of 3/1 at Luckbox, which are the highest available at the time of writing. They trail SKT1 at this bookmaker, while being tied at Unikrn with odds of 11/4; this is a bit surprising given the fact that SKT1 will use its Academy Roster while the reigning world champions rely on their core team. Four out of five pro-gamers in the starting formation have played for Damwon at Worlds, with Khan being the only new addition from FunPlus Phoenix.
Expect Afreeca Freecs to Steamroll Past Liiv Sandbox
Afreeca Freecs are one of the teams that take the KESPA Cup 2020 very seriously and will field a competitive starting formation. They have retained their core players during the season break and the only changes have occurred on bottom lane. Bang joins them from Evil Geniuses as ADC and he will team up with Lehends while Fly, Dread and Trap man the other lanes. Liiv Sandbox will be their opponent in the opening match, a team they defeated in the most recent outings. Luckbox offers odds of 2/1 on Afreeca Freecs to cover the -9.5 kills handicap, which is exceptional value given their head to head record. Liiv Sandbox rarely recover from slow starts and when they lose, they usually lose by a wide margin.