LPL And LCK 2022 Spring Split Picks, Predictions, Odds January 21

  • RNG will be looking to keep up their impressive recent form in the LPL
  • Weibo Gaming start as massive favorites against winless TT Gaming
  • Kwangdong Freecs still looking for their first win of the season

Royal Never Give Up vs Anyone’s Legend Pick

Royal Never Give Up (moneyline)

LPL And LCK January 21

Royal Never Give Up vs Anyone’s Legend Predictions

After suffering a loss in their opening fixture, Royal Never Give Up have recovered well with two straight wins to move to 2-1 for the season. They have now won five maps and lost three, which means the pre-tournament favorites are on a roll now.

Anyone’s Legend, on the other hand, are 1-2 for the season. They started their season well with a win but have now slipped to two successive losses, which has resulted in a 2-5 map record. That has left them at 13th in the league presently.

Royal Never Give Up have too much going for them, which should make for a comfortable win. They could even win in straight maps if they can find enough strength in the lanes in map 1, which is more likely than it is unlikely.

Gala, Xiaohu Owning Their Lanes

In League of Legends, the bottom lane is arguably the most important offensive lane because that is where most of the kills come from. Gala has done that well so far this season, producing stunning returns of 4.13 kills, 1.38 deaths and 5.75 assists with a KDA of 7.18 and a creep score of 349.63 along with a CSPM of 10.06.

Over in the middle lane, Xiaohu has found impressive strength as he has managed to stay equally proficient, in terms of producing kills at least. Xiaohu has averaged 4.13 kills, 2 deaths and 5.75 assists with a KDA of 4.94 and a creep score of 306.38.

Both these players will continue to be imperative to the success of RNG going forward as well. They will need some help, which they are getting from Wei in the jungle who has a steady kill participation rate. If they can somehow stay a bit more aggressive, then the rest of the LPL may have to watch out for this team as this season progresses.

Betty Leading Anyone’s Legend But Is It Enough?

Maybe not. Betty has been in stellar form for his new franchise but he has not received much support from elsewhere, which makes this a tricky season for him. Betty has averaged 4.14 kills, 2.29 deaths and 5.29 assists with a KDA of 4.13 along with a creep score of 289.43.

His creep score, kill rate and efficiency, measured by KDA in League of Legends, is the best for his team for any player that has played all seven maps so far. But he will desperately need help going forward as well, which will be one of the main reasons if Anyone’s Legend are to stand any chance at all during the rest of this split.

Jungler Xiaohao has produced steady returns without being too flashy, which is an impressive facet of his game. He has generated returns of 3.29 kills, 4 deaths and 5.86 assists at a KDA of 2.29.

Weibo Gaming vs TT Gaming Pick

Weibio Gaming (moneyline)

Weibo Gaming vs TT Gaming Predictions

Weibo Gaming certainly have the strength in their new roster to be able to challenge the rest of the LPL this season, at least in the next few games as long as they can maintain this new level of quality and form.

Over the first two matches, Weibo Gaming have split their results down the middle with one win and one defeat. In terms of maps, they have won three out of five, which is an impressive map win record because they have not been blown away in any single game, which is another commendable characteristic for this team.

TT Gaming have not been given much of a chance in this fixture because they don’t have the roster or the skill to be able to challenge the rest of the LPL. They have started with four straight losses, which will not do much for their confidence. You could even consider Weibo Gaming to win in straight maps if you feel so inclined.

Huanfeng Will Be Weibo’s Most Important Weapon

In the bottom lane, Huanfeng has been extremely steady this season. He has led the offensive production for his team with steady returns of 4.8 kills, 1.6 deaths and 3 assists at a KDA of 4.88 along with a creep score of 326.4.

Next in line, in terms of offensive production, is mid laner Angel, who has been one of the most effective players in the whole of the LPL this season. He has returned 2.8 kills, 0.8 deaths and 4.6 assists with a KDA of 9.25 and a creep score of 258.8. These two have been responsible for Weibo’s incredible success early in the season.

SofM and TheShy have generated nearly identical kill participation rates along with an identical death rate as well. SofM has averaged 2.2 kills, 2.8 deaths and 5.4 assists with a KDA of 2.71 while TheShy has managed 2.2 kills, 2.8 deaths and 5.2 assists at a KDA of 2.64.

TT Gaming Already Out Of Postseason?

It is, of course, early in the new split but TT Gaming have lost four matches in four, which means it will be hard to come back into contention in a league as competitive as the LPL. That is the nature of this league, and that will be the way TT Gaming’s season likely concludes already. They need something rather miraculous to hold their head above water.

No player has averaged more than two kills per map for TT. Only one player – Captain – has averaged two kills per game. The rest have not even come close. These are just some of the problems TT Gaming are facing. This is a quicker league, which means that in order to compete, they also need to register a few wins against some of the best in the league.

Liiv Sandbox vs Kwangdong Freecs Pick

Kwangdong Freecs (moneyline)

Liiv Sandbox vs Kwangdong Freecs Predictions

Liiv Sandbox have started this new spring split with one win in two matches while Kwangdong Freecs have begun this with two straight defeats. Kwangdong Freecs have failed to win even one of their last four maps, which is always going to be a problem in this league.

Still, you would think that there is plenty of strength and resilience in that newly named franchise, which should give them a chance. This is an even money matchup, which means there is about a 50-50 chance of winning.

In that case, Kwangdong Freecs are a reliable team to opt for considering that there is even money on offer for their victory. Liiv Sandbox may win a map so you could also consider this match to go to a third map.

Clozer The Offensive Weapon For Liiv Sandbox

Clozer has been in solid offensive form in this new split, averaging 3.5 kills, 1.5 deaths and 3.25 assists per map at a KDA of 4.5 along with a creep score of 294. He will need to continue that dominance in the bottom lane even as this split progresses.

Dove has also done well to stay persistent in the top lane. That is not an easy position to play in League of Legends but Dove has done this smartly. He has provided returns of 2.75 kills, 1.5 deaths and 3.5 assists at a KDA of 4.17 and a creep score of 286.75.

No other player in Liiv Sandbox has an average of more than two kills per map, which is always problematic even in a slower league. These players will have to pick themselves up quickly in order to stand a chance in a league as competitive as this.

Kwangdong Freecs Struggle Offensively

Sure, in a league like the LCK, you can win matches with defense alone, kike DWG Kia have shown many times previously. However, if there is no offense as well as a leaky defense, that almost always results in an early exit from the competition.

Kwangdong Freecs need to realise this quickly. They need to pick themselves up quickly, especially from an offensive standpoint. Teddy in the bottom lane has the team’s highest kill rate, currently producing 1.75 kills, 2.25 deaths and 1.75 assists at a KDA of 1.56 along with a creep score of 292.5 .

No other player has come close to that level of offensive production in the last few matches. As a result, the team has also struggled to find any depth in team fights. They have not been able to pick up dragons or barons and that usually results in a rout by the end of the map.

KT Rolster vs Nongshim Redforce Pick

Nongshim Redforce (moneyline)

KT Rolster vs Nongshim Redforce Predictions

This will be a battle between two teams who have started the split in rather sprightly fashion. Both teams have won two out their first three matches, which has left them in a strong position to capitalize as this split progresses.

KT Rolster are coming off a 2-0 win against Hanwha Life Esports in their previous match, which will inspire them with plenty of confidence as this season moves on. However, they will certainly feel like they are up against one of the better teams in the LCK here.

Nongshim Redforce have a lot of skill and confidence after a strong 2021 summer split. That will show as this game progresses. They should have enough depth to come away with a comfortable win by the end of the day.

Aiming In Fantastic Early Season Form

Aiming has been in terrific recent form as he opens a new split with a new team. He has averaged 4.33 kills, 1.17 deaths and 4.17 assists per map at a KDA of 7.29, along with a creep score of 360.67 with a CSPM of 10.26. Stunning numbers, by any measure.

He has been ably assisted by two other players, who have generated a solid KDA as well, with steady kill participation rates. Aria has produced 3.17 kills, 1.33 deaths and 4.33 assists per map at a KDA of 5.63 while Rascal has chipped in with returns of 3.33 kills, 2 deaths and 3.5 assists at a KDA of 3.42.

Solid Holistic Production from Nongshim Redforce

Nongshim Redforce have been blessed with terrific production from several avenues in the last few maps. They have won five out of eight maps this split, which paints a positive picture of the team’s method of operation.

Nongshim’s most influential offensive production has come from areas you will not expect. Canna in the top lane has generated 3.13 kills, 2.5 deaths and 5.13 assists at a KDA of 3.3. Dread has also produced steady returns from the jungle, with 3.13 kills, 2.25 deaths and 5.13 assists at a KDA of 3.67.

This seems like this could be Nongshim’s match to lose considering they have depth that KT Rolster does not have, apart from the notable exception of Aiming. If they can find a way to stamp Aiming out of the game, this could get very tricky for KT Rolster in the lanes because of the manner in which Nongshim can roam around the map.

How to Watch LPL and LCK 2022 Spring Split

LPL And LCK 2022 Spring Split Information
Teams LPL: Royal Never Give Up vs Anyone’s Legend, Weibo Gaming vs TT
LCK: Liiv Sandbox vs Kwangdong Freecs, KT Rolster vs Nongshim
Location Offline event, conducted in China (LPL) and Korea (LCK)
Time Friday, January 20 at 3.00 AM EST onwards
How to watch LPL official Twitch channel
LCK official Twitch channel

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