In China, the long regular season of the world's biggest regional league, the competitive League of Legends, continues. The 8th week of competition starts on the LPL.
It starts on March 6, but we are more interested in watching the matches on March 7. There will be games of TOP seed teams, and the first confrontation will be the battle between EDward Gaming and Weibo Gaming.
EDward Gaming hold the lead in the standings before the start of the new LPL week. The team has 8 wins and 2 losses, and the statistics on the cards is 17-6.
Weibo Gaming are a little lower. The team is in the TOP-5 with 7 wins and 3 losses.
We figure out which of the tops will be able to earn important points for a high place in the final standings and, as a result, a passage to the high seeds of the playoffs.
EDward Gaming Uniform
We open the analysis of the match with the analysis of the game form of EDward Gaming. They are in this match to play in the status of a favorite.
The bookmakers believe in the success of EDward Gaming, evaluating the club as the winner of the match. The success of EDG in the match against Weibo Gaming gives a coefficient of around 1.6.
It makes no sense to disagree with such a state of affairs, because we see how EDG are performed and where they are before the start of the match. Another thing is the surprise that appears every time I look at the LPL subtotals.
Roster of Edward Gaming
The aforementioned surprise is partly or wholly related to the EDward Gaming roster. The club is certainly a top one and knows how to build rosters, but this season there was little faith in them.
Edward Gaming players
With the start of the new season, EDG decided to play for the future. Led by Worlds 2021 champions Jiejie and meiko, the trio of Ale, FoFo and Leave will gain experience and grow. While it’s going great, it’s worth paying tribute to the management of the team and the mentoring talents of the 2021 world champions.
Edward Gaming performance at LPL Spring 2023
They approach the new week with 8-2 statistics. Shared first place with LNG.
Despite an excellent record with 8 won and 2 lost maps, EDG often go to full bo3s in matches with underdogs, which indicates the period of adaptation of the roster. On cards 17-6.
Edward Gaming defeated: Bilibili Gaming, JD Gaming, LNG Esports, Rare Atom, Royal Never Give Up, Team WE, Ultra Prime and NiP. Of these victories, the match with Rare Atom and NiP ended in a full b3.
We lost to EDG against Invictus Gaming, who were pressing at the start of the season, and the title Chinese team Top Esports. The first loss happened on two maps, and the next with a struggle, on three maps.
Edward Gaming Champions
In the top lane, Edward Gaming has a very large pool of champions. Fiora, Sion, Kenen and Renekton appeared 3 times each, of which the first two won 2 matches each, but Kenen and Renekton took all their games. Jayce, KSante, Camile, Jax and Gnar appeared 2 times each (Jax won both matches, the rest - 1-1).
In the forest, according to the dictation of the meta, everything is much less diverse. The most picked character is Maokai (7 games, 100% win rate). Next come Vi (5 games, 80% win rate) and Sejuani with Wukong (4 games each, 50% win rate).
The central line also does not shine with variety. All the same popular Azir (6 games, 50% wins), Jayce (6 matches, 83% wins), Akali (5 games, 80% wins).
In the bot - Zeri (7 matches, 100% wins), Lucian (4 matches, 50% wins), Caitlyn (100% wins in 3 matches), Jhin (3 games, 66% wins).
On supports, the situation is as follows: Nami, Ashe, Yummi 4 games each with 2 wins for the first, 3 for the second, and a perfect win rate for the third. Next come Heim (3 games, 66% win rate) and Annie (3 matches, 100% win rate).
Weibo Gaming Uniform
Let's continue the review of the match with the analysis of Weibo Gaming's game form. In this match they will play as an outsider.
A good match, as the gap between the teams is minimal by LPL standards. Weibo wins this match with odds around 2.2.
It is not surprising that the bookmaker leaves a chance, and not a minimal one, for the success of applicants from Weibo. The team is in the TOP-5 and knows exactly how League of Legends works and how to play this game.
Weibo Gaming roster
Unlike EDG, Weibo Gaming is playing with all the money this year. The roster is made up of top performers in their places and also has a couple of world champions.
Weibo Gaming players
No wonder that Weibo Gaming has every chance of winning, because the roster is played by top performers who managed to earn a name on the Chinese stage and the international arena.
Here you have two world champions (TheShy in 2018 with IG and Crisp with FPX in 2019) and former members of TOP Esports and RNG represented by Karsa and xiaohu. In general, in the new season, Weibo is determined to break into the TOP of the competitive League of Legends, and judging by the performance, they have already begun to do so.
Weibo Gaming Performance
WG are approaching the game on the 5th line. The team has 7 wins in 10 matches, and map statistics are 15-8.
During the tournament, the team managed to beat Anyone`s Legend, FPX, Invictus Gaming, PSG.LGD, TOP Esports and Rare Atom. Lost to one of the leaders of the LPL Spring 2023 LNG (0-2), TT Gaming and Bilibili Gaming.
Among the victories, we note the victory over Invictus Gaming and TOP Esports, who were defeated by future rivals WG and EDward. However, the loss of TT Gaming was quite unexpected, and Bilibili could have beaten, but still 1-2 not in favor of Shy and the company.
Weibo Gaming Champions
Weibo Gaming is not famous for top line diversity. TheShy plays on KSante (10 games, 8 wins), Gnar (6 matches, 50% wins). Sion (2 matches, 100% win rate) and Renekton (2 matches, 50% win rate) rarely appear.
The ubiquitous Maokai is ignored in the forest (appeared only 1 time and he lost). For that, Vi (6 games, 100% wins), Elise (6 games, 60% wins), Sejuani (4 games, 75% wins) get quite a lot of attention.
Mid lane is occupied by Syndra (7 matches, 85% win rate), Ryze (4 matches, 0% win rate), Talliyah (3 games, 66% win rate).
Of the shooters like Lucian (5 matches, 80% win rate), Varus (4 games, 75% win rate), Zeri, Sivir and Caytlin appeared 3 times each and only Sivir did not win a single game.
Supports: Nami (7 matches, 85% win rate), Ashe (4 matches, 50% win rate), Yummi (3 matches, 33% win rate).
History of personal confrontations
Previously, the teams played in the summer season of 2022, but then the rosters had completely different names and this information is no longer relevant.
In this fight, I expect an equal fight with a potential exit to a full-fledged bo3. Teams deserve each other and will cling to the right points.
A lot will depend on the stage of the draft. It is important for Weibo not to give Maokai into the hands of JieJie, and EDG, in turn, should get rid of TheShy's effective KSante.
The calmest choice for me would be a bet on the total +2.5, and if we talk about the winner, then it will be Weibo.
Result: Weibo win/total +2.5.
According to leading bookmakers predictions, the team Edward Gaming are the favorite with average odds 1.605 at the moment. Respectively, bookmakers consider Weibo Gaming to be the outsider of the match with odds on a victory in the sum of about 3.252.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|Last Matches||Edward Gaming||Weibo Gaming|
|5 matches (wins)||4||4|
|10 matches (wins)||8||7|
It will also be necessary to mention the history of face-to-face meetings between the opponents. The competitors have held 3 matches. And Edward Gaming won 1 times while Weibo Gaming correspondingly became the winner 2 times.