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The Mid-Season Invitational 2023 is approaching the climax and we've put together a betting tip on T1 vs Bilibili Gaming. It's hard to overstate the importance of the match, as a passage to the grand final of the Mid-Season Invitational 2023, the first major tournament of the 2023 season, is at stake.
The match is not just important from a sporting point of view, as the team that wins here advances to the grand final, but also from principle. T1 are in a hurry to break their curse of losing finals and MSI 2023 should be a great game for that, but they need to qualify for the finals, and that's a tough task given the current situation.
Let's see which team will make the grand final of the first international tournament in 2023 and get a chance to fight JD Gaming for the MSI 2023 title.
The League of Legends competitive formula in 2023 is still in effect. Wherever there is a T1, they are the favourites for the match.
In this match, the T1s will appear as favourites. The odds of a win for the grandsire from LCK are estimated at odds in the region of 1.4.
However, don't blindly believe in the number next to the tag. We have the Mid-Season Invitational 2023 Finals match here, which means both teams are worthy to pass, the more so that T1 is not an easy opponent that has already shown its intentions to go all the way in the course of the tournament.
And it is possible to pass T1, because the team has problems. Moreover, the problems are very global, as the team seems to break down in the final stages of the tournament.
This is not the first tournament and season. The problems began around LCK Summer 2022 when T1 lost their home league grand final to Gen.G.
Then T1 had Worlds 2022, where T1 were on their way to their fourth league title in club history, but DRX stepped in and robbed the grands from T1.
Later there was the freshest LCK Spring 2023, where T1 confidently made it to the final and also confidently lost it. Gen.G once again shut out their compatriots with a score of 3-1.
- T1's line-up: zeus, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, Keria.
T1 confidently won the first round of MSI 2023 and then defeated Gen.G in a hard-fought battle5. A Worlds 2022 semifinal rematch awaited them next, but this time with a different outcome: JD Gaming edged out Faker and company 3-2.
Most popular T1 champions
- The most popular champion on the top line is Gnar (10 games, 90% wins). Jayce appeared 8 times and the win rate was 87%. Kenen played 4 times and won all games, KSante 4 times and 3 wins, Renekton 4 times and 2 wins.
- In the Forest, Vi (11 games, 72% wins), Sejuani (10 games, 80% wins), Wukong (7 games, 85% wins), Le Sin (6 games, 83% wins) were picks.
- On the centre line were Azir (13 games, 69% wins), Gragas (6 games, 100% wins), Kassadin (5 games, 100% wins), Viktor (4 games, 75% wins).
- The most popular ADC is Lucian (12 games, 83% wins). Next are Varus (8 games, 87% wins), Caitlyn (5 games, 100% wins), Zeri (4 games, 75% wins).
- Nami (13 games, 84% win rate). Ashe and Lux have 4 games and 4 wins each.
T1 remained the last LCK representative in the tournament, which means we need to play to the fullest.
We continue the match review with an analysis of Bilibili's playing form. They will face T1 in underdog status.
Bookmakers are giving odds of around 3.5 for Bilibili Gaming to win. Given the factor of T1 in the match and the stage of the tournament, such a figure is a compliment to BLG.
And after all, they fully deserve it. BLG have already become the season opener before the Long Song Mid-Season Invitational 2023, and at the championship itself they continue to make history, because getting into the top 3 is already a jump over their head and who knows, maybe T1 stuput next on their list for elimination?
They have already dealt with teams like Weibo Gaming, Oh My God, EDward Gaming during the regular season. Couldn't take down JDG, so they went to MSI 2023 with the second-place LPL.
- BLG line-up: Bin, XUN, Yagao, Elk, ON.
Obviously, the Play-In Mid-Season Invitational 2023 was no match for such a roster. MSI 2023 champion Bin and his teammates easily passed the Qualifiers stage, losing only 1 card to advance to the Bracket Stage.
Next was the MSI main stage where BLG first outplayed BLG, before losing to the LPL champions, compatriots from JD Gaming. However, their journey continued in the lower bracket, where BLG started to make history, first defeating G2 Esports (3-1), then swiftly and unexpectedly defeating Gen.G and giving the LCK champions no chance to win.
Bilibili Gaming's most popular champions
- Top line: Renekton (7 games, 71% wins), KSante (7 games, 85% wins), Sion (4 games, 100% wins)
- Jungle: Wukong (5 games, 100% wins)
- Centre Line: Ahri (3 matches, 100% wins).
- Gunner: Zeri (2 games, 100% wins), Aphelios (2 games, 100% wins).
- Sappers: Lulu (2 games, 100% wins), Rakan (2 games, 100% wins).
BLG already played to their pre-tournament maximum and the victory over T1 stuntsunet is a real miracle. It's hard to believe, but it's hard to believe they'd beat Gen.G, who knocked T1 out of the relegation zone.
History of head-to-head encounters
The teams had not previously played in official matches. This match is the teams' debut face-off.
Result of the match
I expect a hot and dynamic game in this encounter. I wouldn't be surprised to see BLG win, but I'll bet on T1.
I would like to see a rematch of the final of the top grid between JD Gaming and T1 and watch another round of confrontation between LCK and LPL.
Bottom line: 3-1 win for T1.
Now, the majority of bookmaker companies believe in Bilibili Gaming victory. Odds on them are equal to 2.364. According to bookmakers data, T1 are the outsider and odds on their victory amounts 4.273.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|Last Matches||T1||Bilibili Gaming|
|5 matches (wins)||3||4|
|10 matches (wins)||8||7|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams.
The competitors have held 0 matches.
In these matches T1 won 0 times, Bilibili Gaming active consisits of 0 wins.