Top Esports vs LGD Gaming
The LPL Spring Split playoffs are right around the corner and, well, we're not quite sure what'll happen going forward and how things will shake out. There's a number of different ways for everything to unravel and the LPL, being the most unpredictable region of them all, is bound to bring a slew of surprises, most of which will surely boggle our minds.
Top Esports vs. LGD Gaming isn't exactly a spectacular match-up worthy of the history books, but there's still a reason to tune in and watch -- doubly so if you're a fan of Knight and his incredibly talented teammates. They've secured their spot in the playoffs but that doesn't mean they'll now start playing on "auto-pilot." Quite the contrary! Now it's all about finishing as high up the standings as possible and, in doing so, claiming a more preferable position within the playoffs bracket.
Moreover, with TES being tied with JDG and EDG, you can bet they'll come out the gates swinging so as to further distance themselves from the rest of their (admittedly quite talented) peers and adversaries. They're also just one win below LNG, so a finish in the Top 4 may still be within reach. The odds of it happening *are* incredibly slim -- and contingent on OMG pulling off an upset -- but it's still something worth mentioning. As is so often the case, there's really no telling who's better than whom over in the LPL. Victory Five, RNGU, and Weibo seem to be a cut above the rest, but they, too, are fallible and have dropped a bunch of games thus far. It's absolute chaos on all fronts -- as per usual.
We have many questions regarding TES, but the same can be said for the vast majority of their peers as well. There's still no way for us to know who'll get the better of whom as they're all separated by incredibly slim margins. The LPL is always a photo finish, with each split being packed with a series of mind-blowing twists and turns, most of which tend to occur near the very end of the playoffs. This split should be no different, and TES should not be slept on whatsoever.
They have all the right players to pull off a deep run, and while they *are* somewhat exploitable, we're confident that they'll not only put on a show but even exceed expectations once they start competing in the Bo5 format. This line-up is as seasoned as it gets and is absolutely stacked and more than worthy of being talked about. How well they'll do once the playoffs come around, though, is still up in the air; the LPL is a fickle beast, and we'd rather not hazard a guess at this point.
Still, a dominant win over LGD feels inevitable. It's not going to matter much relative to the bigger picture, but it'll still give TES a bit of wind in their sails!