MSI 2021 Odds, Preview and Greatest Bets
The reigning World Champions, DWK Kia, are heavy favorites getting into MSI 2021.
- The 2021 Mid-Season Invitational begins on Could sixth and runs till Could twenty third
- The primary place crew from 11 worldwide areas will compete in Reykjavik, Iceland
- The winner of MSI earns their area an additional crew slot at Worlds 2021
With the League of Legends spring season within the rearview mirror, 11 league winners from around the globe will compete on the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational. The sphere was purported to be made up of 12 groups, nevertheless, GAM Esports from Vietnam are unable to take part due to COVID-19 journey restrictions.
The reigning World Champions, DWG Kia, are heavy favorites at -167. They adopted up their 2020 World Championship by successful the LCK 2021 Spring Season. To not point out, they’re the present favourite within the 2021 LoL World Championship odds. They proved they’re superior than their regional opposition, however can any of the worldwide groups knock them down a peg?
Let’s check out the MSI 2021 betting odds:
MSI 2021 Odds
|Royal By no means Give Up||+140|
|Istanbul Wild Cats||+8000|
|Unicorns of Love||+8000|
Odds as of Could 4th at Betway
LCK vs LPL
In response to oddsmakers, MSI is actually between two groups: DWG Kia and Royal By no means Give Up. Primarily based on what we’ve seen thus far in 2021 and the historical past of worldwide occasions, it’s a reasonably secure wager that a kind of two will win MSI. As beforehand talked about, DWG Kia received the 2020 World Championship. In addition they swept their approach by means of the LCK Spring Playoffs to safe their spot at MSI.
As for Royal By no means Give Up, their highway to MSI was considerably extra turbulent. They received knocked to the decrease bracket by FunPlus Phoenix. Then with no room for error, RNG ripped off nail-biting wins over High Esports, Edward Gaming, and at last FPX within the grand remaining. Royal By no means Give Up are enjoying their greatest League of Legends of the 12 months getting into MSI, however is it sufficient to topple DWG Kia?
Taking a look at a bigger scale, the LCK and LPL have dominated the worldwide League of Legends scene. The Korean league held the title of the perfect area on the planet for a number of years, earlier than China ripped that title away by successful the 2018 and 2019 World Championships. In 2020, DWG Kia (previously DAMWON Gaming) put the LCK again on prime. It actually has been an arms race of types between these two areas. For the 2021 season, as spectacular as RNG has been, it’s arduous to wager in opposition to DWG Kia of their present state.
The Remainder of the World
Behind DWG Kia and RNG, the crew with the subsequent highest odds are the MAD Lions at +1200. It’s a really dramatic drop however one which’s pretty deserved. The MAD Lions needs to be extremely happy with their accomplishments within the LEC Spring Season. Europe had been dominated by G2 and Fnatic for a number of years, however in 2021, MAD Lions shook that development to win their very first LEC title. They did so by defeating Rogue twice, and G2 Esports as soon as to earn their spot at MSI.
Though they overcame a few of Europe’s greatest, the MAD Lions are nonetheless pretty new to the worldwide scene. They did qualify for the 2020 World Championships, however they had been eradicated considerably shockingly within the Play-In Stage. MAD Lions have positively improved since then, nevertheless, I doubt it’s sufficient to compete on the extent of DWG Kia.
As for the North American consultant, Cloud9 may show to be a tricky out, however a primary place end at MSI could be fairly a shock. North America has a notable lack of worldwide success. Over the previous couple of years, solely a few North American groups have been capable of shake free from that generalization.
With ‘PerkZ’ on the roster, C9 may carry out increased than expectations. The +1600 is tempting, however we’ve to remain reasonable. Apart from a historic upset, this event needs to be between DWG Kia and Royal By no means Give Up.
The remainder of the sector is comprised of another gifted groups from around the globe, similar to PSG Talon and paiN Gaming. They may have the ability to shock with a few wins within the group phases, however apart from that, groups exterior of the LCK, LPL, and LEC have had restricted success on the worldwide stage.
Don’t overthink this one. I’m taking the odds-on favourite at MSI 2021.
Choose: DWG Kia (-167)
Rising up, Matthew was in love with sports activities. So, following his undergrad, it solely made sense to dive head-first into the world of sports activities media. Moderately than sticking to conventional sports activities, Matt discovered his technique to eSports and gaming. He additionally produces, edits and serves as an analyst for SQUAD.