4 Things to watch for in League of Legends World Championship 2018 – A complete prediction Guide
1. NA or EU making it to the semi-finals
From their group stage performance, and 1 Korean team knocked out, it is not entirely impossible for a NA or EU team to make it into the semi-finals. Fnatic and C9 have been performing consistently and is number 1 and 2 in their groups. It is safe to say at least 1 team from NA and EU would make it into knockout stage. So it doesn’t matter if Flash Wolves snatches the 2nd place. If the NA team and the EU team face each other in the knockout stage, then 1 will be in the semi-finals. Let’s hope the drawing goes well! That is quite a feat considering previous drawings in League of Legends World championships.
2. Quarter-finals between EDG and RNG – and EDG lose in the finals
At the moment, the strongest Chinese teams in League of Legends World Championship are RNG and EDG. With both being in the 1st and 2nd place in their groups, it all comes down to the drawing. Since China is considered the best hope to take down Korea, they need to maximize their chances and not face each other in the quarter-finals. More worryingly, EDG would win against RNG if they face each other since EDG dominated RNG in the regular season. Read our other article on why it is not good news if EDG wins.
3. Finals between China and Korea
From past performances and the current group stage, there is a high possibility that the finals would be between Korea and China. However, that is assuming either if the 2 Korean teams would face each other in the quarter finals, or 1 team lose in the semi-finals. Without SKT the chances of knocking out another Korean team in the semi-finals is high, therefore creating the opportunity for China (RNG) vs Korea (Kt Rolster).
4. Uzi taking RNG to yet another finals
Uzi has been the star player of RNG since Season 3, and some even say he carried his team into 2 finals. With their recent victory in MSI, the pressure is on RNG and Uzi to live up fans’ expectations and make it into the finals. However, Uzi sustained some serious injuries from competitive play, which might mean this could be the last time we see Uzi on the World stage. As great as the match between SKT and Samsung Galaxy was in Season 7, League of Legends fans are tired of seeing Korean teams facing each other in the finals.