Esports League Of Legends Worlds And Dota 2 The International 2022 Round Up

By Ian John
October 20, 2022

You may recall that a few weeks back, we gave you a preview of the League of Legends World Championships 2022, which are now reaching the crucial knockout stage of the tournament.

Well, in addition to that, the richest esports tournament in the world, Dota 2’s The International 2022, is also taking place at the moment and providing us with equal amounts of drama and tension.

So, in this article, we are now going to give you an overview of how each tournament has progressed, as well as a look ahead to the next big games in each, the odds on those games (as provided by bet365 Sport) and who we think are the teams to back to go on and win each of the tournaments.

With Esports popularity booming, especially in the Millennial and Gen-Z demographics, betting on esports is now a massive industry in its own right and there are many people reading who may enjoy a hand of poker, but also turn their hand to esports gaming and betting from time to time.

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So let’s now take a look at how things have panned out so far in the biggest esports tournament in the world in terms of viewership and sheer number of players.

League Of Legends World Championship 2022 – The Story So Far

  • Play In Tournament

Ten teams competed in the Play In Tournament to earn the right to progress to the Group Stage. The winner of each Play In Group would progress into the Group Phase, with the teams finishing second, third and fourth competing in the Play In to see which other two teams would make it through.

Final Play In Stage Standings

Group A

  1. Fnatic- 4-1 – Qualify for Group Stage
  2. Evil Geniuses -3-2 – Top Seed in Play In
  3. LOUD – 3-2 – 2nd Seed in Play In
  4. DetonatioN FocusMe – 3-2 – 3rd Seed in Play In
  5. Beyond Gaming – 2-3 – Eliminated
  6. Chiefs Esports Club – 0-5 – Eliminated

Group B

  1. DRX- 5-0 – Qualify for Group Stage
  2. Royal Never Give Up – 4-1 – Top Seed in Play In
  3. MAD Lions – 3-2 – 2nd Seed in Play In
  4. Saigon Buffalo – 2-3 – 3rd Seed in Play In
  5. Isurus – 1-4 – Eliminated
  6. Istanbul Wildcats – 0-5 – Eliminated

Play In Round 2 Semi Finals

  • MAD Lions 3-1 Saigon Buffalo
  • LOUD 1-3 DetonatioN FocusMe

Play In Round 2 Finals

  • Evil Geniuses 3-0 MAD Lions
  • Royal Never Give Up 3-1 DetonatioN FocusMe

Evil Geniuses and Royal Never Give Up progress into the Group Stage of the tournament as Play In Round winners.

  • LoL Worlds 2022 – Group Stages

The four qualifiers from the Play In stage were allocated into one of four Groups for the Group Stage alongside 12 pre-qualified teams that were seeded through to this stage of the competition.

The final tables of the Group Stages were as follows:

Group A

  1. T1 – 5-1 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  2. EDward Gaming – 4-2 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  3. Fnatic – 2-4 – Eliminated
  4. Cloud9 – 1-5 – Eliminated

Group B

  1. JD Gaming – 5-1 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  2. DAMWON Gaming – 5-1 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  3. Evil Geniuses– 1-5 – Eliminated
  4. G2 Esports – 1-5 – Eliminated

Group C

  1. DRX – 4-2 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  2. Rogue – 4-2 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  3. Top Esports– 3-3 – Eliminated
  4. GAM Esports – 1-5 – Eliminated

Group D

  1. GEN.G Esports – 5-1 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  2. Royal Never Give Up – 5-1 – Qualified for Knockout Stage
  3. 100 Thieves – 1-5 – Eliminated
  4. CTBC Flying Oyster – 1-5 – Eliminated

Tose final standings in the Group Stages have given us this set of quarterfinal games.

  • Knockout Stage

The Knockout Stage games start today at 10pm BST with one game played per day from the 19th to the 22nd October. The matches to be played are as follows:

  • JD Gaming v Rogue (19th Oct)
  • T1 v Royal Never Give Up (20th Oct)
  • Gen.G Esports v DAMWON Gaming (21st Oct)
  • DRX v EDward Gaming 22nd (Oct)

The winners of these four best of five quarter finals will go on to the Semi Finals set to be played on the 29th and 30th October, with the two semi-final winners contesting the final on November 5th.

Latest LoL Worlds Betting

The Match Winner odds for each of the four quarterfinals are as follows:

  • JD Gaming (1/20) v Rogue (15/2)
  • T1 (2/5) v Royal Never Give Up (7/4)
  • Gen.G (1/4) v DWG KIA (11/4)
  • DRX (11/8) v EDward Gaming (8/15)

The Outright Winner market sees Gen.G the 13/8 favourites just ahead of JD Gaming at 15/8 with three-time winners T1 an 11/2 chance.

Outside of those three teams the odds drift somewhat to EDward Gaming at 9/1, Royal Never Give Up at 11/1, DWG KIA at 12/1, DRX at 25/1 and Rogue are the rank outsiders at 66/1.

For me, I think JD Gaming are the team to back here at 15/8 as the outright winners and in truth, I think all four favourites will win their respective Quarter Final games.

Let’s now catch up with all the action so far at the Dota 2 The International 2022.

Dota 2 The International 2022

We are now into the sixth day of action and the first day of Main Event round action at The International 2022 and already we have seen some surprising results in the Group Stages and Main Event phases.

Group Stage

The Group Stage of the tournament, which boasts an incredible $16.981,914 prize pool for the winner, saw the 20 qualifiers drawn into one of two groups. Each team played the other team once in the Group Phase with the top four teams in each group qualifying for the Upper Bracket and the teams ranked 5th to 8th qualifying for the lower bracket.

The teams finishing 9th and 10th would be eliminated.

Here is how the Groups stood after the games had been completed:

Group A

  1. Evil Geniuses – 7-0-2
  2. Team Liquid – 5-3-1
  3. PSG LGD – 4-4-1
  4. OG – 4-2-3
  5. Hokori – 2-5-2
  6. Royal Never Give Up – 4-1-4
  7. Gaimin Gladiators – 2-4-3
  8. BOOM Esports – 1-3-5*
  9. Soniqs – 1-3-5
  10. BetBoom Team – 0-5-4

Group B

  1. Tundra Esports – 5-4-0
  2. Team Secret – 5-3-1
  3. Thunder Awaken – 2-6-1
  4. Team Aster – 3-4-2
  5. Fnatic – 3-3-3
  6. Team Spirit – 1-7-1
  7. beastcoast – 2-4-3
  8. Entity – 1-4-4*
  9. Talon Esports – 2-2-5
  10. Team SoloMid – 0-5-4

*Indicates that the teams finishing above the others with the same record on a tie breaker rule.

Main Event

Upper Bracket Fixtures & Results

Round 1

  • Evil Geniuses 0-2 Thunder Awaken
  • Team Secret 2-0 PSG.LGD
  • Tundra Esports v OG
  • Team Liquid v Team Aster

Losing teams from this bracket drop into the Lower Bracket at the Round 2 stage (see below)

Winning teams move onto Upper Bracket Round 2

Round 2

  • Thunder Awaken v Team Secret
  • Tundra Esports/OG v Team Liquid/Team Aster

The two winners move into the Final of the Upper Bracket to contest a best of 3 match for a place in the Grand Final.

Upper Bracket Final

Contested by the two Winners of the Upper Bracket R2 games

Winner goes into Grand Final, loser drops into the Lower Bracket Final.

Lower Bracket Fixtures And Results

Round 1 (Best Of One)

  • Hokori 0-1 beastcoast
  • Team Spirit 0-1 BOOM Esports
  • Fnatic 0-1 Gaimin Gladiators
  • Royal Never Give Up v Entity

Losers from this round are eliminated from the tournament. Winners move on to Lower Brackey Round 2.

Round 2 (Best Of 3)

  • Evil Geniuses v beastcoast
  • PSG.LGD v BOOM Esports
  • Tundra/OG v Gaimin Gladiators
  • Aster/Liquid v Royal Never Give Up/Entity

Once again the losers of this best of three series are eliminated the winners go on to play in the Lower Bracket Round 3.

Round 3

The four winners of the Round 2 matches play against each other, with two progressing into Round 4 and the losing two teams eliminated.

Round 4

The two winners of the lower bracket Round 3 games, plus the two Upper Brackey Round 2 losers face off at this stage for a place in the Lower Bracket Round 5 game.

Round 5

The two winners of Lower Bracket Round 4 then face off in Lower Bracket Round 5.

Lower Bracket Final

The winner of Lower Bracket Round 5 takes on the losing team from the Upper Bracket Final for a place in the Grand Final for the winner.

Grand Final

The winners of both the Upper and Lower brackets meet in a best of seven Grand Final to decide the winner of the tournament.

Bet365 Sport is offering extensive betting on both these huge esports events, as well as many others, over the next few days so do tune in for a bet or two if esports is your thing!

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