Day 6 of the League of Legends World Championship kicks off with Cloud 9 vs. Griffin. Day 6 is dedicated to Group A matches and the group has the potential to be flipped on its head. With every team in the group already having faced each other, there’s the potential for closer and more tactical matches this time around.
The North American team broke records at Worlds last year when they reached the semi-final. However, since then the team has been up and down on the International Stage whilst remaining consistent and battling against Liquid in the LCS over on home soil.
Despite currently sitting a 1-2 with defeats to both Griffin and G2, I believe Cloud 9 still has the potential to do damage at this event. If they manage to defeat Griffin here, they will well and truly be in contention for 2nd place in the group. With only two teams advancing to playoffs from each group, a good start to the day is vital.
As weird as it may seem, I think Griffin is slightly under the radar this time around at Worlds. This could be due to their lack of attendance last year, but the roster is still filled with talent and has the potential to defeat tops teams in the world.
They currently hold a more advantageous position in the group with a 2-1 record. However, there are 3 games remaining and at this point, some records don’t tell the whole story. I expect to see them battling it out in every series on Day 6 and pushing to lock in a playoff spot.
I am going to side with the unfavoured North American roster Cloud 9 for this game. Last year they showed the damage they can do on the International Stage and something tells me they’ll do it once more. You can get 3.23 odds for them to defeat Griffin.