If the oddsmakers are right, then it’ll be China vs. Europe in the grand finals – but just ask South Korea how well the favorites have done this year.
Betting lines and odds are now available at BetOnline to Filipino residents wanting place wagers on the two semifinal matchups happening this weekend at the 2018 League of Legends World Championship.
Here are the odds from both matchups:
4 pm PHT on Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Semifinal 1: Best of 5 Series
- Invictus Gaming (-217) (-1.5, -110) vs. G2 (+165) (+1.5, -123)
4 pm PHT on Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Semifinal 2: Best of 5 Series
- Fnatic (-222) (-1.5, -105) vs. Could9 (+168) (+1.5, -128)
The first number in parentheses indicates the money line on an outright winner and using the first matchup as an example: Invictus Gaming needs a ₱11,665.49 ($217) bet to win ₱5,375.80 ($100) and a bet on G2 needs only ₱5,375.80 ($100) to win ₱8870.07 ($165).
Invictus Gaming requires more money for a lower payout because they are the favorite, and G2 is the underdog.
The second set of parentheses is known at sportsbooks that offer eSports as the “map advantage,” which determines the number of games or “maps” a team will win in a best of series, which in this case is a best of 5 series.
Using the second semifinal, the (-1.5) means Fnatic must win by 2 games or more, so betting on them means they must win the series either 3-0 or 3-1. Betting on Cloud9 at (+1.5) means they can lose the series 3-2 or win the series by any margin since they are the underdog. The second number in the same parentheses indicates the amount that must be wagered like that of the money line.
In addition, BetOnline and other sportsbooks offer eSports prop betting during the game and have odds displayed in real-time.
The winner from Invictus Gaming vs. G2 and Fnatic vs. Cloud9 will play in the 2018 League of Legends World Championship Grand Finals at 3:30 pm PHT on November 3, 2018, in Gwangju, South Korea where only one team will be crowned champion and have the right to lift the Summoner’s Cup.