Top Esports vs Team WE – LPL Spring Split 2020 quarter-finals

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 23, 2020 in

After making easy work of eStar in round one of League of Legends Pro League(LPL) Spring Split playoffs, Team WE are set to clash with Top Esports in the quarter-finals, where the two Chinese LoL sides will look to book a meeting with Invictus Gaming in the semi-finals. Let’s check the League of Legends Odds for Quarter Finals.

Top Esports vs Team WE – LPL Spring Split 2020 quarter-finals

Team WE’s journey through the regular season was anything but smooth, seeing how this side just barely finished in the top-eight. Their struggles with inconsistency began early into the season and continued into the final weeks, where they lost a handful of crucial matches, but still secured a playoffs ticket – in most part thanks to other teams failing to capitalise on Team WE’s mistakes. Although Jiang “beishang” Zhi-Peng and co. did not convince anyone with their performances throughout the first part of the regular split, it’s fair to say everyone was taken aback with what this team has shown in the first round of the playoff, where they outclassed eStar, who were one of the strongest teams in the league throughout most of the season. The question ere, however, is how much can we value Team WE’s win over eStar?

While it’s true eStar were sitting at the top of the league leaderboard for almost the entire season, they have seen a significant drop in form in the latter stages of the split. Additionally, eStar is assembled mostly out of rookie players, so perhaps the pressure of competing in the LPL playoffs in their maiden year in the league was too much for the youngsters. Having said that, there is no denying Team WE improved heaps since the start of the split and while it may be an unpopular opinion, they are in our book one of the top-five teams in the LPL.

Top Esports, on the other side have proven to be a force to be reckoned with. While they also went through some shaky periods throughout the season, thisteam switched into a higher gear in the latter stages of the split. Looking back at the final competitive week of the Spring Split, Top Esports picked up wins againsteStar (2-0) and FunPlus Phoenix (2-0) and even took down JD Gaming back at the end of March. It’s very obvious this team is on the rise and since they signed the 2018 world champion Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo as their main ADC, TES are now looking like a serious contender for a strong finish of the split.

What makes this team even scarier is that all five players have significantly improved their individual performances and once JackeyLove manages to get rid of the rust he accumulated over the last five months when he was a free agent,Top Esports will be a serious threat for both national and international success. It is also worth noting that Top Esports’ top laner Bai “369” Jia-Hao and mid laner Zhuo “knight” Ding got announced as a part of LPL’s third All-pro team.This will be a spectacle of a match, featuring two of the best LPL teams, who have both improved significantly over the course of the last couple of weeks.Based on the individual performance of the players, Top Esports look like a stronger side, and while we might see some resistance from Team WE, it’s hard to imagine Top Esports will drop the ball here. A 3-1 win for JackeyLove and his crew seems like the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Top Esports -1.5 maps