The League of Legends Pro League, otherwise known as China’s LPL, started us off with this year’s competitive League of Legends this past Monday 15th. At 4:00am ET, a new team to the LPL, Rogue Warriors, will face another fresh face in Topsports Gaming followed by JD Gaming vs. the ever-legendary organization of LGD. There’s always value in the LPL due to the sheer amount of aggressiveness demonstrated by their players. Today, we’re going to look at these encounters and come up with the best two-team parlay possible to beat the eSports odds.

Rogue Warriors vs. Topsports Gaming

R. Warriors has a strong roster featuring star players like Jin “SMLZ” Han and Sung “Flawless” Yeon-jun leading the charge against Topsports. Rogue went 3-2 in Demacia Cup, beating teams like PRW, Oh My God, and Suning Gaming. Two of these teams are actually part of the LPL, meaning that Rogue has quickly taken the shape of a decent contender to the LPL and that’s not even too surprising given their roster. Topsports on the other hand, went 1-2 in Demacia Cup, beating Joy Dream 2-0 but falling to Suning twice. The majority of the TSG players are rookies looking for success, some of which have sort of accomplished this in the last 6 months with their previous team. A great example is Yao “Cat” Wu who had an excellent showing on behalf of DAN Gaming last split. In the end, we’re expecting the veterans of Rogue to come out victorious.

JD Gaming vs. LGD

Two veteran organizations in the LPL face each other with fairly new rosters. JD Gaming is ranking 6th in China at the time of writing this article. However, rankings this early in the season are pretty much useless. Instead, we’re taking a look at past encounters between these two teams. JD has defeated LGD in 4 of their last 5 encounters, completely dominating this rivalry. These aren’t even old victories. LGD went down to JD twice in Demacia Cup, meaning that they were eliminated from the tournament by them. Our main concern here is that as favorites JD and Rogue don’t yield much value but as a two-team parlay they definitely hold the ability to boost you up.

Date: January 17, 2018, 4:00 PM ET
Prediction: Rogue & JD to win