LPL 2022 Spring is coming, and three teams have secured the playoffs: Victory Five, Weibo Gaming and Royal Never Give Up. Even though V5 lost a series this week against JD Gaming and lost their advantage over Weibo, they were able to secure a difference big enough to get them into the playoffs during the seventh week.
These three teams will now fight to get a better seeding at playoffs, as it’s very important in LPL’s playoffs structure. While they are closely followed, Team WE, ThunderTalk and LGD are still at the bottom, with WE and TT officially out of playoffs contention. Team WE missed LPL Spring Split playoffs for the first time in their history.
LPL 2022 Spring Week 7 recap
The seventh week at LPL started with two matches between teams that are at the bottom of the table. iBoy’s Rare Atom crushed xiye’s Team WE 2-0, and Invictus Gaming couldn’t stop LGD Gaming’s comeback. The following day, JD Gaming bested Ultra Prime 2-0, and Bilibili Gaming played against Top Esports with an improving form. Taking their fifth win in a row, TES defeated Bilibili and moved up.
Benching Flandre, EDward Gaming showed a spectacular performance against LGD Gaming and finished it 2-0. Although LGD tried to answer in the second game, Scout’s 96% kill participation, 10-2-14 Ahri didn’t let them go too far. Another 2-0 that was truly shocking came from RNG against Weibo. TheShy looked like he missed his IG years, as he played 0-7-0 with Akshan in the second game.
On the fourth day of Week 7, things got heated up. JD Gaming shocked Victory Five with a 2-0, where both games were super close. Following that, LNG Esports struggled against ThunderTalk but managed to find a 2-1 win. Bilibili Gaming took yet another loss against FunPlus Phoenix, where clid and Care brought the deciding win to their side.
Weibo Gaming started the weekend by defeating LGD Gaming 2-1. TheShy struggled to perform, but the team managed to outperform LGD as a whole in the third game. Anyone’s Legend swept IG, and in one of the most important derbies in LPL, RNG managed to outclass EDward Gaming in the third game with a 28-8 30 minutes victory with EDG’s Meiko playing a 0-8-3 Nautilus.
On the last day of the week, Victory Five stomped their weak opponent Ultra Prime 2-0, Oh My God found a very important 2-1 victory against Rare Atom, and the last match was LNG vs TES. Coming back from a 1-0 deficit, knight proved to be too strong for Doinb’s famous Galio, carrying his team to victory with his 6-0-10 Ryze performance.
LPL 2022 Spring Week 8 schedule and betting odds
Check out the schedule for the next week below:
Monday, 7 March
FunPlus Phoenix 2-1 Team WE
Anyone’s Legend (5.00) vs EDward Gaming (1.13) - 12:00 CET
Thursday, 10 March
Invictus Gaming vs Team WE - 10:00 CET
FunPlus Phoenix vs Oh My God - 12:00 CET
Friday, 11 March
ThunderTalk Gaming vs JD Gaming - 08:00 CET
Rare Atom vs Ultra Prime - 10:00 CET
Top Esports vs Weibo Gaming - 12:00 CET
Saturday, 12 March
Victory Five vs Anyone’s Legend - 08:00 CET
LGD Gaming vs LNG Esports - 10:00 CET
Bilibili Gaming vs EDward Gaming - 12:00 CET
Sunday, 13 March
Weibo Gaming vs Rare Atom - 08:00 CET
Invictus Gaming vs Top Esports - 10:00 CET
Team WE vs Royal Never Give Up - 12:00 CET
There are only two weeks remaining in the LPL this season, and teams are fighting hard for those playoffs spots, whether they are locked for the playoffs or not. JD Gaming are one of the teams that joined the playoffs race later, and their game against LNG Esports might be critical. If they win, they will tie the scores.
On the same day, 10-2 V5 will face 7-5 Bilibili Gaming. BLG’s form has been declining, while V5 was one of the best teams in the LPL, although they took some losses recently. On Friday, the rising star Top Esports are having their toughest challenge against Weibo Gaming. They will be facing one of the best teams in the league, they have to come prepared.
Bilibili Gaming and EDward Gaming are two teams that started out perfectly this season but their performances have dropped on the way. It’s going to be an interesting series to see, you should definitely tune in for that. EDG looks like the favourite, but they make so many mistakes that BLG could easily make use of those.
These were the important series of the week. Check out the standings below before you tune in to the action of the week 8:
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