It’s time to check out one of the most dangerous groups of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship, Group B. With the LPL Champions JDG in the group, how will the other teams behave against the big favorites of the tournament? Let’s break the entire group down and set our expectations.
JDG are the absolute favorites in group B
If there’s one team who can make you have a heart attack, it’s JDG. The Chinese team has put together a really formidable roster, with some of the best talents around the world. Top laner 369 is arguably the number one top laner coming into Worlds, and the same goes for support Missing, who made a huge step up this year. If Kanavi is not considered the best jungler in the world, then he’s surely the number two jungler. Yagao won the Finals’ MVP in the LPL playoffs, proving to everyone that he’s not just getting carried by his team and Hope has been a consistent presence to lead the team during the teamfights.
What’s impressive about the team is how they can always find a way to take fights, even when behind in gold. It doesn’t matter the situation they are in, JDG will find the right spot to punish you. Their great positioning and understanding of choke and flank points is something you don’t see often in teams.
With how the team fought for the championship in the LPL, JDG are looking to end in first place in Group B: they have the best teamfighting and the most well-rounded roster, which should allow them to comfortably beat the competition.
G2 Esports wants to send the LCK back home
G2 should’ve been the strongest team the LEC had this year if it wasn’t for the disastrous showing during the LEC Finals. The series against Rogue proved that the team still has some issues, especially when it comes to the early game. If Targamas is playing enchanters, Jankos cannot rely on him to roam around the map and help him make plays. This, in turn, doesn’t allow Caps to make the snowball he needs, and being G2’s primary carry, it’s a major loss.
The meta shift towards engaged supports and more aggressive picks should benefit G2 overall since Targamas should be able to return to his roaming playstyle. Flakked is better off playing weak side and absorbing pressure or playing engaging picks like Kai’Sa who has returned to the meta. G2 should also put BrokenBlade less on tank duty and give him the chance to play counter picks in the top lane.
Overall, G2’s potential will likely depend on how the team will show up at Worlds. If they can find their comfort style that got them to MSI, G2 can have the potential to fight during the group stage. Otherwise, it will be a tough run for the LEC team.
DWG KIA needs to perform like never before
Last year’s finalists have reached Worlds again for the fourth year in a row, putting DWG Kia among the elite organizations in the League esports scene. Compared to the previous years, though, the LCK team might not have the same potential that allowed them to be finalists.
Throughout the year, DK struggled to find their winning formula: all lanes needed attention and Canyon couldn’t really play around everyone, except Showmaker. It got to a point where Canyon was being the carry and while it worked for a while, carry junglers wasn’t the way to go in summer. At Worlds, having Canyon on carries might be a better idea, but even then, the team has to play around him and make improvements.Group B is one of the most exciting groups of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship, with a lot of exciting bets to place, so make sure you check out our League of Legends betting page where you can find all the best sign up offers and free bets available. Remember though, League of Legends is fun, so always gamble in a responsible way.