JD Gaming vs. T1 Odds, Prediction, and Pick (LoL Worlds 2022 Semi-final)

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This year’s LoL Worlds has been nothing short of extraordinary and, by the looks of it, the best is yet to come! Only four teams remain — one from the LPL (JD Gaming), and a whopping three from the LCK (Gen.G, T1, DRX). They are the most layered, stacked, and resilient, the most deft and agile.

They’re all talented beyond measure and, perhaps most importantly, tend to play their absolute best League of Legends once they’re pushed to their very limits. And, needless to say, we’re all dying to see what’ll happen and who’ll go the proverbial distance.

Our first semifinal match-up is so good one cannot help but start watering at the mouth: JD Gaming vs. T1, a clash that has “fireworks” written all over it!

Before I move on, I recommend checking my GenG. vs. DRX preview as well.

JD Gaming vs. T1 Betting Odds | What’s At Stake

One of the main reasons why this particular match-up is so darn alluring — other than the fact that it’s a premier clash of two Eastern giants — is because both teams have an incredible amount of potential but are also somewhat flawed and inconsistent.


It might seem like a trifle thing, but these deficiencies, no matter how small or meager, can end up making a world of difference. We’ve seen it many a time in the past, too, and at this level of play every single mistake or fumble can often get punished in a blink of an eye.

With teams this good it’s always a game of inches.

Fortunately, we have a very good grasp of these year-long narratives and storylines, hence our success rate.

JD Gaming to win: -106

T1 to win:  -124

JD Gaming (+1.5): +195

T1 (-1.5): -272

Over 4.5: +143

Under 4.5: -212

JD Gaming are the underdogs in this one but the odds don’t really paint the whole picture. They’re undoubtedly the most dangerous of all the LPL contenders, and are feisty beyond all measure. They haven’t, in all fairness, been pushed much, what with them having to go through Rogue and all, but we’ve seen their play back in China and we were not left indifferent.

They have stamina for days and are about as versatile as it gets. Rogue, naturally, didn’t stand a chance although they did, in all fairness, give JDG a run for their money. It was competitive up to a certain point and then it simply wasn’t — as is so often the case with LPL’s finest.


Rogue held their own early on but were quickly overwhelmed and outclassed once the mid and later stages of the game came around. They weren’t as precise, as cohesive and in sync as they needed to be to truly stand a chance.

Here’s the thing: it’s not that hard to seem infallible if you’re up against a team as flawed and (relatively) exploitable as Rogue. Still, they won as easily as they did precisely because of their depth and talent, and that is not something that should be overlooked.

RGE vs JDG Highlights ALL GAMES | Worlds 2022 Quarterfinals | Rogue vs JD Gaming

JD Gaming vs. T1 Betting Odds | A Clash of Titans

T1, on the other hand, had a much tougher task — they had to face the venerable Royal Never Give Up in what was a hotly contested three-game barnburner. The end result doesn’t do it justice; it was back and forth but T1 always had a response, they were always one step ahead, quicker to react and handle whatever RNG wanted to do on the Summoner’s Rift.

And, perhaps best of all, their bottom lane held their own against a duo most folks thought were (ever so slightly) superior. They were by no means perfect, but they got the job done which is the only thing that ultimately matters.


The whole of RNG did have COVID, though, so that’s definitely an asterisk worth keeping in mind. Had they been at their best, who knows what would’ve happened and whether the end result would’ve been any different.

Regardless, a win is a win.

T1 vs RNG Highlights ALL GAMES | Worlds 2022 Quarterfinals | T1 vs Royal Never Give Up

The problem with this match-up, in particular, is that we have so little information to base our prediction on. Both teams haven’t exactly been pushed in their previous Best of 5s. We know they have the stamina and resilience to withstand the grueling nature of a five-game series, but we don’t know how well they’ll adapt in this current meta and whether they have anything else left in the tank — pocket picks, secret strats, and team comps no has seen yet.

We’re leaning more towards T1, but it’ll no doubt be a hotly contested affair, one that could, by all means, go the distance. I advise against betting on an outright winner in this case.

Instead, getting +143 for over 4.5 maps seems like a pretty good deal.

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