JD Gaming vs LNG Esports pits the two currently best LPL teams against each other – and one of them will advance to the Knockout Stage.
The first two round of the Swiss Stage has ended at the 2023 World Championship! 4 teams – Dplus KIA, Team BDS, GAM Esports and Team Liquid – garnered an 0-2 record, Bilibili Gaming, Cloud9, Fnatic, KT Rolster, MAD Lions, NRG, T1 and Weibo Gaming are sitting comfortably at 1-1, while G2 Esports, Gen.G, JD Gaming and LNG Esports is awaiting their salvation in the 2-0 group.
The best teams can already decide their fate tomorrow, as the 2-0 teams will clash on Saturday. The day will start out with JD Gaming vs LNG Esports, with the winner of the LPL showdown advancing to the Knockout Stage.
JD Gaming vs LNG Esports Preview
JD Gaming is one of, if not the most dominant team in the world right now. 369 and his teammates have a chance to complete the “Golden Road”, meaning they won all of their domestic titles, the Mid-Season Invitational and Worlds as well. So far, no team has been able to complete this monumental task, but the LPL 1st seed has a chance.
JDG has won both their matches in the last two days with incredible dominance. Their average game duration is less than 26 minutes, and they were didn’t falter against Team BDS or Bilibili Gaming. They also seem to be ramping up, as BDS gave them some trouble in the early game, but BLG couldn’t really affect the outcome of the match.
JD Gaming roster
Bai “369” Jia-Hao
Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok
Zhuo “knight” Ding
Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
Lou “MISSING” Yun-Feng
LNG Esports had a great showing so far as well. Scout and his teammates have defeated the 2nd seeds of the LEC and the LCS, Fnatic and Cloud9 with ease. Against both teams the Korean star midlaner played Azir to almost perfection, while the rest of his team supported him immensely.
They had a bit of a tougher time against Cloud9, but ultimately crushed the historically best team of North America, showing that even the 3rd seed of the LPL is a force to be reckoned with.
LNG Esport Roster
Tang “Zika” Hua-Yu
Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
Lee “Scout” Ye-chan
Chen “GALA” Wei
Fu “Hang” Ming-Hang
JD Gaming vs LNG Esports Predictions
Even though LNG Esports has a 2-0 record, they haven’t beat the best of the best. Make no mistake, C9 and FNC are some of the best teams in the world, but overall, the LCK and LPL teams have better performances so far. Even though JD Gaming also faced an LEC team, they demolished Bilibili Gaming – and have beaten LNG every time they met in the LPL. If JDG bans Scout’s Azir, they shouldn’t bump into too many roadblocks.
Where to watch JD Gaming vs LNG Esports
You can find JD Gaming clashing with LNG Esports at lolesports.com, as well as the official Riot Games Twitch and YouTube channels on Saturday at 9AM CEST. Don’t forget to check out ESTNN’s other Recaps and Previews of Worlds 2023!