LPL Summer 2022
Playoffs: Upper Round 1
Oh My God vs FunPlus Phoenix
16.08.2022: 11:45 (UTC+3)
On Tuesday, August 16, LPL Summer 2022 playoffs will begin. Oh My God and FunPlus Phoenix will play in the first round of elimination games.
LPL Summer 2022 is a Chinese professional League of Legends league. Held for the tenth time in its history, the summer part of the tournament features 17 of China's best teams playing against each other in the group stage. The top 10 will advance to the playoffs to fight for a prize pool of $626 523.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Oh My God: trying to advance
Up until about 10 years ago, OMG was a very different team and even competed in the World Championship. In the past few years, they have been relegated to the clear outsider in China, with only occasional glimpses of a playoff appearance in the LPL, such as this summer's split.
This summer, Oh My God finished 8th in the group stage with 8 wins and 8 losses. This Chinese team hasn't reached the second round of the playoffs since 2017, so the guys will have a particular attitude.
Oh My God failed in this year's spring split, not making the playoffs. The team owners made several replacements in May that worked well and improved the game. Mid 0909 and support Jerry joined the squad, while topper M1kuya left the team.
FunPlus Phoenix: losses have affected performance
The start of 2021 was marked by the roster shuffle. Two weeks after the beginning of the 2021 LPL Spring Split, it was announced that Tian would leave the starting lineup due to injury, and Bo would take his place. At the end of February, Bo was disqualified for match fishing, which led to Tian's temporary return, and Beichuan was promoted in his place. After a month-long break, Tian returned to the starting lineup, bringing much-needed stability.
Despite finishing 5th in the group stage, FunPlus Phoenix finished second in the playoffs, losing in the final 1-3 to Royal Never Give Up. The summer split was much quieter. The team took first place in the group stage, but in the playoffs, they were defeated again, 1-3, by EDward Gaming. Despite this, FPX secured a trip to Worlds 2021. At Worlds, FunPlus Phoenix started the first week of the group stage 2-1, losing only to DAMWON Gaming. They lost all of their games in the second week, resulting in a 13-16 ranking behind DAMWON Gaming, Rogue, and Cloud9.
Before the new year, they played in the traditional preseason tournament Demacia Cup 2021.
In contrast to RNG, they decided to play seriously and reached the final, only to lose the once strongest team in China, TOP.
A week later was announced the signing of Korean Clid from Gen.G, who had twice taken silver in the Korean championship and was in the top 3-4 of the last world championship. For FunPlus Phoenix, it is a reinforcement, but the way the Korean realized himself in the Chinese jungles did not help his new team perform successfully in the spring, losing in the playoffs to the reigning world champions and settling for the only 9-10th place.
The lineup changed again this summer. Jiang left, and jungler Beichuan didn't stay with the team either, preferring ThunderTalk Gaming. Gori also left the team, moving to PSG Talon, and Bo didn't stay either. The only newcomer was top laner Summit. The Korean joined from the American league, where he played for Cloud9.
FunPlus Phoenix is having a tough time in the summer split. They barely made the playoffs with a 7-9 stats, but even making the first round of the knockout rounds would be a big success for them.
Oh My God has always had trouble in games against FunPlus Phoenix, but this summer's split saw the OMG squad beat their opponents 2-1.
Expert Betting Tips
Oh My God will win this match for 1.72 at Bet365.
If you are one for risk, you can bet on OMG to win with Maps Handicap (-1.5) for 2.625 at 1xbet.
There’s also an option to bet on Correct Score 3-1 in favor of OMG for odds of 4.32 at 22bet.