Mark my words, TSM are not going to make it through the season undefeated. And it is only a matter of time before a lucky individual bets on the team that will defeat them before playoffs.
Sadly for Apex, it is highly unlikely that they will derail the TSM hype train. But much rather, they’re in line to get trampled over for a second time. Apex looked extremely weak in their match against Phoenix 1; making a lot of poor decisions, losing the tower push race and ultimately the series. If Apex cannot beat Phoenix 1 at their best, then how will they possibly matchup against TSM.
Apex can be described as a team of individual talent, mix-and-matched experience and an inability to play as a unit. You’ll see what I mean:
- Shrimp is involved in the least amount of first bloods’ of all NA LCS junglers
- Apex has the second most amount of team deaths; Phoenix 1 beats them marginally
- Only take first dragon and other dragons 38% of the time
- Most teams beat them in terms of baron control, gold leads at 15 and first to take 3 towers
Statistically speaking, Apex have a lot of macro work to polish on. Unfortunately they are against the best team in NA and should they demonstrate any weaknesses, TSM is sure to take advantage of them.
Prediction: Apex 30% | TSM 70% (2-0 TSM victory)
The Bet: High on TSM