- What: League of Legends Worlds 2023 Semifinals
- Who: Bilibili Gaming vs. Weibo Gaming
- Where: Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea
- Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
- How to Watch: Twitch
The League of Legends World Championship 2023 is heading toward its Grand Final, which takes place on November 19, 2023, at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Before that game takes place, there is the matter of whittling the field down to its final two teams. The first of the two semifinal matchups occur on November 11 when Bilibili Gaming faces Weibo Gaming at Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea. The winner of that matchup moves on to the Grand Final.
The winner of the LOL Worlds 2023 takes home $445,000. The team that finishes as runner-up earns $333,750. The two clubs who fall in the semifinal round both pick up $178,000. Last year, DRX downed T1 in the Grand Final to earn $489,500.
This year’s edition of the League of Legends World Championship featured 22 teams from nine different regions from around the world. The play in stage of the event took place between October 10-15 at LoL Park in Seoul. The Swiss Stage then went down between October 19 and 29 at KBS Arena in Seoul. From there, the knockout stages began at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan.
The semifinal round features a single-elimination bracket with all matches played in a best-of-five format. The Grand Final features the same format.
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Bilibili Gaming vs. Weibo Gaming: LOL Worlds 2023 semifinals betting picks
Bilibili Gaming betting breakdown
Competing out of China, Bilibili Gaming are playing well at the LOL Worlds 2023. During the Swiss Stage, Bilibili went 3-2, with their losses coming to JD Gaming and T1, two of the betting favorites to win this event. The team made it through the quarterfinals of the LOL Worlds 2023 with a 3-2 victory over Gen. G. They have played well this year, finishing as the runner-ups at the LPL Spring 2023 event, taking second at the Mid-Season Invitational 2023 and placing third at the LPL Summer 2023 tournament.
Before the start of the League of Legends World Championship, Bilibili Gaming were seen as a dark horse to win the event. With their progression through the ranks, they have become less of an underdog, but for those who want to pick them to win the event, they are an excellent betting value at around +500 right now.
This team won the Demacia Cup in 2022, all members of that squad remain with Bilibili Gaming for the LOL Worlds 2023.
Weibo Gaming betting breakdown
Also playing out of China, Weibo Gaming had the same record as Bilibili Gaming during the Swiss Stage at 3-2. The team’s losses came to G2 Esports and KT Rolster, neither of which made it past the quarterfinal round. JD Gaming downed KT Rolster 3-1 in the quarters, and G2 Esports did not make it out of the Swiss Stage after going 2-3. Weibo defeated NRG 3-0 in the quarterfinals.
Weibo Gaming has a win over Bilibili Gaming in a recent tournament, beating them 3-1 in January to win the Weibo Cup. However, Bilibili Gaming got even with them in the quarterfinal round of the LPL Spring 2023 event, beating them 3-0. Weibo finished that tournament in 5th-6th place. They followed that by placing in that same spot at the LPL Summer 2023 event. More recently, Weibo Gaming finished as runner-up to LNG Esports at the LPL Regional Finals 2023.
Most of the Weibo Gaming squad has been playing together since 2022. The team added one member, Weiwei, in 2023.
Best bet to win LOL Worlds 2023 semifinals
With Weibo Gaming being a bit of a surprise player in the semifinals of the League of Legends World Championship 2023, the betting underdogs can’t be counted out to pull off an upset win over Bilibili Gaming, but the betting odds are against them to do so. For those in the know, Bilibili was a good betting value to win this event before it began, they remain a good value to make the Grand Final. Bilibili Gaming is the betting pick to win this matchup.
Best betting pick: Bilibili Gaming to beat Weibo Gaming at LOL Worlds 2023 semifinals.
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