The Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS tournament is taking place in Seoul, Korea between the 4th and the 7th of July. This League of Legends blockbuster tournament will feature four teams from both Korea and China as well as two teams from the LMS (Taiwan) and the VCS (Vietnam). These teams will battle it out through a thrilling group stage and a highly competitive playoff bracket, all to get their hands on the Rift Rivals 2019 trophy as well as bragging rights for best LoL Esports team in Asia.

The Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS event has a slightly different format to its North American/European counterpart. For instance there are no showmatches or 2v2 games. South Korea and China will be sending their top four teams ranked after the 2019 Spring Split. South Korea’s representatives will be SK Telecom T1, Team Griffin, Kingzone DragonX and DAMWON Gaming, Invictus Gaming, JD Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix and Topsports Gaming representing China. Taiwan and Vietnam will fight under the same banner for this tournament, both sending their top two placed teams from this year’s Spring Split. These teams will include: Flash Wolves, Dashing Buffalo, Team MAD and EVOS Esports.

The two-day group stage will kick-off on the 4th of July at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul in which all regions will play each other in Bo1 matches. The best ranked region after these group stages will advance straight to the Grand Finale, with the 2nd and 3rd placed regions taking on each-other for the last spot in the final, in a Bo5 semifinal round. All playoff games will follow a ‘blind-relay’ format, meaning no teams can meet more than twice over the entire series.

Rift Rivals 2019 Betting Tips:

In previous years South Korean teams have been the heavy favourites for most League of Legends events. However over the last two years, the competitive landscape has changed. Don’t be surprised if Korean team’s like SK Telecom T1 and Griffin perform well, though KDX and DAMWON are arguably a step down in terms of talent and will have a hard time holding their own in the event.

In comparison, the LPL are sending some of the best LoL teams in the world to this year’s Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS event. Most Western fans should know the name Invictus Gaming after taking part in the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational. JD Gaming, FPP and Topsports Gaming are also no pushovers and each of these teams had a real shot of winning the 2019 LPL Spring Split. Because of this it’s our tip to wager on Chinese teams over their South Korean counterparts in any match-ups that turn up. Don’t be surprised, remember this prediction, if the ultimate victory goes to the LPL at this year’s Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS event.

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