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Esports - LCS Summer 2022 Sunday match previews

The LCS Summer 2022 campaign continues with plenty of big clashes and Sunday's slate features plenty of intriguing match-ups.

The Final matches of week three feature plenty of must-see matches, including a clash between Team Dignitas and TSM, or the big one between Team Liquid and CLG and you can't forget a battle between Evil Geniuses and Golden Guardians is also on the slate.

TSM has the edge against Dignitas

What

Team Dignitas v TSM

Where

USA

When

From 12pm PST, Sunday 3rd July

How to watch

LCS Twitch/YouTube

OddsDignitas +120, TSM -163

This match-up features two teams both near the very bottom of the standings as neither team has had a very strong start to this event. Dignitas sits with one victory thus far and will be looking to stop the bleeding.

Their adversary is TSM who currently sits with two victories during this campaign. Things will need to really improve for both teams if they hope to reach the playoff portion of this event.

TSM's wins have come against last-place Immortals, but also a very surprising defeat of Team Liquid who is currently tied for the overall lead in the standings. Dignitas grabbed its lone win thus far against Immortals as well.

TSM currently has a 51.9 per cent First Blood rate, and that could really make the difference here, as they must strike first against a desperate Dignitas line-up. Spica and Maple have been the top playmakers for TSM with both at 3.6 KDA.

Both teams failed to reach the playoffs during the Spring, and they don't look to be on the right track once again. The edge goes to TSM.

EG over Golden Guardians is the right move

What

Evil Geniuses v Golden Guardians

Where

USA

When

From 12pm PST, Sunday 3rd July

How to watch

LCS Twitch/YouTube

OddsEvil Geniuses -450, Golden Guardians +300

Evil Geniuses looks to keep itself at the top of the overall standings as they take on the Golden Guardians to close out week three.

EG finished fourth in the standings during the Spring event, then made a huge run in the playoffs and took home the Spring 2022 Championship.

The Golden Guardians also made the playoffs during the Spring but were quickly eliminated by Cloud9 3-0. Now the Guardians look to get themselves back into contention as they are currently tied with three other teams for 5th in the standings at 2-3.

They have already lost to the likes of 100 Thieves and FlyQuest. The defeat against FlyQuest really hurts as they are one of the teams Golden is tied with. They do own a win over Cloud9, so that only helps the cause.

EG's only defeat thus far came against CLG in a close battle. Evil Geniuses will likely have a tough time getting the first blood, as they have only 42.7 per cent in that category.

They average 38-minute games, and if they have the lead at the 15-minute mark then EG has a great chance to close this match out with a 100 per cent-win rate when leading at that point of a match.

A tough fight, but edge goes to CLG

What

Team Liquid vs. CLG

Where

USA

When

From 12pm PST, Sunday 3rd July

How to watch

LCS Twitch/YouTube

OddsTeam Liquid -275, CLG +200 

A duel for the ages as two of the best LOL teams in America face-off. Team Liquid looks to knock CLG from the top of the standings.

Team Liquid has fared well with wins against Cloud9, Dignitas, FlyQuest, and Immortals. However, their one loss came against a far lesser opponent in TSM.

CLG holds four wins thus far over Dignitas, EG, Golden Guardians, and TSM. Their one defeat came at the hands of FlyQuest.

Either of these teams can make the argument that they will be in place for a run at the Summer Championship once they reach the playoffs. Liquid finished third during the Spring event as they fell in the loser bracket final against eventual champion EG.

As for CLG they have come as a bit of a surprise as they didn't even reach the playoffs finishing 6-12 overall in the Spring. They also lost their last head-to-head match with Team Liquid.

Yet something feels very different this time around as CLG has really stolen the show thus far. CLG's first blood rate of 60 per cent could really play a role here.

They have also been very dominating on the red side of the map. They also have had several different players in and out of their line-up.

Expect a back and forth duel, but the slight edge lies with CLG.

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