2022 LEC Summer Split Betting | BDS vs. AST Predictions & Match Analysis

BDS vs AST is a pretty… pedestrian clash, a match-up of no real significance or worth. And, well, everyone knows it, too. These two teams are bound to end up at the very bottom of the standings no matter what they do or try.

There’s still a reason to tune in, though! We’re at the very start of the Summer Split and there’s still the slight and ever-fleeting potential of Astralis and BDS moving the needle in some way, shape, or form.

It’d be unfair of us to write them off at this early point, even though we have every right to do so based on their unimpressive history.

For BDS, there’s very little to get excited about. They’ve made two changes to their starting line-up and, well, they’re both sidegrades at best. They’re still severely limited in terms of strength and potential which means it’d be unfair of us to expect any miracles going forward.

They are, by all means, a bottom-dweller, but they shouldn’t be criticized for it as they’re fielding some of Europe’s youngest players.

A different set of criteria needs to be used for Team BDS.

Astralis, on the other hand, will enter the second half of the competitive season with a much more interesting line-up than anyone expected.

Astralis — Veterans Galore!

The biggest reason why we’re so interested in seeing Astralis play is because of their decision to bring in Vizicsacsi and Xerxe, two seasoned legends who’ve been competing at the highest of levels for what feels like an eternity.

A LEGEND THROUGH AND THROUGH
The former is actually the only top laner in LEC history that has ever won the highly coveted MVP award. Vizicsacsi is as grizzled a legend as they come, and much of the same can be said for Xerxe as well.

Neither of these two have found any concrete amount of success over the last few years, but we know what they’re capable of and cannot wait to see whether they’ll be able to generate any buzz under the Astralis banner.

They’re not exactly in their prime but their veterancy could, in theory, give Astralis a puncher’s chance.

Moreover, they already have experience in playing under the same roof, and the same goes for Kobbe as well. It wasn’t that long ago that these three went to Worlds whilst sporting a Splyce jersey. They’ve been through numerous highs and lows and should, therefore, be able to really hit their stride right from the very get-go.

SLOW AND STEADY
The odds will be stacked against them — what with them playing for Astralis and all — but if things pan out as expected, they’ll definitely be a lot more dangerous and capable than one would expect.

That, however, will not result in anything more than, say, a seventh- or eighth-place finish.

We think they’re a fair bit better than their forthcoming opponents (that being BDS), and their experience at playing at the highest of levels will surely come in clutch as well.

It’ll be insanely close, though.

2022 LEC Summer Split Betting | BDS vs. AST Predictions:
Astralis!
Petar Vukobrat / Author

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