2022 LEC Summer Split Betting | MAD vs. XL Predictions & Match Analysis

This is where things get a lot more interesting: MAD vs XL is an absolute barnburner and everyone’s predictions will surely reflect it as well! We have two exceptional teams both of which happen to be comprised of some Europe’s finest players.

Neither of them are good enough to contest for the LEC throne, but they sure will put up a fight — of that you can be certain. And, interestingly enough, they’ve both showcased tremendous growth in their first three outings.

Scratch that: they brought the house down. And, well, we couldn’t be happier for that being the case!

For the LEC to thrive and grow as a region, for its representatives to be at their absolute best, there needs to be as many well-rounded contenders as possible. Competition breeds excellence, after all.

That’s why we’re so darn elated: both EXCEL and MAD have exceeded our expectations last week and have put the rest of the LEC on notice.

Their play was clean, their execution commanding, and they also showcased a tremendous amount of flexibility throughout their first three outings as well. It’s still a bit too early to say just how high they’ll be able to soar once everything is said and done, but they will be making playoffs — of that you can be certain!

MAD vs XL Predictions — As Even As It Gets

Saying who’s better than whom here feels rather impossible. EXCEL have a bit more synergy; MAD, on the other hand, have a higher skill ceiling and are bound to leave a bigger mark once everything is said and done.

The winner, therefore, will be determined by the slimmest of margins. It’ll all boil down to draft and execution — much like it always does.

And in that kind of “game” we feel that MAD are ever so slightly better. They might not be as cohesive as their forthcoming opponents but they do have more potential so take it as you wish.

We don’t think the odds are all that reflective of just how competitive this game is going to be though. Heck, we’d even go a step further and say that EXCEL are the ones that should be deemed as favorites.

They might not be as talented or capable from a “pound for pound” perspective, but they’re nonetheless a fair bit more stable and consistent at the time of this writing. Their strengths are more pronounced and — perhaps most importantly — easier to harness.

Be that as it may, we’re all aboard the MAD Lions hype train.

They were just a few good calls away from being 3W-0L and that, as far as we’re concerned, is no small feat — doubly so after everything that went down back in Spring. They’ve seemingly corrected course in the most tremendous of ways and for that they’ve earned our benefit of the doubt.

2022 LEC Summer Split Betting | MAD vs. XL Predictions:
MAD Lions!
Petar Vukobrat / Author

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