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NRG Esports vs MAD Lions Tips & Odds – Can MAD Lions Continue Their Resurgence?

Last updated: 21 Oct 2023
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  • NRG Esports vs MAD Lions League of Legends betting tips and predictions for Sunday, October 22, 2023, at League of Legends World Championship 2023 (17:00 KST)
  • NRG Esports are priced as underdogs
  • The teams have never met before
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NRG Esports vs MAD Lions Predictions

NRG Esports and MAD Lions will clash on Sunday, October 22, in the third round of LoL Worlds 2023 for the first time ever. MAD Lions are priced as favourites, even though neither team showed much this tournament.
  • NRG Esports vs MAD Lions Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • NRG Esports Form
  • NRG Esports Squad & Team News
  • MAD Lions Form
  • MAD Lions Squad & Team News

Esports bookmakers have NRG Esports priced as 2.10 underdogs for their match against MAD Lions, who enter the game as 1.66 favourites. Both teams have shown some struggles this tournament and they both won against their regional opponents.

  • MAD Lions' only victory came against Team BDS
  • NRG Esports won against Team Liquid last round
  • It could be a close game

Head to Head

NRG Esports and MAD Lions have never met before

NRG Esports Form

NRG Esports started their LoL Worlds 2023 campaign with a loss against Weibo Gaming, which was an expected result. And even though NRG showed some moments of greatness in that game, they were unquestionably the worst team.

In the second round of the tournament, NRG Esports crushed Team Liquid and looked good doing it. But while we can praise NRG Esports for that performance, we must also consider that they have played Team Liquid before, during the LCS regular season, so we have to take that success with a grain of salt.

NRG Esports aren't a very good team, and they won't make it far this tournament. However, they have shown some good qualities and should be able to do some damage against MAD Lions, who've not looked great.

NRG Esports Squad & Team News

No changes for NRG Esports

  • Niship "Dhokla" Doshi – top lane
  • Juan Arturo "Contractz" Garcia – jungle
  • Cristian "Palafox" Palafox – mid lane
  • Ian Victor "FBI" Huang – ADC
  • Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun – support

MAD Lions Form

MAD Lions had a rough start to the tournament when they lost against Cloud9, who humiliated Europe's third seed. Thankfully, MAD Lions drew Team BDS as their round-two opponents, who presented much less of a challenge for MAD, who were ready to take on a team they've played several times this season.

MAD Lions looked solid in their win against Team BDS, but much like it's the case with NRG and their win against Team Liquid, it doesn't mean much, nor will it necessarily translate to Sunday. 
Overall, the MAD Lions have not impressed and look flawed. However, it remains to be seen whether NRG Esports have the tools to exploit MAD Lions' weaknesses and shut down Elyoya.

MAD Lions Squad & Team News

MAD Lions have not announced any changes.

  • Kim "Chasy" Dong-hyeon – top lane
  • Javier "Elyoya" Prades Batalla – jungle
  • Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer – mid lane
  • Matyáš "Carzzy" Orság – ADC
  • Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov – support


On paper, MAD Lions look like the better team, but mainly because they hail from a stronger region. But based on what the teams have shown so far, it's tough to make a strong case for MAD Lions as 1.66 favourites.

This match looks closer to a coin flip than anything else, so I'll gladly take NRG Esports at 2.00 or over.

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