2020 LoL KeSPA Cup Odds to Win, How to Watch, Schedule, & Prize Pool

After being knocked out of Worlds 2020 in the quarterfinals, Gen.G enters the KeSPA Cup with +375 odds to win. Photo by @LCK_Global (Twitter)

  • The 2020 KeSPA Cup is the first major League of Legends event since Worlds 2020
  • All ten teams competing in the 2021 LCK Spring Split will be participating
  • T1 and DAMWON Gaming are co-favorites to win at +275

The 2020 KeSPA Cup begins on December 21st and is a precursor to the 2021 LCK Spring Season. The ten invited teams will be the ten teams participating in LCK Spring, and this preseason tournament will be our first look at a lot of new rosters.

The group stage will take place from December 21st to the 24th, and the bottom two teams from each group will be eliminated. The round of 6 starts on Christmas Day (December 25th) with the grand final taking place in the new year on January 2nd.

The first big League of Legends tournament since Worlds can be watched at KeSPA’s YouTube channel.

2020 League of Legends KeSPA Cup Odds

Team Odds
T1 +275
DAMWON Gaming +275
Gen.G +375
Afreeca Freecs +600
Hanwha Life Esports +700
Liiv Sandbox +1400
Nongshim Red Force +1800
KT Rolster +2500
DRX +2800
Fredit BRION +3300

Odds taken Dec. 17 at bet365

Worlds 2020

Ever since Worlds 2020, a lot has changed. After a two year drought, the LCK finally had a team regain the Worlds trophy thanks to DAMWON Gaming.

However, the League of Legends off-season is incredibly active, and a lot has changed amongst LCK teams. Although the 2021 LoL World Championship odds are already being looked at, we’ve still yet to see how any of these new-look teams will perform.

The 2020 KeSPA Cup is our first chance to gauge the strength of the LCK teams. Although a lot of the rosters are still new and not too practiced, the prize pool of $131,684 USD guarantees hard fought competition.

The Defending World Champions

It’s important to note that historically the most dominant LCK team at the end of the year hasn’t always gone on to win KeSPA Cup. Last year’s tournament was won by the Afreeca Freecs, who finished fifth in the LCK in 2019. So don’t go crowning DAMWON just because they’re the World Champions.

This team is also missing one of their most dominant parts. Nuguri left DAMWON in free agency and elected to go to China and play for FunPlus Phoenix. To fill the void in the top lane, DAMWON acquired Khan – a player who was once dominant in his own right.

Although we’ve seen Khan take over the rift before, he appears to be a step down from Nuguri. It’ll take some time to get him incorporated into the team as well. DAMWON could very well be in the conversation to win Worlds 2021, but we’ll hold off on them taking home the 2020 KeSPA Cup.

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