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Salaries, sleepers for League of Legends $555 DFS satellite contest featuring LPL, LCK

We take a look at player pricing and notable options for a League of Legends contest featuring Chinese and Korean leagues on the morning of April 11th. The winner advances to the Fantasy League of Legends Online Championship.

General view inside the arena during the opening ceremony ahead of the 2019 League of Legends World Championships at AccorHotels Arena on November 10, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo by Bartosz Plotka/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images

DraftKings is kicking off their Fantasy League of Legends Online Championship with a satellite tournament early in the morning on Saturday, April 11th. Satellite competitions will run regularly until the Championship, which is tentatively planned for late May or early June. There will be a $555 buy-in at that point, but you can use a satellite contest to gain entry. This is all part of the broader $100 million pool in DraftKings’ Championship Series.

The contest laaaaaate tonight features LPL and LCK teams in China and Korea. The entry fee is $34 and lineups are due by 2 a.m. ET. The winner of the contest claims a ticket to the League of Legends Championship contest. You can set your lineup here.

League of Legends DFS involves a roster of six players and a team unit fitting under a $50,000 salary cap. You select a captain that is priced higher than normal, but gets you 1.5 times the point total. Then, you fill out a six-player roster that includes the following positions (broken down in detail at DraftKings Playbook):

  • Top Laner
  • Jungler
  • Mid Laner
  • Attack Damage (AD) Carry
  • Support
  • Team

Scoring for players consists of kills (+3 points), assists (+2 points), deaths (-1 point), creep score (+0.02 points), and 10+ K/A Bonus (+2 pts for 10 kills or 10 assists in a single game). The team scoring includes turrets (+1), Dragons (+2), Barons (+3), First Blood (+2), a Win (+2), and a bonus for a win in under 30 minutes (+2). All points earn 1.5x if in the Captain slot.

Strategy to consider

If you’re new to esports, and particularly esports DFS, there are some broad strategy options to consider. With League of Legends, the losing team in a given matchup can easily find themselves with limited production when all is said and done. Look through matchups and consider teams facing decidedly inferior opponents. You can view current standings here.

An example to consider for this contest would be KT Gaming (KT) vs. SANDBOX Gaming (SB). KT is 9-7, and has been up and down this season, while SB is 5-11 and stumbling along. KT isn’t great, but they get a favorable matchup in this contest. If you’re looking for some moderate value, consider Kuro ($7,000) as a MID or Aiming as an ADC. Normally they aren’t the best value, but against a 5-11 team, there could be some upside.

Another strategy to consider is teams on a hot streak vs. teams on a losing streak. LoL is updated fairly regularly, and it can take even a good team some time to get on track with the changes. That can offer some value from even a poor team.

In this case, consider a potential upset candidate as Team WE (WE) takes on eStar (ES). Although WE is 6-5 and ES is 9-4, ES has lost three straight. They could get it turned around this week, but if you want to find some value, this is worth consideration. Whereas Cryin on ES tops the MID salary board at $8,200, Teacherama on WE is $6,800 and worth a look. Additionally, consider Jiumeng ($7,400) at ADC or Team WE ($4,400) as your team choice to save a few bucks for elsewhere on the roster.

Neither of these are foolproof strategies, but they are solid starting points if you want to dive into LoL DFS.

League of Legends salaries, April 11th LPL/LCK

Position Name Roster Position Salary Game Info AvgPointsPerGame
Position Name Roster Position Salary Game Info AvgPointsPerGame
ADC Wink CPT 12600 WE@ES 92.31
MID Cryin CPT 12300 WE@ES 90.96
ADC rat CPT 12300 WE@ES 0
ADC Betty CPT 12000 RW@RNG 74.48
MID Xiaohu CPT 11700 RW@RNG 64.47
ADC Uzi CPT 11700 RW@RNG 0
ADC Aiming CPT 11400 SB@KT 65.42
MID icon CPT 11100 LGD@OMG 58.36
JNG WEI CPT 11100 WE@ES 80.78
ADC Jiumeng CPT 11100 WE@ES 81.61
ADC Smlz CPT 10800 LGD@OMG 59.06
TOP LangX CPT 10800 RW@RNG 62.33
ADC Vsta CPT 10500 APK@HLE 41.82
MID Kuro CPT 10500 SB@KT 52.19
ADC Kane CPT 10500 LGD@OMG 0
JNG XLB CPT 10500 RW@RNG 56.72
TOP yuekai CPT 10500 RW@RNG 0
TOP XiaoBai CPT 10500 WE@ES 66.61
ADC HyBriD CPT 10200 APK@HLE 64.48
ADC Zenit CPT 10200 APK@HLE 22.63
JNG H4cker CPT 10200 LGD@OMG 53.86
JNG S1xu CPT 10200 RW@RNG 0
MID Teacherma CPT 10200 WE@ES 94.03
TOP CJJ CPT 10200 WE@ES 0
MID Tempt CPT 9900 APK@HLE 49.71
JNG Haru CPT 9900 APK@HLE 45.64
ADC Trigger CPT 9900 APK@HLE 19.22
TOP Curse CPT 9900 LGD@OMG 49.03
ADC Kramer CPT 9900 LGD@OMG 78.79
MID Plex CPT 9900 WE@ES 43.56
MID yimeng CPT 9900 WE@ES 0
TOP CuVee CPT 9600 APK@HLE 41.62
MID Lava CPT 9600 APK@HLE 24.39
MID Yuuki CPT 9600 LGD@OMG 69.52
JNG beishang CPT 9600 WE@ES 70.46
MID Cover CPT 9300 APK@HLE 57.52
JNG bonO CPT 9300 SB@KT 46.55
ADC Route CPT 9300 SB@KT 56.29
MID fenfen CPT 9300 LGD@OMG 40.26
TEAM Royal Never Give Up CPT 9300 RW@RNG 43
TOP Morgan CPT 9300 WE@ES 61.46
SUP ShiauC CPT 9300 WE@ES 65.98
MID Keine CPT 9000 APK@HLE 37.36
TOP SoHwan CPT 9000 SB@KT 35.86
MID Dove CPT 9000 SB@KT 50.81
JNG Malrang CPT 9000 SB@KT 10.68
ADC Leo CPT 9000 SB@KT 53.35
JNG Peanut CPT 9000 LGD@OMG 71.06
SUP Ming CPT 9000 RW@RNG 50.98
ADC ZWuji CPT 9000 RW@RNG 71.25
TOP Poss CPT 9000 WE@ES 0
SUP Alu CPT 9000 WE@ES 0
TOP ikssu CPT 8700 APK@HLE 47.38
JNG Flawless CPT 8700 APK@HLE 48
TOP Ray CPT 8700 SB@KT 27.24
MID FATE CPT 8700 SB@KT 44.11
TEAM OMG CPT 8700 LGD@OMG 40.58
JNG Bademan CPT 8700 LGD@OMG 0
MID Ruby CPT 8700 RW@RNG 56.22
ADC Wink ADC 8400 WE@ES 92.31
SUP Lehends CPT 8400 APK@HLE 37.12
TOP Alphamong CPT 8400 APK@HLE 0
JNG Kuma CPT 8400 APK@HLE 0
TOP Summit CPT 8400 SB@KT 48.18
JNG Punch CPT 8400 SB@KT 44.1
TEAM KT Rolster CPT 8400 SB@KT 41.87
MID Wuming CPT 8400 RW@RNG 33.54
MID Cryin MID 8200 WE@ES 90.96
ADC rat ADC 8200 WE@ES 0
SUP TusiN CPT 8100 SB@KT 39.18
TOP Lonely CPT 8100 SB@KT 53.66
JNG OnFleek CPT 8100 SB@KT 44.06
TOP Cult CPT 8100 LGD@OMG 61.92
JNG Haro CPT 8100 RW@RNG 65.26
TEAM eStar CPT 8100 WE@ES 52.23
ADC Betty ADC 8000 RW@RNG 74.48
MID Xiaohu MID 7800 RW@RNG 64.47
ADC Uzi ADC 7800 RW@RNG 0
SUP cold CPT 7800 LGD@OMG 41.84
TOP Lies CPT 7800 LGD@OMG 54.15
ADC Aiming ADC 7600 SB@KT 65.42
TEAM Hanwha Life Esports CPT 7500 APK@HLE 29.6
TOP Crazy CPT 7500 RW@RNG 48.36
SUP Missing CPT 7500 WE@ES 59.82
MID icon MID 7400 LGD@OMG 58.36
JNG WEI JNG 7400 WE@ES 80.78
ADC Jiumeng ADC 7400 WE@ES 81.61
ADC Smlz ADC 7200 LGD@OMG 59.06
TOP LangX TOP 7200 RW@RNG 62.33
TEAM APK Prince CPT 7200 APK@HLE 35.38
SUP Killua CPT 7200 LGD@OMG 72.38
TOP Holder CPT 7200 RW@RNG 35.22
ADC Vsta ADC 7000 APK@HLE 41.82
MID Kuro MID 7000 SB@KT 52.19
ADC Kane ADC 7000 LGD@OMG 0
JNG XLB JNG 7000 RW@RNG 56.72
TOP yuekai TOP 7000 RW@RNG 0
TOP XiaoBai TOP 7000 WE@ES 66.61
SUP Secret CPT 6900 APK@HLE 31.94
SUP Chance CPT 6900 LGD@OMG 44.57
ADC HyBriD ADC 6800 APK@HLE 64.48
ADC Zenit ADC 6800 APK@HLE 22.63
JNG H4cker JNG 6800 LGD@OMG 53.86
JNG S1xu JNG 6800 RW@RNG 0
MID Teacherma MID 6800 WE@ES 94.03
TOP CJJ TOP 6800 WE@ES 0
MID Tempt MID 6600 APK@HLE 49.71
JNG Haru JNG 6600 APK@HLE 45.64
ADC Trigger ADC 6600 APK@HLE 19.22
TOP Curse TOP 6600 LGD@OMG 49.03
ADC Kramer ADC 6600 LGD@OMG 78.79
MID Plex MID 6600 WE@ES 43.56
MID yimeng MID 6600 WE@ES 0
SUP Mia CPT 6600 APK@HLE 20.73
SUP Ley CPT 6600 RW@RNG 49.75
TEAM Team WE CPT 6600 WE@ES 44.73
TOP CuVee TOP 6400 APK@HLE 41.62
MID Lava MID 6400 APK@HLE 24.39
MID Yuuki MID 6400 LGD@OMG 69.52
JNG beishang JNG 6400 WE@ES 70.46
SUP GorillA CPT 6300 SB@KT 37.14
TEAM SANDBOX Gaming CPT 6300 SB@KT 35.19
MID Cover MID 6200 APK@HLE 57.52
JNG bonO JNG 6200 SB@KT 46.55
ADC Route ADC 6200 SB@KT 56.29
MID fenfen MID 6200 LGD@OMG 40.26
TEAM Royal Never Give Up TEAM 6200 RW@RNG 43
TOP Morgan TOP 6200 WE@ES 61.46
SUP ShiauC SUP 6200 WE@ES 65.98
MID Keine MID 6000 APK@HLE 37.36
TOP SoHwan TOP 6000 SB@KT 35.86
MID Dove MID 6000 SB@KT 50.81
JNG Malrang JNG 6000 SB@KT 10.68
ADC Leo ADC 6000 SB@KT 53.35
JNG Peanut JNG 6000 LGD@OMG 71.06
SUP Ming SUP 6000 RW@RNG 50.98
ADC ZWuji ADC 6000 RW@RNG 71.25
TOP Poss TOP 6000 WE@ES 0
SUP Alu SUP 6000 WE@ES 0
SUP Joker CPT 6000 SB@KT 18.34
TEAM LGD Gaming CPT 6000 LGD@OMG 40.36
TOP ikssu TOP 5800 APK@HLE 47.38
JNG Flawless JNG 5800 APK@HLE 48
TOP Ray TOP 5800 SB@KT 27.24
MID FATE MID 5800 SB@KT 44.11
TEAM OMG TEAM 5800 LGD@OMG 40.58
JNG Bademan JNG 5800 LGD@OMG 0
MID Ruby MID 5800 RW@RNG 56.22
SUP Lehends SUP 5600 APK@HLE 37.12
TOP Alphamong TOP 5600 APK@HLE 0
JNG Kuma JNG 5600 APK@HLE 0
TOP Summit TOP 5600 SB@KT 48.18
JNG Punch JNG 5600 SB@KT 44.1
TEAM KT Rolster TEAM 5600 SB@KT 41.87
MID Wuming MID 5600 RW@RNG 33.54
SUP TusiN SUP 5400 SB@KT 39.18
TOP Lonely TOP 5400 SB@KT 53.66
JNG OnFleek JNG 5400 SB@KT 44.06
TOP Cult TOP 5400 LGD@OMG 61.92
JNG Haro JNG 5400 RW@RNG 65.26
TEAM eStar TEAM 5400 WE@ES 52.23
TEAM Rogue Warriors CPT 5400 RW@RNG 35.17
SUP cold SUP 5200 LGD@OMG 41.84
TOP Lies TOP 5200 LGD@OMG 54.15
TEAM Hanwha Life Esports TEAM 5000 APK@HLE 29.6
TOP Crazy TOP 5000 RW@RNG 48.36
SUP Missing SUP 5000 WE@ES 59.82
TEAM APK Prince TEAM 4800 APK@HLE 35.38
SUP Killua SUP 4800 LGD@OMG 72.38
TOP Holder TOP 4800 RW@RNG 35.22
SUP Secret SUP 4600 APK@HLE 31.94
SUP Chance SUP 4600 LGD@OMG 44.57
SUP Mia SUP 4400 APK@HLE 20.73
SUP Ley SUP 4400 RW@RNG 49.75
TEAM Team WE TEAM 4400 WE@ES 44.73
SUP GorillA SUP 4200 SB@KT 37.14
TEAM SANDBOX Gaming TEAM 4200 SB@KT 35.19
SUP Joker SUP 4000 SB@KT 18.34
TEAM LGD Gaming TEAM 4000 LGD@OMG 40.36
TEAM Rogue Warriors TEAM 3600 RW@RNG 35.17