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Salaries, sleepers for League of Legends $200k DFS contest featuring LPL, LCK teams

If you are looking for a DFS option, esports is available. 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 10th.

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

The world of esports is offering some DFS and betting action while most professional sports leagues are otherwise shut down. The virtual nature of it provides an opportunity for people in the midst of social distancing to still engage their competitive juices. Tournaments often happen in person, but the nature of the games provides for social distancing with relative ease.

DraftKings is offering daily fantasy sports contests around League of Legends games, and on April 10th, they’re featuring a $200,000 prize pool for a contest involving players from leagues in Korea and China. Lineups are due by 2 a.m. ET. First place takes home $50,000, second takes home $20,000, and third takes home $10,000. The top 15 finishers can earn prize money.

This League of Legends DFS contest 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.

ESPN offers a simple paragraph summation of players to pick:

The playing field, or map, is always the same every game. There are three major distinct pathways: the top, mid and bottom lanes. The triangular areas in between the paths are called the “jungle.” Based off this, there are five main positions in the game: Top Laner, Jungler, Mid Laner, Bot Laner (or AD Carry) and Support (a role that supports the bottom lane, so that lane usually has two champions in it). The champions in the game are mainly categorized by these roles, all with unique abilities. Some are bruisers that deal a lot of damage with their fists or weapons, some have a lot of armor and health to protect them, some use magic and special powers — there are tons of possibilities. The complexity of the game is matching these powers and combining them with other champions’ powers to create incredible teamfight scenarios (like plays in traditional sports).

Below is a full rundown of pricing for tonight’s contest.

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 standings here.

An example to consider for this game is actually two bottom tier teams. Dominus Esports (DMO) is facing off against Victory Five (V5) in a battle of the two worst teams in LPL. DMO is 3-9 and has lost two straight, while V5 is 0-12 on the season. This could be an upset possibility, but V5 is so bad to date that even a bad team is in a decent position against them. DMO is on the higher end of pricing for this DFS contest, but even still, xiye or Xiaowei are worth consideration at MID, while Mark could offer some value at SUP.

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, one of the best teams in the league is on a role, with FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) on a nine-game win streak. They are 9-2 and facing off against Vici Gaming (VG), which has lost two straight. This is a combination of the first strategy with the second strategy, and worth considering Lwx, even as the top-priced ADC option.

League of Legends salaries, April 10th LPL/LCK

Position Name Roster Position Salary Game Info AvgPointsPerGame
Position Name Roster Position Salary Game Info AvgPointsPerGame
ADC Lwx CPT 12300 FPX@VG 85.52
ADC Gala CPT 12000 V5@DMO 50.52
MID Doinb CPT 12000 FPX@VG 90.12
ADC April CPT 12000 FPX@VG 0
ADC Teddy CPT 11700 T1@KT 79.17
MID Knight CPT 11700 TES@BLG 80.23
ADC Gumayushi CPT 11400 T1@KT 0
MID xiye CPT 11400 V5@DMO 44.07
ADC Photic CPT 11400 TES@BLG 73.06
ADC Deft CPT 11100 DRX@DWG 77.74
MID Xiaowei CPT 11100 V5@DMO 42.3
JNG Xiaopeng CPT 11100 V5@DMO 47.71
ADC JackeyLove CPT 11100 TES@BLG 0
MID Faker CPT 10800 T1@KT 67.64
JNG bless CPT 10800 V5@DMO 8.72
JNG Tian CPT 10800 FPX@VG 74.46
MID Chovy CPT 10500 DRX@DWG 70.04
MID Gori CPT 10500 T1@KT 0
TOP Natural CPT 10500 V5@DMO 44.23
ADC y4 CPT 10500 V5@DMO 31.75
JNG mingjing CPT 10500 FPX@VG 0
JNG Karsa CPT 10500 TES@BLG 65.82
MID Quad CPT 10200 DRX@DWG 84.36
ADC Ghost CPT 10200 DRX@DWG 68.77
JNG Ellim CPT 10200 T1@KT 53.22
TOP melody CPT 10200 V5@DMO 10.02
TOP 369 CPT 10200 TES@BLG 63.38
JNG AKi CPT 10200 TES@BLG 0
JNG Pyosik CPT 9900 DRX@DWG 67.35
ADC Nuclear CPT 9900 DRX@DWG 51.54
JNG Cuzz CPT 9900 T1@KT 60.16
ADC Aiming CPT 9900 T1@KT 64.66
TOP Khan CPT 9900 FPX@VG 74.44
TOP Moyu CPT 9900 TES@BLG 0
MID FoFo CPT 9900 TES@BLG 66.46
MID ShowMaker CPT 9600 DRX@DWG 60.43
TOP Canna CPT 9600 T1@KT 65.6
TOP GimGoon CPT 9600 FPX@VG 62.69
TOP Xiao7 CPT 9600 FPX@VG 0
ADC Jinjiao CPT 9600 TES@BLG 59.77
TOP Roach CPT 9300 T1@KT 40.43
MID clx CPT 9300 V5@DMO 23.7
ADC iBoy CPT 9300 FPX@VG 65.62
JNG Meteor CPT 9300 TES@BLG 54.06
ADC Wings CPT 9300 TES@BLG 0
TOP Doran CPT 9000 DRX@DWG 61.34
JNG Canyon CPT 9000 DRX@DWG 50.77
MID Mole CPT 9000 V5@DMO 29.45
MID Forge CPT 9000 FPX@VG 73.89
SUP Crisp CPT 9000 FPX@VG 64.62
TEAM FunPlus Phoenix CPT 9000 FPX@VG 52
JNG xiaohan CPT 8700 V5@DMO 20.7
MID Zeka CPT 8700 FPX@VG 41.32
SUP QiuQiu CPT 8700 TES@BLG 61.21
TEAM Top Esports CPT 8700 TES@BLG 42.58
TOP Nuguri CPT 8400 DRX@DWG 55.09
SUP Keria CPT 8400 DRX@DWG 58.14
MID Kuro CPT 8400 T1@KT 50.11
TEAM T1 CPT 8400 T1@KT 50.81
JNG As6 CPT 8400 V5@DMO 26.5
JNG Daylight CPT 8400 V5@DMO 15.12
JNG Aix CPT 8400 FPX@VG 62.38
SUP yuyanjia CPT 8400 TES@BLG 31.53
ADC Lwx ADC 8200 FPX@VG 85.52
TOP Flame CPT 8100 DRX@DWG 0
JNG bonO CPT 8100 T1@KT 44.75
TOP Aliez CPT 8100 V5@DMO 21.9
SUP Mark CPT 8100 V5@DMO 30.89
TEAM Dominus Esports CPT 8100 V5@DMO 31.25
JNG Chieftain CPT 8100 FPX@VG 32.72
ADC Gala ADC 8000 V5@DMO 50.52
MID Doinb MID 8000 FPX@VG 90.12
ADC April ADC 8000 FPX@VG 0
ADC Teddy ADC 7800 T1@KT 79.17
MID Knight MID 7800 TES@BLG 80.23
TEAM DragonX CPT 7800 DRX@DWG 49.87
SUP Effort CPT 7800 T1@KT 50.71
JNG Malrang CPT 7800 T1@KT 10.68
TOP 997 CPT 7800 V5@DMO 0
TOP ADD CPT 7800 TES@BLG 33.17
ADC Gumayushi ADC 7600 T1@KT 0
MID xiye MID 7600 V5@DMO 44.07
ADC Photic ADC 7600 TES@BLG 73.06
SUP Kuri CPT 7500 T1@KT 0
SUP Max CPT 7500 V5@DMO 10.27
TOP Cube CPT 7500 FPX@VG 53.3
TOP Kingen CPT 7500 TES@BLG 40.25
ADC Deft ADC 7400 DRX@DWG 77.74
MID Xiaowei MID 7400 V5@DMO 42.3
JNG Xiaopeng JNG 7400 V5@DMO 47.71
ADC JackeyLove ADC 7400 TES@BLG 0
MID Faker MID 7200 T1@KT 67.64
JNG bless JNG 7200 V5@DMO 8.72
JNG Tian JNG 7200 FPX@VG 74.46
TEAM DAMWON Gaming CPT 7200 DRX@DWG 43.44
TOP Zdz CPT 7200 FPX@VG 0
MID Chovy MID 7000 DRX@DWG 70.04
MID Gori MID 7000 T1@KT 0
TOP Natural TOP 7000 V5@DMO 44.23
ADC y4 ADC 7000 V5@DMO 31.75
JNG mingjing JNG 7000 FPX@VG 0
JNG Karsa JNG 7000 TES@BLG 65.82
SUP BeryL CPT 6900 DRX@DWG 42.52
TOP SoHwan CPT 6900 T1@KT 33.82
TEAM Victory Five CPT 6900 V5@DMO 14.17
MID Quad MID 6800 DRX@DWG 84.36
ADC Ghost ADC 6800 DRX@DWG 68.77
JNG Ellim JNG 6800 T1@KT 53.22
TOP melody TOP 6800 V5@DMO 10.02
TOP 369 TOP 6800 TES@BLG 63.38
JNG AKi JNG 6800 TES@BLG 0
JNG Pyosik JNG 6600 DRX@DWG 67.35
ADC Nuclear ADC 6600 DRX@DWG 51.54
JNG Cuzz JNG 6600 T1@KT 60.16
ADC Aiming ADC 6600 T1@KT 64.66
TOP Khan TOP 6600 FPX@VG 74.44
TOP Moyu TOP 6600 TES@BLG 0
MID FoFo MID 6600 TES@BLG 66.46
SUP Hoit CPT 6600 DRX@DWG 23.62
TOP Ray CPT 6600 T1@KT 27.24
TEAM KT Rolster CPT 6600 T1@KT 40
SUP Hang CPT 6600 FPX@VG 53.27
MID ShowMaker MID 6400 DRX@DWG 60.43
TOP Canna TOP 6400 T1@KT 65.6
TOP GimGoon TOP 6400 FPX@VG 62.69
TOP Xiao7 TOP 6400 FPX@VG 0
ADC Jinjiao ADC 6400 TES@BLG 59.77
SUP Maestro CPT 6300 FPX@VG 34.83
SUP XinMo CPT 6300 TES@BLG 37.2
TEAM Bilibili Gaming CPT 6300 TES@BLG 41.25
TOP Roach TOP 6200 T1@KT 40.43
MID clx MID 6200 V5@DMO 23.7
ADC iBoy ADC 6200 FPX@VG 65.62
JNG Meteor JNG 6200 TES@BLG 54.06
ADC Wings ADC 6200 TES@BLG 0
TOP Doran TOP 6000 DRX@DWG 61.34
JNG Canyon JNG 6000 DRX@DWG 50.77
MID Mole MID 6000 V5@DMO 29.45
MID Forge MID 6000 FPX@VG 73.89
SUP Crisp SUP 6000 FPX@VG 64.62
TEAM FunPlus Phoenix TEAM 6000 FPX@VG 52
SUP TusiN CPT 6000 T1@KT 37.4
TEAM Vici Gaming CPT 6000 FPX@VG 38.38
SUP Moonlight CPT 6000 TES@BLG 0
JNG xiaohan JNG 5800 V5@DMO 20.7
MID Zeka MID 5800 FPX@VG 41.32
SUP QiuQiu SUP 5800 TES@BLG 61.21
TEAM Top Esports TEAM 5800 TES@BLG 42.58
TOP Nuguri TOP 5600 DRX@DWG 55.09
SUP Keria SUP 5600 DRX@DWG 58.14
MID Kuro MID 5600 T1@KT 50.11
TEAM T1 TEAM 5600 T1@KT 50.81
JNG As6 JNG 5600 V5@DMO 26.5
JNG Daylight JNG 5600 V5@DMO 15.12
JNG Aix JNG 5600 FPX@VG 62.38
SUP yuyanjia SUP 5600 TES@BLG 31.53
TOP Flame TOP 5400 DRX@DWG 0
JNG bonO JNG 5400 T1@KT 44.75
TOP Aliez TOP 5400 V5@DMO 21.9
SUP Mark SUP 5400 V5@DMO 30.89
TEAM Dominus Esports TEAM 5400 V5@DMO 31.25
JNG Chieftain JNG 5400 FPX@VG 32.72
TEAM DragonX TEAM 5200 DRX@DWG 49.87
SUP Effort SUP 5200 T1@KT 50.71
JNG Malrang JNG 5200 T1@KT 10.68
TOP 997 TOP 5200 V5@DMO 0
TOP ADD TOP 5200 TES@BLG 33.17
SUP Kuri SUP 5000 T1@KT 0
SUP Max SUP 5000 V5@DMO 10.27
TOP Cube TOP 5000 FPX@VG 53.3
TOP Kingen TOP 5000 TES@BLG 40.25
TEAM DAMWON Gaming TEAM 4800 DRX@DWG 43.44
TOP Zdz TOP 4800 FPX@VG 0
SUP BeryL SUP 4600 DRX@DWG 42.52
TOP SoHwan TOP 4600 T1@KT 33.82
TEAM Victory Five TEAM 4600 V5@DMO 14.17
SUP Hoit SUP 4400 DRX@DWG 23.62
TOP Ray TOP 4400 T1@KT 27.24
TEAM KT Rolster TEAM 4400 T1@KT 40
SUP Hang SUP 4400 FPX@VG 53.27
SUP Maestro SUP 4200 FPX@VG 34.83
SUP XinMo SUP 4200 TES@BLG 37.2
TEAM Bilibili Gaming TEAM 4200 TES@BLG 41.25
SUP TusiN SUP 4000 T1@KT 37.4
TEAM Vici Gaming TEAM 4000 FPX@VG 38.38
SUP Moonlight SUP 4000 TES@BLG 0