More playoffs from the Blast Premier Series are scheduled for Friday. We take a look at the players to target from DraftKings’ CS:GO slate for Friday’s three games. The action gets underway at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Set your lineups here: CS:GO $60K Quickscope [$15K to 1st] (BLAST)
We have a tough decision to open your roster. Let’s try and break this down. Zywoo has been in better form in the last few weeks, maybe even months. His team Vitality has made significant improvements and is quickly rising up the top 10. However, just like the cautionary disclaimer of betting against the Golden State Warriors when they were at their best in their golden run from 2015 to 2018, you probably shouldn’t bet against S1mple. He has proven he deserves the tag of one of the best players in the world.
Others to consider: Zywoo ($15,600)
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High-priced flex options
If he isn’t your Captain, Zywoo should definitely occupy at least one flex position. He had 34 kills and 38 deaths in a 2-0 loss to Faze on Thursday. He should be back up and running as quickly as Friday against another quality opponent in G2 Esports. I can safely say he will have one of the best K-D rates in this game.
Nexa ($8,200) is the midst of a fantastic run of form. However, he still hasn’t proven that he can sustain that excellence for as long a period the same way Hunter has. Hunter had 52 kills and 42 deaths in a win against ENCE on Wednesday with an average damage output per round of 82.8.
Despite MIBR blanking Furia 2-0 in their previous series, Fallen was poor. He finished with a sub-par 28 kills and 39 deaths with an ADR of 56. That was one of his worst performances in recent CS:GO, regardless of result. The advantage of drafting the best in the world is they have enough confidence and skill to turn it around as quickly as a day or two.
Others to consider: Nexa ($8,200)
Value flex options
It has been a pleasure to watch Plopski and Ninjas in Pyjamas’ return to form and consistency in the last few weeks. This Blast Premier Series has done them no harm in regaining their fluency. From a personnel perspective, Plopski has also found his offensive rhythm in correspondence with NiP. To say he could even lead the K-D charts for NiP is not an understatement.
Cerq has found an elixir for turning an underwhelming period around. So much so that he is now one of Evil Geniuses’ most consistent and proficient players, which is quite a hard combination to put together. All of this has stemmed from his diligence to his craft. Against Liquid, he had 51 kills and 45 deaths. All of this for just $7,000 seems like a bargain.
Others to consider: KennyS ($7,200), Brehze ($7,000).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.