Four games make up DraftKings’ LCS slate on Saturday. How to balance out your roster from the eight teams available for selection? We take a look below.
Set your lineups here: LOL $75K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LCS)
Zven and Cloud9 have had no problems to start this season. They’ve continued from where they left off in spring, beginning with two straight wins. Zven has averaged 3.5 kills and 5 assists with 1 death, earning him a KDA of 8.5. He has even managed a creep score per minute of over 10.
Others to consider: Nisqy ($11,700)
100 Thieves don’t have much to show for their season thus far, suffering two losses last weekend. They are far from a bad team, though, as was evident from their playoff performance in the spring. Ssumday has just 0.5 kills and 2.5 assists in the summer season thus far, but these numbers will definitely improve, maybe even as soon as Saturday.
Others to consider: Licorice ($6,600)
Broxah’s value has been derived, until now at least, through his defensive skill. He was killed just once over two games last weekend. He had 2 kills and 19 assists, lifting his KDA to 21! These are numbers over a small sample size, so they will come back to earth, but he should still provide a relatively high return on the affordable investment of $6,800.
Others to consider: Wiggily ($7,000)
Your roster is already differentiated if you could draft the mid laner and ADC combination from Cloud9. Against 100 Thieves on Sunday, Nisqy had a combined KDA of 4/0/8. His kill participation of 12 was the highest for his team. He hasn’t been overshadowed on a team that includes Zven and Blaber ($7,400). Credit to him for just that.
Others to consider: PowerOfEvil ($7,000)
With due respect to the other bot laners on this slate, not many priced above Tactical are worth their cost with these matchups. Hence, Tactical might be a more valuable selection considering the hefty hole in your salary pocket as a result of the Cloud9 picks. Against Golden Guardians on Sunday, Tactical had a combined KDA of 5/1/4.
Others to consider: Doublelift ($7,400)
Biofrost has a kill participation rate of 6 in two games in this split. That’s not much, but he should improve upon those numbers. A fair indication of his skill was seen in the spring split where he had 0.89 kills and 7.17 assists per game over 18 regular-season games.
Evil Geniuses, by no means, is a bad team. It’s just that Cloud9 has changed the dynamics of the LCS with its dominance. The team has cruised to two wins to begin summer after a typically dominant show in spring. Despite this price, I’d say they’re worth it.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.