While the LCK is on break for a couple of days, the LPL continues to roll on. With two more games scheduled for Monday and a $150,000 contest to look forward to, we break down some picks to consider from DraftKings’ LPL slate.
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Wink isn’t usually priced this low. This is primarily because eStar will begin as underdogs against Royal Never Give Up. In actuality, I don’t think the difference between these two teams is that big. Wink has had a fantastic start to summer, averaging 4.5 kills, 2 deaths and 5.1 assists with a KDA of 4.8 and a CSPM of close to 10.
Others to consider: Betty ($11,700)
Cube has done well to maintain a K/D ratio of 1 in this summer season. He has managed 2.33 kills and 2.33 deaths in six games. He has also added 4.33 assists per game to build his KDA to 2.86. Cube and Vici Gaming have a chance to build on that when they face Victory Five on Monday.
Others to consider: XiaoBai ($6,200)
This is not a stacking play. It’s just that Wei has some seriously good numbers this year, which earn him a spot in this category. The fact that he is from eStar is also a consideration to make. Despite all the talent on eStar, Wei leads his team in kill participation this summer with 3.5 kills and 6.8 assists per game.
Others to consider: XLB ($7,000)
Here is where you bring out the big guns of Royal Never Give Up. Xiaohu has played all nine games so far in this campaign, which means Cryin might not get a chance against his former team yet. Xiaohu has 3.11 kills and 6.44 assists per game, giving him a KDA of 5.38. He should continue to keep that offensive production up.
Others to consider: Forge ($7,200)
After Uzi’s retirement just prior to the start of the summer split, Betty has stepped up in a big way. He has led RNG in kills with 3.89 per game, doing his job well. He also has a KDA of 9, second highest in the LPL so far, built mostly on a low death rate of just one per game. He even has a creep score per minute of well over 10.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,400)
Hang’s numbers this split have been decent, which is a compliment considering Vici Gaming’s record thus far. He has 0.5 kills and 6 assists, which is also quite solid for a support player. His 34.3 DKFP per game is the lowest among support players on this slate and he has an opportunity here to build on that.
Vici Gaming ($5,200)
To be honest, I can’t pick between Royal Never Give Up and eStar. I can see how eStar might upset RNG. Hence, I’d go the other way and pick Vici Gaming since they are due a win. The team started the season with a 2-0 drubbing of Bilibili Gaming but has lost two series after that. Vici Gaming will fancy its chances against Victory Five.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.