The third week of the LCS concludes on Sunday with the four remaining games. Here is a League of Legends primer for the players to target from DraftKings’ LCS slate.
Set your lineups here: LOL $60K Kill Lane [$20K to 1st] (LCS)
Evil Geniuses was blown away by an incredible TSM team on Saturday. EG’s entire team had one kill while Bang finished with a combined KDA of 0/1/1. Still, he has had some terrific numbers this season. Saturday’s performance hardly made an impact on his overall production. He has a chance to put that game behind him against Dignitas on Sunday.
Others to consider: Zven ($12,600)
Broken Blade ($6,400)
100 Thieves was incredibly sloppy against Counter Logic Gaming, entering fight situations they didn’t need to and they paid the price on Saturday. TSM did nothing of the sort. They started well, like 100 Thieves, but closed the game out. That stark difference in confidence should leave Broken Blade the beneficiary in the top lane.
Others to consider: Solo ($6,600)
Svenskeren was killed four times against TSM on Saturday. He just couldn’t control the jungle. He had a decent creep score of 225 but couldn’t do much more, also collecting under 10K of gold. He has averaged 5 assists per game prior to this weekend and has the chance to bring those numbers back to parity here.
Others to consider: Spica ($6,800)
Here is where you engage the Cloud9 team. Cloud9 put away a quality Liquid team on Friday in 30 minutes and 21 seconds. If Cloud9 can do that against Liquid, the team surely can repeat it against Immortals. You just need to pick your Cloud9 players carefully because their respective prices can overwhelm every category. Nisqy had a 3/2/6 KDA on Friday.
Others to consider: PowerOfEvil ($8,000)
Doublelift’s trade from Liquid to TSM has perked up this team. TSM couldn’t find any fluency in the split opener against Liquid but the team has quickly climbed back over .500 for the split. Doublelift was too good against Evil Geniuses on Friday, adding six kills and four assists without being killed.
Others to consider: Zven ($8,400)
IgNar is a nice blend of quality and inexpensive price. He has averaged 10.8 assists this season in five games and had a combined KDA of 1/5/6 against FlyQuest on Friday night. He has also averaged 22.6 DKFP per game, the second-highest on this slate.
Team SoloMid ($5,200)
100 Thieves’ engagement game on Saturday was atrocious. They took down two dragons early but completely lost their composure under duress against Counter Logic Gaming. That may have stemmed from a lack of confidence on account of some early losses. TSM, meanwhile, was too strong against Evil Geniuses. That’s why I’d go with TSM.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.