With a few mismatches in Thursday’s League of Legends action from the LPL and LCK, there might be a few changes in strategy. We take a look at those tactical plays as well as suggestions for your DraftKings roster below.
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This might seem like a risky choice with Deft ($12,000) having a matchup advantage. However, Team WE recently played a long three-map game against Royal Never Give Up. JD Gaming has enjoyed some rest in that same period. Loken already has a kill participation rate of over 10 (6 kills and 4.5 assists per game). He also has a solid KDA of 5.48.
Others to consider: Deft ($12,000)
Curse has a K/D ratio of below one, which isn’t ideal at all. However, he makes a lot of that up with his kill rate. For a top laner to average more than three kills a map is a valuable asset for any League of Legends team. It can allow the jungler some room to roam freely in search for the neutral objectives. That’s why Curse is a good fantasy choice.
Others to consider: Doran ($6,400)
Pyosik would be expensive on DraftKings regardless of the opponent because of his all-round prowess. Against a team that is stuttering and stumbling for form, he has to be seriously considered even with that price because he can be a strong differentiating factor. He has a kill participation rate of over 9 in this summer split so far.
Others to consider: Kanavi ($7,400)
Normally, splurging on a mid laner wouldn’t be the worst strategy. With Pyosik though, you might just have to take a step back for this position. Fly will provide a strong ROI for a price as low as $7,200, allowing you to complete your roster within the prescribed limit. He has a KDA average this split of 2.7/2.2/6.6.
Others to consider: Yagao ($7,600)
This might not be the best category to experiment with. Deft has an advantageous matchup and some stunning numbers in this split. He has a KDA of 6.8 built on 2.91 kills and 1.36 assists per game. He even has a creep score per minute of close to 10. These stats shouldn’t decrease at the end of DragonX’s game.
Others to consider: Mystic ($7,600)
Ben has struggled with kills this season. In 10 games so far, he has just one kill. That said, it isn’t his responsibility to lead the offensive production for DragonX. He needs to help out his ADC, which he has done admirably with 8.5 assists per game. He has even averaged close to 50 DKFP per game.
JD Gaming ($5,200)
If you need a value addition to your team, look at JD Gaming because they have one of the best League of Legends rosters in Asia. They have won 7 of 12 maps in this summer split but I’d expect them to beat Team WE, plausibly in three maps.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.