Saturday’s blockbuster game from the LPL will see Top Esports face FunPlus Phoenix. That and three other games constitute DraftKings’ four-game main slate from the LPL and LCK on Saturday. We take a look at options for roster construction below.
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JackeyLove and Top Esports have been simply unstoppable this season. He has averaged 5.93 kills along with 6.64 assists. Still, he is not even close to mid laner Knight in terms of production. More on Knight a bit later. With a creep score of close to 300 and with his kill participation rate, JackeyLove is a solid choice for Captain.
Others to consider: Knight ($11,700)
Kiin is a good choice for top laner primarily because of his kill participation rate. For a top laner to average 3 kills and 4.44 assists while also keeping his death rate to 2.19 is rare. Kiin has done this quite well for Afreeca Freecs this season. He even has a creep score per minute of 8.35.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,400)
Pyosik usually leads the price charts for jungler on many of DraftKings’ slates. Not on this one. That presents an opportunity despite the presence of more prolific junglers, including Karsa ($7,400). Pyosik has a kill participation in summer of close to 10. He has even averaged 69.6 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Karsa ($7,400)
No player in China or Korea has been able to stay abreast with Knight’s production in summer. He has averaged 6.13 kills per game, comfortably the highest in the LPL. If you had any doubts about his output, these numbers should quash that uncertainty. He has 8.25 assists, 1.5 deaths, a KDA of 9.58 and a creep score of 282. He even collects gold at a rate of 458 per minute.
Others to consider: Twila ($7,200)
Mystic has the best KDA on Afreeca Freecs, which is an indicator that he has been the most consistent player on the roster, occupying a vital position in the bottom lane. Mystic has a KDA of 4.9 with 4.5 kills and 4.38 assists. He has put up his defenses, ensuring he has been killed under two times a map. That helps a lot because smart disengagements are just as vital as well-timed fights.
Others to consider: Deft ($7,400)
After those high-priced selections, you will need an inexpensive budget buy for support. BeryL, at $4,600, should provide adequate value for that price. He has aggregated more than 2.5 kills as a support player, which is extremely rare. He has added 7.53 assists per game to this output too.
Rogue Warriors ($4,600)
Rogue Warriors has won just 3 of 19 maps in summer. That is hardly inspiring. However, Rogue Warriors will face a struggling Dominus Esports, which has won 5 of 21 maps. In terms of probability, it’s not too far from equal, which makes this price quite enticing.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.