Two of the best teams in China, Top Esports and eStar, are in action in Friday’s LPL-LCK DraftKings slate. We break down some picks below from each position for your roster. The contest gets underway at 4:00 a.m. ET.
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It’s not an easy choice between JackeyLove and Wink ($12,300). Wink’s price is slightly higher on the perceived advantage of having to face Vici Gaming. JackeyLove has nearly caught up with his mid laner Knight ($12,000) in kills. He is now averaging 5.83 kills a game with 6.58 assists as well with a KDA of close to 5.
Others to consider: Wink ($12,300)
Canna has generated some stunning offensive numbers in this split already. He has 3.38 kills along with 4.15 assists per game. He has a KDA of 5.76 by keeping an incredibly low death rate of 1.31 deaths per game. For a top laner, these statistical returns are far too good to pass up.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,800)
Clid is an important selection because of his price. He is quite cheap at just $6,000, improving your roster spending balance. He has even averaged 68.6 DKFP per game, which isn’t easy to do for a jungler. In 13 maps this split, he has averaged 2.46 kills and 7 assists per game, with a kill participation rate of close to 10.
Others to consider: Karsa ($7,000)
I would not want to leave out the two most prolific players from one of the best teams in the world. After JackeyLove, it’s vital to follow up that pick with Knight as well. Knight has the most kills in the LPL’s summer split so far, averaging 5.93 per game. He has a high KDA of 8.17 with strong defensive metrics of 1.71 deaths a game.
Others to consider: Fenfen ($7,800)
After Cryin’s departure to Royal Never Give Up, eStar needed Wink to step up to cover that loss of production. He has done just that with 3.73 kills and 5.2 assists per map. That hasn’t helped eStar much because they have still lost 7 of 15 games. He has produced a creep score per minute of close to 10, too.
Others to consider: Aiming ($7,600)
After all these high-profile selections, you will need a player to reduce your spending burden. Secret will do that. He won’t have a massive return, but might produce a decent score in proportion to his price. He has managed 6.5 assists per game, which isn’t bad considering his team has lost 7 of 10 maps in summer.
If there is the budget, you can bank on Top Esports ($5,800) without worry. If you don’t have that much, eStar might be a value-for-money selection. They haven’t had the best split so far, but their season (7 of 15 map wins) will only get better as they start to find their rhythm.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.