Another week of the LCS concludes on Sunday with four games, including a blockbuster matchup between Cloud9 and Liquid. We have picks for you for your DraftKings League of Legends roster from Sunday’s slate.
Bjergsen has showcased a willingness to participate in team fights. He has even managed to disengage effectively, thereby keeping his death rate relatively low. He has 3.38 kills along with just 1.54 deaths per game. That has raised his KDA to 5.25. He has a creep score of over 300. I would even want Cloud9’s mid laner, so picking Bjergsen as your Captain allows that.
Other to consider: Nisqy ($11,700)
A price of $5,800 for a top laner as good as Ssumday is quite the deal. He had a combined KDA of 4/1/3 in the absolute annihilation of Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday, which will fill him with confidence after a somewhat underwhelming summer season so far for his team. He has averaged 2.92 kills and just 1.46 deaths, giving him a K/D ratio of 2.
Other to consider: Licorice ($6,600)
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Evil Geniuses finally regained some momentum in the previous game on Friday, winning a crucial game after a poor few weeks in the LCS. In that win against Immortals, Svenskeren had a combined KDA of 2/1/3, using Volibear as his champion. That was a far better performance than his split averages.
Other to consider: Spica ($6,800)
Nisqy’s price isn’t as high as what it would usually be because Cloud9 face one of the best teams in the split in Liquid. Still, Nisqy is one of the best mid laners in the LCS, which makes him one of the most important targets in any slate. In this split, he has managed 2.62 kills, 1.15 deaths and 8.77 assists per game, carrying his KDA to 9.87.
Other to consider: Ryoma ($6,800)
If you have the budget, Zven is an easy choice for bot laner. He has been one of the most aggressive and proficient bottom laners in the LCS through this year. He was unstoppable against Immortals on Saturday, racking up nine kills with two assists and no deaths. That will be hard to do against Liquid but not impossible, especially for a player of Zven’s calibre.
Others to consider: Doublelift ($8,000)
The reason I’ve stacked players from 100 Thieves is because there is a good chance of the team beating Golden Guardians on Sunday. That isn’t the expected outcome, which means prices have come down drastically. Poome for a price of $4,400 allows you to complete your roster as well with so many Cloud9 selections.
If you think back, you might not be able to recollect the last time Cloud9 was as cheap as $5,400. Such has been Liquid’s form this split. Still, Cloud9 is one of the best League of Legends teams in the world. Form and confidence isn’t an issue despite some unexpected losses in the recent past.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.