Two big teams are back on Summoner’s Rift in the LPL on Wednesday. We break down the strategies to deploy as well as some considerations for your League of Legends roster from Wednesday’s DraftKings slate.
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There are two strong bot laners on this slate, with Lwx ($10,800) also available. However, Loken seems to be in better form than Lwx. He has stunning kill participation numbers (4.63 kills and 7.06 assists) with 1.75 deaths, giving him a KDA of 6.68. He even has a creep score of close to 300. These are highly compelling numbers.
Others to consider: Lwx ($10,800)
By top laner standards, Zoom has generated a terrific kill rate this season. He has 3.09 kills along with 2.34 deaths per game and close to 7 assists per map. That K/D is good enough, but he also adds that high assists contribution to make this selection even more justifiable.
Others to consider: LangX ($5,800)
A jungler needs to do two things well to add value to his team. From an intangible perspective, farming and itemization is key to improve gold collection and increase armor penetration. Tangibly, flanking from the jungle into team fights is key to increase kill participation. Tian does both quite well, with 2.76 kills and 6.61 assists per game.
Others to consider: Kanavi ($7,000)
I’ve backed eStar quite a lot this split, but the team has been hugely disappointing this season after the departure of mid laner Cryin to Royal Never Give Up. As a result of that form, it’s probably time to go against them. Yagao is a force on his own. Against a stumbling eStar team, he could easily improve on his metrics.
Others to consider: Doinb ($7,400)
Lwx’s kill rate has come down drastically from spring. He averaged close to 4.5 kills in the spring split but in summer, he is currently at 3.18 kills per game. That’s more than one fewer kill per map. Still, he has been steady with a low death rate. Even though form can be fickle in League of Legends, I’d still back Lwx for another solid performance.
Others to consider: Kramer ($7,400)
Even though there are two really strong teams on this slate, it doesn’t seem like price is a concern. That should allow you to draft LvMao without hassle. LvMao has produced the most assists in this season’s LPL, averaging 10.53 per map over 32 games. He is averaging 64 DKFP per game, highest in this category.
FunPlus Phoenix ($5,000)
FunPlus Phoenix hasn’t been consistent, at least compared to spring. Form has also been an issue, similar to G2 in the LEC, but there is plenty of depth and quality in the roster, attributes that can be backed at any point. At a price of just $5,000, that becomes even more interesting.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.