Here is a breakdown of players to consider from each position of your League of Legends roster from DraftKings’ Saturday slate from the LPL and the LCK, which includes four games. The action gets underway at 4:00 a.m. ET Saturday morning.
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ShowMaker has enjoyed a sensational season so far. He has averaged 4.64 kills and 5.64 assists, taking his kill participation rate over 10. He has also kept his death rate low (0.73 per game). That’s how he has managed to lead the LCK in the summer in KDA with 14.13. He has even averaged 81.8 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Loken ($11,700)
Rich’s offensive returns is the reason he is in this category. He has racked up an average of 3.2 kills per game along with 5.8 assists. For a top laner, these are fantastic numbers. It changes the dynamics of a team because the rest of the team can focus on the neutral objectives of Summoner’s Rift.
Others to consider: TheShy ($6,000)
Beyond has a nice combination of inexpensive price and strong metrics. He has aided his teammates with 7.6 assists per game, either flanking the opponents from the jungle or teleporting himself into fights, depending on the champion he uses. He even has 1.2 kills in 10 games in summer.
Others to consider: Kanavi ($7,000)
Matchup advantage is one of the major reasons for backing Scout despite his tag as the most expensive mid laner in this slate. Even though Edward Gaming has a losing record this season (7-9), Scout has a kill participation of well over 11 (3.25 kills and 8 assists per game). He even has a KDA of 4.62.
Others to consider: Rookie ($7,000)
Loken leads JD Gaming with the best KDA in the team. KDA is the best metric to analyze a player’s all-round efficiency by measuring kill participation (offense) and deaths per game (defense). He has 4 kills, 1.92 deaths and 6.5 assists per game, with a KDA of 5.48. He has the lowest deaths per game in JD Gaming, which isn’t easy to do for a bot laner.
Others to consider: BBD ($8,200)
One of the reasons Loken has been allowed to roam about the bottom lane almost uninhibited is because of LvMao’s efficiency. He has managed 9.5 assists per game, fifth best in the LPL. That gives Loken the advantage in 1v2 fights or even late 2v2 engagements.
Team Dynamics ($5,400)
Team Dynamics is fifth in the LCK table. They have a 3-2 series record and have also won 7 of 12 maps. They will fancy their chances on improving that record when they face Sandbox Gaming, a team that has not won a series yet. Sandbox has also won just 1 map in 11 attempts.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.