Along with an all-LPL matchup between JD Gaming and Suning, Top Esports will face Fnatic in the third quarterfinal. We break down the picks to consider for your DraftKings roster from Friday and Saturday’s games.
Even though JackeyLove hasn’t quite had the same impact as some of his colleagues, he is still a worthy Captain on this slate. He averages 3.67 kills per game along with 10 assists and a low death rate of just 1.5. He even has a creep score of 293. Considering he is Top Esports’ bot laner, he should at least maintain these solid numbers in the quarterfinal.
Others to consider: Knight ($11,700)
I mentioned Zoom’s sensational output when writing up Thursday’s slate. That doesn’t change on this slate for his game against Suning. He has averaged five kills per game, which is unmatched and unparalleled in this tournament. He should continue to dominate the top lane against Suning.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,400)
As a rule of thumb, I’m not usually one to spend too much at this position. There are several exceptions to that rule, though. One of those exceptions tends to always come for this explosive Top Esports team and Karsa. He has averaged 4.17 kills, 1.0 deaths and 6.67 assists with a KDA of 10.83. These are fantastic numbers for any position.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($6,000)
Knight as mid laner should round off your roster selection from Top Esports, as the team’s players are quite expensive. However, Knight is a must-have in your lineup. He has led Top Esports in kills — similar to the LPL’s summer split — with 4.33 kills and 4.67 assists per map. He even has a creep score of 274.
Others to consider: Yagao ($7,400)
This could be a contrarian selection as Rekkles isn’t expected to topple Top Esports, but if Fnatic stand a chance, it will come down to him. He has had a terrible Worlds event to date, averaging just 1.5 kills and 7 assists per map. However, fantasy roster construction comes down to sensible risks. This could be one of those high-risk, high-reward choices.
Others to consider: Loken ($7,600)
SwordArt’s consistency has been fantastic to watch. He has aided and abetted the success of his bot laner with his flanking technique in 1v2 or 2v2 engagements. He has racked up an average of 9.57 assists per game. He even has 1.43 kills per map.
JD Gaming ($5,000)
After the above selections, you will be left with exactly $5K to spend. JD Gaming is a perfect fit to balance out your roster, with a nice blend of explosive players and high-risk options. JD Gaming should be far too good for Suning ($4,800), especially in a best-of-five encounter.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.