Finally, the main stage of the Worlds is upon us. The round starts with six games on Saturday. With some mismatches and others evenly-contested games, there will be an impact on your roster construction. We take a look at that and other suggestions for your DraftKings lineups below.
This might be a tricky selection because picking a mid laner as Captain means you can only draft one bot laner. However, from a statistical standpoint, it’s hard to look past Knight. He had a magnificent summer split in the LPL. He averaged 98.6 DKFP, even higher than JackeyLove (Captain’s price of $12,600). That form should hold him in good stead for Worlds.
Other to consider: JackeyLove ($12,600)
In the early stages of the main event, you will need to pick a team from an evenly-matched contest and just back a few players from that specific team. That will ease the burden on the average salary remaining per player. On this slate, that team is Rogue and the player is Finn. He was steady in the LEC, which was required by Rogue considering the fast-paced nature of the league.
Others to consider: Doran ($6,400)
Here’s another player that has a strong potential for return with an inexpensive price. JD Gaming will start as underdogs against Damwon Gaming but that doesn’t mean Kanavi can’t perform. He has played 100 maps in this calendar year, averaging 3.55 kills, 2.25 assists and 7.06 assists per game. That is a good indicator of his flanking prowess into team engagements.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($6,800)
Chovy is your advantage by picking Knight as Captain. Chovy’s defense in the LCK was exemplary. Part of that also comes down to a slower pace of play. Despite that, his kill participation is strong. In 122 games in 2020, he has 3.4 kills, 1.87 deaths and 4.8 assists. He even has a fantastic creep score of 306.
Other to consider: Bdd ($7,800)
If you had chosen an expensive top laner or jungler, JackeyLove for ADC would not be possible. It’s just a slight change, but here’s where the skill and strategy can win you the guaranteed contests on DraftKings because your roster has differentiation. JackeyLove was behind only Knight in the LPL’s summer split, in terms of kills. He might even surpass his colleague at this event.
Other to consider: Deft ($7,800)
In a high-intensity environment like the LEC, Vander has been quite solid. He has kept his death rate down to 2.11, which is commendable considering the quick pace of play in Europe. With that, he has averaged 0.73 kills and 6.82 assists per game, with a KDA of 3.58.
Team SoloMid ($4,600)
If you pick this roster exactly this way, you’re left with just $100. TSM is not a bad team at all. In fact, I’m quite surprised at how underrated the team is in this matchup against Fnatic. Doublelift ($6,600) and Bjergsen ($6,200) should continue their fantastic LCS form, and could carry TSM to an unexpected win.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.