Some incredible results are already in the books at Worlds. Sunday will be no different, at least in terms of quality. We take a look at some of those players to consider for your DraftKings roster from Sunday’s six-game slate.
It will be interesting to see how deep G2 can reach at Worlds. After a topsy-turvy LEC, I would even make a case for G2 to qualify for the knockouts. On this slate, G2 also seems to have a favorable matchup against the LPL’s Suning. Perkz didn’t have a fantastic summer split, but still found a way to contribute and add value. This could be a productive event for him.
Others to consider: Loken ($12,300)
As was expected, Bwipo stayed consistent and steady in the top lane in the tournament-opening game against LGD Gaming. He had one kill, one death and seven assists, giving him the joint-best KDA on Fnatic at 8. He could even improve on those numbers against a weary LGD Gaming, who has played a lot of maps in the last few days.
Others to consider: Rascal ($6,600)
There is so much quality on this slate that you might just have to sacrifice a jungler. TSM is considered a heavy underdog against Gen.G, which I don’t completely agree with. That could mean you even derive value from Spica’s selection. He is the most inexpensive jungler on this slate. He had a combined KDA of 1/1/2 against Fnatic on Saturday.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($6,800)
This is a stacking play from G2. The team’s performances have been so impressive that there will be so much confidence right through Summoner’s Rift, in any circumstance. In an underwhelming start to the summer split of the LEC, it was Caps that kept G2 relevant with performances of substance under immense duress.
Others to consider: ShowMaker ($8,000)
In some ways, Loken let down his team on Saturday. There were ample opportunities for JD Gaming against a dominant Damwon Gaming. It often comes down to the bot laner to convert those chances into kills and subsequent neutral objectives. Loken had a combined KDA of 1/3/5 on Saturday. He will be aware that he needs to pick up his game against an opponent that could be vulnerable early.
Others to consider: Rekkles ($8,000)
Another impressive team in the LCS was Team Liquid, particularly after losing some star players. Credit to some of the team’s role players for just executing effectively. One of those players was undoubtedly CoreJJ, who would often sacrifice himself to protect the bot laner. That also leads to assists if the ADC can generate a kill.
JD Gaming ($6,200)
JD Gaming has the biggest mismatch on Sunday, up against PSG Talon. Here’s a stat you won’t see often at Worlds: PSG Talon had 0 kills with 16 deaths on Saturday. That’s how big a loss that was. How much confidence will remain against a team that will be desperate to win? Not a lot would be my guess.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.