The NEST continues on Wednesday with another couple of games, including Worlds runners-up Suning Gaming in action, albeit with some personnel changes. Here is a look at some players to consider for your DraftKings roster from Wednesday’s League of Legends schedule.
For this particular slate, I’d want two bot laners in my roster. Hence, one of them would have to be Captain. That decision isn’t hard, considering Lwx’s stellar prowess over the last few months. He backed up a solid spring split with an efficient summer season, in which he averaged 3.66 kills per game with 6.13 assists. He had the best KDA in FunPlus Phoenix in the summer (4.54).
Other to consider: Doinb ($10,800)
Alielie has made the step-up into Bilibili Gaming’s main roster from the junior squad. He put in some solid performances through the LDL, and even helped the junior team make the playoffs in spring. This will be a challenge to compete with the best teams in China, but he has been a reliable top laner.
Other to consider: View ($6,000)
For a major portion of the LPL’s summer split, Wei was eStar’s best player, at least offensively. His flanking into team engagements was fantastic to watch. He would occasionally enter into disadvantageous or unnecessary engagements, which resulted in a high death rate (3.13 per map in summer). However, that offensive spirit should yield solid fantasy output. He also had 3.25 kills per map.
Other to consider: Tian ($6,800)
This is also a rather easy choice, especially at this unexpectedly affordable price. Doinb matched Lwx kill for kill in the middle lane in spring. Both players then stayed consistent in summer as well. Doinb averaged 3.51 kills and 7.07 assists, taking his kill participation to over 10. He was also the only other player to have a KDA of over 4.0 in FunPlus Phoenix (4.06).
Other to consider: forse ($6,800)
Wings didn’t have a good summer season this year. Granted, Bilibili Gaming was underwhelming as a team, but Wings just couldn’t do much to help his team out of the mire. He averaged a sub-par 2.92 kills with 4.85 assists. For a bottom laner, those are poor returns. However, this NEST competition is a nice opportunity to put those demons behind him because several teams play with experimental rosters.
Other to consider: rat ($7,200)
While Crisp was killed 2.83 times per map in summer, he was still quite productive, particularly to his bot laner to create champion-advantage opportunities. He led FunPlus in assists with 7.73 per game in the regular season of the summer season. He has also averaged 50 DKFP per game, which isn’t bad at all for a support player.
FunPlus Phoenix ($5,400)
If you choose this roster exactly this way, you would be left with exactly zero. You would have drafted a nicely-balanced roster, along with a strong team. FunPlus Phoenix has enjoyed a good year in the LPL in both seasonal splits. In 41 maps in the regular season of summer, FunPlus Phoenix won 22 maps. That confidence should be too much for eStar ($4,600).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.