Both tournaments, Flashpoint and the Intel Extreme Masters, continues on Friday with top-tier CS:GO action. Here is a look at the players that could potentially make up your roster for DraftKings’ five-game slate.
Heroic is a decent CS:GO team, but there is no reason for ZywOo not to be the highest-priced player on this slate. That works to your benefit because you have the opportunity to draft one of the best players for a bargain price. He is averaging 74.5 DKFP per game, highest on this slate, built primarily on positive K-D games consistently.
Others to consider: EliGE ($16,200)
High-priced flex options
EliGE has been in tearaway form in the last few months. In 2017, he was ranked 12 in the world. In 2018, his position worsened, to No. 15 in the world. In 2019, he made a drastic improvement in Liquid’s new role-less style of CS:GO, jumping up to No. 4 in the world. In the last three months, he has averaged a stunning 0.80 kills per round with a headshot rate of close to 50% (47.2%). These numbers are too compelling to ignore.
mantuu has been an impressive player. Largely under the radar of some bigger teams, he has led OG into the top tier of CS:GO teams in the world with his long-range prowess. He is easily OG’s most potent offensive player, with or without the AWP, because his rifling skills have improved so much. He is now averaging 62.1 DKFP per game. Most of those points have come against teams ranked higher than OG, making his achievements even more laudable.
jks’ CS:GO career has undergone several major changes. He made the move to Complexity after 100 Thieves was disbanded. He was a dependable offensive player for 100 Thieves, but he was so important because of his defense. He would often come up with clutch wins after keeping himself alive. That, in turn, would significantly boost his in-game economy, which helped with his long and short-range versatility.
Others to consider: Grim ($9,000).
Value flex options
syrsoN’s fall on DraftKings is a bit bizarre. It’s not unusual for a player to have a terrible run in CS:GO over a prolonged period. However, syrsoN hasn’t been too bad. Yet, his price has dropped so much that he has moved into the value category instead of a potential Captain pick. Evidence of his decent productivity is in his statistical returns: he is averaging 0.70 kills per round in his last 73 maps with a steady death rate of 0.63 per round.
Brollan has continued his fine form at the start of this tournament. He racked up an impressive 44 kills with 32 deaths on Thursday’s 2-0 win against Dignitas. He had an average damage per round of 80.8 and a KAST of 80.8%. His return to form bodes well for Fnatic, who will be looking for a re-entry into the top 10 in the CS:GO rankings.
Others to consider: KRIMZ ($7,600)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.