The National Electronic Sports Tournament (NEST), an annual Chinese League of Legends competition, resumes on Tuesday with a game apiece from Group C and Group D. Here is a look at the players that you could consider for your DraftKings roster from Tuesday’s games.
In most two-game slates on DraftKings, price isn’t a concern if you can pick one value-for-money player. That allows you to pick Jiumeng on this slate without worrying about your budget. Jiumeng had quite a terrific summer split offensively, averaging a stellar 4.53 kills per game over a period of 43 maps. He even had a solid creep score, with an average of 318 per map.
Others to consider: Teacherma ($11,100)
This could be one value-for-money pick on your roster. Ideally, RNG’s New ($6,400) would be the better option, but the price differential could benefit your roster for the next categories. Despite Vici Gaming’s losing record in the summer split (19-22), Cube stayed quite consistent with 2.12 kills, 2.54 deaths and 5.29 assists. Those are solid returns for a team that was regularly pummeled in the lanes.
Others to consider: New ($6,400)
RNG has gone through several changes in 2020. Credit to the replacements, who have stepped up in a big way. XLB has done a tremendous job of keeping the jungle free of destruction. His flanking game was extremely effective during the summer season, as he averaged nearly one kill more than his death rate (3.23 kills and 2.31 deaths per map).
Others to consider: beishang ($7,000)
Teacherma for this price is a bargain purchase. He is arguably the best middle-laner on this slate. He also has the matchup advantage in this game against LGD Gaming. He averages a commendable 74.2 DKFP per game, which has been built majorly on an ability to help his colleagues in team engagements prior to the spawning of neutral objectives in and around the middle lane. He averaged 6.93 assists per game in summer.
Others to consider: Yuuki ($6,600)
Gala was presented with limited opportunity in the previous split. He will likely have more responsibility in this NEST competition after he displayed consistency and proficiency in the bottom lane in summer. He averaged 3.86 kills with 2.05 deaths and 6.71 assists, with a KDA of 5.15. That KDA was second best in RNG in summer behind Betty’s 5.96, and his price makes his selection even more compelling.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,200)
Hang has also had a topsy-turvy year so far. He played 24 maps in the summer split and added just 12 kills. However, he chipped in with a steady 6.5 assists per game. He would like to reduce his death rate of 2.92 to improve his value.
Royal Never Give Up ($5,200)
I like RNG a lot in this matchup at this price. The team showed plenty of promise as the roster moved from experience to youth. In the regular stage, RNG won 21 of 39 maps, while Vici Gaming finished with a sub-par 19 wins in 41 maps. That confidence should translate into an easier win to open this tournament.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.