Flashpoint 2 and IEM Beijing-Haidian will take place concurrently on Tuesday as top-tier CS:GO action finds some steam. Five games from both competitions constitute DraftKings’ CS:GO slate on Tuesday. We break down some considerations for Captain as well as the flex positions for your DraftKings roster.
This position is a toss-up between syrsoN and mantuu. Both are value picks too. syrsoN has undergone a dramatic loss of form in the last few games, but he was one of the major reasons for BIG’s ascent to the top of the rankings at one point earlier this year. He had 45 kills and 58 deaths in the previous game against Vitality, owning the worst K-D among both teams. He will be keen to turn that form around in this game.
Others to consider: mantuu ($13,800)
High-priced flex options
In the last few months, mantuu has been in sensational form, leading OG into the top 10 in the CS:GO rankings. His long-range consistency has been matched only by a few players in the world. Case in point was the previous game against Faze. OG lost 2-1, but mantuu had 73 kills and 61 deaths with an ADR of 80.4. He had three kills in a round on two separate occasions, one with the AWP and another with the M4A4.
This selection comes down to the decision between price and return on that investment. PwnAlone is actually rather expensive at $9,400. However, he has been averaging 64.9 DKFP per game. That output is about par for this price. Also, he has an apparent matchup advantage with New England Whalers facing an inexperienced Rugratz team. In his last 65 maps, PwnAlone has been averaging a solid 0.75 kills per round too.
Here are some important stats to justify this selection. In the last three months of CS:GO action, xsepower has racked up a stunning 0.75 kills per round with a low death rate of just 0.56. His headshot rate is low at 22%. That indicates that he has been hard to kill from both close and long range. The sample size is quite large (149 maps). That’s why his price is so high on this slate, and also why he could be a useful pick.
Others to consider: KRIMZ ($8,800)
Value flex options
Brollan is another player that has been quite hot and cold this year. From a fantasy perspective, though, it’s important to spot an impending turnaround, based on skill rather than form. Brollan is so skilled that his return to form is imminent. He has maintained a stellar kill rate of 0.71 per round but his problem has been his death rate (0.68) in his last 56 maps. Still, he is incredibly valuable at this price.
Envy hasn’t played any CS:GO in the last few months. There is an argument to be made for some rusty performances but in esports, it’s more important to be fresh because of the ease of access to quality practice sessions. Calyx has a lifetime K/D ratio of 1.19 (16,315 kills and 13,670 deaths in 21,537 rounds with a headshot rate of 55.6%). Over 826 maps, he has maintained an ADR of over 80 (80.4).
Others to consider: kNgV- ($7,200)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.