The Nine to Five tournament continues on Tuesday with plenty of games. We break down the first four of the day, which also makes up DraftKings’ CS:GO slate, with picks for Captain as well as flex positions.
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Sh1ro is a long-range expert. He has displayed incredible effectiveness with the AK or the AWP for Gambit Youngsters in his career. He has comfortably averaged over 0.70 kills per round this year. He has even averaged 72.1 DKFP per game, quite high for a sustained period of time. His team faces a tricky opponent in Syman on Tuesday. Gambit Youngsters will rely on Sh1ro for offensive production.
Others to consider: Anarkez ($13,200)
High-priced flex options
One of the main reasons for anarkez’s high price on this slate is that he has terrific killing form. Even if a player like this has a high death rate, he is still likely to provide a high fantasy return because of his killing efficiency. In the previous game against Saw, anarkez led Secret with 74 kills and 53 deaths. He also had an ADR of 89.3 and a KAST of 79.8%, highest among both teams in both metrics.
AGF is an up and coming team, but there is plenty of progress to be made before challenging the best teams in the world. To put themselves into that position, AGF will need some of their best players to stand up. TMB is one of those players. He has been a proficient offensive weapon, as was evidenced in the previous game where he had 46 kills and 40 deaths with an ADR of 76.8.
Syman is making some serious progress up the CS:GO rankings. Proof of the team’s quality has been in their results, which includes a straight-maps victory against Natus Vincere earlier in the year. Drafting Syman’s best player, from an aggressive standpoint, will be an important addition. Keoz had 63 kills and 45 deaths in a 2-1 win against Illuminar on Monday with a game-leading ADR of 91.
Others to consider: Kei ($8,000), Thomas ($8,400)
Value flex options
Alternate Attax stumbled early against SG Pro but came storming back to claim the straight-maps victory in Nine to Five on Monday. Kressy led that turnaround, along with Slaxz- ($6,600). Kressy eventually had 50 kills and 42 deaths with an ADR of 92. He finished second on the K-D charts but it won’t be long before he leads his team, or the game, again.
Byali is proving to be one of the most integral cogs of a highly-functioning Avez wheel. He has repeatedly put in performances that justify his reputation as second-in-command to Kei in Avez’s set-up. Against SG Pro in the Nine to Five competition on Monday, he had 66 kills and 50 deaths with a damage output per round of 95.6. He even had three M4A4 kills in a single round in the second map.
Others to consider: Cruc1al ($7,000), Ax1le ($7,000)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.