Top Esports look to continue to dominate the LPL while the bottom two teams face off in the LCK. We break down picks to consider from DraftKings’ LPL-LCK slate on Sunday below.
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JackeyLove missed the first two games of the summer split. Ever since then he has been in stunning form, as was expected from him considering his talent. He has averaged 5.42 kills along with 5.89 assists, taking his kill participation to well over 11. He has been killed 2.58 times, as well. He would want to reduce that death rate to improve his KDA.
Others to consider: Knight ($12,000)
Doran has a death rate of 2.91, which is a bit high even though he is chipping in with 2.61 kills. There isn’t much wrong with that K/D because it is indicative of an aggressive style of play. However, to open up plays completely in your favor, a lower death rate allows a free top lane. He also chips in with 4.83 assists every map.
Others to consider: Zoom ($6,200)
It’s quite rare for Tian’s price to be so low. With a tricky fixture against JD Gaming, it makes sense though. That also presents you with an opportunity to draft one of the most productive junglers for a price as low as this. He has 2.85 kills with 6.81 assists per game, which is quite high by jungler standards.
Others to consider: Pyosik ($6,800)
This is one of the easier decisions on the slate. Knight has been in devastating form this split, averaging six kills per game which is the highest in the LPL. He even has a creep score of 280 and a KDA of 9.53. That’s primarily because he has been able to maintain a low death rate of just 1.43 per map. These numbers are unmatched and unparalleled across both leagues.
Others to consider: Doinb ($7,000)
Deft doesn’t have amazing kill participation numbers but he will provide stability across the board. He has over three kills per game along with just 1.7 deaths. To add to this, he has 6.3 assists and a creep score very close to 300. He will continue to be undervalued because he isn’t the flashiest bot laner but he will be solid.
Others to consider: Loken ($7,600)
Despite FunPlus Phoenix’s unfathomable straight-maps loss to Rogue Warriors in the previous game, I still have some faith in the team. Crisp has 7.5 assists per game, which is his biggest assessment metric. Also, you will need a player that isn’t too expensive.
SeolHaeOne Prince ($4,800)
This is a battle between the LCK’s worst teams. While SeolHaeOne Prince has won just one series so far, Hanwha Life ($5,000) hasn’t even had that. There isn’t a lot separating these two teams. I can’t predict the winner with any certainty, so you can take the cheaper team to save some money for your roster.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.