FunPlus Phoenix will look for some stability in the LPL’s regular season, while Edward Gaming need some wins to pull themselves out of the mire. Will they achieve this on Tuesday? Here is an analysis as well as picks to consider for your DraftKings roster from the League of Legends LPL slate.
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We don’t have a very hard choice to begin this slate. An AD Carry with a strong kill participation rate is probably the best choice for Captain in League of Legends. It helps if that player has a matchup advantage, which Lwx definitely has. Lwx has 3.21 kills along with 5.89 assists per game. He even has a creep score of 273.
Others to consider: Doinb ($11,400)
Cube has more deaths than kills in this summer split. Still, he is quite a compelling selection because of his overall production, which includes 2.08 kills and 5.44 assists per map. To add to that, he has a creep score of 270. This level of output has come despite an 11-14 map record for Vici Gaming this season.
Others to consider: Khan ($6,400)
Many teams on this slate have used more than one jungler. FunPlus Phoenix has been blessed with Tian’s consistency in the jungle, whether it be in terms of itemization and leveling up or even offensive production (he has generated 2.75 kills and 6.64 assists per game in the summer season so far).
Others to consider: H4cker ($6,000)
Doinb has been exceptional as FunPlus’ mid laner through the year, including the spring season, the hastily-arranged Mid Season Cup as well as the summer split of the LPL so far. He has led FunPlus Phoenix in kills per game, averaging 3.43 per map. He even has a kill participation of close to 10. These are solid numbers and tough to maintain over a sustained period.
Others to consider: Scout ($7,000)
Hope missed a few games this season with a collapsed lung. He has recovered well from that and is back to contributing to Edward Gaming’s wins in the LPL. In the 19 games he has played so far, he has aggregated 4.84 kills. That number becomes even better because his death rate is just 2.53 per game.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,400)
Meiko is one of only two players in Edward Gaming to have played all 24 maps in this summer split. He has averaged 8.25 assists per game, highest in his team. That’s his job and he’s done that well, either in support of Hope or BDD. His price isn’t overly high either.
Edward Gaming ($4,800)
I’m not sure if this would count as an upset or not. In any case, I’d back Edward Gaming to take the win on account of their newly-found momentum after a stuttering start to the season. Although the team has lost 15 of 24 maps in summer, there is enough depth in the roster to get past Vici Gaming.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.