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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (Malta Vibes) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for July 21

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Tuesday’s CS:GO (Malta Vibes) DraftKings DFS slate, which locks at 12:00 p.m. ET.

A general view of Team Assassins against Team Dignitas during the CS:GO World Finals on Day Two of the Girl Gamer Esports Festival at Meydan Racecourse on Feb. 22. Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images

The opening games from Group A of the Malta Vibes tournament will take place on Tuesday in a best-of-one format. With some lower-profile teams in action, we throw some light on the players to consider for your DraftKings roster from Tuesday’s CS:GO action.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: CS:GO $35K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (Malta Vibes)


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Captain

Sh1ro ($13,500)

Gambit Youngsters is arguably the best team on this slate. It’s hard to argue against Sh1ro being the best player on this slate though. His consistency, especially with the AWP, in the lower-tier competitions has been hard to match in an apples-to-apples comparison. He had 43 kills and 41 deaths in Gambit Youngsters’ previous game, against Fate on the weekend.

Others to consider: H4rn ($12,000)


High-priced flex options

Hadji ($7,400)

Hadji, a bespectacled 24-year-old player from France, is one of the most experienced players on this slate. He has played 18,531 rounds in his career, with 13,525 kills at a rate of 0.73 per round. His more recent form is much more impressive, with a K/D of 1.17 in the last three months of CS:GO action. His price isn’t low but it’s still affordable.

Kory ($8,200)

Budapest Five was quite unfathomably beaten in straight maps by Ttc on Monday in the Fast Cup. Kory had just 34 kills and 40 deaths in that underwhelming performance. He has the skill and talent to overturn that display around quickly with a change in tournaments. He can also be a hedging play because picking at least one player from every team isn’t a bad idea in CS:GO.

Ax1le ($7,800)

Ax1le has been a very capable right-hand man to Sh1ro’s prowess with the AWP in this Gambit Youngsters team. He had registered 56 kills and 45 deaths in that 2-1 defeat to Fate, which is an important contextual factor because it showed he can be steady and productive even in the face of defeat. If Sh1ro doesn’t get Budapest Five, Ax1le certainly will.

Others to consider: Bodyy ($8,400).


Value flex options

Mar ($7,600)

Mar’s proficiency with long-range weapons coupled with his incredible consistency makes him one of the most valuable players on this slate. He had 55 kills and 43 deaths against GameAgents in Fate’s previous fixture with an ADR of 89.1 and a KAST of 82.6%. If he can come close to repeating that performance on Tuesday, there is plenty of value to be derived from this selection.

Nafany ($7,000)

Stacking seems like a sound strategy on this slate. Gambit Youngsters seems to have the upper hand, albeit not by much, against Budapest Five. Nafany hasn’t produced at the same level as Sh1ro or Ax1le but he has certainly provided immense value for GY. I would think that there could be rounds-not-played bonuses on offer as well for Nafany.

Others to consider: Blocker ($7,200)

Set your DraftKings lineups here: CS:GO $35K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (Malta Vibes)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.