Another week of the LCS begins on Friday with two crucial games, including a delectable fixture between Liquid and FlyQuest. We break down picks to consider from DraftKings’ Friday LCS slate below.
Despite some underwhelming form for Evil Geniuses and Bang, it’s still a good idea to draft him as your Captain, particularly in this two-game slate. He has averaged just 2.33 kills and 4.17 assists per game. That kill participation rate is a bit low but he has also maintained a low death rate (1.5 per map). He should improve on his offensive metrics in this game.
Other to consider: Tactical ($11,400)
Impact has a kill participation rate of 7.0 (2.33 kills and 4.67 assists per game). Even though he has 2.83 deaths per game, he still provides good value because of those solid offensive numbers. It isn’t easy for a top laner to maintain that level of aggression because an errant engagement can leave the turrets in the top lane vulnerable.
Others to consider: Solo ($6,000)
Svenskeren has had a terrible summer split so far. He has just 1.17 kills per game along with 6.17 assists. He even has a high death rate of 3.25. These numbers are not a fair reflection of his skill and talent. He has been quite consistent through spring. Against Immortals in a new gameweek, here is his chance to improve.
Other to consider: Santorin ($6,400)
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PowerOfEvil has continued to maintain his offensive proficiency despite a topsy-turvy summer season so far. He has 4.0 kills and 5.42 assists along with a creep score of 333, all while collecting nearly 15,000 gold. Entering this game, he’s averaging 27.3 DKFP, the highest among mid laners on this slate.
Others to consider: Jensen ($7,400)
Liquid has won 10 of 12 games in the LCS. That’s majorly down to Tactical’s prowess in the bottom lane. He has generated some stunning numbers too, with 3.92 kills, 1.08 deaths and 4.42 assists per game, giving him a KDA of 7.69. He even has a creep score of 350. Not many players will match this level of production.
Other to consider: Mash ($7,200)
With inexpensive bot and mid laners, by usual League of Legends standards, there shouldn’t be a problem with price for the rest of your roster. Zeyzal should improve on his averages of 6.33 assists per game when EG faces Immortals on Friday night. He even has close to one kill per map.
Evil Geniuses ($5,400)
Evil Geniuses has split 12 games so far in summer, winning six of them. That’s not up to Evil Geniuses’ lofty standards. This could be a better gameweek for them, starting with a game against a decent Immortals team that has won 5 of 12 maps.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.