The LCK will see two of the top three teams facing each other as Gen.G takes on DragonX on Saturday. Three other games make up DraftKings’ League of Legends slate from the LPL and the LCK. We break down the players to consider for your roster from this slate.
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Teddy isn’t like most bot laners. There is a sense of being methodical in the madness of fight engagements. That’s how he has managed 4.54 kills with just 1.25 deaths per game. That makes him one of the most efficient bot laners among both leagues. That’s reflected well in his KDA of 7.23, second highest in the LCK.
Others to consider: Lwx ($12,000)
With so many games on this slate being so evenly contested, it might be prudent to pick inexpensive players from those tight games so that you can draft high-priced, high-reward options in other categories. As a result, Rascal is my choice for top laners. It’s purely a strategic choice. Rascal has 2.52 kills with an impressive KDA of over 4.
Others to consider: Doran ($6,000)
It’s not easy for a jungler to have a kill participation rate of over 10. That’s the major reason Pyosik has been able to average 73.2 DKFP per game, highest among all junglers on this slate. He has even kept his death rate down to two per map. His all-round brilliance is evident from his KDA of 5.02.
Others to consider: Tian ($7,200)
FunPlus Phoenix has one of the most productive mid laner-bot laner combinations in the LPL, even competing against Top Esports’ Knight and JackeyLove. Doinb has the most kills for his team in this split, averaging 3.5 per game. To that, he has added 6.63 assists every map. He will be yearning to move over his spring averages.
Others to consider: Faker ($7,600)
Lwx has been a bit circumspect this season, in terms of staying aggressive in team fights. He has not been killed that many times (2.3 per game) but that’s also why his average kill rate is currently at 3.33 per map. Still, he has the best KDA for FunPlus Phoenix (4.03). If he can improve his offensive metrics slightly, there is real value to be generated from Lwx.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,800)
This is a bit of a hedging play because it’s hard to separate Gen.G and DragonX. Keria has the most assists in the summer split of the LCK, averaging 9 assists over a period of 28 games. He even adds 1.07 kills, carrying his kill participation rate over 10. And he is quite inexpensive at just $5,200.
Not often will you be able to draft Gen.G for a price of just $4,800. Even though DragonX ($5,000) is currently leading the LCK, Gen.G is just one series win away from claiming that title. Gen.G has won the last five series as well, which will leave them in good stead going into a crucial matchup.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.