Top Esports faces Invictus Gaming in the best League of Legends game from DraftKings’ four-game mixed LPL-LCK slate on Sunday. We take a look at some picks to consider from each position for your League of Legends roster.
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Loken is my choice for Captain because of JD Gaming’s advantageous matchup against Bilibili Gaming. Top Esports has a tricky game against Invictus Gaming. That’s also why Loken is the most expensive player on this slate. He has a kill participation of well over 10 in this summer split as well (4.57 kills and 6.77 assists per game).
Others to consider: JackeyLove ($11,700)
Summit has been killed far too often in summer (an average of 3.28 times per map). Still, he could be useful on this slate because Sandbox Gaming is up against a stumbling SeolHaeOne Prince team that hasn’t been too consistent offensively. Summit has 2.08 kills along with 3.24 assists per game. He has a chance here to improve on those returns.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,600)
Karsa has averaged close to 80 DKFP per game (79.9), highest among all junglers on this slate. He has done that majorly because of his assistance to his colleagues’ kills. He has generated 9.44 assists per game along with 2.52 kills. He has been fantastic in the jungle, in terms of itemization and offensive contribution.
Others to consider: OnFleek ($7,000)
This choice comes down to Knight or Yagao ($7,800). Both mid laners have been exceptional for their respective teams in the summer split but in terms of explosiveness, Knight has been unmatched and unparalleled this season. He leads the LPL in kills, averaging 6.24 per game. He even has a lofty KDA of 8.02. These numbers will be hard to ignore.
Others to consider: Yagao ($7,800)
JackeyLove has the second-highest kills per game in this season’s LPL. He has managed 5.24 kills a map, behind only his mid laner Knight. This is over a sustained period of 23 games. He even showcased this same discipline and proficiency toward the closing stages of the spring split. He is a fantastic AD Carry and should definitely occupy this category, if not Captain, on your roster.
Others to consider: Route ($7,600)
For this price, GuGer is not a bad choice at all. He has just 5.62 assists per game, which is low by the LCK’s support standards, but it’s still highest on his team. Also, you will need a player that can improve your average salary remaining. He won’t be terrific but there should be sufficient value.
Top Esports ($5,400)
The price for the best team in China right now is a bit low because of the solid output of Invictus Gaming. Still, on paper, there is too much depth and quality right through Top Esports’ squad, particularly offensively, that should see the team through to yet another win in the summer season of the LPL.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.