The LPL continues with two lower-profile games on Monday. That still presents you with an opportunity with unique drafting strategies. We take a look at some of those strategies and players to consider for DraftKings’ Monday LPL slate.
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Suning has desperately needed a player that can provide some offensive impetus. The AD Carry is the first person looked at in such instances. And Huanfeng has duly provided. He has averaged 3.45 kills per game along with 4.97 assists. That kill rate is highest on Suning. He has even maintained a low death rate with just 1.87 deaths per map.
Others to consider: iBoy ($11,400)
None of the four teams on this slate are anywhere near world champions. That should mean not needing to look at the salary tag for most categories. Bin for a price of $6,400 shouldn’t be too much of a hassle, as a result. He has generated 2.84 kills for Suning and even though he has 2.74 deaths, these are still very healthy numbers.
Others to consider: Cube ($6,600)
A jungler should be able to flank in from the jungle to help colleagues out in team fights. A strong disengagement game is also crucial to keep a low death rate. SofM has done just that. He hasn’t overextended himself either. He has 2.23 kills and 2.35 deaths while also contributing 7 assists per map.
Others to consider: Xiaopeng ($6,400)
After Huanfeng, it has been Angel that has chipped in the most for Suning from an offensive perspective. He has managed 3 kills with under 2 deaths per map and has the best KDA (4.7) on his team by keeping a low death rate. He has even averaged 70.2 DKFP per game, highest among mid laners on this slate.
Others to consider: Twila ($7,000)
iBoy is one of only two players on Vici Gaming to have played all 31 maps in this summer split so far. He hasn’t been helped by 17 losses in that period. However, he has still stayed consistent which is quite impressive, especially considering he has 3.35 kills and 5.19 assists. That’s a solid kill participation rate.
Others to consider: Smlz ($7,000)
SwordArt is the most expensive support player on this slate for several reasons. One, Suning should win the series against Oh My God on Monday. Two, he has been quite steady in his most important metric — helping his AD Carry in the bottom lane. He has chipped in for Suning with 8 assists per game.
Suning has been one of the stories of the summer split in the LPL. Quietly and under the radar, the team has climbed to fourth in the LPL standings, having won 9 of 12 series to date. Confidence is also not an issue with seven consecutive series wins going into this matchup against a middling OMG team.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.