The Nine to Five competition picks up the pace this week with a furious schedule of games. Four more on Monday make up DraftKings’ main CS:GO slate. We take a look at some considerations for Captain and the flex positions.
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Sh1ro’s class and proficiency aren’t in much doubt now. Gambit Youngsters is still a work in progress but Sh1ro has done very well to hold the team together while progress is being made. He has been exceptional with the AWP right through this year. On Sunday against LDLC, he helped GY to a 2-1 win with 59 kills and 46 deaths in another terrific individual performance.
Others to consider: Sensei ($13,500)
High-priced flex options
Cr4zy was on the receiving end of a fantastic performance from LDLC on Sunday in the Malta Vibes Cup. Those kinds of damaging losses are a frequent occurrence in lower-profile CS:GO tournaments. It might be time for Cr4zy to hand that out on Monday. Sensei will lead that turnaround, if that does indeed happen. He had just 22 kills in two maps and will be desperate for a comeback.
Fate beat Alternate Attax, 2-0, on Sunday, a mauling by CS:GO standards. Still, Slaxz- was the only player to provide some semblance of resistance to Fate’s consistent barrage. He was the only person from his team to have a positive K-D, with 41 kills and 34 deaths. He even had four USP-S HS kills in a single round in that game. Alternate Attax should return to strength on Monday, which could even improve Slaxz’s output.
Navi Junior blew away Ethereal on Sunday. Gospadarov was typically fluent in that game as well, adding 34 kills and just 18 deaths with an ADR of 77.5. That was not a flash in the pan — he has been rather consistent in building this team to its current position of No. 67 in the world. He can be the only target from a solid Na Vi Junior outfit.
Others to consider: Dav ($8,000).
Value flex options
Ax1le is a stacking target from Gambit Youngsters on this slate. He had just 44 kills and 48 deaths in that game against LDLC but that was a rare off day for Ax1le, who has been quite steady from a K-D perspective. He even had a 1v2 clutch win in that game against LDLC. For this price, he is quite valuable.
This is another stacking play from Alternate Attax. Kressy has been a solid second offensive weapon for the team, providing reliability with most long-range weapons. He had 40 kills and 41 deaths on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to Fate. He had a team-high ADR of 81.3, indicative of his ability to deal damage early in rounds.
Others to consider: Sixer ($7,600).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.