With the LCK back, DraftKings moves to a four-game League of Legends slate on Thursday that includes Top Esports and Victory Five in action. We break down the slate below with some players to consider for your DraftKings roster.
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Knight ($11,700) is in some pretty special form. Still, I’d pick JackeyLove because of his proficiency right through this year. He has averaged 5.24 kills along with 6.52 assists per game in this summer split to date. He has even racked up 86.1 DKFP per game. Even though he is the most expensive player on this slate, he would still be my captain.
Others to consider: Knight ($11,700)
With 2.45 kills and just 1.9 deaths per game, Biubiu already beats most other top laners in K/D. Victory Five has enjoyed a fantastic split so far, at least compared to spring, and Biubiu has played a big part in that. He even has 4.81 assists per game, indicative of his contributions in team fights.
Others to consider: Kiin ($6,600)
Although DragonX has a tough fixture against Damwon Gaming, Pyosik’s price is a bit too low in my opinion. He has been quite terrific in the jungle, including a kill participation of close to 10 (2.87 kills and 7.1 assists per game). He has built his KDA to 4.98 on account of a relatively low death rate of just 2 as well.
Others to consider: Beishang ($6,600)
Here’s an impressive stat for ShowMaker: he has the best KDA in the LCK (14.25). He has earned that by keeping his death rate the lowest (0.79) in the entire league. He even has 4.29 kills and 7.54 assists. The mid laner category is usually dominated by Knight ($7,800) because he has the most kills in the LPL, but ShowMaker is quite steady in his own right.
Others to consider: Knight ($7,800)
Mystic has also been quite an undervalued AD Carry in this league. He has solid offensive metrics, which includes 4.13 kills and 4 assists per game. His defense is quite steady as well, with a little under two deaths per map. He has averaged just 64 DKFP per game but has the advantage of a slightly easier matchup than most others on this slate.
Others to consider: SamD ($7,600)
Keria is comfortably the LCK leader in assists per game, with 9.0 per map. He adds one kill as well to that. He has been as consistent as his team would have liked, right through this year. He has a KDA of 6.2, more than most support players in either league.
Team WE ($4,600)
This is an interesting fixture because there is a sense that Team WE is the underdog, which is a tad unfair. Even though Victory Five has had an astounding season so far, there is still plenty of work to do, particularly against a quality roster that has showcased discipline and consistency right through this year.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.