Even though most sports have returned, DraftKings still has some pretty big League of Legends contests, including an $80,000 contest for Friday’s LPL-LCK slate. We take a look at some picks to consider for this four-game slate.
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Teddy is one of the best bot laners in the LCK. That’s not an understatement, he has just been that good. He has averaged 4.3 kills along with 4.41 assists per game, but his unique selling proposition is his low death rate of just 1.22 per map. That has helped balloon his KDA to 7.12. Not many bot laners would have this level of production.
Others to consider: Xiaohu ($11,700)
LangX has a decent production rate. Although he has been killed an average of 2.63 times per map, a kill rate of 2.41 allows him to return a decent fantasy score. Similar numbers aren’t unusual for a top laner in one of the most competitive leagues in the world. He is fairly reasonably priced too.
Others to consider: Canna ($6,800)
Dominus Esports has been incredibly underwhelming this split. The team will not make the playoffs this year, becoming the first to be eliminated from contention. That should give Royal Never Give Up and XLB a vulnerable target to attack. In 31 games so far, XLB has 2.94 kills and close to 6 assists per game, not bad for a jungler.
Others to consider: Peanut ($7,200)
Xiaohu hasn’t had as prolific a season as he would have liked. With 2.81 kills per game, he hasn’t quite produced to the level a mid laner should to open up the map for his team. Still, he hasn’t been a liability either, keeping himself alive and still contributing in team fights with 6.37 assists per map.
Others to consider: Faker ($7,200)
Kramer has the best KDA on his team with 5.21. He has been extremely solid and reliable in almost all metrics. He has 3.67 kills, which is good for an AD Carry, and just 1.7 deaths. He even has 5.18 assists per game, along with a creep score of 307 and gold collection of 431 per map. Very strong statistics, across the board.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,400)
This does seem a little pricey for a support player that has no distinct matchup advantage, but he still has a high potential for output. He has 7.6 assists per map and 0.72 kills. He has a KDA of 3.78, which isn’t bad for this category.
LGD Gaming ($5,200)
When drafting a team on DraftKings, a good rule of thumb would be work your way up instead of down. Pick the most inexpensive team that you think has the greatest chance of winning. On this slate, for me, that team is LGD Gaming. In 33 maps, LGD has won 18, which is quite steady in a competitive LPL.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.