Friday’s LCS will see a highly-anticipated game between TSM and Evil Geniuses. Liquid is also in action against Dignitas. We break down DraftKings’ Friday LCS slate below with picks for your League of Legends roster.
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There are several storylines in this season’s LCS already, but none are bigger than Liquid’s resurgence despite the departure of Doublelift ($11,400). Tactical has taken over in fantastic fashion. He has been the most efficient player from Liquid, with 3.93 kills, 1.29 deaths and 4.36 assists per game. That gives him a KDA of 6.44. He also has a creep score of 342.
Other to consider: Doublelift ($11,400)
Liquid is an easy stacking target on this slate, particularly after the team beat Cloud9 in the previous game. Impact hasn’t been as proficient at his role as some of his colleagues but he has still provided value with 2.07 kills and 2.93 deaths, along with 4.36 assists per game. Still, he averages a decent 17.4 DKFP per game.
Other to consider: Broken Blade ($6,400)
Another Liquid player should give your roster plenty of strength because it isn’t easy to separate Team SoloMid and Evil Geniuses in their game. Broxah’s kill rate is just 1.43 per map but his death rate is lower than that, so no qualms there. He has a KDA of 5.89, second highest in Liquid.
Other to consider: Spica ($6,600)
Bjergsen has been one of the best players this split, not just from a production perspective but also from an efficiency standpoint. He has routinely sneaked into opponent bases to work on the nexus. It’s the equivalent of a stolen base in baseball, completely taking the opposition by surprise. He has even added 3.5 kills and 4.79 assists per game.
Others to consider: Jensen ($7,400)
A change in teams hasn’t impacted Doublelift’s prowess at all. He has even flourished in TSM, with 4.21 kills and just 1.79 deaths. One weakness has been his contribution to team fights. He has been either productive or dead, which has resulted in a low assists rate of just 3.29, lowest in his team.
Others to consider: Bang ($7,400)
Evil Geniuses against TSM is quite tight. So unpredictable, in fact, that hedging is a smart play. If you deploy this strategy, it might be prudent to pick the least expensive player, which is Zeyzal in this case. He has decent numbers so far, including 6.57 assists and nearly one kill.
Team Liquid ($5,600)
Beating Cloud9 takes some serious skill. Winning 11 of 14 games in a competitive league like the LCS is also quite an achievement. Liquid is arguably the second-best team in this split of the LCS. Against Dignitas, I’d back that form and momentum to take Liquid through to yet another win.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.