DraftKings has a rare five-game League of Legends slate from the LPL and the LCK on Saturday. Does this change the dynamics of roster construction? We take a look along with some suggestions for each positions for your roster.
Prices on this DraftKings slate have been skewed heavily in favor of recent form. That means Hope’s price has reduced drastically. Even though his team has struggled and his death rate is high, Hope is still one of the most effective bottom laners in the LPL, as is evidenced from his 4.19 kills per game in this summer split. His price is compelling too.
Other to consider: ZWuji ($12,600)
Doran’s kill to death ratio isn’t great. He has 2.73 kills and 2.97 deaths per game. His KDA of 2.54 is worst on DragonX this split. However, his price is far too low, especially considering his team has been in strong early-season form. He has even averaged 59.4 DKFP per game.
Other to consider: TheShy ($6,400)
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H4cker isn’t the best jungler on this slate - not even close. However, his selection is based purely on his price and the relationship with return on that cost. He has managed close to two kills in summer with 5.79 assists per map. These decent returns are despite his team having lost 21 of 34 maps in this split.
Other to consider: Pyosik ($6,800)
With just 1.46 deaths per map, Bdd has opened up his proficiency in the rest of the map. In League of Legends, if you can maintain a low death rate, your itemization potential goes up significantly. He has even chipped in with a kill participation rate of close to 10, which includes 3.71 kills. Gen.G is also an important team on this slate.
Others to consider: Rookie ($7,800)
Beating the best team in a league provides so much confidence for a middling team. Invictus will take away plenty from their straight-map win against Top Esports last Sunday. Puff has had a massive part to play in Invictus’ success this season. He has averaged 4.28 kills, 2.06 deaths and 5.06 assists, which is solid across the board.
Other to consider: ZWuji ($8,400)
Meiko is one of only two players in Edward Gaming to have played all maps in this split. He has led Edward in assists per game with 8.31 per map. He even has a decent KDA of over 3.0 and a rather inexpensive price to justify this selection.
Edward Gaming ($5,000)
It’s true that Edward Gaming has had a poor split so far. However, there is some semblance of momentum. Both these teams have identical game and series records (5-8 series and 11-14 maps). However, skill and experience is on Edward Gaming’s side.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.