The Malta Vibes Cup will continue on Friday with two more best-of-one games. We break down DraftKings’ main CS:GO slate with considerations for Captain as well as flex positions.
For a while now, Hard Legion has relied on the offensive production of Krad. His stellar returns have been directly responsible for Hard Legion’s ascent up the CS:GO rankings. He put in yet another fine individual performance in a 2-1 loss to Nemiga in the previous game. He had 67 kills and 67 deaths, which is still a high fantasy return. He had a team-leading ADR of 88.5 and KAST of 70%.
Others to consider: Mar ($14,400)
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Mar has been in some fantastic rhythm this week. As a result, his DraftKings price is higher than what it might have been without this recent form. He had 47 kills and 38 deaths in the previous game. That ended in a 2-0 defeat for Faze, which makes his performance even better. His par with this momentum should give you a high fantasy return.
Sensei doesn’t have a massive sample size of games to analyze his proficiency as he has played a little under 2000 rounds. More recent form is a better metric. He had 38 kills and 30 deaths against Fate in Cr4zy’s previous game. Overall, he has a stellar K/D ratio of 1.25 (1385 kills and 1107 deaths) with a damage per round of over 70.
Kei’s career death rate is on the higher side (0.70 per round). However, that metric will improve considerably in the next few years because he has played just 3,941 rounds in his career. His offensive metrics are rather solid: kill rate (0.72 per round), damage output per round (82.1) and headshot rate (48%).
Other to consider: Forester ($8,200).
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Avez is another team with some bright and sparking form in the last few weeks. These are the teams that will eventually challenge the teams in the upper echelon of CS:GO. Aged 20, Kylar has played just 3,135 rounds. He has a kill rate of 0.70 per round (2196 kills) with a headshot rate of close to 60%. In the previous game, he had 57 kills and just 37 deaths against Cr4zy.
Blocker is more a stacking target than much else. He should be surpassed in K-D by several others but Fate might enjoy the fruits of experience in this best-of-one game. Blocker even had 35 kills in the previous game against Cr4zy, with the second-most kills in his team after Mar. Fate has the skill and depth of roster, which could prove to be a handy characteristic in an otherwise evenly-matched game.
Others to consider: Byali ($6,400), Rage ($7,400).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.