The summer split of the LPL concludes on Thursday with the grand final between Top Esports and JD Gaming. That, and two other games, constitute DraftKings’ slate. We take a look at players to consider from each position for your League of Legends roster.
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Even though JackeyLove lost some of his offensive proficiency as the season progressed, he still has some of the best kill statistics in the LPL. He averaged 4.74 kills per game along with 6.26 assists in the regular season. He also had a creep score of 298 (a CSPM of 9.34). There is no better place than the final to cap off a fine split.
Others to consider: Ruler ($12,000)
During the first 43 games of the LCK, Rascal maintained a stellar KDA of 4.0, with 2.84 kills and 6.09 assists per game. That kill participation opened up so many opportunities for Gen.G in the rest of Summoner’s Rift. With one lane handled effectively, the rest of the roster was able to focus on the neutral objectives.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,600)
Karsa’s main weapon is his flanking. He has seamlessly transitioned between itemization and flanking into team fights, helping his colleagues rack up the kills. In the regular season of the summer split, he added 8.26 assists per game. He also chipped in with 2.3 kills per map. For a price of $6.6K, that’s more than handy.
Others to consider: SofM ($6,800)
This roster might already seem too heavily stacked in favor of Top Esports, but it is definitely a worthy strategy. Even if you opt not to stack, you should seriously consider Knight as your mid laner. He has been the most proficient killing weapon in the LPL, aggregating a stunning 5.7 kills per game. His death rate is just 1.7, which is astounding for such an aggressive method of play.
Others to consider: Bdd ($7,600)
A bottom laner has the assistance of a team support in engagements, which is why the kill rate should ideally be higher than the rest of the roster. That’s also why a price of $8K is worth the investment. Ruler had a fantastic summer, putting up a KDA of 6.63 (4.86 kills, 1.56 deaths and 5.47 assists), with an impressive CS of 324 (10.32 per minute).
Others to consider: huanfeng ($7,800)
Suning should have taken plenty of confidence away from their 3-0 thrashing of LGD Gaming in their previous game. You have to credit the team’s consistency throughout that match. SwordArt has been a big part of that success, providing able support to the ADC, even with disadvantageous champions. In fact, he had a KDA of 3.37, built around a high assist rate of 7.86.
Top Esports ($5,200)
With Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry in a flow, it was a good rule of thumb to not bet against the Golden State Warriors. It’s something very similar for Top Esports, with Knight and JackeyLove’s offensive pyrotechnics. With plenty at stake in a final, it would be even more prudent to back the best team in China.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.