Team WE needs to win while Victory Five can move up to third in the LPL standings, so there is plenty to play for in Tuesday’s LPL action. Here is a breakdown of DraftKings’ League of Legends slate, which includes a $100,000 prize pool contest.
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This might seem like a broken record but it’s always important to consider a bot laner that has an advantageous matchup for Captain in League of Legends. That’s the first consideration to make for your roster. On this slate, Jiumeng is that player. He has a kill participation rate of well over 10 with 4.62 kills and 5.89 assists per game in this summer split.
Others to consider: SamD ($11,100)
Firstly, Biubiu has a terrific K/D ratio, which is the first tick mark for a top laner. He has 2.41 kills and has been killed just 1.97 deaths per map in this summer season. He has stayed so consistent in the top lane, which has had a direct impact in a stellar campaign for Victory Five this year.
Others to consider: Morgan ($6,400)
Again, there should be no hassles on price with some smart selections. Beishang is the most expensive jungler on this slate, and for good reason. He has a kill participation of over 10 per game (3.05 kills and 6.95 assists), which is indicative of some extremely shrewd flanking plays. He has a KDA of 5.38, highest on Team WE.
Others to consider: Weiwei ($6,600)
Teacherama is one of three players on Team WE to have a kill participation of over 10 per map in summer. He has just three kills but adds plenty of contributory value in other metrics. He has 7.14 assists per map, second highest in his team. He will be key in the middle lane again, including working on tier 1 and 2 turret destruction.
Others to consider: Scout ($7,000)
Hedging is not a bad strategy so late in a season because some teams need wins more than others. Edward Gaming is one of those teams. Hope has been one of the best bot laners in the LPL this year, including spring. He has 4.21 kills per game, easily the highest in his team, providing a reliable avenue for kills to open up Summoner’s Rift.
Others to consider: SamD ($7,400)
No one in Victory Five can be displeased with Ppgod’s season. He has done his job admirably, primarily in support of SamD. He has chipped in with 8.92 assists per map, highest in his team. From a statistical perspective, he has a strong potential of return if he can just meet his split averages.
Team WE ($5,400)
Team WE started this season with aplomb but a run of middling form has seen them descend to seventh in the LPL standings, with a 9-5 series record. To ease chances of making the playoffs, Team WE will need to win against a struggling Oh My God team that has won just 3 of 14 series in summer to date.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.