Four-game slates are back with the return of the LCK after the weekly break. Some of the best teams in both the LPL and the LCK are in action on Thursday. We break down DraftKings’ slate with picks to consider from each position.
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For me, Teddy will always be a viable AD Carry in the LCK. On this slate, he has received his due as he is the most expensive player, and rightly so. He has some of the best split numbers across the world, not just the LCK. He has 4.42 kills, 1.26 deaths and 4.81 assists with a KDA of 7.33 and a creep score of 361. That kill rate is his most impressive metric because it comes in the slow-paced environment of the LCK.
Others to consider: SamD ($11,100)
New hasn’t been exceptional, but has done a decent job in the top lane. He has 2.21 kills and 2.71 deaths. He’ll want that difference to tighten up to increase his value to his team. Still, even with these numbers, he has the ability to capitalize on some momentum in a matchup he should enjoy.
Others to consider: Biubiu ($6,000)
A jungler with a kill participation of over 10, Clid has done a fairly good job. A price of just $6.2K and playing for one of the best teams in the LCK makes this selection even more compelling. He has 2.57 kills and 7.57 assists per game with just 1.77 deaths, too.
Others to consider: Weiwei ($7,400)
Even though Damwon Gaming is facing a quality opponent in Gen.G on Thursday, ShowMaker is still worth his price on account of his prowess. ShowMaker easily has the best KDA in the LCK (16.62), with the fewest deaths in summer (0.75 per game). He even has 4.64 kills and 7.82 assists per map.
Others to consider: Mole ($7,200)
SamD has played a massive part in the stunning turnaround from Victory Five in the LCK. He has 3.61 kills and 1.83 deaths with a KDA of 4.73. With such an aggressive template, it isn’t easy to maintain this level of offensive output, particularly in the quickly-moving pace of play in the LPL.
Others to consider: ZWuji ($7,000)
With many inexpensive picks in other categories, you shouldn’t have budgetary constraints. Royal Never Give Up has been a bit hot and cold this season, but there is still value in the selection of Ming. He has 0.8 kills and 8.2 assists per map. Not many support players in the LPL will have a KDA of 3.39.
Royal Never Give Up ($5,200)
After a rough start to the season, Royal Never Give Up is now back to .500 with seven wins and seven series losses. Momentum has returned with two straight series wins. Bilibili Gaming ($4,600) has not been able to sustain consistency, with five wins and 10 losses in 15 series.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.