Four more games from the LPL and the LCK constitute DraftKings’ League of Legends slate on Friday from these two competitions. We take a look at the picks to consider from each position for your roster.
For a large part of the spring split, Loken was one of the best players in the LCK. That momentum stalled towards the end of the season. However, he has resurrected that fluency in the early part of this summer split, with 4.32 kills, 1.78 deaths and 6.7 assists per game. That has given him a KDA of 6.18 with a creep score per minute of 9.3. That’s why he is a desirable target on this slate.
Others to consider: huanfeng ($12,000)
Cube has a decent kill-to-death ratio. In summer, he has killed an average of 2.17 times along with 2.4 deaths per map. That’s not too bad, especially considering he has added 5.49 assists per game to those figures. He even has a KDA of 3.19. At a price of $6K, he should create some additional salary freedom for the rest of the roster.
Others to consider: bin ($6,400)
Despite having a negative kill-to-death ratio, SofM still adds plenty of value to your team. Specifically, he has been strong in the jungle in terms of itemization and levelling up, as well as flanking into team engagements to help his colleagues (he has 6.97 assists per game - second highest in his team).
Others to consider: Kanavi ($7,400)
This may seem like an expensive draft. However, the benefits far outweigh the concerns. First, this will allow you to own the mid laner-bot laner combination from the best team on this slate. Second, Yagao is an absolute force. He has the best KDA on JD Gaming (6.23) and possesses steady metrics across the board.
Others to consider: Angel ($7,800)
On Suning Gaming, huanfeng has the most kills (3.47 per map) and fewest deaths (1.89 per game). That, in itself, is a compelling reason to pick the high-priced asset. He also has an advantageous matchup against Vici Gaming. That’s why his price has soared to $8K. He is also averaging 67.7 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Aiming ($7,800)
Inexpensive support seems to be the best way to go on this slate because there is enough quality to pick from in other, more explosive categories. Ben hasn’t managed too many kills at just 0.25 per map. However, he adds sufficient value to his team with 7.64 assists, which is his key performance indicator, anyway.
Hanwha Life Esports ($4,400)
There isn’t much certainty about this inclusion. It’s more a punt for the price. Hanwha Life Esports has won just one of 13 series so far. However, KT Rolster is just two positions above them in the standings, with five wins in 13 series. This won’t be as big a blowout as expected. Hanwha Life Esports should pick up at least one map off KT Rolster.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.