Cloud9 and TSM, two of the best teams in the LCS, are in action on Friday’s LCS schedule. We take a look at the games along with some strategies to deploy for DraftKings’ two-game LCS slate.
Zven has had a terrific season so far. Still, he isn’t even the most productive player in his team. That’s how good Cloud9 has been. With 3.75 kills and 4.81 assists per game, he has a strong kill participation rate. He even maintains a low death rate of just 1.31. He has a solid creep score of 282 as well. This is not a tough decision.
Other to consider: Nisqy ($11,700)
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Broken Blade ($6,200)
Golden Guardians isn’t going to be easy to beat but TSM is just too good a team. Stacking is not a bad idea. Broken Blade isn’t too expensive at just $6,200. He has 2.25 deaths and 1.94 kills, which isn’t too good, but this selection is based more on the horse for this course, rather than the extrapolated sample size of split form.
Other to consider: Hauntzer ($5,800)
If you’re looking for a hedging play on this slate, Closer could be the ideal target. His price is very affordable. He even adds fantastic offensive production numbers, including 3.13 kills (second highest in his team) and 5.25 assists. These returns are indicative of an aggressive template, which could find TSM off guard.
Other to consider: Spica ($6,800)
Not an easy choice between Nisqy and Bjergsen ($7,400). When faced with a dilemma between two players, price is always a fair indicator of overall fantasy output potential. Nisqy has undoubtedly the higher potential, especially against a stuttering Dignitas team. He has just 2.25 kills but also chips in with 8.25 assists per game.
Other to consider: Bjergsen ($7,400)
Doublelift has the second-most kills in the LCS in summer. There have been no problems in adjusting to a new team, with a different pace of play. He has racked up 4.5 kills per game, leading TSM to 11 wins in 16 games. A bot laner that can maintain that level of output almost always has a major hand to play in the eventual result.
Other to consider: FBI ($7,200)
Another player that has been consistent at his role for Golden Guardians in summer. This is a team that isn’t filled with stars. Instead, most players just excel at their respective roles, like Huhi in support of his AD Carry. He has 7.75 assists along with 0.75 kills per game.
This is another of the easier decisions to make on this slate. Cloud9 is the best team in the LCS, playing against a team that is 4-12 for the season. That difference is far too big to even consider Dignitas able challengers in this encounter. My prediction is with Cloud9 in under 33 minutes.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.