The ESL Pro League Americas (North and South America) resumes on Tuesday with five games. We break down the picks to consider from all five games for your DraftKings roster.
Jks has been one of the most impressive CS:GO players in the past few years. With due respect, 100 Thieves isn’t an absolute top-tier team just yet. Still, it doesn’t seem that way because of Jks’ unparalleled consistency for a team that just doesn’t play too many tournaments. He had 36 kills and 30 deaths in a 2-0 win against Furia in the previous game.
Others to consider: Yuurih ($13,800)
High-priced flex options
Yuurih had 35 kills and 40 deaths in a 2-0 defeat to 100 Thieves in the previous game. Even a -5 K-D is rare for Yuurih. He has stayed quite solid in terms of maintaining a positive K-D in the past few weeks. That level of consistency is fairly reflected in his rather high price. However, he also has the matchup advantage in this game against Chaos.
Felps is the most expensive player because of an incredulous few months. In the past three months, he has been averaging 0.90 kills and just 0.61 deaths with an average damage per round of 94.5. There is a massive gulf between these teams on paper as well. Boom is ranked No. 75 and Havan Liberty while being a decent League of Legends team in the CBLOL, isn’t as good at CS:GO (ranked 151st in the world). Felps is well positioned to capitalize on that.
Liquid isn’t close to the former No. 1 title, but the team has done well not to completely fall off. Elige can take a lot of credit for that. It’s harder to maintain a high kill rate than a low death rate, but a player that can do both is an invaluable asset. Elige has also thrived in Liquid’s new role-less style of CS:GO. He had 44 kills and 44 deaths in a solid performance against Gen.G in the previous game.
Others to consider: Hen1 ($9,800)
Value flex options
Kscerato for this price is an absolute steal. I’m not sure why Kscerato’s price has dropped so much because his form has been steady. He is still one of the best proponents of long-range weapons in Furia, with one of the lowest death rates. He has averaged 62.9 DKFP per game. It’s incredibly hard to maintain that average over a long period of time for an unskilled player.
BnTeT is coming off a terrible individual performance against Liquid, in which he had 35 kills and 48 deaths. He is a far better player than that. Autimatic ($7,200) plays well with the AWP for Gen.G, which leaves BnTeT with the AK or the M4A4 on most occasions. He just needs to own his in-game economy to keep those weapons for longer because early deaths and the resultant pistols on account of a low economy isn’t helping him.
Others to consider: Cerq ($8,000)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.