The spring split of the LEC opens on Friday with a round of five games. With several offseason changes, the teams will stack up differently. Will that impact your fantasy roster? We take a look below.
G2 made two of the most explosive signings in esports towards the end of 2020. First, the CS:GO franchise acquired NiKo from Faze to change the dynamics of the sport. Second, the League of Legends franchise signed Rekkles from Fnatic in place of Perkz. Rekkles had an astounding 2020 across splits for Fnatic, and will be keen to impress for his new team right from the outset.
Others to consider: Caps ($11,700)
Odoamne has made the move from Schalke 04 to Rogue for this season after a middling 2020. This offseason transfer will add a lot more for both Odoamne (in terms of opportunity) and for Rogue (in terms of consistency in the top lane). Odoamne had 1.5 kills and 6.11 deaths per map in summer last year.
Others to consider: Bwipo ($6,600)
Skeanz played only half of the games in summer, vying with Nij for the one jungler spot. In the nine games he played, he provided so much more offensive depth for Vitality. He finished with a solid KDA of 2.96 (2 kills and 5.89 assists per map). He will also be an important inclusion to reduce your average salary remaining per player.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($7,200)
The only question you should ask yourself around Caps is whether he should be your Captain or your designated mid laner? He will undoubtedly combine well with Rekkles this season. In a topsy-turvy summer campaign that saw G2 struggle through the first half, it was Caps that resurrected the team with 4.78 kills and 5.28 assists per game. He’ll maintain these returns this season too.
Others to consider: Nisqy ($7,600)
Hans Sama ($7,400)
Hans Sama will always have a low death rate, that’s just how good he is in disengaging from disadvantageous team fights. To add to that, he was excellent offensively (adding 4.44 kills and 4.56 assists in 18 games in summer). Considering a mix of his playing style and his affordable price of just $7,400, he really makes for a perfect bot laner on most occasions.
Others to consider: Upset ($7,800)
SK Gaming finished the summer season with a 9-9 record. LIMIT will have the opportunity to improve on that with Schalke 04 this season. A support player is often analyzed by the assists recorded. LIMIT was middling in that regard with 7.83 assists in the summer split but there are more on the horizon with his new team.
Rogue will always threaten the early dragons and subsequent barons. That’s the team’s modus operandi to open games. In summer last season, Rogue finished with a 13-5 regular-season record. One of those losses was from a winning position against G2, which changed the latter’s season. Rogue won’t repeat those mistakes here.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.