The LPL continues on Tuesday with another couple of games, including the unbeaten EDward Gaming. Here is a look at some picks to consider from each position for your DraftKings roster from the two-game slate.
Jiumeng ($11,400) is also a tempting Captain on this slate, but Viper has better form and an advantageous matchup on his side. Viper has been absolutely terrific in the bottom lane this season. He has generated 5.25 kills per game, easily the highest for EDward Gaming. More impressively, he has the best KDA in his team (6.1) and a league-leading creep score of 374.
Others to consider: Jiumeng ($11,400)
Breathe has been one of the most consistent top laners this season, which has helped Team WE rack up five wins in six series. A top laner in fantasy is best assessed by his kill to death ratio. As a rule of thumb, around one is par. Breathe has 2.21 kills and 1.43 deaths, with a ratio of well over one. That, in itself, is reason enough to pick Breathe.
Others to consider: Cube ($6,000)
Weiwei has a kill participation of over 10 this season (3.38 kills and 6.81 assists per game). That indicates an aggressive flanking style, which is reflective of how Victory Five approach lane fights. Even though he has a relatively high death rate (2.63 per game), his offensive proficiency compensates for that.
Others to consider: beishang ($6,800)
With Viper staying aggressive, EDward Gaming has needed Scout to remain composed in the middle lane. He has been so consistent in the last few maps, allowing Viper to move in for kills. Still, he has managed a kill participation of nine (3.25 kills and 5.75 assists) at a commendable KDA of four.
Others to consider: Shanks ($7,400)
Let’s move from defense to offense for Jiumeng. A bot laner in League of Legends is responsible for leading team fights, which translates into more kills and deaths than the rest of the team. As a result, Jiumeng’s death rate of 2.07 is very impressive. Those performances have been stellar because he has still managed to produce plenty of kills. He is currently averaging 5.36 kills per game in 14 maps in spring.
Others to consider: iBoy ($7,200)
Despite Rare Atom having a sub-.500 record at 4-6, Hang has remained prolific in support of his AD Carry. He has managed 70 assists in spring so far, at an average of seven a map. He can also act as a hedge from Rare Atom.
EDward Gaming ($5,400)
Picking Hang as your support player enables you to draft the most expensive Team on this slate. EDward Gaming is currently leading the LPL, having won all five games so far. That will surely change as this season progresses — but for now, there is form, fluency and confidence in EDward Gaming’s play.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.