The business end of the LCS is approaching quickly. That means almost all games have attached significance. How will that impact your roster construction for Sunday’s five-game slate on DraftKings? We take a look below.
Neo ($12,000 CP)
Neo’s incredible form and firepower are now becoming hard to ignore. He has the joint-most kills in the LCS this season, averaging 5.17 per game over a sustained period of 17 maps. He also has the third-best KDA in the LCS (5.72) with a low death rate of 1.88 per map. He also has a creep score of 280.47 this season.
Others to consider: Zven ($12,300)
Fudge’s affordable price on this slate is slightly surprising. That’s because he not only has one of the best KDAs among top laners but in the entire LCS. He has the fifth-best KDA this season (5.59), built on 2.65 kills, 1.59 deaths and 6.24 assists per game. That kill to death ratio for a top laner is excellent.
Others to consider: Finn ($5,800)
Even though Josedeodo has a kill to death ratio of exactly 1 (2.47 kills and 2.47 deaths per map), he has provided incredible value to his team right through this spring split. He has even chipped in with 5.29 assists to build his KDA to 3.14. He has flanked into team fights neatly from the jungle, which is an intangible asset for FlyQuest.
Others to consider: Broxah ($6,400)
Jiizuke has a solid kill participation rate but a low kill rate, by his standards at least. He has a KDA of 3.5, with 3.71 kills, 2.82 deaths and 6.18 assists. He is now slowly finding his offensive momentum, which will surely increase his kill rate as this season progresses. Is he worth the tag of most expensive mid laner on this slate? I’d say yes.
Others to consider: Perkz ($7,600)
Apart from Zven’s reliability in the bottom lane, he also adds an additional layer of offensive firepower. Being aggressive and still having consistent numbers is rare in League of Legends. Zven has stunning numbers across the board, including:
- Kills: 4.29 per game
- Assists: 6.47 per game
- KDA: 5.23
- Creep score: 289.59
Others to consider: Deftly ($7,800)
SwordArt has been a consistent support player, irrespective of the style of league. The difference between the LPL and the LCS is stark, but SwordArt has fit in nicely. He has registered 8.59 assists per game at a solid KDA of 3.52.
If you choose your roster exactly like above, you will be left with 0 in your average salary remaining. FlyQuest may be your biggest sacrifice, but that’s not a bad position to be in despite the team’s new-look roster. FlyQuest has a 6-11 record in this LCS split but it will also have several chances to improve on that record against Dignitas on Sunday.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.