4.22.20 LOL LPL/LCK Slate

Welcome back! We had a nice little break yesterday as the regular LPL split ended, but now we’re jumping right into the playoffs. LCK is back in the mix, as the DRX v DWG series wasn’t included in the 4/20 slate, but now we get to see DRX take on T1. As for the LPL, WE v ES will mark the first playoff game of the split, and as we’ve seen in some of the latest matchups, things are getting really hectic and exciting to watch- so stay tuned to keep up to date on any new developments!

Players

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+3 Pts
Assists+2 Pts
Deaths-1 Pt
Creep Score+0.02 Pts
10+ K/A Bonus+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)

Teams

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Turrets+1 Pt
Dragons+2 Pts
Barons+3 Pts
First Blood+2 Pts
Win+2 Pts
Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus+2 Pts

DRX(+181) V T1(-244)  (4 AM EST)

StatsDRXT1
W/L31/1530/14
Avg. Game Length32:4534:11
Dragons/Game2.722.57
Barons/Game.70.75
Turrets/Game6.87.2
K+D/Game22.419.6

Now that we’re in the playoffs, we’re seeing the best of the best face off against each other, and we’re definitely down to LCK’s top 3: DRX, T1,  and GenG. While GenG are sitting comfortably while they wait for the finals to begin, T1 and DRX play to determine who will reach the finals. Both teams have had a very clear win record throughout the split, although T1 managed to take down DRX twice throughout the split. Some of the games during week 3 (the first matchup) were a bit odd, with some horrible drafting choices from DRX especially. The other games were generally pretty close, with T1’s team fighting capabilities giving them the edge they needed to take the series. DRX are going to have to maintain composure in order to keep T1 under control. This is definitely going to be a close series. 

DRXKP%KDACS/M
Doran59.1%3.58.3
Pyosik73.8%5.25.7
Chovy65.8%5.69.3
Deft70.4%4.99.7
Keria73.1%4.61.2
T1KP%KDACS/M
Canna68.4%6.27.7
Cuzz74.5%6.15.4
Faker66.5%5.69
Teddy73.7%6.910.7
Effort69.1%3.61.2

A lot of pressure was put onto Deft, especially during the second series. The bot lane is likely to see some incredible scores considering Deft and Teddy are some of the star players (mid lane would be a likely second choice with Faker and Chovy, although bear in mind Faker’s performances haven’t been too consistent for fantasy purposes.) Deft has had some missteps against T1 in the past, but with all of the games he’s had to prepare, chances are things are looking better for him. Prices are also interesting to consider, as Deft is sitting at $7000, the lowest ADC in the slate. This isn’t necessarily strange pricing like we saw with the 4/20 LPL slate, as all of the adcs in the slate are fantastic. But it’s not as if T1 are 100% going to win, meaning you could potentially save some cost with Deft. Every other role is basically the same, with DRX having the cheapest players, so there is likely to be an insanely good lineup there if things go their way. Doran and Pyosik are a great combo as well, and Pyosik especially has had some great results. It’s possible Doran could be DRX’s win condition this time around, but with Faker and Teddy in the mix, it would be silly to prioritize top and give Teddy space (along with free dragons; an ocean soul demolished DRX in one of their latest matches against T1.)

On the flipside, T1’s players aren’t the most expensive, although they aren’t too far behind eStar. It might be harder to build a successful T1 lineup given some issues with salary, but it is definitely possible and should not be discounted based on our DRX focus in this analysis. Again, this is a very close series, and shutting down Teddy doesn’t necessarily mean victory for DRX, but giving Deft that space will make it all the more difficult for T1 to win… assuming DRX can pull it off.  

DRX Top Picks: Pyosik, Chovy, Deft, Keria T1 Top Picks: Canna, Teddy, Effort

WE(+185) V ES(-250)  (5 AM EST)

StatsWEES
W/L20/2123/14
Avg. Game Length31:0134:26
Dragons/Game2.543.08
Barons/Game.661.16
Turrets/Game5.87.4
K+D/Game28.130.3

A few weeks ago, this would have been the most obvious matchup to call. EStar’s performances when winning early are so dominant they make for one of the best fantasy teams in the LPL, and WE were a complete mess. Now, WE have surprised everyone with their games against EDG, kept the pressure going against OMG, and find themselves looking very strong. Meanwhile, ES has slumped back into their downward spiral, so anything could happen. This is WE’s greatest challenge yet (with more difficult ones ahead if they advance) but the victories that got them here spell good things for them. Unless eStar can revamp their playstyle, or at least revitalize it so it sees success, this series could go in a very strange direction.

WEKP%KDACS/M
Morgan57.7%2.87.4
beishang74.8%4.45.5
Teacherma71.1%4.47.2
Jiumeng74.3%4.38.6
Missing75.1%3.81.4
ESKP%KDACS/M
Xiaobai56.8%3.67.1
Wei77.4%4.94.5
Cryin72.6%6.38.3
Wink71.4%6.110
ShiauC71.8%3.71.1

Losing 0-2 to TES was particularly damaging to ES, although it’s worth noting Cryin ended the 2 game series 10/5/9 total (going positive both games and doing the most damage on his team by far in game 2.) Teacherma is definitely not a bad mid laner, and he’s been a part of WE’s success lately, but if Cryin could hold up that well against Knight and the rest of TES, then Teacherma will have his work cut out for him. Maybe don’t expect higher kills on WE’s mid laner this time around, unless ES take bad fights early game against beishang. Odds are ES are going to try and target beishang, given his success as a jungler, and since ES have such an aggressive playstyle they could break WE very quickly. This would also open them up to dragon pressure, which is arguably the most important objective of the game. Even in a best of 5, if WE don’t have the proper answer to this aggression, then this might go very poorly for them. 

Salarywise, ES are the most expensive players of the slate, with WE coming in third. Part of this is likely due to ES’s incredible scores when winning, as we’ve mentioned many times before. This propels their costs through the roof, even if they haven’t been doing too well lately. The mid and jungle are hot spots for ES to be sure, so if you favor them keep an eye on Wei and Cryin. Jiumeng’s performances lately, on top of the team’s success as a whole, make him an incredibly enticing pick, while Wink hasn’t performed too well recently. Top lane is a bit sketchy, but given ES’s dragon focus, Xiaobai might be left out to dry this series. It’s also doubtful beishang will try to camp Morgan’s lane, unless they are perfectly willing to give ES all of that pressure on the lower half of the map. In theory, it looks really great for ES, but it probably isn’t as set in stone as the salaries would have you believe, so consider carefully before committing your salary to their star players.

WE Top Picks: beishang, Jiumeng, Missing ES Top Picks: Wei, Cryin, Wink, ShiauC

Thank you for reading! Please check out our podcast, today’s CSGO slate info and yesterday’s LOL LPL Slate Info for even more great content. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all future posts. @GameOnDFS

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4.19.20 LOL LPL: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/18/4-19-20-lpl-slate/

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