With the edition of the OPL (Oceanic League) we’re back to a 2 series slate. The matchup for the OPL is actually the finals, so it will likely be the last OPL matchup we’ll see in Draftkings for a little while. As for the LPL, we’re entering Round 2 in this slate, so we’ve got a few more matchups to look forward to, so make sure to catch these games.
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Creep Score||+0.02 Pts|
|10+ K/A Bonus||+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|First Blood||+2 Pts|
|Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus||+2 Pts|
DW(+277) V LGC(-400) (2 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:26||29:47|
Based on their performances LGC have looked very strong in both the playoffs and the regular split. They entered the playoffs in first place and only played one series in the playoffs against The Chiefs Esports Club, winning 3-1. DW had to crawl their way back to the forefront of the playoffs after suffering defeat in the very first matchup, but they managed to overcome their losses and turn things around. Still, they need to make quite the push in order to defeat LGC.
The kills for DW have been rather spread out during the spring split, and that trend seems to have continued into the playoffs. Their recent successes in the playoffs saw the most value on Shok, who garnered more assists than anything else, and Vital, whose KDA wasn’t anything too special compared to some other adcs. Meanwhile, LGC have been fairly dominant, although their kills aren’t exactly focused either. That being said, Raes has been a much more consistent adc, so the bot lane is a great pickup, while Topoon and Babip have had great stats for junglers. Tally has played a number of games on tankier mid lanes this split (having played Galio for every playoff match) so the mid laners might not net as much value as the LPL matchup. If DW aren’t prepared for LGC, however, the rest of the lineup could do you well, and the Team pickup is also worth consideration. Just remember LGC players are more expensive, so stacking them could be a bit tricky if you still want the best LPL players in your lineup.
DW Top Picks: Mir, Vital, Cupcake LGC Top Picks: Topoon, babip, Raes, Isles
WE(+319) V ES(-476) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:01||32:44|
WE have been steadily rising throughout the playoffs, and as they advance, the matchups get tougher and tougher. They surprised LPL fans in their matchup against eStar, but TES hasn’t had the same team issues. Quite the opposite, as they’ve improved since picking up JackeyLove in the bot lane. This matchup could go either way at this point, so let’s break down some of the lanes.
Morgan and beishang have been a devastating duo lately, so that could be a point of focus for WE going into this matchup. Teacherma is also a solid choice, but he might not be the best pick for this series due to Knight being an absolute monster in mid. Between Knight’s amazing performances and JackeyLove’s consistency, the mid/adc duo for TES is incredibly strong. Odds are Karsa will prioritize getting them ahead, especially Knight, so we’ll have to see if beishang can keep the early game under control. Based on what we’ve seen out of WE lately, despite Knight’s skill, they can keep their mid/top in check, while Jiumeng and Missing can perform well in the bot lane. At this point, WE have won enough matchups to be considered serious players in this playoff series, so TES are likely to have their most challenging games with JackeyLove since he started.
The best part about making a WE lineup, however, is probably their costs. TES are the favored team, and for pretty good reason, but considering WE’s record lately they could pull through, and having a number of cheaper WE picks could mean not having to sacrifice the rest of your roster with potentially low scoring players.
WE Top Picks: Morgan, beishang, Jiumeng, Missing TES Top Picks: Karsa, Knight, JackeyLove, yuyanija
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