05.15.20 CSGO ESL Slate

Boy was yesterday great to watch but nerve wracking for DFS! So much overtime, so many big moments, it was a lot of fun. We have another 3 games up today, including Astralis and FaZe which should make for a very entertaining series. As always, more detailed analysis can be found in our in-depth analysis article and in the discord for premium members and we’d love to have you join us. Good luck and game on. 

Draftkings’ scoring follows the chart shown below, with a focus on K/D and clutch plays. Rosters are set with a Captain position who receives 1.5x his points at 1.5x his salary, but beyond that it is positionless. This is important to understand because CS teams follow a composition of different roles such as IGL (In game leader), entry fragger, support, etc. With Draftkings making no distinction between players, it is left to you to decide which roles are most important within this scoring system and to take advantage of that. For several teams for example, their IGL is not often going to score highly as they may be less skilled at the game but are valuable in ways that Draftkings doesn’t record. With that in mind, we will jump into a quick look at the roles of key players, their key stats, and how their perceived performance should fare in accordance with their salary. 

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+1.5 Pts
Assists+1 Pt
Deaths-1 Pt
Entry Kill (First Kill of the round)+0.5 Pts
1v2 Clutch+1 Pt
1v3 Clutch+2 Pts
1v4 Clutch+3 Pts
1v5 Clutch+5 Pts
Quad Kill+3 Pts
Ace+5 Pts
Rounds Not Played Bonus +0.5 Pts per round not played
Match Sweep Bonus +5 Pts (minimum of 2 maps played)

Fanduel Scoring

MVP – 1.5X Points (1)Player (4)Team (1)
Kills 3Kills 2Rounds Won 1
Deaths -1.5Deaths -1Rounds Lost -.5
Assists 1.5Assists 1Match Won 10
Headshots .3Headshots .2Team Sweep 10
Sweep Bonus 22.5Sweep Bonus 15

Fanduel has 6 slots for a captain, 4 standard players, and a team. The captain position does not affect a player’s salary like it does on Draftkings. This is particularly advantageous for when you have an inkling that a superstar will put up a large performance but you don’t want to limit your options elsewhere. The team slot will be a lot of fun for those situations where you like a team to win but don’t like the fantasy prospects of any particular players so you can still get some exposure. We figure most users will try to pick the cheapest winning team because a lot of the stats you get points for are hard to predict, but a winning team should definitely fare better.

Our top plays are designed to show the most playable options on each team, factoring in performance and price. The top 2 plays on each team will be in our player pool and the third tier top plays are people we will sprinkle in a bit along with the core group. All of the statistics shown are for the last 3 months to see who has been performing well recently while still keeping a significant sample size. 

Spirit(-192) V Virtus.pro(+146) (7:00 AM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

Spirit is undefeated on the road to Rio thus far and are facing a VP team that they beat recently. This screams 2-1 series to us and could be a great matchup for DFS, under the radar from all the bigger names going today. We love a couple of the guys here and will likely try to be overweight on this team. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

VP kept the last series close and has the potential with this roster to upset here, but their map pool and Spirit’s recent form make it a tough hurdle in this series. We think a top performer or 2 could still put up a solid showing in this series for DFS but the negative matchup makes it hard to be super confident with this team. 

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Vitality(-139) V G2(+107) (10:30 AM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Team Vitality6,600

This is looking like another 2-1 series but it’s tough with these teams because they both love to choke! This game could go either way and will likely see the better players on each team perform and the bottom half of the rosters turn in stinkers. This is a series to really be careful as to how you pick your spots. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
G2 Esports6,500

G2 nearly threw the series away yesterday on multiple occasions but it was such a fun battle to watch. KennyS looked terrible throughout each map and he never really got his AWP going until literally the final round when he ended Mirage. There is some value to be had here and even though the matchup is not ideal, Vitality puts up a lot of casualties, even in wins. 

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Astralis(-233) V FaZe(+173) (2:00 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This is the marquee matchup of the slate and a must-watch series for CS fans. Both teams have been slaughtering their opponents and the top players have been in great form. This should be a tight battle and we are leaning toward Astralis because their map pool aligns nicely in this matchup with FaZe.   

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
FaZe Clan6,900

FaZe has looked like an unstoppable superpower on the way to Rio and this is obviously the toughest test for them so far in the #1 Astralis team. They have the talent, the recent form, and the depth (except olof) to challenge them. This is tough and we will probably be careful how far down the depth chart we choose to stray. . 

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Thank you for reading! For our premium members feel free to ask us any questions you have about the slate in the premium member discord!

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