05.16.20 CSGO ESL Slate

We have a fat 4 game slate on both sites here and every game looks like it could be close. Everyone can have some fun here except for jumpy who still doesn’t exist on Fanduel for reasons nobody can understand. The matchups here are much less exciting than yesterday but we still have a few top teams playing with high stakes. 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. 

Hard Legion(+105) V Winstrike(-137) (10:30 AM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Hard Legion5,900

This first series is about as much of a toss-up as you’ll ever see. Their map pools are very similar, they’re around the same world ranking, and their recent form is very similar as well. This should be a close and fun matchup with a few guys on either side looking like viable DFS options. This team has some epic upside on FD with that pricing. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

On the flipside, we have a Winstrike team with a handful of talented guys as well. Their prices are more aggressive here and we think it’s a bit exaggerated for how close this series should be. We’ll take Hard Legion for the upset and won’t be too high on these guys with inflated price tags. 

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Nemiga(-127) V Syman(-103) (10:30 AM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Nemiga 6,200

Nemiga is the slight betting favorite and they look well positioned to capitalize on that. Jyo is the only guy here that has been playing with any sort of consistency recently and everyone else has been all over the place. A tight victory here may only afford decent performances to a few guys and this series is tough for DFS purposes. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

They may not win, but if they keep it close then the top guy or so should still be able to put in a good stat line. Luckily for us, they have an obvious top performer who is too cheap on both sites and is an interesting value proposition. 

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G2(-103) V FaZe(-127) (2:00 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
G2 esports6,500

This is the consolidation final and the winner moves on to the grand final. The stakes are high here and it’s the match of the day. FaZe is in a great spot to take over this series again, having swept G2 in their last opportunity. G2 has been far from dominant recently, even in wins, and this has the feel of a disappointing end for them. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This is a must win game for a highly talented roster and they should prevail. Their prices are unusually low given their talent but we will gladly accept this gift and not ask questions about it. A sweep might be asking too much of them again but anything is possible and there is certainly a lot of risk here but with great upside as well. 

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GODSENT(-154) V North(+118) (2:00 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This looks like a great series for GODSENT to pick up the W but we hate these guys for DFS purposes because they are so hard to believe in. One of our favorite plays on the slate is on this team as his upside is tremendous and his price is far lower than where it should be. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

These guys are in a tough spot and FD doesn’t give enough of a crap about them to even have their full roster available to play. Aizy is too expensive and everyone else is too underwhelming for us to really consider either, we are starting to understand Fanduel’s perspective. 
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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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