05.18.20 CSGO Blast/HC Slate

After some of the top teams faced off yesterday in Grand Finals and other grandeur, we now shift to the Blast and Hellcase tournaments that nobody cares about. This is all there is for CS on Monday which is the ESL’s off day and we recommend for it to be your off day as well. There are big favorites and big underdogs and not a lot of room to have fun with lineup building. That being said, it’s your money and you’re all adults. 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. 

Players
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. 

Endpoint(-238) V AVEZ(+177) (11:00 AM EST)

EP:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
CRUC1AL9,4001.150.7471.90%1.23
Thomas8,8001.10.772.80%1.06
robiin8,4001.060.6771.60%1.02
MiGHTYMAX5,2000.970.5871.40%0.85
Surreal4,8001.120.772.50%1.14

Endpoint looks poised to take this series in fairly easy fashion. They are really expensive but their top guys usually do the trick and have the proper matchup to pay off on high expectations. On a slate with a lot of big favorites, there will be plenty of chalk. 

Top Plays: CRUC1al, Thomas/robiin

AVEZ:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Kei8,2001.140.7770.40%1.22
Kylar7,2001.070.768.10%1.11
Markoś6,8001.060.6770.60%1.01
nawrot6,0000.960.6465.60%0.96
MOLSI5,0000.870.5664.60%0.88

These guys are big underdogs, are lower ranked, and inferior recent form, and a mismatched map pool. We aren’t high on them here but be careful if you do snag a guy or 2, expecting a win. 

Top plays: No first, Kei, Kylar

Syman(-333) V LDLC(+238) (1:00 PM EST) 

SYM:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Keoz8,60010.6865.80%1.03
mou7,4000.970.6566.20%0.95
n0rb3r77,0001.020.6866.60%1.07
neaLaN6,8000.970.6564.90%1.03
kreaz6,2000.90.5767.20%0.71

Like the last series, Syman has advantages in pretty much every way. Keoz is one of our favorite players of the day and we are liking a top team at a discount relative to the rest of the slate. Keoz burned us last time but this is a cupcake opponent and we hope lightning doesn’t strike twice here. 

Top plays: Keoz, neaLaN, n0rb3r7

LDLC:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
SIXER7,6001.160.7571.30%1.17
hAdji7,0001.10.7468.30%1.11
LOGAN6,6000.990.6169.60%0.95
Lambert5,8000.890.5665.20%0.82
Gringo4,4000.860.5468.00%0.8

Of the underdog crap teams, this one has the best outlook for DFS purposes. Their top guys can do well even in losses and their prices make them a risky GPP flyer look for out-of-the-box lineups. Play these guys with extreme caution. 

Top plays: SIXER, LOGAN

Nordavind(-357) V FATE(+252) (2:45 PM EST) 

Nd:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
TENZKI10,0001.070.769.20%1.03
HS7,8001.030.767.20%1.04
NaToSaphiX6,8001.020.6569.70%0.97
cromen6,4000.980.6368.40%0.97
H4RR35,4000.950.6168.40%0.97

Nordavind should shred this team and they actually pummeled them 16-2 in their last effort. This series is a bit longer but a similar outcome would not be a surprise. The pricing for this team is strange given their recent form, as HS and cromen have been awful recently and the rest of the squad has been chugging along.The value guys here could likely make or break a top lineup, given the expensive guys elsewhere that we have to plug in everywhere in juicy matchups. 

Top plays: H3RR3, NaToSaphiX/TENZKI

FATE:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Mar8,0001.090.7170.80%1.1
Duplicate7,0001.010.6569.60%0.96
niki16,6000.950.6168.60%0.9
harn5,6000.940.5770.60%0.77
Zix4,6001.070.770.80%0.7

Not a team we are looking at on a small slate. 
Top plays: N/A

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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