5.21.20 CSGO DreamHack Slate

We finally have the group A matchup we’ve been waiting for…North versus Heroic! Ignoring that putrid situation, we have 2 other fun games in G2 V Astralis and FURIA versus Liquid so this is easily the most balanced day for DreamHack DFS so far, except for G2 who have looked woefully inept as of late. We have some nice tourneys on DK and the typical much smaller ones on Fanduel so without further delay let’s get to it. 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. 

North(+105) V Heroic(-137) (8:00 AM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This is the showdown of two crappy teams and that actually means good things for DFS purposes as there is potential for a 3 map game for guys that are not as well known. Aizy has been a beast as of late but North has had trouble with Heroic in the past. He is a risky play with big upside, but a full series can provide value plays as well. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This team has run into a brick wall so far at DreamHack and this is the matchup they’ve been waiting for. The top player for this team, recently at least, is not even the most expensive and is a great value option for the day. Beyond him, this team gets pricey. 

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Astralis(-263) V G2(+194) (11:30 AM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

Astralis is the premier team in the world and have shown no ill effects since swapping gla1ve and JUGi houser. They keep stomping G2 and mercilessly face them here again. These guys are expensive and the real question is if they can pay off their salaries, not if they can perform well. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
G2 Esports6,200

G2 has won a single map against Astralis since August and their recent form gives little confidence that this will change today. We are fading them here as they are likely to be squished again but they have options if you think Astralis has a melt down. These guys are rarely this cheap but it’s for a very good reason, don’t be surprised if they all go negative. 

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Liquid(-109) V FURIA(-119) (3:10 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Team Liquid6,600

This series has pretty even betting odds even though Liquid keeps getting rolled by FURIA. The maps are typically close and this series has 3 map potential. It’s hard to justify paying up for the big boys here in a spot they typically don’t succeed in but a guy like Twistzz is an intriguing value option. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This is likely the best stack of the day. The top performers here usually all do well against Liquid and their recent form has also been great. FURIA is quickly looking like the team to beat in North America and if they don’t choke in big games moving forward, we’ll start to see them getting more respect. 
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