5.28.20 Draftkings LPL/LCK Slate

Our first round of LPL and LCK games will see 4 different teams play each other. DK has it set up in 3 different slates, so you’ll have to create lineups for each round of games, while FD lumps everything together in a single slate. We have T1/DWG for LCK, and FPX/TES for LPL. There are a few different strategies here, and if you use DK you could even change your lineups for the last 2 slates depending on how the 1st slate goes. 

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+3 Pts
Assists+2 Pts
Deaths-1 Pt
Creep Score+0.02 Pts
10+ K/A Bonus+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)

Teams

StatisticFantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Turrets+1 Pt
Dragons+2 Pts
Barons+3 Pts
First Blood+2 Pts
Win+2 Pts
Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus+2 Pts

T1(-172) V FPX(+131)  (3 AM EST)

StatsT1FPX
W/L30/1427/13
Avg. Game Length34:1131:47
Dragons/Game2.572.70
Barons/Game.75.73
Turrets/Game7.26.7
K+D/Game19.625.9

As we’ve mentioned many times before, we tend to see higher kill counts in LPL games due to the playstyle. This is important to keep in mind, but you shouldn’t assume the LPL teams will dominate the LCK teams. T1 especially is a force to be reckoned with. T1’s team play has been exceptional recently, especially in the playoffs, so you don’t want to underestimate them here. This is going to be one of their more unpredictable matches, however; chances are they’ll fair well against DWG and will have trouble against TES, so their performance here might not indicate how they’ll do going forward in the matches. Not to mention FPX has been a force to be reckoned with, seeing the most trouble against JDG and TES (the 2 best teams in the LPL at the moment.)

T1KP%KDACS/M
Canna68.4%6.27.7
Cuzz74.5%6.15.4
Faker66.5%5.69
Teddy73.7%6.910.9
Effort69.1%3.61.1
FPXKP%KDACS/M
GimGoon55%4.77.4
Tian67.9%3.95.1
Doinb73%5.78.5
Lwx72.3%6.59.5
Crisp69.7%5.11

We’re still waiting on confirmation if GimGoon or Khan will start, but it’s worth mentioning Canna had some sketchy moments in the finals against GenG. T1 was a powerhouse throughout the semifinals and finals of the playoffs, but Canna had some off moments. Some of that might be the pressure of the finals, but if those nerves continue into this tournament, the LPL top laners could give him trouble. Other than that, there’s potential from the players on both sides. Faker’s fantasy scores aren’t usually that impressive, but don’t underestimate his skill at the game. This might be the trend of the whole game, unless FPX can get things under control and keep T1 on their toes. There isn’t too much else to say about the players to focus, so we’ll include the players most likely to perform under these circumstances. 

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DWG(+157) V TES(-208)  (3:50 AM EST)

StatsDWGTES
W/L22/2123/14
Avg. Game Length33:3132:44
Dragons/Game2.632.43
Barons/Game.74.76
Turrets/Game6.77.0
K+D/Game22.928.5

This is going to be a more straightforward matchup, and should be the game you stack. TES have been dominant ever since acquiring JackeyLove, so despite DWG being a fairly strong team, they aren’t looking too hot. In fact, DWG are likely the weakest link in the entire slate, so unless they pull out some crazy victory here against TES you shouldn’t expect too much from them. This is incredibly unlikely, so if you use FD, you don’t really have much to worry about. 

DWGKP%KDACS/M
Nuguri62.9%2.48.8
Canyon69.5%3.35.3
ShowMaker72.4%4.98.7
Nuclear58.9%49.5
BeryL65.9%3.31.2
TESKP%KDACS/M
36958.2%3.57.9
Karsa69.2%3.75.2
Knight76.3%5.38.5
JackeyLove66.2%4.39.3
yuyanjia66.4%2.9.9

ShowMaker is nice and all, but it would be criminal to go against Knight here. The man is an absolute monster on mid lane and it wouldn’t be surprising if he is in the top 3 for highest scoring players this slate. He’s expensive for a reason, but likely very worth it. JackeyLove, another expensive adc, would work quite nicely here, so if you go in on FPX there is wiggle room for an adc in the captains slot. T1’s players are more expensive here, so that lineup might be more difficult to construct, making an LPL stack a viable choice for this 1st slate. If you do like DWG, be careful about the adc slot. LCK don’t announce lineups and choosing an adc that might not play would ruin your chances completely… but you likely won’t have to worry about that regardless. 

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T1(-263) V DWG(+194)  (4:40 AM EST)

StatsT1DWG
W/L30/1422/21
Avg. Game Length34:1133:31
Dragons/Game2.572.63
Barons/Game.75.74
Turrets/Game7.26.7
K+D/Game19.622.9

Not much to say here, if you’re using FD you already want T1, if you’re using DK you won’t change much unless DWG comes out of nowhere and performs well against TES. T1 losing to FPX shouldn’t mean you bet against them here, but if they somehow completely fall apart then maybe consider this matchup more carefully.  

T1KP%KDACS/M
Canna68.4%6.27.7
Cuzz74.5%6.15.4
Faker66.5%5.69
Teddy73.7%6.910.9
Effort69.1%3.61.1
DWGKP%KDACS/M
Nuguri62.9%2.48.8
Canyon69.5%3.35.3
ShowMaker72.4%4.98.7
Nuclear58.9%49.5
BeryL65.9%3.31.2

Not much to say about the players, only keep an eye on their performances in the 1st games. Faker might be a good option to include here if T1 are still looking strong, especially if they get to implement strategies like Corki/Varus. 

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FPX(-111) V TES(-116)  (5:30 AM EST)

StatsFPXTES
W/L27/1323/14
Avg. Game Length31:4732:44
Dragons/Game2.702.43
Barons/Game.73.76
Turrets/Game6.77.0
K+D/Game25.928.5

Here’s another matchup that is likely to go the way of TES. They’ve proven to be an exceptional team lately, and considering T1 have what’s likely their easiest matchup for this slate, the TES players are going to be a little bit cheaper. This slate won’t allow you to go all in on the LPL, as we aren’t as likely to see fantastic FPX performances against a dominant TES, so this slate might be a bit more challenging in terms of salary. If FPX looks like a completely different animal, you could consider going for them this slate, but it would be very risky given how strong TES has been.  

FPXKP%KDACS/M
GimGoon55%4.77.4
Tian67.9%3.95.1
Doinb73%5.78.5
Lwx72.3%6.59.5
Crisp69.7%5.11
TESKP%KDACS/M
36958.2%3.57.9
Karsa69.2%3.75.2
Knight76.3%5.38.5
JackeyLove66.2%4.39.3
yuyanjia66.4%2.9.9

Both teams have some incredible players with potential to score high, but TES and JDG have been on a whole other level in the LPL. This means performances from players like Tian, Doinb, and Lwx might not be as dominant as we’re used to seeing; things may look like the LPL playoffs, where FPX couldn’t get past 3rd place. Even if the 1st slate goes completely haywire, that might not be good enough reason to expect TES to lose this series. That being said, FPX do have some fantastic players, so if you’re using FD then don’t shy away from them just because of this matchup. They also have potential in the 3rd slate, so be patient. 

Also be mindful of subs in FPX’s top lane and TES’s support. TES is less likely as they are sure to do well against DWG, but you never know. 

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FPX(-200) V DWG(+151)  (6:20 AM EST)

StatsFPXDWG
W/L27/1322/21
Avg. Game Length31:4733:31
Dragons/Game2.702.63
Barons/Game.73.74
Turrets/Game6.76.7
K+D/Game25.922.9

The 3rd slate gives FPX a bit of a break, assuming DWG doesn’t surprise everyone and come out on top. Here is where the FPX players will look really good, but they are also the most expensive of the 3rd slate. There isn’t much to say about the players, so we’ll leave it at that. Stacking FPX might be a decent strategy, but the other matchup in this series could prove to be very beneficial. 

FPXKP%KDACS/M
GimGoon55%4.77.4
Tian67.9%3.95.1
Doinb73%5.78.5
Lwx72.3%6.59.5
Crisp69.7%5.11
DWGKP%KDACS/M
Nuguri62.9%2.48.8
Canyon69.5%3.35.3
ShowMaker72.4%4.98.7
Nuclear58.9%49.5
BeryL65.9%3.31.2

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T1(-120) V TES(-108)  (7:10 AM EST)

StatsT1TES
W/L30/1423/14
Avg. Game Length34:1132:44
Dragons/Game2.572.43
Barons/Game.75.76
Turrets/Game7.27.0
K+D/Game19.628.5

T1 as a team is incredibly strong, but it was still a bit surprising to see them priced higher than TES. Will T1 take the game? It’s entirely possible. Will they do so in a fashion where TES have nothing to show for it? Also possible, but really not that likely. It’s just so hard to bet against TES after their performances late into the split, especially with Knight at the helm. It’s not like he’s their only good player either, so yeah, T1 are formidable but we’re looking at a championship matchup here (yes, JDG were the LPL champions, but considering how close it came that statement still rings fairly true.) Anything could happen, and we’re not 100% sure T1 can stand up to the TES playstyle. Even if they can, TES remains phenomenal picks for your FD players, so as with FPX, don’t shy away. Not to mention T1’s latest competition has been a bit stale; DRX and GenG weren’t exactly the most exciting matches to watch, while TES had to conquer JDG in order to take the championship… a task they nearly succeeded in accomplishing.

T1KP%KDACS/M
Canna68.4%6.27.7
Cuzz74.5%6.15.4
Faker66.5%5.69
Teddy73.7%6.910.9
Effort69.1%3.61.1
TESKP%KDACS/M
36958.2%3.57.9
Karsa69.2%3.75.2
Knight76.3%5.38.5
JackeyLove66.2%4.39.3
yuyanjia66.4%2.9.9

We’ll have to see how Canna does in the 1st few games, but even if you aren’t awake during the games and can’t change your lineups, 369 is looking really good in the top lane. That being said, Karsa/Knight/JackeyLove will prove to be excellent picks in the case of a TES victory. If this were a Best of 3 or 5, it might look better for the T1 lineups, particularly Cuzz, Faker, and Teddy. Don’t underestimate the power of a good support as well; if yuyanjia is playing all of the games tomorrow, that could be an insanely beneficial pick. A safe T1/FPX lineup in this slate might also be a bit difficult to pull off, but there’s more wiggle room here than in the 2nd slate, so don’t be afraid to bet against the LCK champions. Don’t assume it’ll be a complete stomp either; T1’s strength is what keeps this slate from being an LPL slaughterfest. But this matchup gives you some more leeway, especially if you want room for the expensive FPX players this time around. As for FD, you’d be insane not to take any TES players for the entire day, but a TES/T1 stack for all of the games could work very well. 

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