06.01.20 CSGO Blast Slate

Today’s DK slates are from the BLAST tournament, which unfortunately means each series is a best of 1. This really means that anything can happen and any idiot on the slate can go off on only 1 map. We will do our best to predict which map these teams end up with to make more informed decisions but without a best of 3 to smooth out irregularities, a bunch of weird slates lie ahead. 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. 

Vitality(-106) V ENCE(-125) (9:30 AM EST)

VIT:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ZywOo8,8001.230.7874.20%1.23
apEX6,60010.6469.10%0.96
shox6,6001.030.6669.70%0.98
misutaaa5,8000.970.6169.80%0.93
RpK5,60010.6570.00%0.88

We think Vitality ends up on a map that they have an advantage on and we should see ZywOo shine. We all can take risks with blue chips and lottery tickets on best of one slates so keep that in mind when making teams, we only need these guys to keep it together for up to 30 rounds. 

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ENCE:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
allu8,6001.160.7570.90%1.19
sergej6,8001.040.6669.80%0.98
Jamppi6,4001.080.7169.80%1.19
suNny6,20010.6568.90%0.99
Aerial5,8000.990.6370.00%0.99

Not a great spot for this team but there’s always a chance. It’s tough to imagine more than 1 guy doing very well in a single map so pick your poison here and be careful if you try to fit him in your lineup in a risky matchup. 

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mousesports(-101) V Dignitas(-132) (10:45 AM EST) 

mouz:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ropz7,6001.130.7472.50%1.05
frozen7,4001.060.6870.70%1.01
woxic6,8001.030.6669.20%1.01
chrisj5,4000.870.5666.60%0.79
karrigan5,2000.870.5763.00%0.91

Mouz played a great series against NaVi yesterday, ultimately losing in overtime on the lost map. They still look awfully inconsistent and each map was a new adventure. They stand a great chance against Dignitas and it looks like they will probably be playing Nuke, so our picks will keep that in mind.

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DIG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
hallzerk8,2001.140.7367.10%1.28
f0rest7,6001.110.7370.70%1.1
GeT_RiGhT7,4001.040.6767.90%1.08
friberg5,6000.930.6068.20%0.95
Xizt4,8000.870.5367.30%0.7

These guys are a weird team but they have the talent to compete against anyone. They have a few guys in a good spot here and if they beat mouz, 2 guys at least should be able to put up solid DFS numbers. 

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Astralis(-125) V NiP(-106) (12:00 PM EST) 

A:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
device9,6001.210.7872.20%1.29
magisk9,0001.130.6973.10%1.12
dupreeh8,4001.110.7171.80%1.11
JUGi6,8000.910.5370.20%0.72
Snappi4,0001.020.6671.30%0.87

Snappi is the next new face for Astralis and he is the cheapest player on the slate, along with the two most expensive options. New players are often left to do and play whatever they are most comfortable with and a best of 1 allows for anything to happen. He is an intriguing guy with huge upside at his price and this team as a whole can be compelling on a slate that requires no slip ups.

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NiP:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
nawwk7,2001.110.7174.70%1.04
Plopski7,2001.160.7373.70%1.16
REZ7,0001.090.6872.00%1.11
twist6,4001.030.6269.70%1.03
hampus4,4001.060.6969.20%1.03

NiP has the lucky situation of playing an Astralis team that is not really Astralis. The core is there but their bottom two guys are a step down from the usual, their IGL is sitting out, and they have not had a great amount of practice together. This is a perfect storm and affordable pricing makes them an interesting pick in a still uphill battle.

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fnatic(-123) V MAD Lions(-108) (12:00 PM EST) 

FNC:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Brollan8,0001.110.7370.20%1.19
flusha7,8001.10.6970.80%1.1
KRIMZ7,6001.080.6972.40%0.99
JW6,6001.040.6667.70%1.12
Golden5,0000.910.5767.80%0.84

This game will likely be played on Train given their map pools but fnatic remains vastly more talented than their counterparts. Weird things happen, but this team is in an excellent position relative to other options today, regardless of the map. 

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MAD:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Bubzkji7,8001.20.7570.60%1.27
sjuush7,0001.150.7272.20%1.13
AcilioN6,20010.6271.50%0.86
roeJ6,0001.010.6370.90%0.97
acoR6,0001.090.6871.10%1.05

MAD is going to have to pull out all the tricks here to beat fnatic. These guys really rely on top to bottom performances and if we see everybody hold their own, we could see a surprise win. If you are high on them, you get funky picking your spots from their roster. 

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FURIA(-101) V MiBR(-132) (4:30 PM EST) 

FUR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
HEN18,8001.160.6976.50%1.03
yuurih8,6001.180.7674.60%1.1
KSCERATO8,2001.190.7476.50%1.09
arT6,0001.040.6668.40%1.23
VINI5,2000.970.5969.60%0.89

FURIA keeps stomping MiBR in every opportunity so we have no idea how they are not the favorite here. The 1 map should be one of Mirage, Train, or Vertigo and honestly….MiBR should be wrecked regardless. The pricing here may surprise you, but it’s pretty dead on, given their recent history. 

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MiBR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
FalleN9,6001.160.7372.50%1.17
fer7,0001.160.7574.40%1.15
kNgV-6,8001.130.7671.40%1.17
TACO4,6000.930.5468.40%0.84
trk4,4001.080.6874.50%1

They cannot manage to figure out FUR and it’s honestly just getting sad at this point. Maybe today is the day they turn it around, but are you going to bet money on that? Good luck with them here. 

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Chaos(-120) V Gen.G(-110) (5:45 PM EST) 

C:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Xeppaa10,2001.240.8175.50%1.27
leaf8,4001.260.8373.40%1.38
steel8,0001.120.7169.50%1.18
Jonji6,6001.080.6970.50%1.17
vanity6,4001.090.6972.20%1.06

If there is a team we’d say to avoid today, it’s these guys. GenG is a better team and this is a risky look for a single game, but hey…it’s gambling isn’t it?

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GenG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
autimatic7,8001.10.7071.90%1.05
BnTeT7,6001.080.6970.60%1.05
koosta7,0001.10.7070.10%1.13
s0m6,4001.020.6570.60%0.94
daps4,8000.920.5669.30%0.8

GenG is the big favorite of the late slate with the most lopsided matchup in terms of talent. The big boys could all be in play really but we don’t advise rostering more than 2 guys from the same team in a single game, it’s a really risky idea with no second chances. 

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Evil Geniuses(-139) V 100 Thieves(+105) (7:00 PM EST) 

EG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Brehze7,4001.130.7672.00%1.09
CeRq6,8001.050.6768.80%1.08
Ethan6,2001.040.6570.80%1.05
tarik5,60010.6568.10%1.01
stanislaw5,4000.950.5867.90%0.85

These guys literally just played each other and have done so a few times recently. It’s always a close and fun series and hopefully we get the same action from a single map. Largely the same players have risen to the top each time and it’s all a matter of which team takes it home for the top performers. 

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100T:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Gratisfaction7,2001.120.7270.70%1.18
jks6,8001.150.7174.70%1.08
jkaem6,6001.150.7473.30%1.25
AZR5,8001.010.6371.30%0.93
Liazz5,0001.040.6073.70%0.92

Pricing here is topsy turvy given recent performances as the map selections haven’t been very kind to Gratis. Look for this to be close and don’t stack from each team or go 3 deep really,m not a spot for that. 

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