It would seem this new V5 roster has some potential here. This is the first test for them, as DMO are one of the weaker teams in the LPL, so they have some ways to go. Still, it’s insane to think they’ve already won more games in their 1st series of the Summer Split than they did throughout the entire spring.
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Creep Score||+0.02 Pts|
|10+ K/A Bonus||+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|First Blood||+2 Pts|
|Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus||+2 Pts|
WE(-) V SN(+) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:01||33:05|
SN did just fine against LNG, but after WE’s games against EDG, we know who the favorites are. Odds are this will be a great matchup to stack. The other 3 teams in this slate aren’t as dominant as WE, even if we haven’t yet seen BLG or VG play this split. Given SN aren’t EDG, we might see some amazing scores out of WE, with the possibility of a 2-0 bonus. If there was a team to stack it would be WE, but also remember they are the most expensive players across DK and FD.
WE Top Picks:
WE have a lot of great picks here, although we didn’t include Missing as he scored slightly lower in terms of points. Don’t think you need to fade him completely; if your lineup will work well with Missing as a support then go for it. Beishang actually got outscored by JunJia by 5 points, which is very impressive when you realize Beishang played an entire extra game (JunJia was subbed out for Game 3.) So his jungle performance wasn’t exactly the highlight of that series, but he is still a worthwhile pick considering SN isn’t as strong of a team. The rest of the roster is incredibly solid and has potential, withi special emphasis on Teacherma and Jiumeng. Morgan has every chance to perform, but if you are running out of salary or have too many WE positions, Morgan might be a better player to sacrifice than those other 2.
SN can always surprise us, but given WE’s latest performances, it isn’t really expected. Bin had a pretty clean record even when chenlun17 went 5/0 as Jayce, but a lot of that is due to SN’s players getting caught out rather frequently (something that will hurt them far more against WE.) SofM, huanfeng, and SwordArt are the most likely to benefit if SN as a whole can keep WE in check, as Angel is also likely to struggle in lane. That being said, it really doesn’t look too great for them. We’d have to see a complete turnaround from the 1st day of the LPL Summer Split for things to go differently here.
BLG(-) V VG(+) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:53||32:56|
With 2 more teams returning from the spring, the 2nd series of this slate looks more uncertain. Both teams are fairly even in most regards, and their last matchup was back in January. Bilibili took that series, and the single game they dropped was a 44 minute slugfest that was incredibly close in just about every way. Gold, kills, objectives, you name it. BLG even had more turrets when all was said and done, even though they lost that game. That being said, that was a long time ago and BLG have since replaced their jungler and adc, so we are sure to see some different moves out of them (not to mention VG were playing Chieftan rather than Aix at that time, so VG do have a bit of an edge there.)
BLG Top Picks:
BLG’s roster changes definitely throw things up in the air. New ended up as the highest scoring top laner in the previous slate, so you can’t really count the new players out right away. The issue is if they’ll be ready for the big stage so to speak, and if the team as a whole is successful. Not to take anything away from New, but RNG’s dominance against OMG was a significant factor contributing towards his fantasy success. FoFo has a good record and we’re curious to see how the newest players perform. XinMo is starting, but you never know if BLG will sub in their former adc (who is now on support.)
VG’s lineup is a bit more consistent, and they even managed to take down FPX towards the end of the spring. It’s doubtful BLG will do a complete turnaround like V5 did with only 2 new players, so VG’s players do have more room to shine. Aix and Forge are perhaps a bit more uncertain, given FoFo is one of BLG’s strongest players and l3st16 is an unknown factor. Still, a VG victory will see some strong scores on these players.
As we mentioned earlier, this matchup is a bit uncertain, so you might want to stack WE (or even SN if you really think they have a chance.) That’s not to say WE are guaranteed to do the best, but even based on what we know about BLG and VG, WE are looking very strong in this slate.
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