After a fairly disappointing performance from WE, it seems we’re destined to see some very strange games this 1st week. Not everything has been completely illogical, but the chance of an upset is likely going to be greater now than at any point during the split. Bear that in mind as we move forward over the next couple of weeks, but don’t assume the favored team is going to lose each time.
|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|
OMG(-179) V V5(+136) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:12||30:12|
Never thought we would be giving V5 the benefit of the doubt, but after their performance against DMO, we can’t count them out anymore. That being said, OMG is a tougher opponent than DMO for sure, so they’ll need to go the extra mile in order to keep their success going. OMG were a bit weak against RNG, so this might be a closer game than some might think.
OMG Top Picks:
Mole had a great performance against DMO on Zoe, but that’s been his most played champion and we are more likely to see it banned/picked by OMG. That being said, icon hasn’t had the strongest record and a stronger V5 could see Mole performing very well alongside his team. Since OMG’s roster is more expensive than V5 across the board (with V5 players being incredibly cheap especially on FD) there are some unique opportunities for contrarian lineups. It definitely isn’t certain that V5 will defeat OMG here, as a victory against DMO doesn’t really mean they can take everyone on, but there is definitely potential with this new roster. Meanwhile, OMG had an incredibly bad start to the season and might not be able to pull things back. An OMG victory is definitely possible here, but the pricing is definitely not an entirely accurate indicator of how this series will go… especially after seeing WE lose to SN.
LGD(-114) V ES(-114) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:57||34:26|
Cryin might be out of the picture, but we could still see a return to the dominant aggression of the Spring Split eStar. They were known for racking up an insane amount of points (leading to their expensive DK prices) and now they have one of LGD’s old mid laners Fenfen. Quick note about Fenfen before we head to the plays: the stats below only represent the 2 games he played during the spring, so the 86.8% KP isn’t exactly godlike. That being said, it will be interesting to see how he performs with eStar’s aggressive style.
LGD Top Picks:
In the case of an ES victory, the safest picks might be the ones we are used to seeing dominate the scoreboard. However, with Fenfen on a crucial role for fantasy points, it’s entirely possible to see him top the charts this slate. The other players on ES also have that crazy potential we’re used to seeing, but the main issue is whether or not they can take down LGD. LGD are going to be starting Garvey and xiye in the top and mid lanes, as well as Mark in the support role. Peanut and Kramer didn’t need to be replaced, so we could see an incredibly strong LGD coming into this slate. Definitely some unknowns here. It always feels strange to bet against ES after some of the games they came up with earlier in the spring, as they were some of the most dominant we’ve seen. It’s just not entirely certain they are going to be able to recreate that level of dominance.
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