06.10.20 CSGO DreamHack

We have another 3 game set as DreamHack progresses. None of these series look like either team will run away with it and we should be able to watch some great battles. Pricing is high today for a bunch of guys and value seems to be lacking so we have to be careful with our lineup construction to not handicap ourselves with a guy who blows it. Good luck today 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. 

fnatic(-114) V MAD Lions(-114) (8:00 AM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

The odds here cannot be any closer and this matchup does seem like a toss-up on paper. We are giving the edge to MAD but this feels like a close series with only a top performer or 2 coming from both sides. Prices here are tough but there should be a solid score or 2. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
MAD Lions6,400

MAD has been on a more consistent stretch than fnatic recently and they match up well in terms of talent depth and map pool. Sjuush is the one guy who hasn’t looked his best recently and a solid outing from him could help solidify a win if his teammates stay true to form. 

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Vitality(-164) V NiP(+125) (11:50 AM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Team Vitality6,600

Vitality just beat NiP 2-1 during the Blast tournament and it was a pretty close matchup. ZywOo was the only VIT player to go positive and he went +15. This may be a day to look at him as a one off if you can afford him, but maybe not look past him on this roster. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Ninjas In Pyjamas6,400

NiP kept the last series close and several players did well despite dropping it. They were the same guys who have been showing off their recent form and we have confidence in rostering this team despite the matchup and the cost savings on DK are particularly appealing. 

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BIG(+157) V G2(-208) (3:30 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

SyrsoN has looked fantastic on the AWP and it will be fun to see him and kennyS battling it out. We see BIG pulling off the upset here or at the very least keeping it close. There could be a lot of value here but this is a difficult matchup. We will pull from both sides and hope for the best. 

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PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
G2 Esports6,500

KennyS has looked meh and BIG has looked unstoppable, leading us to a really fun series. There are some value options on this team on both sites if guys like AmaNeK can keep rolling with their impressive recent form. 

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