06.13.20 CSGO DreamHack

NaVi fell, MiBR blew it, and Liquid did not miss a beat after a nice break. We have only a 2 gamer ahead of us and both matches are really intriguing. Both favorites have recently lost to their opponents so this is anybody’s day to shine. This is not the slate to play a lot between there only being 2 games and both matchups looking dicey but we aren’t scared! 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. 

FaZe(-147) V BIG(+113) (8:00 AM EST)

FaZe:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
NiKo8,80011,8001.20.7871.70%1.28
coldzera8,00010,9001.10.7073.80%1.02
broky7,00010,5001.090.6675.00%0.94
rain6,20010,0001.030.6469.70%1.09
Bymas5,4009,7001.010.6269.10%0.94
FaZe Clan6,600

FaZe was swept 2-0 by BIG in their last try and it was their only loss since May 30th. We can look at it as a fluke or as a sign that BIG matches well with these guys. FaZe was absolutely stomped on maps they usually see success on and we are counting on them to give a better performance in this one. We see a 2-1 series in either direction and that means skim form the top of each side. 

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BIG:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
tabseN8,40010,9001.180.7472.30%1.18
k1to7,6009,6001.030.6470.50%0.99
syrsoN7,40010,8001.170.7371.40%1.23
XANTARES6,6009,3001.150.7571.70%1.12
tiziaN5,8009,7001.050.6172.30%0.95
BIG6,200

BIG did whatever they wanted to in the server last time and we know FaZe won’t let it happen again (fingers crossed). They will have to pull out a few more tricks to repeat but it’s far more likely we see a contested series that should be a joy to watch. Team stack or pair a guy or 2 with a FaZe player, both can make sense. 

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Liquid(-227) V Cloud9(+170) (11:50 AM EST) 

TL:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
EliGE8,60010,6001.20.7770.40%1.32
NAF7,80011,3001.180.7373.30%1.14
Twistzz6,80010,3001.090.6973.30%1.01
Stewie2K6,0009,80010.6370.20%1
nitr05,2009,5000.930.5770.90%0.81
Team Liquid6,800

Liquid is the favorite. They are the obvious more talented team. They are affordable on both sites. What makes us hesitant? They just blew a 2-1 series to this team and the only map they won is the newly revamped Dust. This should make us hesitant to target this team but we are chalking that up as an anomaly and going all in. Their prices on Fanduel are a cruel joke and they will be chalk. 

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C9:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
floppy8,20012,0001.20.7770.40%1.32
oSee7,20011,4001.110.7172.20%1.04
motm6,40010,2001.040.6971.00%0.97
Sonic5,60010,0001.040.6671.30%1.03
JT5,0009,0000.890.5469.10%0.79
Cloud96,400

Floppy is the most expensive play on FD and we have no explanation for that…sorry. They won the last series but both maps they took were pretty close and the one they lost was a stomp. There is potential here but they are risky and frankly overpriced for the daunting matchup.  

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