06.14.20 CSGO DreamHack

It’s Grand Finals time! That means each series is a best of 5 and G2 & FURIA begin with a 1 map lead. A sweep for either of those teams seems unlikely so we shouldn’t see any sweep bonuses but BIG and Liquid are starting with their backs against the wall a bit and if they want to take the series they cannot make mistakes. It’s a great day for some fun CS so have yourself a relaxing Sunday, 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. 

G2(-435) V BIG(+297) (8:50 AM EST)

G2:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
huNter-8,80011,1001.170.7670.20%1.22
kennyS8,00010,5001.120.7071.90%1.09
nexa7,00010,9001.10.6972.10%1.04
jaCkz6,20010,3001.020.6471.40%0.99
AmaNeK5,6009,6001.010.6172.90%0.83
G2 Esports6,700

This is such a fun matchup! Both teams have been playing phenomenal CS recently and kennyS V syrsoN is a showdown of 2 of the best AWPers in the game. G2 did just beat BIG 2-1 so we know they can handle this team. None of the 3 maps were particularly close and this series could showcase big scores if that trend continues. 

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BIG:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
tabseN8,20011,3001.180.7572.40%1.19
syrsoN7,40010,7001.180.7371.60%1.24
XANTARES6,6009,9001.150.7571.90%1.12
tiziaN6,0009,7001.040.6172.10%0.94
k1to5,2009,6001.030.6470.60%0.99
BIG6,200

In the 2-1 loss to G2, every BIG player went negative which makes sense as the 2 maps they lost were nowhere close. Already a map down, these guys are going to have to win quickly or this series could slip away quickly. This is our least favorite team to target today but we’ve counted them out before and they have a tendency to surprise. 

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Liquid(+154) V FURIA(-204) (2:30 AM EST) 

TL:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
EliGE8,60010,8001.220.7870.70%1.37
NAF7,80011,6001.190.7373.70%1.16
Twistzz7,20010,1001.080.6873.70%0.98
Stewie2K6,4009,80010.6370.40%1
nitr05,4009,5000.940.5871.50%0.81
Team Liquid6,600

These guys are starting down a map and their odds are still pretty solid so that should tell you how close of a fight this is going to be. Their recent form is much better than we saw just a week or 2 ago with EliGE lighting it up after a dry spell. His play will have to carry Liquid for the upset and betting on him seems like one of the safer plays. 

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FUR:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
KSCERATO8,40011,5001.180.7376.70%1.07
yuurih7,60012,0001.170.7574.40%1.12
HEN16,80011,2001.160.7076.30%1.01
arT5,80010,0001.070.6868.80%1.32
VINI5,0009,7000.980.6070.00%0.92
FURIA6,500

FUR has beaten Liquid 6-1 over their last 3 matchups but Liquid is in much better form at the moment than in those series. FUR needs to win 2 maps out of 4 and should be able to get that done but not without a struggle. They have consistent top performers when facing FUR and they are very affordable to fit in, a combo from here makes for one of our favorite plays. 

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