06.15.20 CSGO BLAST & LOOT

ESL Pro league is back! Oh wait, DK is focused on Blast and Loot…why? We aren’t sure why this slate even exists but here we are. We have some familiar faces and a few teams that nobody has ever heard of. Ownership should be interesting and we hope name recognition pulls people away from better options. Hopefully we see FD realize CS still exists soon, but until then we have to deal with what we have. 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. 

SKADE(+125) V PACT(-164) (7:55 AM EST)

SKA:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Rainwaker8,4001.170.7672.90%1.19
dennyslaw7,6001.080.7269.30%1.09
Duplicate6,8001.020.6769.60%0.97
SPELLAN5,8000.960.6167.10%0.95
Oxygen5,0000.850.5864.30%0.87

SKADE has a disadvantage everywhere we look at their high prices make targeting this team tough, if not illogical. There are better plays elsewhere and Rainwaker/dennyslaw are contrarian plays only. 

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PCT:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Sobol8,6001.140.7275.00%1.1
darko7,8001.130.7273.10%1.11
Goofy7,0001.130.7473.10%1.13
lunAtic6,2001.070.6970.80%1.02
MINISE5,2001.030.6666.90%1.09

PACT has a solid team and their map pool is lining up favorably against SKADE. Sobol is expensive and pivoting to a teammate with similar upside but a better price may be a good call but this is a fine team to look at overall. 

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Vitality(-101) V G2(-128) (10:30 AM EST) 

VIT:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ZywOo9,0001.280.8274.20%1.33
shox6,8001.050.6670.80%0.99
apEX6,4000.980.6368.30%0.94
RpK5,6001.010.6571.10%0.9
misutaaa5,6000.970.6170.70%0.92

This is one of the 2 matchups between actual teams on this slate and we are curious to see how name recognition affects ownership. G2 may be the betting favorite but these teams have played each other very closely and it’s essentially a toss-up. ZywOo is our only focus here but it’s a tough matchup and he’s very pricey. This may be a team to fade. 

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G2:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
kennyS7,4001.10.7071.10%1.09
nexa7,4001.080.6871.30%1.03
huNter-7,4001.160.7569.80%1.21
jaCkz6,2001.010.6470.90%0.99
AmaNeK5,80010.6072.50%0.83

As long as ZywOo doesn’t hard carry, this should be a G2 victory. They collapsed in epic fashion yesterday against BIG and we can’t imagine another pathetic showing but hopefully their morale is not crushed and they are ready to move on. 

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Nemiga(-357) V Apeks(+252) (10:55 AM EST) 

NEM:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
lollipop21k7,2001.210.7975.30%1.17
speed4k7,2001.110.6974.30%1.01
Jyo7,0001.110.6974.10%1.05
mds6,6001.080.6772.40%1.04
boX6,6001.080.6572.20%1.15

This matchup looks really one sided no matter which way we look at it. This team is severely underpriced and should be very, very chalky. There are a few great plays here and a sweep should be able to provide great scores across the board. 

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APK:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Marcelious8,2001.050.7067.40%1.13
truth7,6001.040.7069.20%1.02
akez6,6000.990.6667.40%0.99
Grusarn5,8000.990.6567.70%1.04
dennis4,8000.970.6668.10%0.89

We don’t see much of a reason to look here on a 4 game slate. If you want to be contrarian or are playing a smaller slate, you can target Marcelious or Grusarn but this team’s pricing makes little sense. 

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FaZe(-128) V ENCE(-101) (2:00 PM EST) 

FaZe:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
NiKo8,8001.200.7871.40%1.28
broky7,2001.090.6674.80%0.94
coldzera7,0001.10.7073.70%1.01
rain6,4001.020.6469.60%1.08
Bymas5,6000.980.6268.40%0.91

BIG seems to be FaZe’s kryptonite and the only team that has figured them out recently. It’s hard to think that ENCE will be able to pull off a similar performance and this should be a FaZe win. Only time shall tell if they decide to blow it once again and break our hearts. 

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E:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
allu8,0001.170.7671.10%1.2
sergej6,8001.040.6670.10%0.97
suNny6,4001.020.6669.40%1.01
Jamppi6,2001.10.7370.50%1.14
Aerial5,4000.990.6370.20%0.98

Allu is always a high upside play but this matchup is not the place to assume that. There are a few solid players to look at here in one of the more likely upset spots of the day and salaries are not too oppressive if you want to get creative. 

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Thank you for reading! For our premium members feel free to ask us any questions you have about the slate in the premium member discord!

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