06.16.20 CSGO BLAST

This is a strange slate. We have NaVi who has dominated NiP in an almost absurd fashion, a familiar FUR/MiBR battle, and compLexity squaring off against OG for the first time. Top plays seem pretty clear if we follow the narratives but something unexpected always lurks behind closed doors. Good luck with this slate and have fun! 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. 

NaVi(-200) V NiP(+151) (10:30 AM EST)

NaVi:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
s1mple10,2001.310.8775.10%1.38
electronic7,6001.140.7371.00%1.17
Boombl46,2000.940.6066.10%0.95
Perfecto6,0000.920.5568.80%0.77
flamie5,2000.910.5768.00%0.79

NaVi hasn’t even lost a map to NiP in a long time and they should be in a good spot here to not lose that streak. S1mple is prohibitively expensive but honestly should be expected to go +20 or better in a matchup that he has thrived in. This is a rare occasion where playing a few NaVi guys can make sense and a mini stack is expensive but has juicy potential. 

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NiP:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
nawwk7,4001.130.7374.30%1.08
Plopski7,2001.140.7273.10%1.15
twist7,0001.040.6369.70%1.05
REZ6,8001.080.6871.40%1.11
hampus4,8000.990.6567.40%1

This is likely the hardest team to justify playing on this slate. They get swept by NaVi every time they play and nawwk is the only guy we’ve seen even go positive in months. This team is very risky to target unless you sense a NaVi collapse. 

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compLexity(-164) V OG(+125) (2:00 PM EST) 

coL:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
blameF9,4001.250.7576.60%1.16
k0nfig7,4001.170.7871.80%1.24
oBo7,2001.140.7074.90%1.06
poizon6,8001.080.6870.20%1.09
RUSH4,4000.960.5771.80%0.84

CompLexity has been in good form recently and they should be able to handle OG. This is probably a 2-1 spot and is not as susceptible to a sweep as the other 2 series today but there is nice potential. BlameF has as much upside as anyone today and a 2 or 3 man stack can certainly make sense for this team. 

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OG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
mantuu8,2001.130.7373.40%1.06
valde7,0001.060.6772.50%0.98
Aleksib6,4000.950.5768.10%0.91
NBK-5,8001.010.6667.40%1.05
ISSAA5,4001.030.6669.70%0.99

OG has looked like trash recently and their map pool looks bad against coL. There is little to like here based on what we are looking at but they aren’t that far off of them talent wise. If anything here, maybe look for a value play and cross your fingers they don’t get railed too hard?

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FURIA(-227) V MiBR(+170) (5:30 PM EST) 

FUR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
KSCERATO8,4001.190.7376.70%1.08
HEN18,0001.160.7372.40%1.17
yuurih7,8001.180.7574.40%1.14
arT6,6001.080.6969.00%1.33
VINI5,6000.980.6070.00%0.92

We have seen this matchup a half dozen times over the past few months and FURIA has MiBR’s number. This is shaping up to be a 2-0 or 2-1 win and there should be some upside plays for sure. We will stick to the top 34 guys and there isn’t a bad option between them. 

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MiBR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
FalleN8,6001.160.7372.40%1.17
fer7,2001.150.7473.80%1.15
kNgV-7,0001.140.7671.30%1.2
TACO5,0000.930.5569.40%0.82
trk4,6001.070.6775.00%0.94

FalleN and kNgV have had some success against FUR but this remains a difficult matchup. They beat FUR is a best of 1 recently but they have not shown the ability to take a full series from these guys. Exposure to this team should be limited unless you are building a contrarian stack. 

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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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