06.18.20 CSGO BLAST

We had to wait all day for this slate to be released due to the Liquid/EG series and that turned out to be a better watch than anticipated as Liquid collapsed. We have S1mple, ZywOo, and NiKo all on the same slate here and it’s all about choices! This is a fun one so step right up, pick your hard carry, 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. 

NaVi(-250) V compLexity(+185) (10:30 AM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

NaVi is a solid favorite here but we are not as high on them as bookmakers are. Yes they should win this but compLexity has looked formidable at times and their insta-ban is NaVi’s best map. S1mple and co should pull through in the end, but don’t expect this to be a cakewalk. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

CompLexity has potential here against a team that often sees ⅘ guys bumble around like morons. If they can outsmart Boombl4 and make the plays they are given, they could upset here or at least keep it really tight and make this a fun series. A 1 

-off can make sense or a stack, if you believe in the upset. 

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Vitality(-111) V FaZe(-116) (2:00 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

This is a matchup that requires the absolute best out of ZywOo and he will need to hard carry for them to get a win. We are likely avoiding this team entirely beyond ZywOo and even then we will have limited exposure to him. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

FaZe has the deeper team and the map pool advantage but the mighty ZywOo is the reason that this conversation isn’t ending there. They have a great chance to pick this team apart and a fun 2-1 series should be in the cards. Pricing here is easy to maneuver and stacking can work well if they handle ZywOo.

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Liquid(+143) V FURIA(-189) (5:30 PM EST) 


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

Liquid will be looking to rebound as they fell off a cliff yesterday against EG. EliGE hard carried map 1 and seemingly lost his mojo as Twistzz did his best to shoulder the load. NAF reminded us all game of the little brother whose controller isn’t plugged in and boy was it hard to watch. These guys all need to look better if they truly believe they are still one of the top NA teams out there, because FUR is a force to be reckoned with. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

FURIA has beaten Liquid twice recently and Liquid has publicly stated that it seems like they can’t find any strats that work against this team’s play style. They have manhandled Liquid and they are our favorite team to stack here. They have heavy hitters and value and a solid combo of both makes for a great start to a lot of lineups. 

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