06.20.20 CSGO BLAST

A couple of finals matchups are in front of us, including a s1mple V ZywOo showdown that is always fun. Each of the favorites have a lot going for them but coL and Vit are looking to prove something as underdogs. Pricing is much more reasonable than yesterday so we don’t see anyone over $10k this time, thank christ. Good luck, enjoy your Saturday, 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. 

compLexity(+151) V FaZe(-200) (10:30 AM EST)

coL:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
blameF8,4001.260.7676.90%1.17
k0nfig7,2001.170.7872.10%1.23
oBo6,8001.150.7175.40%1.08
poizon6,4001.10.6971.00%1.09
RUSH4,8000.970.5872.40%0.85

This team continues to surprise but we are disappointed with how high their pricing is against a team like FaZe. We expected blameF and k0nfig to both be a bit less and this is a tough spot for them to pay off these salaries. This is our favorite underdog to look at on this slate and there is potential for a really close series or even an upset. 

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FaZe:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
NiKo8,8001.200.7871.40%1.3
broky7,4001.090.6674.90%0.94
coldzera7,2001.10.7073.80%1
rain6,8001.040.6569.70%1.1
Bymas6,2000.990.6268.60%0.91

FaZe is the solid favorite here but this should be a closer series than that makes it seem. CoL has been great recently and has upset some other solid teams. NiKo will have to set the pace from the beginning and take control of this game to get past the formidable duo of blameF and k0nfig. 

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Vitality(+120) V NaVi(-156) (2:00 PM EST) 

Vit:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ZywOo9,0001.290.8374.10%1.35
shox6,6001.060.6771.10%1
apEX6,4000.970.6268.00%0.92
RpK6,0001.010.6471.40%0.9
misutaaa5,6000.970.6170.80%0.9

This is a sincerely tough matchup for Vitality and it’s hard to picture them having the same great form we saw yesterday. It’s likely not wise to venture beyond ZywOo and even playing him is tough to stomach with so many other options out there. 

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NaVi:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
s1mple9,2001.30.8675.10%1.37
electronic8,0001.150.7371.20%1.19
Boombl45,8000.950.6067.10%0.95
Perfecto5,8000.950.5769.40%0.8
flamie5,2000.920.5767.90%0.83

The lower bracket final showcases s1mple versus ZywOo and that’s always a blast to watch. NaVi has had an advantage in this matchup and their map pool aligns so perfectly for them. A few of these guys have had solid recent form and they should be able to put Vitality away once again. 

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

FUR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
KSCERATO7,8001.180.7276.80%1.07
HEN17,6001.160.7076.00%1.03
yuurih7,4001.180.7574.70%1.32
arT6,2001.080.6868.90%1.32
VINI5,6000.990.6169.90%0.92

FUR is the team to beat in NA in our opinion and they are facing an EG team here that has bumbled around. These guys continue to dominate most of their opponents and barring another slip-up like we saw against MiBR, this should be over before you can blink.  

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EG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
CeRq7,0001.10.7070.50%1.14
Brehze7,0001.10.7471.70%1.05
Ethan6,6001.080.6771.90%1.1
tarik6,0001.010.6669.10%1.01
stanislaw5,4000.940.5668.40%0.81

There is not a lot to like about EG in the consolidation final and they look outmatched in every way. We could see big games from their stars propel them past FUR but we aren’t taking much stock into that possibility. Be cautious here at best, contrarian at worst. 

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