06.25.20 CSGO Summit

We finally have a nice slate where every game has 2 teams that are on the same talent level, no -500 favorites to be found. It’s also fun because a lot of these teams have a lot of recent history against each other and some fun rivalries could start to emerge if we see sustained success, like BIG V FaZe. It’s a great day to watch CS and a relief for DFS to not have mega favorites dominating the conversation. Good luck, have fun, 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. 

BIG(-119) V FaZe(-109) (12:00 PM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

BIG has swept FaZe twice in June already and will look to three-peat here. On 3 of those 4 maps, FaZe didn’t even win double digit rounds so it has not been particularly close. Unless FaZe has found a way to outsmart them this time, look for BIG to keep rolling. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

Sweep me once, shame on you. Sweep me twice, shame on me. Sweep me three times….shame on NiKo? This team is too talented to fall a third time but we may witness exactly that happening. BIG’s recent form is also significantly better than FaZe so these guys are tough to look at around these prices. 

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Heretics(-106) V OG(-122) (12:00 PM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

Heretics is the underdog but are in a good position to upset. Nivera and Maka are a nice 1-2 punch and the supporting cast (except xms) does pretty well. OG lacks the firepower needed to win series and we think Heretics will take this one and the top guys show nice potential. Judging by Maka’s price, it seems DK agrees. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

It’s a scary matchup when this team is the favorite. Their recent strip is not super exciting and their roster is kind of just sad at this point. They were on a 5 game losing streak before stumbling their way through qualifying somehow and mantuu has been largely a no show. This is a tough team to like for DFS. 

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Evil Geniuses(-104) V FURIA(-125) (3:00 PM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

EG just beat these guys 2-1 a few days ago but that was a very tight series that could have gone either way. We’ll probably see the same thing again and it doesn’t really matter who wins here, we just need to skim off the top of each side and not look too deep. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

As mentioned for EG, this should be a really tight series in either direction so we don’t want to get creative on either side or it will be easy to get burned by a bad performance. 

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GenG(+120) V Cloud9(-156) (6:00 PM EST)


PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

These guys are no strangers to each other and they usually play contested series. C9 has a bit of an advantage but it should be really close. They did just get swept a few days ago but it was a contested series and could have gone either way. 

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PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact

C9 has to feel good here after just sweeping these guys but that hopefully won’t be complacent. They don’t have a consistent leader here as a few guys tend to share the spotlight so it’s harder to nail down a pick. It may be a situation to play a pair if you want exposure to this roster. 

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