We’re back! Of course, we’ll see a few 2 gamers before the LCK resumes, and this one is sure to be interesting. 2 gamers aren’t always as fun, but it could be easy to cash, especially given a particular matchup during one of these games. At any rate, it’s the LPL, so it’s still exciting.
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Creep Score||+0.02 Pts|
|10+ K/A Bonus||+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|First Blood||+2 Pts|
|Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus||+2 Pts|
WE(-769) V DMO(+455) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||34:13||30:18|
WE Top Picks:
It’s going to be difficult to grab a lot of WE players here, but they’re sure to be worth it. The chances of a DMO upset are always there, but even their performances against EDG saw some rather sad scores in the mid lane on Twila. If you go for the contrarian lineup, make sure you grab Xubin and Yiu, but for the most part you’ll be working in WE’s players. Morgan hasn’t always been the highest scoring player on the team, but his chances are great regardless and top is generally a cheaper role to acquire. Teacherma and Missing are fantastic picks here as well, but you can only include so many players on WE. Be sure to remember the team spot; that might be a way to save some much needed salary.
JDG(-294) V EDG(+214) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||30:42||34:40|
After EDG’s latest performance against DMO, this might seem like a really solid matchup for JDG. However, don’t assume it’s yet another simple matchup. JDG is a pretty strong team and has been looking better as the split goes on (they lost 2 series in a row back in mid June, but they’ve been performing well since then.) Still, a strong EDG should not be underestimated; they might not have looked strong recently, but as we saw with DMO, things can turn around fairly quickly.
JDG Top Picks:
You might be inclined to think the lack of Hope (hah) contributed to DMO’s victory against EDG, and maybe there is something there… but the interesting thing is EDG’s scores. Scout and BDD both did fairly well, with BDD scoring incredibly well overall for going 0-2. What’s worrying is EDG’s drafting abilities. They might not fail as hard during draft against JDG, but it’s going to take more than below average to take down a team this strong. Still, Hope is an overall solid pick for a contrarian lineup, but we’re hesitant to include JieJie if he is subbed out. Aodi and Scout aren’t bad options if you’re going full on DMO/EDG; Scout especially would be the preferable option to Twila.
All that being said, the JDG picks are just too tempting and are slightly cheaper. It’s going to be incredibly difficult building this salary, so we’re sure to see incredibly high double jungle ownership here. Not only does it save salary, but it’s Kanavi and beishang. Yagao will most likely guarantee you higher kills than Teacherma at a lower cost. We like Zoom as a top laner for sure, but Aodi with help from JieJie is no laughing matter, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Zoom play a more supportive role. Still, if you don’t go with Morgan, Zoom’s potential is definitely there. After all, he was chosen to replace 705 for a reason.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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