Well, we’ve got a few 2 gamers for the LPL. There really isn’t much variation here, although the 2nd matchup could be interesting. Even so, 2 gamers can be easier and more exciting to some for that very reason, and even if they weren’t, it’s the LPL. Things are bound to be 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|
TES(-400) V V5(+277) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:19||30:18|
If this was the Spring Split, we would’ve prepared an entire script of jokes designed to mock the absurdity of this matchup. Even if V5 is unlikely to win this now, they’re a far more respectable team than they were last split. They’ve conquered a lot of weaker teams and even some of the tougher competition, but a team like TES is simply too much. The only thing that can be said for V5: if they pull off the upset, they’ll likely score far better than many other teams would be capable of against TES.
TES Top Picks:
V5 Top Picks:
At the end of the day, you’d be well off with just about any TES player. However, we aren’t going to write it off as the whole roster. It would be easy to look at this matchup and decide it’s already won for TES; despite V5’s strong showing so far, TES is just too good. Still, we’ll provide the best possible option in the case of a V5 upset. Bear in mind we don’t really think this will happen, although V5 is one of the more likely teams to make this a reality. Believe us, if BLG was playing TES in lieu of SN, we wouldn’t be doing this. (Even given this fact, we feel obliged to include Knight and JackeyLove as picks due to how amazing they are.)
So, who do you want on V5’s side of things? Well, it’s pretty simple. Odds are V5 will die fairly often even if they win against TES, so Ppgod becomes more of a risk. His chances of dying go up while his chances of getting kills remains the same, so the only real way he’s a payoff is if his assist count goes through the roof (which is possible, but there might be more value elsewhere.) Biubiu seems an obvious fade given he’ll be playing front line (it’d be surprising if they went Kayle into TES, and that’s his only ranged champion so far this split.) WeiWei is in a similar spot as Ppgod and might be more of an overall risk, yet the potential for him to grab kills makes this role even more tempting. MID and ADC are pretty obvious choices, particularly with how well Mole and SamD have been playing. They aren’t exactly Knight or JackeyLove, but in the case of an upset, you can expect some good things from them. Of course, the best part about this is the salary, but just remember: we aren’t claiming this is likely to happen. It’s simply more beneficial to outline the potential successes of V5 than to yawn and move on.
SN(-196) V BLG(+148) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:55||31:19|
If there’s any matchup that might result in an upset here, it’s going to be this one (he says as if there’s more than 2 matchups in the slate.) The addition of their jungler Meteor has been somewhat successful for their team, something that could continue into this slate. They had some trouble against iG, but iG has been showing very well. The only issue is SN’s strong performances so far this split… although maybe don’t be too impressed just yet. They’ve faced some fairly weak teams; their upset against WE and a recent 2-0 against LGD would be the most impressive (although LGD hasn’t been performing as well as expected either.) So don’t think you are required to go for the favorites here. We’ll get into the picks below, and it won’t be an exercise to avoid pointless filler either; BLG does have a real chance.
SN Top Picks:
BLG Top Picks:
Kingen is a bit of a risky pick, but we aren’t too big on the top laners. The best alternative would be 369 or Bin… and just like that we’ve included 75% of the tops in the slate. Gotta love 2 gamers.
Seriously though, we didn’t include 369 as a pick above, but he might be a legitimate way to go simply to grab a top laner who will play fairly well. Bin certainly has his chances if you like the favorites, but even then it’s not fantastic, and kigen has been risky. We’ve included him since there’s always a chance, and you could save a lot of money for some incredible picks elsewhere while grabbing a top with low ownership. This all depends on him actually playing fairly well, but it’s definitely possible. Still, this is probably one of the riskier picks we’ve included in a while, so take this with a grain of salt. Most normal people would probably just remove him as a pick for that reason, but it’s a 2 gamer so we’re mixing things up.
By the way, I apologize in advance to anyone who really enjoys 2 gamers. You aren’t wrong, they just aren’t my cup of tea.
You could go for Wings, but FoFo has been a bit more solid overall as a carry. Still, don’t be afraid to include Wings if you go in on the BLG upset; that might be a great way to get JackeyLove with another adc. The best pick to include would be Meteor; he’s a nice alternative to Karsa as he’ll likely perform very well for his team. SofM isn’t a bad choice either, although we’re a bit worried about pricing there as well. He’s actually the most expensive jungler on DK, so that’s interesting.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
The picks are a bit stranger than usual here, and all 2 gamer memes aside, it’s a strange slate. It’s mostly due to us paying special attention to V5’s chances; if you aren’t convinced of the upset at all, then you simply remove their names from this list. That ought to narrow it down a bit.
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