We finally saw EDG make a bit of a comeback, so there’s hope for them yet. It’ll be interesting to see if that can be repeated in this slate, with both ES and WE falling flat recently. This has been an especially big problem for ES; they have one victorious series over OMG, and had lost 6 series in a row beforehand. If these teams can see success, it’s sure to be good for them.
|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)|
|Games not Played Bonus||+20 per Game not Played|
|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|
|Games not Played Bonus||+15 per Game not Played|
RW(-152) V ES(+116) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:37||32:30|
Given RW’s latest performances, this could be quite the series for them. ES is in a fairly similar position, so this riskier matchup could be the one to stack. You’ll have plenty of options from both teams, but remember stacking isn’t the viable option. You pick a team and go with them.
RW Top Picks:
ES Top Picks:
There are just too many great options on each side here. One thing that worries us is the inclusion of irma, a new mid laner for ES. Still, fenfen did pretty well when he first started out for ES, so don’t assume irma will be useless. RW’s lineup is going to be easier to construct given the salary differences, but it’s worth trying to make an ES/WE lineup work as well. These picks reflect the strengths of these players, but don’t be afraid to include a few others if your lineup calls for it.
WE(-250) V BLG(+185) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:48||32:35|
This one is pretty straightforward, although you never really know with LoL. WE isn’t exactly known for their consistency, and BLG’s been making a bit of a comeback (their latest losses have been a bit closer, and they’ve won more games) but this still likes a pretty solid WE win. Still, it could easily go to 3 games; this might be another reason to prioritize the other matchup first, as that can be a one-sided slaughterfest for one of the teams. You’ll also have the hardest time working in WE players, though it’s likely worth the investment.
WE Top Picks
BLG Top Picks
We won’t even include the BLG picks, though if you want to grab a one-off then Meteor isn’t the worst choice in the world .We didn’t include Jiumeng as it might not be possible to snag that double adc lineup without making key sacrifices elsewhere, and you might be better off with ZWuJi or rat in this particular series. Jiumeng is still a solid pick, but good luck getting 2 adcs even if you end up going with RW. 2 junglers is a nice alternative (it usually is in the LPL) with beishang and Haro in the mix of things. Odds are they’ll actually take smite too!
We don’t usually include Teacherma, but he’s still a decent pickup, particularly in a 2 gamer. Given his usual scores, he’s not as expensive so he’ll be more affordable yet with a higher assist count than Wuming might have. If you really want to and can afford it, the double mid strategy might do the trick. But it’s only a bit cheaper than the double adc strat, so don’t get your hopes up.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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