By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – June 22th, 2020
Who’s ready for some League of Legends, Playmakers! Robbie Catterton here, ready to provide all of you the information necessary to compete consistently in the unpredictable, crazy, awesome eSports world that we call eSports!
For all of our new playmakers wondering who is this guy trying to get me interested in the world of eSports, I am known as TeamCATT here at Daily Play Action. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA playing and following all sports growing up and was lucky enough to compete in both Football and Baseball at the Division I Collegiate level. I have been involved in DFS since 2017 and have been full go in this life we call Daily Fantasy Sports ever since. Just like many of you, I had never played eSports in DFS before the major sports leagues stopped back in March, but dove in immediately after we lost our favorite pastimes and have risen all the way to currently being ranked in the Top 25 Nationally in eSports in less then 2 months of playing, to go along with a Top 500 National ranking in all sports.
Alright enough about me, let’s get onto the real reason were all here today; League of Legends DFS!
Before I dive into the teams, let’s talk a little bit about lineup construction and lay out some ground rules first. The preferred way to attack these LoL slates is to stack players from winning teams, more specifically 4-3, 4-2-1, or 3-3-1 stacks. My preference is the 4-3 stacking method, as it is the optimal way to build over 80% of the time. When looking at specific players for your lineups the pairings you will want to try and fit together are ADC/SUP (the Supports main objective is to assist the other team members that get the Kills, mainly the ADC position) and the MID/JNG positions are also a great pairing option (while the JNG has other objectives, like farming to get points, it creates Kills as well, specifically for the MID position by assisting them in battles. Last but not least, one thing to ALWAYS keep in mind is when selecting a Captain option, target the ADC and MID positions as they generate the most fantasy points on a game by game basis as Kills are king and these two positions definitely wear the Crown. OK, now that we have that covered, let’s jump into tomorrow’s slate!
Game 1: JD Gaming (JDG) – Dominus Esports (DMO)
Our first game of the day features the defending LPL champions, JDG, up against possibly the worst team in the league, DMO. Everything about this matchup screams Sweep but as we know oh too well massive favorites don’t always play that way. While we have seen some giants go down over the past two weeks I cannot see that happening tomorrow. JDG started off the summer just like they finished the spring by dominating their first matchup from start to finish. Then just as we thought we could press lock button every time they played, JDG proceeds to lose their next two games to TES and RNG. While JDG are 1-2 so far this season both loses were at the hands of two of the top teams in the league and still hold possibly the best starting lineup in the LPL from top to bottom when on their game. TOP Zoom $6,400 and JNG Kanavi $7,000 are two of the top players at their positions in the world and are key to any JDG success. ADC Loken $7,800 is considered one of the best LoL players of all time and his partner in crime SUP LvMao $5,800 has possibly the biggest lane advantage in the matchup tomorrow with DMO. I consider all JDG players in play and this team will be my top four man stack on both Draftkings and FanDuel. Dominus Esports finished the spring in the bottom third of the league and things have only gotten worse to start this summer split. Four games in, four straight losses and if starting off 0-4 wasn’t bad enough all of the games have ended in sweeps. DMO need to win extremely bad to try and build confidence but things do not get any easier for them tomorrow and at the end of the match I believe this team will still be searching or their first win of the season. That being said if running a hedge stack or need a one off on FanDuel I would start things off with ADC Xubin $7,000 and TOP Chelizi $5,400 as both were inserted into the starting lineup last game and actually showed some form of life.
My Core 2 for JDG: Yagao (MID $7,600), Zoom (TOP $6,400)
My Core 2 for DMO: Xubin (ADC $7,000), Chelizi (TOP $5,400)
Game 2: Invictus Gaming (LGD) – LGD Gaming (LGD)
Game two brings us what should be a very intense battle between two teams that love to fight. Both IG and LGD are extremely aggressive teams and prefer to take the game to their opponent but do it in very different styles. Invictus Gaming much like VG rely heavily on the individual talent of their players and tend to roam around trying to pick up solo Kills rather then coordinate as a team. That being said this team is far more talented then the VG team we all saw get swept this morning and if they can control their individual lanes this team is talented enough to defeat anyone on the planet. After starting the season being swept by Team WE, IG have pulled off three straight wins in very impressive fashion and go into tomorrow very confident in their game right now. This team is lead by their MID Rookie $7,400 and their ADC Puff $7,600 and when both are on top of their games IG are unstoppable. Both of these players make for a great start to an IG stack or a very high upside one off on either site. If it weren’t for V5’s shocking beginning to the summer split everyone would be talking about LGD, as this team finished the spring in the bottom three of the LPL and now have done a complete one-eighty starting off the summer with a 3-1 record and look very much a contender for a spot in the playoffs come seasons end. The combo of ADC Kramer $7,400 and SUP Mark $5,400 have been deadly to say the least in their wins and should strongly be considered as a pair tomorrow in LGD stacks. LGD Gaming come into tomorrow as underdogs but for me personally are my favorite hedge stack by far on this slate and honestly believe this game is more 50/50 then anything. While IG are more talented from top to bottom LGD can easily pull off the win and I will be slightly more overweight on the dog.
My Core 2 for IG: Puff (ADC $7,600), TheShy (TOP $6,000)
My Core 2 for LGD: xiye (MID $7,200), Peanut (TOP $6,400)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Yagao (MID $11,400), Loken (ADC $11,700), Puff (ADC $11,400), xiye (MID $10,800), Zoom (TOP $9,600)
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