By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – June 25th, 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: T1 – Afreeca Freecs (AF)
Our first game of the day features two teams sitting at .500 to start the summer with both T1 and AF at 1-1 after two games. T1, the defending LCK Spring Champions, dropped their opener to a very good DRX squad and then proceeded to defeat a lowly HLE team that took all three maps, surprising many of us that it wasn’t a clean sweep. T1 are led by their two world class studs ADC Teddy $7,600 and MID Faker $7,400, and for them to get the win tomorrow, they will need both to get on track together. AF began their summer by sweeping possibly the worst team in the LCK, SB, then followed it up with a win over newly promoted DYN. While I do believe the DYN win was impressive after watching Team Dynamics play so far this season, tomorrow is a completely different beast to tackle. For AF to win, they will need to continue to be very aggressive (lead the LCK in kills per game) and take the fights to their opponent. MID Mystic $6,400 leads the team in kills and if I consider using an AF stack he will be the key member I want to target.
My Core 2 for T1: Faker (MID $7,400), Canna (TOP $6,200)
My Core 2 for AF: Mystic (MID $6,400), Spirit (JNG $5,400)
Game 2: Team WE (WE) – Rogue Warriors (RW)
Team WE and Rogue Warriors come into tomorrow on completely different paths early this summer. WE sit at 3-2 and look to be true contenders to go deep into the playoffs while RW are 0-3 so far this season, having been swept all three times. Rogue have some talented players, most notably JNG Haro $6,400 who was just reinserted into the starting lineup last game. They will need him as well as SUP xunya $4,800, who will be making his season debut tomorrow, to bring some sort of spark to the RW team. WE are unstoppable when they are on their game but the key to that is the “when”. This team has the ability to defeat anyone they come across but can also lose to anyone on any given day making them one of the most frustrating teams in LoL. With that being said I still believe tomorrow is a day we can see a ceiling game for numerous members of Team WE but the one that separates themselves from the rest is TOP Morgan $6,800 as he looks to have the biggest lane advantage in this matchup.
My Core 2 for WE: Teacherma (MID $7,800), Morgan (TOP $6,800)
My Core 2 for RW: ZWuji (ADC $7,000), Youdang (JNG $6,200)
Game 3: EDward Gaming (EDG) – Top Esports (TES)
Up until a few hours ago I thought I could write something to the effect that EDG has a legit shot at taking down TES, my how things have changed with just one piece of news. While I still believed TES should and will win, EDG have two very capable MID and ADC’s of their own and if anyone could of made it at least competitive tomorrow it was this team. Well that was this morning and now this evening we have learned that ADC Hope $7,200 has been hospitalized and ADC BBD $7,000 will be making his first start of the season against the most dominant team in the league if not the world right now. While BBD could turn out to be a decent player, tomorrow I truly believe ADC JackeyLove $7,800 from TES will have a field day and is by far my favorite play on the entire slate. TES do not have a weakness in their game, and tomorrow we will see a dominant performance, making all of their players viable.
My Core 2 for EDG: Scout (MID $7,000), Aodi (TOP $5,000)
My Core 2 for TES: JackeyLove (ADC $7,800), yuyanjia (SUP $5,600)
Game 4: Hanwha Life Esports (HLE) – Team Dynamics (DYN)
We close out our day with one of the worst teams in the LCK so far this young season pitted against a team just promoted to the Majors this split. Just from hearing that screams complete game Fade, but I am here to tell you not so fast. HLE have talented players,and should not be one of the bottom feeders in this league, and while DYN were just promoted, they have held their own extremely well so far sitting with a 2-1 record. For Hanwha to pick up their first win of the season tomorrow, they will need to withstand the pressure that DYN love to constantly put on teams and go on the attack themselves and the duo of ADC Viper $6,600 and SUP Lehends $5,000 who are fully capable of making that happen. DYN, as I said above, love to fight and if they get going early they have the ability to snowball teams and put up the numbers needed to reach optimal lineup status. While HLE have more experience in the LCK I actually believe DYN have advantages at most if not all positions tomorrow, and it all starts and ends with MID Kuzan $7,200, who has been on a tear since the season started. Kuzan will be a lock for me in all of my DYN lineups.
My Core 2 for HLE: Viper (ADC $6,600), Lehends (SUP $5,000)
My Core 2 for DYN: Kuzan (MID $7,200), Rich (TOP $5,800)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Teacherma (MID $11,700), JackeyLove (ADC $11,700), Faker (MID $11,100), Knight (MID $12,000), Kuzan (MID $10,800)
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