By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – June 29th, 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: Bilibili Gaming (BLG) – LNG Esports (LNG)
Game One brings us a battle between the two worst teams in the LPL so far this summer season. LNG sit at 2-4 and while they do sport two very impressive wins over FPX and RNG this team has looked downright awful the other four games making them extremely hard to trust on a day to day basis. Talent wise LNG is the better team from top to bottom and their ADC Light $7,800 has possibly the biggest lane advantage on the slate, and I will be looking to add him to my LNG builds. That being said we will have to error on the side of caution just a tad as LNG has decided to swap SUP players for this matchup as SUP Iwandy $5,200 will get the start and could need some getting used between him and his ADC. BLG are currently 1-4 with their only win coming against eStar. Bilibili Gaming’s perfect game plan would be to get their ADC Wings $6,800 and MID FoFo $7,000 off to a quick start as this teams success revolves around how those two are playing. TOP Kingen $5,800 leads them in kills so far this split and for anyone who follows LoL you know that if your TOP laner is doing that then your team is not going to win many games. In my eyes, this matchup is a true toss up, but in terms of overall talent, I will side with LNG more times than not.
My Core 2 for LNG: Light (ADC $7,800), Xx (JNG $6,800)
My Core 2 for BLG: FoFo (MID $7,000), Meteor (JNG $6,000)
Game 2: Team WE (WE) – Royal Never Give Up (RNG)
The final game of the slate will be a true battle as both WE and RNG sit at 4-2 and each have looked to be true contenders so far this season. These two teams are extremely good at their styles of play and tomorrow will 100% come down to who controls the map their way. Team WE are a very fun and at the same time frustrating team to watch. WE comes out fighting and for good or bad they will not deviate from their game plan creating a very entertaining match even in their losses. This team is lead by their ADC Jiumeng $7,200 who is averaging an incredible thirteen kills and seventeen assists per game. Both TOP Morgan $6,000 and JNG beishang $6,600 average close to twenty assists per game as well so to say there is fire power all over the lineup is an understatement. On the opposite end of the spectrum is RNG. Royal Never Give Up are one of the top teams in the LPL if not the world and are great at the long game. While they can fight aggressive if needed with players like ADC Betty $7,600 and new Stud free agent MID Cryin $7,200 (making first start of season) this team is built to wear teams out by farming, completing their objectives and dominating opponents in the late game battles. Just like the first game of the day we have a true toss up on our hands and I for one will have shares to both sides of this game with a slight lean onto RNG simply because MID Cryin $7,200 is a beast and if he performs the way he did last season for eStar then RNG will be incredibly hard to beat going forward.
My Core 2 for WE: Jiumeng (ADC $7,200), Morgan (TOP $6,000)
My Core 2 for RNG: XLB (JNG $6,800), Cryin (MID $7,200)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Betty (ADC $11,400), Jiumeng (ADC $10,800), Light (ADC $11,700), Cryin (MID $10,800), FoFo (MID $10,500)
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