By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – July 5th, 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: Team WE (WE) – Dominus Esports (DMO)
We get our day started off with what should turn out to be the most lopsided game of the day. Team WE are currently 5-3 and look to be hitting their stride at the right time. WE have looked very dominant so far this season even in losses and are poised to continue their fine play tomorrow against a struggling DMO squad. This team is extremely explosive and are able to handle both the TOP and BOT sides of the map as they are led by their ADC Jiumeng $7,800 who averages twelve kills and seventeen assists per game and their JNG beishang $7,000 who comes in at a very respectable nine kills and eighteen assists himself. DMO currently sit at 1-7 and are considered one of the worst if not the worst team in the LPL so far this split. After being swept their first five games of the season this team has shown some form of life as of late at least and were even able to defeat an EDG team that is widely considered a strong contender for the playoffs. While I firmly believe DMO loses tomorrow and quite possibly via a sweep, if they are to contend with Team WE or pull the upset it will be by controlling the game and slowing down WE’s aggressive style. TOP Chelizi $5,400 has contributed six kills and ten assists per game since being inserted into the starting lineup and will look to team up with MID Twila $6,600, five kills and ten assists per game, to somehow pull off the upset.
My Core 2 for WE: Jiumeng (ADC $7,800), Missing (SUP $6,000)
My Core 2 for DMO: Twila (MID $6,600), Xiaopeng (JNG $5,800)
Game 2: JD Gaming (JDG) – EDward Gaming (EDG)
Our final game of the slate brings us two very strong contenders for the playoffs and should be a true battle from start to finish. After starting the summer off slow, defending Spring season champions JDG have rolled off four straight wins and thoroughly dominated IG last time out. While I consider all JDG players in play, TOP Zoom $6,000 and JNG Kanavi $6,600 are two of the top players at their positions in the world and are key to any JDG success. This team is loaded with world class talent from top to bottom and four of their five starters average over eight kills per game and all five starters average over fifteen assists per game. EDward Gaming come into tomorrows matchup with a modest 3-4 record but have the talent capable to takedown any team in the world at any moment and while sporting a losing record right now they are still strong contenders for a playoff spot. EDG are a high kill/high death team and this game could and should get bloody and for EDG to have a chance they will need very strong play from their top two players, ADC Hope $7,200 who averages fifteen kills and fourteen assists per game and MID Scout $7,000 averaging over eight kills and twenty assists. JDG are favored but this game is going to be a fight from beginning to end and for that reason I will have shares of both sides to this matchup with a slight lean in favor of JD Gaming.
My Core 2 for JDG: Yagao (MID $7,400), Zoom (TOP $6,000)
My Core 2 for EDG: Hope (ADC $7,200), JieJie (JNG $6,200)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Jiumeng (ADC $11,700), Yagao (MID $11,100), Hope (ADC $10,800), Loken (ADC $11,400), Zoom (TOP $9,000)
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