By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – July 6th, 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: Rogue Warriors (RW) – Vici Gaming (VG)
Game One brings us our largest favorite of the day as Vici Gaming sitting at 3-3 take on Rogue Warriors who are still searching for their first victory at 0-7. On paper this matchup definitely looks one sided as even though VG are .500 right now they have talent from top to bottom of their lineup. After starting off slow Vici have won two of their past three games since inserting free agent signing JNG Leyan $6,600 into the starting lineup as he has averaged six kills and sixteen assists per game since coming on, breathing new life into this squad. The partnership of SUP Hang $5,400 and ADC iBoy $7,600 are lethal when on their games and both seem to be hitting their stride as of late. Their opponent, Rogue Warriors, sit at the bottom of the LPL standings but seem to be coming into their own in the past three games. While they are still winless, RW are extremely aggressive and will bring the fight to anyone at anytime no matter the opponent as evident by them taking defending league champions JDG to three games just a week ago. ADC ZWuji $7,200 and JNG Haro $6,200 are by far their best players with both averaging around six kills and fifteen assists per game and for Rogue Warriors to have any chance tomorrow these two will need to bring it.
My Core 2 for RW: ZWuji (ADC $7,200), Haro (JNG $6,200)
My Core 2 for VG: iBoy (ADC $7,600), Leyan (JNG $6,600)
Game 2: eStar (ES) – Suning (SN)
My how a few months can change things drastically for teams. Our second and final game of the day brings us an eStar team who in the spring looked liked true contenders. They are built to dominate for seasons to come and have flashed their talent already, even as they sit at 2-6. All five of their starters average over double digits in either kills or assists and love to battle from start to finish. The thing concerning me this split is that ES have been inconsistent as of late. They fell from the top third of the league in spring to near dead last in the summer. Talent wise they can compete with anyone and are led by the combo of ADC Wink $7,400 and SUP ShiauC $5,200. Suning, eStar’s opponent, were a talented but inconsistent team in the spring but have now become a real threat to compete in the playoffs. SN sit at 5-3 and just like ES, can defeat any team in the league at anytime. ADC huanfeng $7,800 and MID Angel $7,600 both average close to ten kills and are both over double digits in assists per game and are the leaders in every aspect of the word for this team. SN have been playing like a complete team this split and will be very hard to defeat tomorrow but I believe this match will be closer then the records show and I will have shares to both sides of this one.
My Core 2 for ES: Wink (ADC $7,400), Wei (JNG $6,400)
My Core 2 for SN: Angel (MID $7,600), bin (TOP $6,200)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: iBoy (ADC $11,400), Wink (ADC $11,100), Angel (MID $11,400), huanfeng (ADC $11,700), Zeka (MID $11,100)
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