League of Legends – World Championship – 10/6 – Breakdown – LoL DFS
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 and awesome 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 250 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!
The time has come, the League of Legends World Championships are here! For the next month we will get to see the top teams in the world compete for the right to call themselves the best in the world. To begin the tournament our slates will consist of Play-In games with teams fighting for the final spot in each group before proceeding into Group stages on October 3rd and concluding with the Championship game on Halloween.
GROUP STAGES (Best of 1)
Game 1: Team Liquid (TL) – G2 Esports (G2)
We get our last slate of six games started with two teams moving in totally different directions so far at Worlds. Team Liquid, after qualifying for group stages during plays-ins, have lost their first two games of groups in embarrassing fashion. G2 Esports on the other hand go into the match riding a two game winning streak and with another victory in the morning all but lock up the number one seed in their group. TL are led by their BOT lane duo of ADC Tactical $6,200 (four kills, six assists per map) and LCS Rookie of the Year SUP CoreJJ $4,000 (one kill, eight assists per map). This team preaches the slow play and will try and build up all the gold and objectives they can before taking the game to their opponents but the problem is G2 have advantages in literally every major objective category and to make things worse they will fight and fight a lot. While TL’s upset victory tomorrow would be through G2’s tendency to over extend and get caught out of position sometimes looking for fights I believe the talent gap is too far apart for an upset to occur. G2 are lead by their MID/JNG duo of MID Caps $7,800 (five kills, seven assists per map) and JNG Jankos $7,400 (three kills, eight assists per map) but everyone is viable from their lineup in this one. The one concern is the slower pace that TL will try to make happen so any G2 stacks for me will be of the smaller version.
My Core 2 for TL: Tactical (ADC $6,200), Impact (TOP $5,000)
My Core 2 for G2: Caps (MID $7,800), Jankos (JNG $7,400)
Game 2: Machi Esports (MCX) – Suning (SN)
Game 2 brings us Machi Esports taking on Suning and we could be in for a bloody one. MCX come into the matchup sitting at 1-1 after an impressive victory or TL and a hard fought loss to G2. Just like their opponent, Suning stand at 1-1 after losing to G2 while still having more kills and then dismantling TL in very quick fashion. Both teams want to get their solo laner’s out in front early on their counterparts so we should see the Top side of the map and Jungle as priority number one for each. While SN have advantages in both lanes, Machi Esports is led by their JNG Gemini $5,800 (three kills, six assists per map) and will need him to control the jungle for his team to have a shot. MID Mission $5,800 (four kills, six assists per map) and ADC Bruce $6,400 (four kills, six assists) would make for good additions to a team stack if pulling for the upset. Suning can defeat you with a number of their players but ADC huanfeng $8,000 (four kills, six assists per map) has been on fire since the end of the summer and will be a key part to my SN stacks. The biggest lane advantage in this one will be with TOP bin $7,000 (three kills, five assists per map) and I look for him and JNG SofM $7,600 (two kills, eight assists per map) to control their matchups in the morning.
My Core 2 for MCX: Mission (MID $5,800), Gemini (JNG $5,800)
My Core 2 for SN: huanfeng (ADC $8,000), bin (TOP $7,000)
Game 3: FlyQuest (FLY) – DragonX (DRX)
Next up is FlyQuest from the LEC taking on DragonX hailing from the LCK. Both of these teams, while talented as individual players, need to play as a whole team to have any success. Each will focus on farming and gaining different objectives early to build up for the mid to late game full team fights and tomorrow it will be whoever is able to play their game style the best will come out on top. FlyQuest run through their MID PowerOfEvil $6,400 (four kills, five assists per map) and he was instrumental in FLY’s late summer resurgence but for FLY to earn the upset victory in the morning JNG Santorin $5,800 (two kills, seven assists per map) will need to start strong and get out to an early farm and gold lead on his counterpart as DRX’s top player is JNG Pyosik $7,200 (three kills, seven assists per map) and he is one of the top at his position in the entire tournament. ADC Deft $7,400 (four kills, five assists per map) and SUP Keria $5,400 have the more advantageous route to victory for DRX in this one and I look for them to focus more on the BOT side of the map.
My Core 2 for FLY: PowerOfEvil (MID $6,400), Solo (TOP $5,600)
My Core 2 for DRX: Deft (ADC $7,400), Pyosik (JNG $7,200)
Game 4: Unicorns of Love (UOL) – Top Esports (TES)
Game 4 brings us arguably the best team in the world at the moment in Top Esports battling it out with the underdog story of the tournament so far in Unicorns of Love. On paper this game is as one sided as they come with TES having overwhelming advantages in every single lane but just like TES, UOL love to fight and will be aggressive from start to finish and in Best of 1’s we all know anything can happen. That being said I do not think Unicorns of Love have any chance in the morning but this game should be very bloody and I do believe the optimal line should include a stack from this one. MID Nomanz $6,000 (six kills, six assists per map) and JNG AHaHiCiK $5,000 (four kills, eight assists per map) lead the way for UOL but also possess the toughest individual matchups in the game. It will take everyone tomorrow to pull off the massive upset and I look for ADC Gadget $5,600 (four kills, eight assists per map) and TOP BOSS $4,800 (three kills, six assists per map) to be vital in any success they have. Top Esports are on another level right now and feature some of the best players in the world. From top to bottom this team can dominate a game but MID Knight $8,200 (five kills, seven assists per map) leads the way and while everyone on this squad is viable in large and small stacks tomorrow I look for him and JNG Karsa $7,400 (three kills, nine assists per map) to overpower UOL’s MID/JNG duo to lead this team to a convincing win.
My Core 2 for UOL: Gadget (ADC $5,600), BOSS (TOP $4,800)
My Core 2 for TES: Knight (MID $8,200), Karsa (JNG $7,400)
Game 5: Gen.G (GEN) – Fnatic (FNC)
Gen.G and Fnatic face on in our fifth game of the day and we should see another bloody one. Gen.G are the swiss army knife of teams. They can defeat you with the slower paced objective based games or switch it up and fight from start to finish. Fnatic has one style, fight. This team will battle it out from beginning till end for good or bad and tomorrow I see no different from them. MID Bdd $7,200 (four kills, six assists per map) has a major lane advantage and I look for JNG Clid $6,600 (three kills, seven assists per map) and TOP Rascal $6,400 (two kills, six assists per map) to look to help him get ahead early to try and snowball this one as FNC dies over twenty times per game in losses. While GEN hold every statistical advantage over FNC, Fnatic are a very powerful team when they are on their games and have the ability to put up massive kill totals. They love to be aggressive and ADC Rekkles $7,000 (four kills, six assists per map) and JNG SelfMade $6,400 (four kills, six assists) will be key to any success FNC has in the morning.
My Core 2 for GEN: Bdd (MID $7,200), Rascal (TOP $6,400)
My Core 2 for FNC: Rekkles (ADC $7,000), SelfMade (JNG $6,400)
Game 6: LGD Gaming (LGD) – Team SoloMid (TSM)
While our fifth game of the day should bring the fireworks our final game on todays slate could be a bit slower. Both LGD Gaming and Team SoloMid are two of the slowest paced teams in their respective leagues and will be perfectly happy farming and building towards the late game team fights. That being said LGD are the more talented team overall and while this one should be a good matchup I see them pulling ahead in the end. LGD are led by JNG Peanut $7,000 (three kills, seven assists per map) as this team lives and dies on if he gets ahead early in his lane. With that in mind look for TOP LangX $6,200 (two kills, six assists per map) to do what he can to build up his running mate. ADC Kramer $7,600 (four kills, six assists per map) has the best individual matchup and could make for a nice addition to any LGD stacks. MID Bjergsen $6,600 (three kills, five assists per map) is just as if not more important to his team’s success then anyone in this tournament and Team SoloMid will need to get him on a champion that can have him take the game to his opponent. TOP Broken Blade $6,000 (three kills, five assists per map) has been solid all summer and will need to keep it up in the morning as he has the best lane matchup on TSM.
My Core 2 for LGD: Kramer (ADC $7,600), Peanut (JNG $7,000)
My Core 2 for TSM: Bjergsen (MID $6,600), Broken Blade (TOP $6,000)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Knight (MID $12,300), hueanfeng (ADC $12,000), Ruler (ADC $12,000), Caps (MID $11,700), Deft (ADC $11,700), Kramer (ADC $11,400), Bjergsen (MID $9,900)
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