League of Legends – World Championship – 10/8 – 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)
* Scores for players from all teams will be combined together at the end of all the games on the day are finished for Main Slate
G2 Esports sit at 2-1 and tied for first in a very tight Group A. Tomorrow brings judgement day for this group as all four teams battle it out against one another in best of 1’s to see what two teams make it out of Groups and advance to the main stage. While G2 had a slip up last time out letting Team Liquid come out of nowhere to destroy them and have looked somewhat shaky at times I am fully confident that this team will make it out of Group A once the day is over as they aren’t the runner ups from last years Worlds for no reason. G2 are talented from top to bottom in their lineup but have a tendency to get over aggressive and get caught out of position sometimes allowing teams to defeat them and will need to play as one unit, not just talented individuals in the morning to advance. MID Caps $7,600 (five kills, seven assists per map) is arguably the best player on the entire slate tomorrow and G2 will need him to be more pro active in the early game then he has shown so far in the tournament. JNG Jankos $7,200 (three kills, eight assists per map) is world class and should be able to control the Jungle against all of his lane matchups in this one. ADC Perkz $7,800 (five kills, seven assists per map) and SUP Mikyx $5,800 (one kill, eleven assists per map) make for great parts of three or four man stacks as Mikyx is by far the top Support on the entire slate.
My Core 2 for G2: Caps (MID $7,600), Jankos (JNG $7,200)
Suning, just like G2, sit at 2-1 atop Group A at the moment and are the other favorite to advance out of this group. In my opinion this team has looked the most consistent of all the teams going in the morning and should be undefeated minus a late slip up allowing G2 to take their base and defeat them even though SN had more kills. This team likes to fight and will be aggressive from the get go and should over power both the slower paced Team Liquid and lesser talented Machi Esports leaving what could end up being a massive third game against G2 to determine the top seed from Group A. After watching their first three games SN look to be a well oiled machine collecting gold and objectives while still being aggressive in their solo lanes and being a force in team fights and are my favorites to end the day 3-0. ADC huanfeng $7,600 (four kills, six assists per map) has been their top performer all summer and if he is on look out. TOP bin $6,400 (three kills, five assists per map) has the biggest mismatches on the day for SN and I will look to fit him into stacks as much as possible. MID Angel $7,400 (four kills, six assists per map) and JNG SofM $7,000 (two kills, eight assists per map) partner extremely well together and make for great additions to any Suning stacks as well.
My Core 2 for SN: huanfeng (ADC $7,600), bin (TOP $6,400)
Machi Esports are 1-2 right now and come from a weaker LoL league then the others in this group but could very well be sitting at 2-1 instead of 1-2 if it weren’t for a couple mid/late game mistakes allowing the more experienced teams to defeat them. They love to fight as well which makes them difficult to defeat as one slip up in a team fight against them and their right back in it. Against G2 they were ahead going into the later stages of the match but the more veteran G2 were able to capitalize on a couple mistakes ending MCX’s chances for a massive upset even though they did put up fifteen kills. While they love to be aggressive and fight they also showed us all they can play the more objective based style as well as they defeated TL (who just crushed G2) in a very slow paced matchup a couple days ago. While I do not believe they make it out of this group they are a team that can win some matches with their play style if they catch someone off guard and could make for a nice one off or two man mini stack in the morning. MID Mission $6,600 (four kills, five assists per map) and JNG Gemini $6,200 (three kills, six assists per map) do the most damage for MCX and would be my one offs if using some Machi in the a.m..
My Core 2 for MCX: Mission (MID $6,600), Gemini (JNG $6,200)
Team Liquid come into tomorrow sitting at 1-2 and have looked like two completely different teams so far this tourney. While they are typically known to be a more controlled slower paced team who always seems to be in games till the last possible minute they started out group stages with losses basically as soon as the games began and looked like they had never played together before. Then they go out in their third game after everyone had written them off and dominated G2 from start to finish taking G2’s aggressive style and shoving in down their throats surprising everyone. TL are a very talented team as evident by them winning the LCS Summer Season but are an extremely team based squad and all team members need to be on the same page and focusing on the same game plan for them to have any success and they typically do play like so. My concern with them is their normally passive play style in a group of very aggressive teams and for the most part that concern has come to fruition. While I do believe they are the more lively dog tomorrow over Machi Esports it will be an uphill battle for them to make it out of this group. TL are very team based but their main damage comes from ADC Tactical $7,200 (four kills, six assists per map), MID Jensen $7,000 (three kills, five assists per map), and LCS Rookie of the Year SUP CoreJJ $4,800 (one kill, eight assists per map). Any one of these players would make for great one offs in lineups but if using two I would put their ADC and SUP together because if one is having a good game it usually means the other is as well.
My Core 2 for TL: Tactical (ADC $7,200), CoreJJ (SUP $4,800)
Top Stacks- 1A: Suning, 1B: G2 Esports, 3: Team Liquid, 4: Machi Esports
TeamCATT’s Top Captains: huanfeng (ADC $11,400), Caps (MID $11,400), Tactical (ADC $10,800), Perkz (ADC $11,700), Jankos (JNG $10,800), SofM (JNG $10,500), Wunder (TOP $9,900)