League of Legends – World Championship – 10/9 – 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
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.
DAMWON Gaming come into this slate sitting atop Group B with a 3-0 record and look to be strong contenders to takedown the entire tournament. After rolling through the LCK summer season they picked up right where they left off once Worlds began with a dominant performance in their first matchup against JDG. They then proceeded the quickly defeat PSG and took Rogue’s slow paced style and beat them at their own game even though they seemed to let the gas off the peddle and test out different player options for their starters. I fully expect this team to be locked and loaded in the morning though as this slate will determine who advances. DWG are an abnormality in the LCK due to the fact that while their league prefers the slower paced objective based style as a whole they want to play extremely aggressive and fight early and often. This squad has world class players at each position in their lineup and anyone can snowball a game at any time. My only concern with them in the morning is ending games too quickly and not going after kills like they normally would. DWG are my favorites to end the day at 3-0 but will have, in my opinion a much tougher time this go around against JDG. TOP Nuguri $6,800 (three kills, five assists per map) has the most advantageous individual matchups on the slate for DWG and I will look to fit him as much as possible. ADC Ghost $7,800 (three kills, six assists per map) and SUP BeryL $5,600 (one kill, eight assists per map) have been virtually unstoppable all summer with their partnership and I look for that to continue in the morning. All members from DAMWON are viable in the A.M. as, like I stated above, any one of their players can takeover a game.
My Core 2 for DWG: Ghost (ADC $7,800), Nuguri (TOP $6,800)
JD Gaming come into tomorrow sitting at 2-1 with their only loss so far being an embarrassing one at the hands of DWG where they were done within the first five minutes. Just like the team above, JDG are a World Class team and a true contender for the title if firing on all cylinders and are my other pick to advance out of Group B. After their loss to DAMWON this squad looked like the JDG we all have grown accustomed to seeing with two very impressive victories over Rogue and PSG Talon. JG Gaming, while still focused on farming and earning objectives early, are a team that love to push the limit and will look for individual and team fights early and often averaging close to twenty kills per win. Like I said above this team is elite in all aspects and feature some of if not the top players in the world at their respective positions and should end the day at 2-1 or with a sneaky 3-0 record if on their game against DWG. JNG Kanavi $6,800 (four kills, seven assists per map) and MID Yagao $7,400 (four kills, six assists per map) have been their driving force so far this tournament and I look for that to continue. While those two would be my first options from JDG tomorrow everyone is viable in three and four man stacks as TOP Zoom $6,400 (three kills, six assists per map), ADC Loken $7,600 (four kills, six assists per map), and SUP LvMao $5,400 (one kill, ten assists per map) all have just as much upside as the DAMWON players at those positions and should come in lesser owned as well.
My Core 2 for JDG: Yagao (MID $7,400), Kanavi (JNG $6,800)
PSG Talon were one of the main surprises in Play-ins defeating more well known teams to advance to the group stages but have fallen flat since starting groups with an 0-3 record. Tomorrow I do not see it going much better for this squad as the other three members in this group are far superior. PSG are one of the slower paced teams in the group averaging close to fourteen kills in wins and about the same in losses focusing on farming and objectives early to hopefully build up their players for team fights. The only problem with this is two of the three teams in Group B come out fast and can end the game against the slower PSG squad before they even have a chance to get into it. While this team has proven to never give up I expect the talent gap between them and the others to be too great with PSG ending the day at 0-3, possibly 1-2 if they can beat Rogue in a battle of slower paced teams. Since being re-inserted into the starting lineup during groups JNG River $6,200 (three kills, seven assists per map) and MID Tank $6,600 (four kills, five assists per map) have been non-existent but these two are the main damage points for PSG Talon and both will need to get back into form to even sniff a chance at a win tomorrow.
My Core 2 for PSG: Tank (MID $6,600), River (JNG $6,200)
Rogue begin the day sitting at 1-2 in Group B with their only win coming against a weaker PSG squad. While able to show some dominance in the summer they had hopes of performing well on the World stage. That was basically shut down before the tournament even started once they were put into a group with two of the top three title contenders to win the whole thing. Rogue are a very team oriented squad playing a more controlled objective based style. This team is extremely good at dragging out games till the later stages of matches allowing their players to build up full strength and win through late team fights. With that being said, JDG and DWG love to fight and for them to have any chance at defeating one or both of them they will have to adapt quickly to the aggressive nature of those teams. While I do not see that being the case in the morning they should be able to pull out a victory against PSG and if they can somehow upset one of the other two teams we might be in for a very interesting slate. I do not plan on three or four man stacking this team but they are the underdog with a better chance at surprising us tomorrow and they do have some very capable one offs in MID Larssen $7,000 (four kills, four assists per map), ADC Hans sama $7,200 (three kills, five assists per map), and JNG Inspired $6,400 (two kills, six assists per map).
My Core 2 for RGE: MID Larssen (MID $7,000), Inspired (JNG $6,400)
Top Stacks- 1A: DAMWON Gaming, 1B: JD Gaming, 3: Rogue, 4: PSG Talon
TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Ghost (ADC $11,700), Yagao (MID $11,100), Nuguri (TOP $10,200), Kanavi (JNG $10,200), Canyon (JNG $10,500), Zoom (TOP $9,600), Larssen (MID $10,500)