League of Legends – World Championship – 9/27 – 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 5th and concluding with the Championship game on Halloween.
Best of 1
Game 1: LGD Gaming (LGD) – V3 Esports (V3)
We get our day started with LGD Gaming from the LPL taking on V3 Esports hailing from the LJL and if you were to ask me two days ago I would of laughed at you if you even thought about playing V3 from the LJL. LGD Gaming came into play-ins as a virtual lock to advance to group stages but after two days of competition they sit at 0-2 and are fighting for their Worlds lives. V3 Esports are the champions from the LJL and sit at 1-1 currently after dominating their opening match and then immediately proceeded to get ran through in their second. On paper no team from the LPL should lose to a team from the LJL and even though LGD Gaming have let most of us down tremendously so far I have to believe that tomorrow they get back on track and keep their hopes alive to go forward. With that being said this LGD team has not looked good and I don’t blame anyone for hedging and thinking V3 pull this one out as they are a very capable team. When it comes to LGD Gaming I am a broken record, JNG Peanut $7,200 (three kills, seven assists per map) is the man for this squad and they will only win if they can get him going early. He is extremely good at controlling his individual lane and if he is able to secure first blood then LGD will not look back. In order for JNG Peanut to do his thing the other members of this squad will need to step up and play like we all have seen before. TOP LangX $6,600 (two kills, six assists per map) and MID xiye $7,600 (four kills, six assists per map) have been major letdowns so far but are both world class LoL players and tomorrow possess the best individual matchups in this game. V3 Esports come in as the underdog but if you have only watched the last two days you would be thinking otherwise. V3 opened this morning with a very convincing victory coming out fast and dominated from start to finish showing us all what type of game they want to play win or lose seeing as they gave up thirty kills in a losing effort in their second match. Just like LGD, V3 live and die through their JNG and tomorrow should pose an incredible individual matchup for us to see. JNG Bugi $7,200 (four kills, seven assists per map), just like his counterpart, is dominant to say the least in his lane and loves to get out in front early allowing the other members of his team to focus elsewhere. Whoever wins the Jungle will win tomorrow. ADC Archer $7,200 (four kills, seven assists per map) and MID Ace $7,000 (three kills, seven assists per map) are both talented players but face difficult assignments in the morning but if they manage their sides of the map V3 has a legit shot for the upset as their aggressive early game as well as always looking for fights could throw a wrench into what LGD wants to do by dragging the game out until their players reach their max levels for team fights.
My Core 2 for LGD: Kramer (ADC $7,800), Peanut (JNG $7,200)
My Core 2 for V3: Archer (ADC $7,200), Bugi (JNG $6,000)
Game 2: Unicorns of Love (UOL) – Rainbow7 (R7)
Game two features two virtual unknowns to us before the tournament. Unicorns of Love from the LCL have dominated their respective league the past two seasons and haven’t lost all summer. Their opponent Rainbow7 are somewhat of a shocker to be at the World Championships after finishing in the middle of the pack in the LLA regular season only to run the gauntlet in the playoffs to be crowned champions. If there is one thing we can take away from that is this team will not give up and tomorrow they will need that mentality big time. UOL have lane advantages up and down the lineups tomorrow and just like V3 in the first game will look to come out firing enforcing their will on teams early and not letting up. MID Nomanz $7,400 (six kills, six assists per map) has been a man on a mission so far this tournament as him and his running mate JNG AHaHaCik $6,800 (four kills, eight assists per map) lead this team by eliminating the Top side of the map against opponents. While those two are my favorite plays from UOL everyone on this team is viable on this slate. Rainbow7 started out slow in play-ins but ended up finishing day two with the biggest upset so far defeating LGD in surprising fashion. Keeping with the theme of the day, JNG Josedeodo $6,200 (three kills, five assists per map) runs the show for this team and if he can somehow handle his counterpart R7 has a chance. While handling the Jungle will be a key part in an R7 victory they will need a huge team effort from the likes of MID Aloned $6,800 (three kills, four assists per map) and ADC Leza $7,000 (three kills, four assists per map). Rainbow7 play a very controlled style collecting gold and completing their individual objectives before focusing on team fights in the later stages of the match. The only way R7 wins tomorrow is if they can hold off UOL’s aggressive early game and is able to force a drawn out match when all their players reach max levels.
My Core 2 for UOL: Nomanz (MID $7,400), AHaHaCik (JNG $6,800)
My Core 2 for R7: Leza (ADC $7,000), Josedeodo (JNG $6,200)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Kramer (ADC $11,700), Nomanz (MID $11,100), Peanut (JNG $10,800), AHaHaCiK (JNG $10,200), Archer (ADC $10,800), Leza (ADC $10,500)
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