League of Legends – World Championship – 9/29 – 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 5
Game 1: LGD Gaming (LGD) – Rainbow7 (R7)
Game One brings us a rematch of just a couple days ago when heavy underdog Rainbow7 upset the might LPL and LGD Gaming. Tomorrow has just a little bit more on the line as both LGD Gaming and Rainbow7 are playing for their Worlds lives in a Best of 5 elimination game. JNG Peanut $7,200 (three kills, seven assists per map) is the man for LGD Gaming 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. On paper LGD have lane advantages in every position even after the upset earlier this tournament, but the one that stands out the most is ADC Kramer $7,800 (four kills, six assists per map). Last time these two met, R7 took a page out of LGD’s playbook and beat them at their own game by focusing on objective’s early then building up enough strength to basically control any part of the map they wanted. Tomorrow I believe we will see the true LGD and while Kramer should handle the Bot side of the Map I believe it will be a true team effort after the shocking wake up call they have been given so far and MID xiye $7,600 (four kills, six assists per map) and TOP LangX $6,600 (two kills, six assists per map) will handle their individual lanes as well. While I do believe LGD are the better team and should win, R7 are no push over as we witnessed in their previous match and are definitely a live dog. MID Aloned $6,800 (five kills, six assists per map) and JNG Josedeodo $6,200 (four kills, fives assists per map) have been on a tear the past two games and for R7 to win they will need to keep it up. JNG Josedeodo has an extremely difficult lane matchup but did beat Peanut at his own game last time out. If ADC Leza $6,600 (three kills, six assists per map) and SUP Shadow $5,000 (one kill, nine assists per map) can stay on the same page in the morning and limit ADC Kramer, then Rainbow7 could very well live to fight another day.
My Core 2 for LGD: Kramer (ADC $7,800), Peanut (JNG $7,200)
My Core 2 for R7: Aloned (MID $6,800), Josedeodo (JNG $6,200)
Game 2: MAD Lions (MAD) – SuperMassive (SUP)
Just like in our first game our final game of the day is a best of five win or go home and we again on paper feature a favorite from a more well known league in MAD Lions taking on SuperMassive. While MAD come from the more respected LEC if you were new to League of Legends and just started paying attention in Worlds you might think otherwise as just like in the first matchup the underdog has already defeated the favorite here at worlds. MAD have been up and down so far to say the least and SuperMassive while faltering in their most recent matchups have looked very dominant at times. Just like with LGD in the first matchup I still believe in the chalk tomorrow as MAD Lions are the better and more talented team overall and I believe in a best of five situation will prove too strong in the end. MID Humanoid $7,200 (five kills, eight assists per map) has been the one bright spot so far during Worlds for MAD and I look for him to continue tomorrow pairing up nicely with JNG Shad0w $6,800 (four kills, nine assists per map) who has not lived up to his world class talent level so far but in my eyes will turn it around in a big way in the morning. MAD come out fast and like I have said before will bring the fight for good or bad and if ADC Carzzy $7,400 (four kills, nine assists per map) and his SUP Kaiser $5,600 (two kills, eleven assists per map) manage to not get caught out of position like in the first matchup then MAD should move on. ADC Zeitnot $7,000 (two kills, seven assists per map) and TOP Armut $6,200 (seven kills, five assists per map) have been unstoppable so far at Worlds and in the first meeting with MAD were SUP’s driving force to victory. Both were able to farm and obtain their objectives allowing them to snowball their matchups very convincingly. In order for SuperMassive to pull off the upset once again though, while I believe if running SUP stacks the two mentioned above are a must play, this team will need their MID and JNG duo to control their matchups as well. MID Bolulu $7,000 (two kills, eight assists per map) and JNG KaKAO $6,600 (two kills, eight assists per map) have been playing together for years and if they can manage MID Humanoid we could see a repeat of earlier in the tournament.
My Core 2 for MAD: Humanoid (MID $7,200), Shad0w (JNG $6,800)
My Core 2 for SUP: Zeitnot (ADC $7,000), Armut (TOP $6,200)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Kramer (ADC $11,700), Humanoid (MID $10.800), Peanut (JNG $10,800), Zeitnot (JNG $10,500), Shad0w (JNG $10,200), Aloned (MID $10,200)
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