JD Gaming and Invictus Gaming headline the teams in action from the LPL in Tuesday’s DraftKings slate, which gets underway at 5:00 a.m. ET. We’ve got some picks for you from each position for your roster below.
Set your lineups here: LOL $100K Shock Blast [$25K to 1st] (LPL)
Curious about when major leagues and events will return? Check out our DraftKings Sports Calendar for the latest updates.
JD Gaming will be a prime stacking target from this slate. They are up against a struggling Dominus Esports team. The first player to target is JD’s bot laner Loken. He has averaged 3.29 kills, 5 assists and has a creep score per minute of 9.18, comfortably leading the offensive production for his team. That is unlikely to change in this game.
Others to consider: Yagao ($11,400)
The other team to look at in this slate is Invictus Gaming. Despite relatively even odds, I’d expect Invictus to beat LGD Gaming on Tuesday. Offensively, TheShy has been decent, adding 2 kills to his 4.33 assists per game. However, he has a very high death rate of 4.11 per game. This is his opportunity to improve that.
Others to consider: Zoom ($6,400)
A jungler that can add plenty of kills or assists is a valuable asset to any League of Legends team because it’s more likely than not that the itemization metrics will also be high considering the role of a jungler. Ning has managed 2.89 kills and 6.22 assists per game, with a gold collection per minute of 338.
Others to consider: Kanavi ($7,000)
JD Gaming hasn’t quite been at their best to start this summer season, yet Yagao has some very reliable offensive metrics. He has 2.86 kills per map, second highest in JD Gaming. He even has 4.86 assists per game. He is averaging 57.3 DKFP per game. I’d expect him to surpass that tally.
Others to consider: Rookie ($7,400)
Puff has been in sensational form to start this split despite his team not having the best start to the season. He has been killed an average of just 1.33 times per game. To add to that, he has managed 3.44 kills and 4 assists, giving him a strong kill participation rate and an even stronger KDA of 5.58 with a CSPM of 9.73.
Others to consider: Kramer ($7,400)
Southwind hasn’t quite hit his numbers yet. Despite a price of $5,600, he is a strong stacking play from Invictus Gaming to create differential value to your roster. From a statistical perspective, he has added 7.89 assists per game, not too bad for a middling season.
Invictus Gaming ($5,200)
The difference between Invictus Gaming and JD Gaming ($5,800) is too high. JD Gaming should cruise through in their game, but are they worth that price? Invictus might be able to provide better value for their price considering the depth and experience of their roster.
Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.
Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.