The DreamHack Open moves on with another round of place-deciding games on Friday. Five games constitute the main slate. Here is a look at the players to consider across the schedule for your DraftKings roster.
ZywOo ($13,200 CP)
ZywOo hasn’t skipped a beat this year. Negative kill/death ratio performances have been so rare from him. That impressive run has continued into this DreamHack Open tournament. Against the former No. 1 team, ZywOo led Vitality to a comfortable win with 40 kills and 25 deaths. Leading both teams in kill/death ratio is slowly becoming a characteristic too hard to ignore on slates involving Vitality.
Others to consider: NiKo ($11,700)
High-priced FLEX Options
He kept G2 in the hunt for a short period against FaZe, but NiKo ($7,800) was too strong. Still, it was important for huNter- to keep up his offensive momentum. He did that with 53 kills on Thursday, leading his team in offensive output. GODSENT won’t be easy to beat, but there is a tremendous potential for upside in his selection, especially with his new-found form.
He had 33 kills and 34 deaths in a 2-0 loss to Vitality. The manner of that defeat will hurt the pride of BIG. Still, syrsoN has been the team’s most potent offensive weapon, particularly in long-range situations. He will be eager to bounce back in typically spirited fashion against an opponent that could be caught off-guard in several maps. He has been averaging a terrific 64.6 DKFP per game.
It was always only going to be a matter of time before NiKo found his best form. G2 was the unfortunate recipient of his wrath as he plundered 80 kills with just 48 deaths in their game on Thursday. He did this with a stunning damage per round of 119.2. Probably behind only S1mple, NiKo is one of the world’s best CS:GO players. That should be compelling enough to draft him at an unexpectedly low price.
Others to consider: Brollan ($7,800)
Value FLEX Options
When device finds long-range form, he can be unstoppable, particularly if he has the AWP. That was certainly the case in Astralis’ previous game against Fnatic. He led both teams in kills with 56, kill/death ration (+11) and ADR (82.5). As was the case with many teams previously, Fnatic had no answers to his AWP prowess. There was also a round in the third map where device had an AWP quad (four kills in a single round).
In the last few months, XANTARES has lost some of his form. That’s the norm in professional CS:GO considering how close the circuit is. However, from the evidence at his peak, XANTARES doesn’t take long to heat up and rack up kills. At $7.2K, with an advantageous matchup, he should be a high-value selection at a reasonable price.
Others to consider: cadiaN ($7,400)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.