DraftKings is celebrating the start of the new week with a $100,000 contest for Monday’s Worlds action. With plenty at stake, we break down some of the players to consider for your roster from the six-game slate.
For the second day running, Perkz would be my Captain. He was in terrific form toward the second half of the summer split back in Europe. He started this event quite well too. On Sunday, he had seven kills and 10 assists with five deaths. That death rate could be lower, but it comes with the territory.
Others to consider: Caps ($12,000)
Impact didn’t do much on Sunday as Liquid limped to a loss. There will be a better performance on Monday against Suning. That should allow you to draft a few players from Liquid to make up your average salary remaining. One of those positions can be top laner with Impact. He had two kills and two deaths on Sunday.
Others to consider: Nuguri ($7,200)
My instinct on this slate is not to splurge on jungler. There are explosive teams and aggressive players available for other positions. Save for those categories. For jungler, Santorin isn’t a bad choice at all. He could find no fluency in the opener, as he was killed five times. However, I expect this will be a much better performance with a higher kill participation rate.
Others to consider: Karsa ($6,800)
This is an extremely hard decision between Knight and Caps ($8,000). There are many advantages for both players but Knight could even be a hedging play to ensure your roster has at least one player from one of the most aggressive teams at Worlds. Knight started this tournament well, with a combined KDA of 5/1/3.
Others to consider: Caps ($8,000)
Unsurprisingly, Damwon Gaming has dominated the early stages of Worlds so far. Ghost has played his part. In fact, he has the highest KDA at this event so far. With 4 kills, 7.5 assists and just 0.5 deaths per game, he has earned his KDA of 23! That will come down as this competition progresses but that shouldn’t impact his fantasy value much.
Others to consider: JackeyLove ($7,200)
LvMao hasn’t quite got into his stride yet but it’s still quite early. He has managed four kills and 11 assists in two games so far. While that isn’t terrific, it’s quite steady for a team that has split both those games. Against Rogue, LvMao has a slight matchup advantage too.
If you pick this roster exactly as specified, you will have $100 to spare and quite a balanced squad. While the $100 is redundant, that team balance will be vital. FlyQuest was beaten in the tournament opener. Unicorns of Love ($4,800) played several matches in the play-in, which could leave the team quite fatigued.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.