Another week of the LCS concludes on Sunday with four more games, including the fancied Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses. Here are some potential selections for your roster for DraftKings’ LCS slate on Sunday.
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Against Cloud9 on Saturday, Doublelift just couldn’t do much. Constantly outmatched in 1v2 or 2v3 fights, TSM and Doublelift just crumbled under the unrelenting pressure of the best team in the LCS. Other than that, Doublelift has enjoyed quite a solid few games. He had averaged 5.38 kills per game prior to this week’s games.
Others to consider: Zven ($12,300)
Evil Geniuses lost another game in the LCS as the team was beaten by Golden Guardians on Saturday. Despite this loss of form, EG isn’t a bad team. Form and momentum isn’t far away. EG and Kumo might find that on Sunday against Counter Logic Gaming. Kumo has maintained a K/D of 1 (2.38 kills, 2.38 deaths per game). He would still like to improve on his overall KDA of 2.47.
Others to consider: Broken Blade ($6,600)
If you’re looking for a high-priced, high-reward option for jungler, Spica might be a good choice. Like Doublelift, he had no answers to Cloud9’s stunning engagement on Saturday. But he has been rather steady right through the split, adding 2.88 kills to his high assist rate of 7.38. Against the struggling Immortals, that might improve.
Others to consider: Broxah ($6,800)
Another stacking play from Team SoloMid. Also, this should open up some more Cloud9 possibilities for bot laner. Bjergsen has shown his League of Legends acumen on multiple occasions, sneaking into the enemy base with the inhibitors down to work on the nexus. He has a kill participation rate of well over 10 (4 kills and 6.38 assists), with a KDA of close to 6.
Others to consider: Nisqy ($8,000)
Not many players in the world can stop Zven at his best. That was also the case on Saturday as Cloud9 and Zven breezed past Team SoloMid with some well-timed fight wins. He had 4.13 kills per game prior to this week, displaying his fantastic prowess. Cloud9’s modus operandi revolves around stunning opponents in an aggressive style. Zven plays a big part in that.
Others to consider: Bang ($7,400)
If hedging is your style, then Smoothie might not be a bad pick for support. He has managed more than 7 assists per game in summer so far. He is also not too expensive at just $5,000. Any slate including Cloud9 will require a low-priced, value-for-money support player. Smoothie fits the bill on this slate.
Team SoloMid ($5,200)
Of all the teams with the highest probability of winning, Team SoloMid is the least expensive. The team is coming into this game after receiving a mauling by Cloud9. There are lessons to be taken from that loss. Immortals might find that out on Sunday.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.