The LCS continues with another four-game slate on Saturday. We break down the games and picks to consider from DraftKings’ LCS slate below.
Zven has stepped up for Cloud9 in the last few weeks. It has not been an easy road for the best team in the LCS, losing to Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves and Liquid. That can often happen in a long split in a competitive league. Zven has averaged 4.07 kills, 1.14 deaths and 5.14 assists, giving him a KDA of 8.06. He even has a creep score of 272.
Others to consider: Nisqy ($12,000)
Solo doesn’t have a great K/D ratio. He has 2.0 kills and 2.71 deaths, which isn’t too good. Still, FlyQuest is a horses-for-courses selection because of an advantageous matchup. Solo even has over six assists per game. He will just have to stay alive in team fights for a lot longer to ensure his death rate isn’t a liability to his team.
Others to consider: Ssumday ($6,000)
Broxah has been a real asset for Liquid this season. His flanking game has been quite sensational, as he’s moved in and out of team fights so seamlessly. His disengagement game is as good as when he moves in for the attack. He has just 1.36 deaths per game. Even though his kill rate is just 1.43, these are still pretty good all-round metrics.
Others to consider: Blaber ($7,400)
PowerOfEvil has been one of the best mid laners in the LCS this split. He has averaged 3.86 kills per game along with 1.93 deaths. That’s a K/D ratio of exactly 2-to-1. Any player with that level of output will provide some serious value to their team. That’s what he has done for FlyQuest this season consistently.
Others to consider: Nisqy ($8,000)
Tactical is useful for two reasons. One, his price isn’t as high as other bot laners on this slate. Two, he has some fantastic numbers for Liquid right through this split. He has just 1.29 deaths, which his most impressive metric of analysis. He even has a KDA of 6.44, the mark highest for Liquid - one of the best teams this season.
Others to consider: Johnsun ($7,400)
If you have the budget as a result of some inexpensive picks in other categories, Vulcan is the best choice for support player. He has averaged 1.0 kill and 1.0 death, but he has also added 9.64 assists per game.
Immortals has outright struggled this season. A split record of three wins and seven losses is testament to that. That’s also why their price is so low despite a near equal matchup against Dignitas. I see them as a value-for-money choice with a price as low as $4,800.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.