The LEC enters its closing stages of the regular season of the summer split. Another week starts on Friday with a whole round of five fixtures. We take a look at some picks to consider from each position for DraftKings’ Friday LEC slate.
Perkz will be the first to admit he has had a sub-par summer split so far. He has 3.31 kills, 2.54 deaths and 4.38 assists. While the kill participation isn’t bad, his split KDA of 3.03 isn’t anywhere close to his usual self. He has regained some lost fluency in the last few weeks, which could aid his confidence in this week.
Others to consider: Caps ($12,000)
Finn’s numbers aren’t great but he has provided steady output. He has been reliable in the top lane, not requiring his colleagues to teleport in to save him in 1v2 situations. These are intangible factors, but still make a difference. He has 6.27 assists per map, his most impressive metric in this summer split to date.
Others to consider: Alphari ($6,400)
I’d be looking for inexpensive options in these categories to open up options for mid laner and ADC. Xerxe is surprisingly cheap at just $6,400. Part of the reason for that is because of Origen’s quite surprising lack of form in these last few weeks. Xerxe has been killed two timer per map on average, but he would want to improve on his kill participation.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($7,000)
G2 has been hot and cold right through this split. However, Caps has been predominantly hot despite occupying the middle lane for a stumbling team. He has the most kills for G2 with 4.53 per game. He has even been the team’s best player, from an all-round standpoint, with a KDA of 4.12 and a creep score per minute of 9.
Others to consider: Humanoid ($7,600)
If you have the budget for him, then Rekkles will be a fantastic inclusion to your roster. He had a terrific spring split. Although he hasn’t quite hit his stride in the summer, he is showing glimpses of that spring form. He has a KDA of 8.06 now with just over one death per map. His offensive metrics continue to remain strong too.
Others to consider: Carzzy ($7,800)
Hylissang has been too aggressive this season. That has often put his team in a disadvantageous position in team fights because when engagements are mismatched, the game is thrown open. He has 4.73 deaths per map, far too high. Here is a chance for him to improve his returns across the board.
I’m very surprised Misfits is such a big underdog in this fixture. It’s somewhat understandable considering the appalling split form. Still, this price is far too good for a team as good as Misfits. The team has lost too many important moments this season. Winning a few of those key plays could turn the outlook of the split around.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.