League of Legends – LPL – 1/9 – Breakdown – LoL DFS
Who’s ready for some League of Legends, Playmakers! Robbie Catterton a.k.a. TeamCATT here, ready to provide all of you the information necessary to compete consistently in the unpredictable, crazy and awesome world that we call eSports!
For all of our new playmakers wondering who is this guy trying to get me interested in the world of eSports, I am known as TeamCATT here at Daily Play Action. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA playing and following all sports growing up and was lucky enough to compete in both Football and Baseball at the Division I Collegiate level. I have been involved in DFS since 2017 and have been full go in this life we call Daily Fantasy Sports ever since. Just like many of you, I had never played eSports in DFS before the major sports leagues stopped back in March, but dove in immediately after we lost our favorite pastimes and have risen all the way to currently being ranked in the Top 25 Nationally in eSports in less then 2 months of playing, to go along with a Top 250 National ranking in all sports.
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WE’RE BACK! The League of Legends spring splits are upon us and we get started with the cream of the crop and the LPL.
Week 1 (Best of 3)
Game 1: Suning (SN) – Top Esports (TES)
What a way to start the LPL spring season with two of the top projected teams to win the league going at it. Opening the day for us is a rematch of the World’s semifinals between Top Esports and Suning and we are in for a banger. Both squads look to stay on top of their games heading into this one with Suning riding the high of reaching the World Championship finals and TES trying to defend their Summer LPL championship. SN and TES are fielding almost identical rosters that we have become accustomed to with the only new faces to either starting lineup tomorrow coming in at the SUP position. Suning lost their dominate SUP SwordArt to free agency and have called upon SUP ON $4,600 from their academy squad to pair up with world class ADC huanfeng $7,000. TES on the other hand kept their SUP from the summer on their roster but have inserted the young phenom, SUP Zhuo $5,400, into their starting lineup tomorrow and after watching how quickly he meshed with ADC JackeyLove $7,800 in the recent preseason tournament (Demacia Cup) I am extremely excited to see what this tandem will do in the morning. Both SN and TES are similar in the playing styles where in the early game the Jungle is key and tomorrow that is where I see this game being won. JNG SofM $6,200 was the star of Worlds for SN with the meta favoring his game style and is fresh off his MVP award at the LPL All Star event earlier this month and will look to build up his farming and gold to be able to snowball anyone he comes across in the later stages. JNG Karsa $6,800 from TES is widely considered one of the top JNG’s in the World as well and tomorrow he will need be step for step with his lane opponent to get his squad the win. While these teams match up well on paper, TES is the more talented team overall position by position and have two of the top ADC and MID’s on the planet in the previously mentioned ADC JackeyLove $7,800 and MID Knight $7,600 and add in the synergy already on display with their new SUP compared to their opponent breaking in a new SUP with an ADC he has not played with before and tomorrow Top Esports will come out as winners to open the LPL season getting revenge from their Worlds defeat.
My Core 2 for SN: huanfeng (ADC $7,000), SofM (JNG $6,200)
My Core 2 for TES: Knight (MID $7,600), Karsa (JNG $6,800)
Game 2: EDward Gaming (EDG) – Oh My God (OMG)
Our second game of the day features two teams with completely revamped rosters. EDward Gaming and Oh My God come into the spring split looking to make drastic improvements from the summer. Both finished the summer in the bottom half of the LPL and will look to improve this split. EDG has had the talent to compete with the top teams but have not been able to stay consistent and with their new additions anything less then playoffs will be a disappointment while OMG have changed their roster in the hopes of digging out of the bottom of the LPL. New to EDward Gaming this split is TOP Flandre $6,200 coming from LNG and ADC Viper $7,400 from HLE. Both are elite players at their respective positions but have been stuck on teams that couldn’t fully show off their individual talents in the past and adding them to an already talented roster that includes MID Scout $7,400 and SUP Meiko $5,400 will make this squad one to watch out for this summer. OMG have been no strangers to free agency as well having picked up MID Wuming $6,800 from the extremely aggressive RW, TOP New $6,000 from RNG, and wonderkid JNG AKi $6,000 from TES’s academy. Just like our first game of the day this one has the makings to be a banger but with this one its due to the many unknowns. EDG is a team that likes to play a more controlled game early on building up their levels for a more aggressive late game while OMG tend to play fast from start to finish and will either win or lose a game in the first fifteen minutes of a map (in the past that is). Both squads have not had time to truly compete with their new rosters but if looking at talent alone this game should side with EDG, my only concern is how quickly they mesh with each other. For that reason and that reason alone this will be the matchup I will look to take some chances with OMG to pull the upset but if only running one or a couple lineups look to EDG for the win.
My Core 2 for EDG: Viper (ADC $7,400), Flandre (TOP $6,200)
My Core 2 for OMG: Wuming (MID $6,800), AKi (JNG $6,000)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Knight (MID $11,400), Scout (MID $11,100), JackeyLove (ADC $11,700), Wuming (MID $10,200), huanfeng (ADC $10,500) Karsa (JNG $10,200), SofM (JNG $9,300)
GPP/UPSET: TES/OMG, SN/EDG