By: Robbie Catterton aka TeamCATT – June 28th, 2020
Who’s ready for some League of Legends, Playmakers! Robbie Catterton here, ready to provide all of you the information necessary to compete consistently in the unpredictable, crazy, awesome eSports 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 500 National ranking in all sports.
Alright enough about me, let’s get onto the real reason were all here today; League of Legends DFS!
Before I dive into the teams, let’s talk a little bit about lineup construction and lay out some ground rules first. The preferred way to attack these LoL slates is to stack players from winning teams, more specifically 4-3, 4-2-1, or 3-3-1 stacks. My preference is the 4-3 stacking method, as it is the optimal way to build over 80% of the time. When looking at specific players for your lineups the pairings you will want to try and fit together are ADC/SUP (the Supports main objective is to assist the other team members that get the Kills, mainly the ADC position) and the MID/JNG positions are also a great pairing option (while the JNG has other objectives, like farming to get points, it creates Kills as well, specifically for the MID position by assisting them in battles. Last but not least, one thing to ALWAYS keep in mind is when selecting a Captain option, target the ADC and MID positions as they generate the most fantasy points on a game by game basis as Kills are king and these two positions definitely wear the Crown. OK, now that we have that covered, let’s jump into tomorrow’s slate!
Game 1: EDward Gaming (EDG) – Dominus Esports (DMO)
Game one brings us our largest favorite of the slate in EDward Gaming. EDG come into tomorrows matchup at 2-3 on the summer season but while they do sport a losing record this team has shown some real promise and consist of some very talented players. While ADC Hope $7,600 is still out with a medical issue, his replacement ADC BBD $7,800 more then held his own against possibly the best team on the planet last game in TES, posting eight kills to go along with fourteen assists. I do not see a position tomorrow where an EDG player is at a disadvantage making all of their players in play. Dominus Esports finished the spring in the bottom third of the league and things have only gotten worse to start this summer split. DMO have played six games so far this season losing all six, including five of the six games via sweeps. DMO need to win extremely bad to try and build confidence but things do not get any easier for them tomorrow and at the end of the match I believe this team will still be searching or their first win of the season. That being said if running a hedge stack or need a one off on FanDuel I would start things off with their MID Twila $7,000 as he is their most consistent performer.
My Core 2 for EDG: Scout (MID $7,400), Aodi (TOP $6,600)
My Core 2 for DMO: Twila (MID $7,000), Xiaopeng (JNG $6,000)
Game 2: Victory Five (V5) – FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)
Our second and final game of the slate tomorrow should also bring us our most fantasy friendly game of the day as well. Just by looking at the team names competing in this one, any person that has followed League of Legends at all the past few seasons would just lock in FPX and call it a day. While I do believe FPX wins tomorrow, V5 have been the surprise of the summer so far starting off red hot at 5-1 after going winless in the spring. FunPlus are the defending world champions but while they have shown us that form here and there this split this team has yet to put together a dominant game from start to finish and have looked more vulnerable then not. With the current form of their opponent V5, FPX will need to get back on track quick and find their world class form in the morning and I believe that happens. From top to bottom this team has lane advantages and also sport two of the best LoL players in the world in MID Doinb $7,600 and ADC Lwx $7,400. Victory Five, like I said above, are the surprise if not shock of the summer so far but up until last game I think we all were still wondering if it was legit. After starting the season 4-1 they faced a very dominant RNG squad and proceeded to sweep them putting the entire LoL community on alert. While they have gotten great team play allowing for the promising start to the season this team has been led by two players, ADC SamD $7,000 and his running mate SUP Ppgod $5,200 and if V5 were to take this one these two will be huge parts of the success.
My Core 2 for V5: SamD (ADC $7,000), Ppgod (SUP $5,200)
My Core 2 for FPX: Doinb (MID $7,600), Khan (TOP $6,400)
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains: Doinb (MID $11,400), Scout (MID $11,100), SamD (ADC $10,500), Khan (TOP $9,600), BBD (ADC $11,700)
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