League of Legends – World Championship – 10/31 – Breakdown – LoL DFS
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 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.
Alright enough about me, let’s get onto the real reason were all here today; League of Legends DFS!
The time has come, the League of Legends World Championships are here!
*Since this is a one game slate we will see a Showdown format and on DraftKings you will have to use two players from each team. One player from each team in the two captain slots and one player each in the flex position.
World Championship (Best of 5)
Suning (SN) – DAMWON Gaming (DWG)
The day has arrived, The League of Legends World Championships have reached the Finals and we should be in for a great one. DAMWONG Gaming from the LCK were one of the favorites to be in this position from the get go while their opponents, Suning, have shocked everyone by reaching it to the championship game. DWG ran through the LCK summer split and have kept up the momentum all throughout World’s barely breaking a sweat the entire time. SN finished third in the LPL this summer but came into the tournament feeling very confident as the new meta created for World’s favored them greatly and it has shown by taking down both the LPL’s spring and summer champion to get to this point. The new meta at World’s puts a priority on farming in the Jungle and was made for a player like JNG SofM $9,900 (two kills, eight assists per map) as this fits his style greatly allowing him to build up an early lead on his opposition enabling him to roam and assist his other team members by picking on the weaker lanes in game. TOP bin $8,400 (three kills, five assists per map) has lit up the other TOP laners so far this tournament and while he faces a superior individual opponent he also faces an overly aggressive player who can at times be caught out of position and I look for this to be bin’s key to success. Just like in the semifinals, MID Angel $10,200 (four kills, six assists per map), will be facing off against one of the top two MID laner’s in the World but definitely has the ability to be a big part of an SN upset as he has been their most consistent performer this tournament. While the TOP side of the map has been SN’s focal point so far, I believe it will come down to the BOT side for them to take advantage of the slightly more favorable matchups. ADC huanfeng $10,600 (four kills, six assists per map) has been incredible at such a young age and could easily snowball this game at any point and his aggressive style paired with veteran SUP SwordArt $7,000 (one kill, nine assists per map) could end up being what they need. DAMWON Gaming have been the top team all World’s and are led by MID ShowMaker $11,000 (three kills, six assists per map) and JNG Canyon $9,600 (three kills, seven assists per map) who are both fully capable of taking over any game and tomorrow they will be the main reason DWG’s takes home the trophy. Just like SN, DWG’s play style favors the new meta very well and Canyon might be the only other JNG to be able take the jungle advantage away from SofM. If he is able to do so then the MID/JNG duo from DAMWON will put up crazy fantasy numbers. ADC Ghost $11,400 (three kills, six assists per map) faces a very talented individual opponent but one who is also extremely green to the world stage and having the experience plus possibly the best SUP at World’s in SUP BeryL $6,400 (one kill, eight assists per map) will help manage the BOT side of the map. For me, tomorrow the wildcard is TOP Nuguri $8,000 (three kills, five assists per map) as he has the individual ability to be the highest scorer on any given slate and also the ability to lose games before the really even begin. He is extremely aggressive and will pick fights at any time at any level whether he has the advantage or not and while he wins more times then not his getting caught out of position can force DWG to play from behind if their not careful. Overall this should be an extremely high powered game and should make for an incredible end to a very eventful World’s and I want to thank all of you for following along. Now lets get this money!
*TeamCATT’s Top Captains in order of preferred pairings: ShowMaker (MID $16,500), bin TOP ($12,600), Ghost (ADC $17,100), SofM (JNG $13,500), huanfeng (ADC $15,900), Canyon (JNG $14,400), Angel (MID $15,300), Nuguri (TOP $12,000)