Moose breaks down DraftKings League of Legends NA LCS – March 21, 2020, 05:00 PM EST
Teams to Target
When playing a DraftKings League of Legends tournament, it is important to team stack and focus on narrowing down the teams that will provide the best chance of winning. Total score is determined by kills, assists and overall player performance in each LoL game that happens on the rift, but the goal is always to aim and stack winning teams for the easiest chance at taking down cash games and GPP tournaments. We take a closer look at what teams might be able to provide us an edge:
Cloud 9 (Odds: -500 vs. 100 Thieves)
The hard chalk of the slate, Cloud9 are the wrecking ball machine in the NA League of Legends. You can safely feature any player on Cloud9 and expect them to produce good results. The only player who may be worth straying away from due to value is Blaber, who is heavily overpriced on this slate. Cloud9 is facing a very meager and poorly structured 100 Thieves team that shouldn’t pose much of a chance.
Team SoloMid (Odds: -335 vs. Golden Guardians)
TSM is not as much of a sure thing as Cloud9, but they have picked it up over the last few weeks and are looking great. Before the postponement of LCS, Team SoloMid took no days off when it came to practice to make sure they secured a top 4 spot before the end of the split. Facing a Golden Guardians team that takes absolutely no risks and instead relies on a very boring macro game, there is not a huge chance that TSM let this one slip out of their hands.
Evil Geniuses (Odds: +125 vs. Team Liquid)
Evil Geniuses aren’t that great of a team, but they possess a lot of firepower from carries Jizuke and Bang. This is more of a play against Team Liquid, who have struggled hard to stay relevant. Look for EG as a solid upset team to focus on when filling cash and GPP spots.
Counter Logic Gaming (Odds: EVEN vs. Dignitas)
Dignitas have fallen off hard, and it’s time for someone to remind them that after the LCS postponement. DIG started the split red hot but have since managed to lose very winnable games against worse teams. CLG isn’t necessarily a good team, but they’re hungry and are more than underpriced on this slate.
Players to Target
Player knowledge is just as important as team knowledge. Knowing where a player can shine in a line is what separates the people who cash GPP’s regularly and those who fall off.
Nisqy (Cloud9) $7,600 MID
Nisqy is the mid-lane carry for Cloud9’s juggernaut lineup, but he is no worse than Zven, who is priced $600 more due to his average performance. Zven is a tad bit overrated at this level in the game and Nisqy allows for some movement on the slate that is jam-packed with heavy team favorites.
Ruin (Counter Logic Gaming) $6,000 TOP
If CLG plan to show up in this game against a very beatable Dignitas, they’re going to do it through Ruin, a top import that is more than capable of holding his own while also being great in team fights. His matchup against Huni in the top lane is one that is very exploitable and easy to focus on. CLG stacks should definitely give Ruin a look, as this is a great spot for him to go off.
Bang (Evil Geniuses) $6,600 ADC
Bang is extremely underpriced on this slate for how good of an AD carry he really can be. His mechanics are second to none and he is more than capable of making things difficult for Doublelift, who is our token struggling veteran of the split. Bang is probably the play of the day and a great fit in EG-favorites stacks.
Santorin (Flyquest) $7,000 and Akaadian (Dignitas) $6,600 JNG
The jungle is a tough place to be this split, but Santorin and Akaadian are hungry for different reasons. Santorin’s jungle matches against Immortals’ Xmithie pose absolutely no threat, and Akaadian is back in the LCS after being a backup for more than three months. If you’re using Dignitas as a value team-stack, make sure to include Akaadian in there over Huni.