Moose breaks down DraftKings League of Legends NA LCS – March 22, 2020, 03:00 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: -1000 vs. CLG)
Cloud9 is the heavy expensive chalk, and that is a team that we like to target. They are experimenting online, having clinched playoffs, so this is strictly a good DK stack filler that is good to mix with a team that is a dog or close to a dog. Focus on Zven; it looks like they really want to give him carry champs, even AP champs sometimes.
Team SoloMid (Odds: -315 vs. Immortals)
TSM started up where they left off against Golden Guardians and are looking to carry this into this matchup with Immortals. Immortals honestly look like they’re throwing the split and are really lacking any sort of firepower or interest. Look for Broken Blade to destroy Soaz in the top lane, who is probably their weakest link.
Flyquest (Odds: -160 vs. 100 Thieves)
For some reason, DraftKings and oddsmakers don’t believe in Flyquest this week with new top lane player Solo. In yesterday’s matchup against Immortals, they handed Solo the Sett pick and it carried him. I expect them to do the same against 100 Thieves because 100T’s best player is their top lane. Assuming the 100 Thieves bot lane and jungle players remain absolutely complacent, this is my favorite play on the slate.
Golden Guardians (Odds: +220 vs. Team Liquid)
Golden Guardians aren’t a good team; that is for sure. But, it is possible Team Liquid is worse right now. Evil Geniuses made Liquid look completely useless yesterday, and I am guessing 22 hours isn’t enough time for the guys in the Liquid camp to figure this one out.
If Jensen, Impact and Doublelift keep sleeping through this year, Golden Guardians should be able to use rookie Closer and veteran Goldenglue to make this a challenge. Just the strong bold pick of the day.
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 GPPs regularly and those who fall off.
Jizuke (Evil Geniuses) $7,200 MID
As the split draws its way into playoffs, Jizuke continues to show what he can do on one-trick champions that the coach picks for him. It appears Bang takes a back seat in these games and lets new NA player Jizuke have as much leeway as he wants in the pick-ban draft before the game. This is why we see Jizuke playing strong/easy AP champs. I don’t know if EG will beat DIG, but if they do, Jizuke is their key.
Solo (Flyquest) $5,800 TOP
Three hours into yesterday’s slate, Flyquest announced Solo would be coming in for Viper, as they experimented with his top lane skills. The kid proceeded to destroy Immortals and is now going to be faced with a proper challenge against Ssumday in the top lane. I don’t think they sit him with such a big win yesterday, and he is priced $200 lower than “starter” Viper. Solo isn’t necessarily a great top lane player or anything, but I know Flyquest is going to look to give him the champ he wants against Ssumday, who is most likely going to use Aatrox for the 1400th time.
Johnsun (Dignitas) $6,800 ADC
The rookie Johnsun started out the split being carried by his teammates who had veteran experience on Dignitas, but he looks good and crisp. His performance against Liquid yesterday spoke miles about Liquid but also showed us Johnsun is capable of actually using his keyboard properly. I don’t know if Dignitas will beat Evil Geniuses, but at $6,800, the DIG stacks need to include this rookie because he is going to be a big part of their game plan. What I also like about him is he doesn’t necessarily play crazy overpowered AD carry champs, instead letting Froggen get the pick he wants. That shows confidence.
Akaadian (Dignitas) $5,800 JNG
I featured Akaadian here yesterday at $6,600 against CLG, and he made Wiggily look flat out stupid. Svenskeren, the Evil Geniuses jungler, is probably their weakest piece and is a completely washed player. Akaadian is hungry as hell, and he clearly wants to win games and force fights, which is why I am leaning DIG in that matchup. But it’s all up to other players on the rift. Regardless of what happens on the Dignitas side, Akaadian is going to be a part of it.
Biofrost (Team SoloMid) $6,000
I want to give a pick for each position, so I am adding Support as another position I make sure I cover. Biofrost is facing a Hakuho/Apollo matchup that has been around forever, so he is going to start off slow with Kobbe in the lane. But, when the team fights start, Biofrost is just going to eat up the assists due to Immortals playing with their monitors turned off over the last three weeks. TSM stacks are expensive, but Biofrost can give you a little pricing break.