As always, it’s a quick turnaround in the LEC, with Fnatic and Origen looking to make up ground on G2 Esports’ top spot. We delve into some potential fantasy picks from Saturday’s slate.
Set your lineups here: LOL $80K Titan’s Fury [$20K to 1st] (LEC)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting lineups have not been confirmed and all players listed below are expected to play.
G2 Esports will be highly pursued in this slate again with Excel Esports as their upcoming opponents. G2’s rise has been fuelled by their strong trio of Caps, Perkz and Jankos. Either of those players could easily make Captain in this slate. Caps has just been marginally better with a KDA of 6.17, fourth highest in the LEC.
Other to consider: Rekkles ($12,000)
Alphari has found sensational offensive success. His prowess becomes even more remarkable with his consistency. For a top laner to average 3.14 kills is incredible. For a top laner to rank inside the top 10 in KDA makes his form almost unfathomable. He has a KDA of 5.67, sixth in the split. You could almost imagine a mid laner having these numbers.
Other to consider: Wunder ($7,200)
Jankos is comfortably leading the rest of the junglers in the rest of the split. He is averaging 29.9 DKFP per game, the next highest is SelfMade (22 DKFP, $6,800). The majority of that success comes from an assists average of 7.71, which has directly impacted the rise of his KDA to 4.83.
Other to consider: Xerxe ($7,000).
Almost a lock-in as mid laner/Captain for the rest of the LEC. Perkz has 31.8 DKFP so far, one of only three players to register an average of over 30 DKFP. His KDA of 5.16 is built around his high kills rate (4.5 kills per game), which is a key performance indicator for an LoL mid laner. He is also averaging 7.29 assists, giving him one of the highest kill participation rates in the European Championship.
Like Alphari, Upset has also hidden away from the spotlight but is in terrific form in the Spring split. He has a KDA of 7.88, second highest in the LEC, behind the might of Rekkles. He performs his role well, accumulating an average of 3.86 kills per game, seventh in the LEC. He also has just 1.21 deaths, which directly impacts KDA in a big way.
Other to consider: Rekkles ($8,000).
At around this stage in your roster selection, you’re probably looking at smart investing. Kaiser could fit your requirements nicely. He has 0.93 kills, 2.07 deaths and 8.8 assists per game. His KDA isn’t as high because of that low kill rate but his kill participation is still quite strong on account of his primary role as a contributor. He averages 19.1 DKFP, second only to Mikyx in the support list.
Others to consider: Mikyx ($6,200)
TeamMad Lions ($4,800)
Mad Lions started their LEC campaign in sprightly form but fell away a touch as the season progressed. A week’s rest will leave them refreshed to start again. Mad Lions’ DKFP average of 18.2 is just 0.8 points behind first-placed G2 Esports. The difference in price is $1,200. So, Mad Lions provide immeasurable value for their price and quality too.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.