CS:GO top targets

Below, we break down some potential considerations for your six-member DraftKings roster on Thursday’s CS:GO DreamHack (DH) slate. The action locks at 8:00 a.m. ET.

Set your lineups here: CS:GO $50K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (DH)


Device ($15,300)
This category might be getting a bit stale. Device would be my Captain for the third day running, but I can only pick the best player I think would perform on the day. Device has more than performed over the last few days, stretching back to the closing stages of RtR. His streak of +10 K-D games extended as he put up 37 kills and 23 deaths in Astralis’ previous game against North.

Others to consider: Aizy ($13,200)

High-priced flex options

Aizy ($7,400)
Aizy was missing in action on Wednesday. North needed him desperately if they were to have any chance against Astralis. He finished with 16 kills and 37 deaths, the worst K-D among both teams. Still, he is one of their best players, both offensively and defensively. It will pay off to stay loyal to Aizy, particularly considering North faces a much-easier opponent in Heroic on Thursday.

Elige ($9,000)
Liquid will be livid with themselves after their performance against Chaos. Elige will be distraught as well. It seemed like Liquid was making progress again but losses against lower-ranked teams like Chaos on the big stage have a dire impact on ranking points. Elige had 39 kills and 49 deaths in that loss. He will be the first person to admit he needs to pick himself up and deliver, particularly with a tough upcoming game against Furia.

Niko (9,600)
Important disclaimer: this is not Faze’s Niko. Heroic’s Niko has been decent in output, leading his team in kills over the last few months. In terms of matchups, Niko has something of an advantage considering all the other four teams in action on Thursday are in the top 10. He had 73 kills and 69 deaths in the game against G2.

Others to consider: Naf (8,400), Kscerato ($8,200).

Value flex options

Stavn ($6,600)
Stavn was in tearaway form against G2 on Wednesday. He went off with 77 kills and just 58 deaths, with a game-leading K-D of +19, an ADR of 84 and a KAST of 76.6%, also the highest in the matchup. He won’t even come close to those numbers against North but there is no reason he can’t provide value for his affordable price of $6,600.

Hunter ($6,800)
It’s quite interesting to see how Hunter’s price has dropped so dramatically. He clearly hasn’t been at his best but he hasn’t been too bad either. He had 70 kills against Heroic in a thrilling 2-1 win with solid ADR (83.4) and KAST (70.2%) metrics. He has an even lower price because they go up against No. 1 Astralis again for the second time in the space of four days.

Others to consider: Yuurih ($7,400), KennyS ($7,200).

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.