High-profile CS:GO is back after just a day with the start of the DreamHack Masters Spring tournament. Three mismatches make up DraftKings’ CS:GO slate on Tuesday. Here is a look at some targets and value buys for your squad.
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Device started the Road to Rio Europe tournament in sluggish fashion. By the end of the tournament, he was in unstoppable form. He extended his sensational streak of +20 K-D games with another prolific performance in the final of the competition against G2. He had 46 kills and 23 deaths, which is a K/D of 2, along with an average damage per round of 108.5. Watch out for Device moving forward as well.
Others to consider: Elige ($13,500)
High-priced flex options
It has been a while since Liquid last played. While some European teams have been juggling the No. 1 spot, Liquid dropped to No. 6. They will look at this tournament as a chance to boost their confidence and morale. They will be led by the offensive prowess of Elige again. He has been averaging 0.79 kills and just 0.66 deaths per round in the past three months with an ADR of 88.3.
If you look at the recently-concluded tournament, there are a few standout players. Nexa was arguably the most noteworthy. That was not just because of his sterling offensive numbers but also because he comfortably overshadowed classy players like Hunter and KennyS on a consistent basis. Maybe this is the time for G2 to rise with their new three-pronged attacking core.
Liquid start their game against Chaos as overwhelming favorites. There are 47 ranking spots between them after all. Therefore, it makes sense to look at stacking plays from Liquid. Behind Elige in this team, Naf plays a crucial role in terms of providing some offensive firepower. He should be in for the sweep and rounds unplayed bonus as well.
Others to consider: Magisk ($7,600).
Value flex options
KennyS’ stumble toward the end of the RtR competition let G2 down, particularly because it came at the wrong time. He is a far better player than his K-D of -11 (21 kills and 32 deaths) against Astralis suggests. He has stayed consistent with the AWP when he has picked the weapon up. All these reasons and his affordable price of $7,400 makes KennyS a strong value option.
Dupreeh had gone through quite a poor run of form leading up to RtR. Like Device, he had regained all that he lost by the end. He also had a +20 K-D game against G2, finishing with just 36 kills and 15 deaths. His price has consistently dropped, which presents another opportunity. Also, he is an easy stacking target considering he plays for the world’s No. 1 team.
Others to consider: Hunter- ($7,600), Xyp9x ($7,400).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.