World No. 1 Astralis will look to continue their terrific winning streak while Furia and MIBR kick off their DreamHack Masters campaign. Here is a primer of some players to consider for your roster from DraftKings’ main CS:GO slate on Wednesday.
Set your lineups here: CS:GO $60K Quickscope [$15K to 1st] (DH)
Device carried his impressive form from the ESL Road to Rio tournament into the DreamHack Masters. He continued his streak of +10 K-D games with 48 kills and 34 deaths along with a game-leading ADR of 80.8. Considering the unstoppable rhythm Astralis is in currently, I wouldn’t be experimenting with removing Device as my Captain, at least for this slate.
Others to consider: KennyS ($11,400)
High-priced flex options
One of the major reasons for Furia entering the top 10 in the CS:GO rankings is down to Kscerato’s consistency. Here are some quite staggering numbers to showcase his recent form. Over the past three months, Kscerato has a kill rate of 0.76 per round and a death rate of 0.56 per round along with an ADR of close to 80. That consistency on both ends, including the art of surviving rounds to reduce deaths, is quite a laudable achievement.
With some decent performances in the past few games, Magisk has fallen off the radar a touch. He hasn’t quite been at his best for a while, which is not unusual in CS:GO. However, this is an opportunity to draft a player that is highly skilled when the eyeballs aren’t on him, thereby giving you a differentiating factor. Against Heroic, Magisk had 44 kills and 43 deaths.
Yuurih hasn’t quite challenged Kscerato for the team’s best player this year, but he hasn’t been pale in comparison either. In fact, he has quite comparable statistics. He even has more kills than Kscerato, with 0.77 per round in the same three-month comparison period. He has been a steady force.
Others to consider: Aizy ($8,400).
Value flex options
KennyS returned to the top of the K-D list after a while. That will please him and G2 immeasurably after a sustained run of sub-par displays. He had 57 kills and 43 deaths, with a game-leading K-D of +14, despite G2 losing to North in their tournament opener. In any case, KennyS at a price of just $7,600 is a steal.
While MIBR does have others with more kills, Fallen has been MIBR’s most prolific all-around player. He has maintained a low death rate of 0.60 per round while also racking up 0.72 kills per round. I would say it’s unfair to say MIBR comes into the game against Furia as overwhelming underdogs. They certainly have a high chance of winning, but will need to be well led by Fallen for that to happen.
Others to consider: Hunter- ($7,800), Kngv ($5,400).
Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.
Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.