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LCK + LEC + LCS Slate Breakdown – League of Legends DFS | September 5

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Jeremy Schritt breaks down the 7/16/20 LoL DFS slate, including his favorite League of Legends plays and stacks for LPL and LCK DFS.

The battle for the best LCK in summer concludes tonight, and we get potentially important Worlds seeding in the LEC and LCS. We’re lucky to get three times the fun, and I’m breaking down this hyper competitive LoL DFS slate.

LCK Series

Damwon Gaming (DWG) vs. DRX (DRX)

LEC Series

G2 Esports (G2) vs. Rogue (RGE)

LCS Series

Team Solomid (TSM) vs. Team Liquid (TL)

Series Notes

DAMWON GAMING

This should be an interesting slate, as every team remaining is, at worst, above average. Our LCK finals deliver DWG taking on DRX in what hopefully ends up a banger of a series. DWG needs to win this to avoid the dreaded LCK gauntlet, and with how they’ve played this split, you have to think they’re the favorites. Nuguri has the best assignment here, as Doran is the most exploitable member of DRX, and Nuguri hasn’t had fewer than five kills in eight consecutive games.

DRX

DRX was the first team from the LCK to qualify for Worlds with their 3-2 series victory against GEN. They’ll at worst be a two seed, however the organization is still looking for their first LCK title, so they should be thoroughly motivated to perform. Chovy vs. Showmaker should be a smashing affair, and if Chovy performs as well as he did in the GEN series, DRX will be very live to win the series. Deft easily outclasses Ghost here, and if he and Keria are given strong bot lane picks, LoL DFS fans could be rewarded with excellent scores.


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G2 ESPORTS

In the end, G2 against FNC in the finals is entirely possible, and if G2 takes this series, fans will be treated to another excellent best-of-five for the LEC title. G2 is the more talented group here. However, they’ve been more prone to shaky play this split. I still favor this squad, as even with their hiccups they still won both games over RGE this split. Wunder and Perkz are my favorite options for G2, as it’s easy to see a world where Jankos finds one of them to kick start each game onto a series win for the squad.

ROGUE

RGE is a deceptively solid team. Watching them can feel like reading a textbook sometimes, but if you dig a little bit deeper, there are some wrinkles that aren’t immediately obvious. Larssen is fully capable of handling Perkz on his own, and if he’s able to outperform Caps, it should allow Hans Sama to find more space in team fights to clean up. The ADC is my favorite option from a RGE squad that should challenge G2, and that is one I’m interested to see at Worlds.

TEAM SOLOMID

Our final series of the slate sees which LCS team will advance directly to groups, and which team has to battle in the play-in stages of Worlds. TSM comes off an exciting reverse sweep of what was originally thought to be the strongest LCS team of all time in C9. They’ll need to carry their play from those final three games to challenge TL, but they’re capable of taking the victory here. Bjergsen and Jensen has a long history and will be providing a majority of the smack talk between fandoms. Bjergsen coming out on top would mean TSM likely wins, with him being an excellent LoL DFS option.

TEAM LIQUID

Throughout the regular season TL was the more consistently good team as evidenced by them winning the regular season. They dismantled a sneaky good GG squad in the playoffs before succumbing to FLY in a 2-3 series loss. Even though their second meeting was close, TL still beat TSM both times this split, and they should be favored to take this series to secure at least the two seed for the LCS. Tactical showed himself to the masses against FLY, and he’ll need to one up the player he took over in Doublelift for TL to comfortably take the series.

Favorite Plays

JNG – Jankos. I like G2 quite a bit even if RGE challenges them. Jankos honestly hasn’t been as good as he usually is this split, but I like him, especially if G2 takes it to RGE. It’s difficult to not love all of the favorites tonight, though, and hopefully that will make an expensive G2 less popular on DraftKings.

JNG – Broxah. This is a double dose of the JNG position as even if Broxah hasn’t shown up much recently, I still like his spot over the Rookie Spica. TL should gameplan around shutting down Spica, which would make their lives easier while possibly allowing good LoL DFS scores.

Favorite Contrarian Play

ADC – Deft. Deft could be the best player in this series. He needs to play very well for a disrespected DRX squad to come out on top, and with how motivated he is, he could bring DRX their first LCK title.


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I've been following and playing League of Legends for a decade now. Few things get my blood pumping more than a good ol' midnight LPL DFS sweat. I follow each of the four major regions of LoL in the LCK,LCS,LEC and LPL and each one has its own unique flair. Hopefully we can all learn a little bit about LoL DFS and best of luck in your contests! If you want additional fun stuff feel free to follow me @pickemgenius on twitter.

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