DraftKings CoD Core Plays and Cheat Sheet (CDL) – June 10, 2021
TOR Ultra v.s. LA Guerrillas (Thur 3:00 PM EST) (-450 TOR)
TOR as of late are beginning to pick up some momentum right on time before the next Major coming up. In addition, they get a matchup with a LAG squad that has struggled this stage and are still winless. To make matters worse LAG was also swept by this TOR squad 0-3 the last time they faced off. Hardpoint has been one of TOR’s best gametypes to start this stage so far (3-1 record) while LAG has yet to win a hardpoint map in any series they played so that’s where the first advantage is for TOR. Bance has been the one to lead his TOR squad in the killing department so far with a 1.19 K/D so he’ll be expected to continue leading his team in the best way possible although there’s a balance amongst the rest of his teammates as far as contributing goes. CleanX is in second with 25.5% of the TOR squad’s kills behind Bance but is currently under a 1 K/D at the moment in the hardpoint gametype which he’s more than capable to improve and when done will make TOR dominate teams even more again. As for LAG the slaying has not been great but they do get in more engagements on hardpoint than TOR (166.2 versus TOR’s 165.5), therefore if they’re able to win more of their gunfights it’d definitely help them increase their chances of winning. Assault has been the player for LAG to have the most percentage of kills at the moment (27.2) as he anchors on the map with his assault rifle and also was second leading last time these teams met in K/D with his assault rifle duo Cheen. Cheen also averages the most hill time to start this stage on his team (69.1) which will be key especially since he had the highest average hill time for LAG in the last matchup. However, TOR is the better team, but if LAG takes advantage of their high engagements then maybe they’ll have a shot at winning.
OpTic Chicago v.s. SEA Surge (Thur 4:30 PM EST) (-453 OGC)
This may end up being one of the more one-sided matches on the slate in favor of OGC and also the third rematch between these teams and OGC won all the faceoffs. SEA is also winless so far to start the stage and are at the bottom of the standings and realistically have no chance of making the playoffs so it’ll be interesting to see if they try anything out of the ordinary going forward. On the other hand, the records for hardpoint between these two teams this stage is fairly close with OGC having a 3-1 record and SEA having a 3-2 record. Therefore, SEA has a chance to shift momentum early if they can take the first hardpoint map which starts off the series. Unfortunately, search and destroy is SEA’s worst gametype at the moment (0-4 record) while its OGC’s second best gametype (2-1 record). Scump has been the most efficient player for OGC with a 1.80 K/D so far this stage and neither of the submachine guns of SEA have been slaying that well in this gametype, but Gunless (the flex player for SEA) is the only player above a 1 K/D so he’d have to maintain/improve that in order to help counter Scump. FormaL also happens to be the next player with a K/D above 1 in search and destroy for OGC which bodes well for them due to the fact Octane is still the most efficient player for SEA but his slaying has slightly declined as of late which puts more pressure on his teammates to help even more.
NY Subliners v.s. LON Royal Ravens (Fri 3:00 PM EST) (-413 NYS)
NYSL are coming off of a nail-biting win in which they were down in the series but came back to win. They also seem to clutch when under pressure which will only help them down the road. LON on the other hand have been struggling as of late and are also one of the few winless teams to start this stage so far. However, now is a time where LON can redeem themselves after defeating NYSL in their last matchup. Only downside is that it was with a different LON roster at the time (two of the players being different from the players now). The main assault rifle players (PaulEhx/Seany) contributed a good amount especially in slaying with 1.24/1.11 K/D’s in the last matchup and more than likely will be anchoring again for their team and will probably try to take some habits that worked for them last time then replicate them this time around to turn this stage around for them. Unfortunately, search and destroy has been bad to start for LON and their only winless gametype at the moment which NYSL can take advantage of with that being their second best gametype. Asim has been destroying teams in this gametype with a current 1.52 K/D and leading his team in the percentage of kills (31.5%) alongside Clayster with 26.9%. More than likely this match will come down to how well the assault rifle players perform especially for LON since that’s been the backbone for the team, but it’ll definitely be tough when NYSL has been battling through a series of unfortunate events and still pulling out wins.
LA Thieves v.s. MIN ROKKR (Fri 4:30 PM EST) (-120 LAT)
To end the slate this may end up being the most controversial match with all the news that unfolded yesterday surround Huke and the state of the league. LAT will also be entering this match leading up to the major with the return of Slasher/Huke which should give the team a boost in more experience especially for LAN which is what the next major will be played on. There was promise with the previous roster to start the stage but they are currently on a two-game losing streak. On the other hand, MIN seem to be finding their groove as they try to pile on their current two-game winning streak. These teams have also not played each other since the first stage with LAT having a different roster at the time and MIN not having their submachine gun standout Standy. Standy also happens to be the most relied slayer for MIN at the moment with a 1.20 K/D. Kenny has been the most consistent player for LAT but with a kill-death ratio slightly above 1 which will definitely need to improve again but the fact that he’s been able to consistently lead this team throughout the roster changes shows how well he can perform under pressure. However, it will be interesting to see how well the team gels with Slasher again who supposedly was pushing his teammates when he started previously to the point they seemed discouraged and having less fun. However, I do think that with Huke coming out and explaining how important respect was amongst teammates Slasher may end up changing his habits if they were true which would only be a plus for LAT to try and repeat their win against MIN.
|High||Standy (15k / 7.500)||Standy (10k / 5.00)||Toronto Ultra (4k / 5.00)|
|Cammy (14.4k / 7.500)||MackMelts (9.8k / 5.00)||New York Subliners (3.8k / 5.00)|
|Asim (12.9k / 7.500)||Cammy (9.6k / 5.00)||Optic Gaming Chicago (3.6k / 5.00)|
|Kenny (12.6k / 7.500)||Clayster (9.2k / 5.00)|
|PaulEhx (12k / 7.500)|
|Bance (11.7k / 7.500)|
|Assault (11.7k / 7.500)|
|Medium||Scump (11.4k / 7.500)||Asim (8.6k / 5.00)||Los Angeles Thieves (3.2k / 5.00)|
|Kenny (8.4k / 5.00)|
|Cleanx (8.2k / 5.00)|
|Octane (8.2k / 5.00)|
|FormaL (8k / 5.00)|
|PaulEhx (8k / 5.00)|
|Assault (7.8k / 5.00)|
|Bance (7.8k / 5.00)|
|Scump (7.6k / 5.00)|
|Low||MajorManiak (7.4k / 5.00)|
|Seany (7k / 5.00)|
|Cheen (6.2k / 5.00)|