Draftkings VALORANT Esports DFS Rundown – September 13, 2021
Team EnVyUs (NV) v.s. KRU Esports (KRU) (9:00 AM EST) (-563 NV)
The number one LATAM team in KRU and number three NA team in NV face off to start the slate and are both coming off win-streaks, NV having the more dominant one. NV has proven in their last match even if their opponent’s top slayer is dominant, they’re able to still pull through, and yay was the most relied upon slayer for NV as expected and is still maintaining the highest K/D on his team of 1.34 as an entry-fragger. However, KRU may end up making it tougher for NV this time since they have at least two players with the capacity of slaying yay has in NagZet (1.51 K/D) and Keznit (1.39 K/D). Therefore, NV will need to perform even better because yay more than likely won’t be able to carry the load alone. Keznit may end up being the most dangerous player in this matchup as the duelist/entry-fragger (Raze as of late) for KRU with the highest average damage per round (171.4). Although, NV is projected to win this match by a decent margin (89% versus KRU’s 11%) there shouldn’t be surprise if this battle ends up being a lot closer.
Vision Strikers (VS) v.s. Acend (ACE) (12:00 PM EST) (-265 ACE)
VS have been wiping the competition as of late and are streaking heavily (11 game streak) and now face the 4th ranked European team in ACE. MaKo has been one of the most efficient players on his VS team as a controller (Astra/Viper mainly) with a 1.46 K/D, but what makes VS even scarier is the fact he usually isn’t the top in kills, but he complements his teammates well with his smoke abilities. Rb is often the main duelist for VS and has the highest early success rate on the team with 58% so more than likely he’ll be the first to initiate battles. As for ACE, the best person to counter Rb would be cNed who has the highest early success rate out of both teams at the moment (65%) and the most damage per round (163.3) which will make his contribution crucial in order for ACE to pull off the upset. In addition, zeek would be the next person on ACE capable of keeping up with cNed due to his 1.35 K/D and versatility among duelist agents. That being said ACE may have a chance to keep it close, but it depends on how well cNed performs and if he struggles the momentum may end up shifting heavily toward VS’s favor.
Team F4Q (F4Q) v.s. Sentinels (SEN) (3:00 PM EST) (-1438 SEN)
SEN were tested the most so far this tournament in their last matchup but still became victorious in the end and now face a potentially tougher matchup (#3 ranked Korean team in F4Q). SicK/ShahZam became key players in their previous match with +15/+11 kill-death differentials to complement the dominance of TenZ (+22 kill-death differential) which should shown F4Q that TenZ shouldn’t be their only worry. However, the early success advantage of TenZ (67%) will definitely continue to make him an annoyance as SEN’s main duelist/entry-fragger for other teams. The closest to that slaying ability would be Bunny of F4Q, but even then, it wouldn’t be that close (154.4 damage per round and 14% headshot rate versus TenZ’s 163.8 damage per round). Therefore, F4Q may potentially find themselves struggling in this matchup, especially since they just lost to the team that SEN just defeated yesterday a few days ago. The fact that they have a duelist on the team with a K/D way below 1 also won’t help them put up more of a fight so there should be no surprise if SEN ends up dominating in this match.
|High||cNed (15.3k / 7.500)||cNed (10.2k / 5.00)|
|Tenz (15k / 7.500)||Tenz (10k / 5.00)|
|SicK (9k / 5.00)|
|yay (8.6k / 5.00)|
|zeek (8.4k / 5.00)|
|Medium||Rb (6.6k / 5.00)|
|NagZ (6.4k / 5.00)|
|Low||keznit (6k / 7.500)||keznit (4k / 5.00)|