DraftKings & Fanduel LoL Esports DFS Rundown (Worlds) – October 13, 2021
Hanwha Life Esports (HLE) v.s. Royal Never Give Up (RNG) (7:00 AM EST) (-208 RNG)
The breakout team from play-ins in HLE now faces off with the potentially breakout team in RNG during this main event. RNG have defeated top teams in their past two matches and HLE has lost to one of them as well. HLE has had one of the worst middle lanes so far this tournament with a -32.9. rate. This gives and opening for Cryin of RNG to perform well. In addition, the 9.8 cspm (average monsters/minions killed per minute) for GALA of RNG should make the objective slightly easier for RNG as well but that’s if the slaying continues to go well for RNG.
LNG Esports (LNG) v.s. MAD Lions (MAD) (8:00 AM EST) (-128 LNG)
Both teams will be trying to maintain their winning streak here as LNG look to go back to their dominant ways similar to play-ins. Fortunately for LNG, objectively they have the edge with a 50% first tower rate compared to MAD’s at the moment. Therefore, if LNG is able to maintain their slaying edge (team overall K/D of 1.78 versus MAD’s 1.11) there is a good chance they continue their winning streak. Iwandy being the most efficient slayer with a 12 KDA as the support main for LNG is a big advantage for his team too because no one on MAD anywhere close slaying to that caliber especially not the person mainly assisting their teammates. Even though MAD has the advantage in the middle lane at the moment that alone shouldn’t help their overall slaying/objective play so there wouldn’t be surprise if they end up losing here.
FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) v.s. Rogue (RGE) (9:00 AM EST) (-325 FPX)
With both teams entering this match defeating and losing to the same opponent to start this tournament things should get interesting. Lwx’s gap of the 10.2 average monster/minions kill rate per minute for FPX should cause the objective to be easier for them but slaying has been a flaw (0.48 team overall K/D compared to RGE’s 1.09. RGE has also matched FPX’s first to three tower rates at 50% and exceeded FPX in first tower rate (50% to 0%) so FPX may be in some trouble here. RGE having two players with above 500 damage to champions per minute compared to FPX could also give them just enough to prevail in this matchup as well.
Fnatic (FNC) v.s. PSG Talon (PSG) (10:00 AM EST) (-145 PSG)
FNC have not been the dominant team they’re known to be so far this event as they’re winless and facing a PSG team finally getting back to their winning ways. Both Unified and Maple currently have 8+ average monster/minon kills per minute while no one for PSG has a player in that range which could give FNC the opening they need to succeed in the objective. The objective advantage would be needed desparately for FNC since they haven’t been able to have their ways with champion kills as of late. Maple more than likely will take advantage of this as the third highest kill-participator for PSG at the moment. However, if FNC is able to continue starting off their match strong due to their early game rating edge of 30.8 to PSG’s 9.6 and maintain that momentum FNC just might be able to recover from their losses despite being at a disadvantage slaying wise.
GEN.G (GEN) v.s. Team Liquid (TL) (11:00 AM EST) (-185 GEN)
Slaying champions have not been the best for either team here but GEN has the slight edge with a team overall K/D of 0.82 to TL’s 0.71. On the other hand, objective may end up being even more crucial for either team’s success in this match due to their slaying flaws and GEN is currently more efficient in that regard with a higher first tower rate and dragon rate 100%/64% compared to TL’s 50%/43%. Rascal also has the highest CSPM out of both teams at 9 (average monsters/minions killed per minute) which should lead to him initiating the fight for the objective first and with teammates in Bdd and Ruler being not too far behind in CSPM (8.25 average) to counter TL’s highest at 8.3). Therefore, GEN should have enough firepower to help them achieve victory but this match can potentially be really close.
Cloud 9 (C9) v.s. DWG KIA (DWG) (12:00 PM EST) (-450 DWG)
C9 have not been at their best after dominating play-ins (except for one team) and now face the defending champions who have yet to be beaten so far this event. Although Perkz has the highest CSPM of both teams currently at 10.2, his role to maintain his mid-lane will be crucial because that has been C9’s biggest flaw up to this point. Unfortunately for C9, Showmaker has been the strongest player so far this event with a 25 KDA and it happens to be mainly in the middle-lane. Therefore, improving that lane for C9 will become even more difficult. DWG also has the edge objectively and three players not too far behind Perks in CSPM (Ghost being the closest at 9.8 CSPM) so this match may end up being a dominant win in favor of DWG.
Detonation FocusMe (DFM) v.s. EDward Gaming (12:00 PM EST) (-638 EDG)
DFM have become one of the worst teams this event which is quite the turnaround after committing many upsets during the play-ins and now face what should be their toughest matchup against the most efficient team in slaying in EDG (3.50 team overall KD). The jungle lane has been one of DFM’s biggest flaws up this point with a 37.5% rate while it has been EDG’s strongest at 62.6% (highest in this tournament). Therefore, Jiejie should thrive as the jungle main for EDG and make fulfilling the objective for his team easier. Having two players with 20+ KDA’s in Scout and Flandre will also make EDG really difficult to defeat in battles so DFM may have a slim chancing of recovering from their losses in this match.
100 Thieves (100T) v.s. T1 Esports (T1) (2:00 PM EST) (-280 T1)
Both these teams enter this match at 1-1 records with 100T looking to continue their win streak but may have difficulty doing so against a more efficient team in slaying in T1 (1.44 team overall K/D compared to 100T’s 0.96 K/D). Also, both teams have not been the best in the middle lane but T1 has been slightly worse (-12.2 to 100T’s -9.2). However, T1 has the stronger middle-laner in Faker in kills (3.3 KDA) compared to 100T’s Abbedagge which should allow T1 to attempt defending that lane to an extent. At the end of the day this match should come down to who initiates the objective first and T1 has a player in Gumayusi with one of the highest CSPM’s (11) in this event which should make achieving that goal slightly easier for T1. The early game rating advantage for T1 (62.2 versus 59.2 of 100T) should give T1 a chance to get things rolling early and just might be enough for them to win as a result.
|High||ShowMaker (11.7k / 48.045) (15.3k / 48.045)||Flandre (7k / 22.05) (8.2k / 22.05)||JieJie (7.6k / 26.77) (8.9k / 26.77)||Scout (8k / 31.06) (9.2k / 31.06)||Gala (8.2k / 27.14) (10k / 27.14)||BeryL (6.2k / 20.42) (7.4k / 20.42)||DWG Kia (6k / 19.47) ( / 19.47)|
|Rascal (6.4k / 19.18) (7.9k / 19.18)||WEI (7k / 22.69) (8.3k / 22.69)||ShowMaker (7.8k / 32.03) (10.2k / 32.03)||Ghost (8k / 29.34) (8.3k / 29.34)||Keria (5.8k / 18.52) (7.3k / 18.52)||EDward Gaming (6k / 18.46) (8k / 18.46)|
|Maple (7.4k / 23.95) (9.1k / 23.95)||T1 (5.8k / 16.58) (7.8k / 16.58)|
|Royal Never Give Up (5.6k / 16.09) (7.8k / 16.09)|
|Gen.G (5.4k / 15.94) (7.7k / 15.94)|
|Medium||Rascal (9.6k / 28.770) (11.85k / 28.770)||Bwipo (6.2k / 18.61) (8.6k / 18.61)||Gumayushi (7.4k / 24.33) (8.9k / 24.33)||lwandy (5k / 15.77) (7.1k / 15.77)||LNG Esports (5k / 13.70) (7.6k / 13.70)|
|Fnatic (4.6k / 13.20) (7.3k / 13.20)|
|Low||lwandy (7.5k / 23.655) (10.65k / 23.655)||Larssen (6k / 24.06) (8.7k / 24.06)||Rogue (4k / 10.21) (7.5k / 10.21)|