Draftkings VALORANT Esports DFS Rundown (Champions) – December 06, 2021
ACEND (ACE) v.s. Team EnVy (NV) (9:00 AM EST)
ACE get a chance to claim first seed here after receiving extra rounds in their previous match loss and have a slight gap in win-rate edge (86%) compared to NV’s 67%. Of the two most efficient slayers for ACE (starxo/cNed) cNed was the only one with a positive kill-death differential and more than likely may be the one to contribute positively again in this matchup. However, NV’s strongest slayer in yay has been performing well and has maintained his kill-death ratio on the higher end (1.44) which could give ACE some problems in this matchup. With an average damage rate per round advantage of 347 compared to cNed’s 327.8, yay may continue to be the dominant duelist NV needs in order to secure the first seed. Therefore, since ACE lost their match (before being given the extra rounds post-match) when their top slayers didn’t perform as well, they may end up struggling again here.
Vivo Keyd (VK) v.s. X10 Esports (X10) (12:00 PM EST)
VK was forced to surrender rounds in their previous match after abusing an exploit in the game so now they have to settle for a fight for second seed. From the surface X10 who happens to be their opponent also has a higher win-rate at the moment of 77% compared to their 66%. However, slaying has not been as efficient for X10 to start this tournament outside of Patiphan but he is just barely over a 1 K/D as his team’s duelist (Jett mainly). This should give the opposing duelist in heat of VK an opening to take advantage of as VK’s main duelist (Jett). Heat is coming off a strong +14 kill-death differential that was unfortunately for nothing due to his teammate abusing an exploit, but he has a strong first-blood success rate of 61% compared to Patiphan’s 48%. This should allow heat to get the momentum going early for VK and possibly cause just enough havoc for VK to get an easier victory this time.
Sentinels (SEN) (3:00 PM EST) v.s. KRU Esports (KRU) (3:00 PM EST)
SEN were given a tough loss in their last match that went down to the wire with arguably one of the other best teams in the tournament but now get a chance to redeem themselves against KRU. KRU currently has a lower win-rate of 77% compared to SEN’s 82% but they can possibly give SEN some competition after they defeated a previous team that gave SEN some competition. However, KRU’s most efficient slayer in their previous win in Keznit will have an average damage per round and first-blood success rate (304.8/47% versus 339.1/57%) disadvantage to SEN’s strongest slayer in TenZ who will be coming off a neutral kill-death differential game. This will place SEN in a good spot to rebound from their previous loss after losing the last map by only three rounds. SicK may also look to prove critics wrong again after a +9 kill-death differential game and openly stating on social media that people have no reason to discredit his agent versatility.
|High||heat (14.1k / 7.500)||cNed (9.6k / 5.00)|
|yay (12.3k / 7.500)||heat (9.4k / 5.00)|
|Tenz (9.2k / 5.00)|
|SicK (9k / 5.00)|
|yay (8.2k / 5.00)|
|Medium||crashies (7.8k / 5.00)|
|zeek (7.2k / 5.00)|