DraftKings CS:GO Esports DFS Rundown (PGL Major Antwerp) – May 16, 2022
FaZe Clan (FAZE) vs. Copenhagen Flames (CPHF) (6:00 AM EST)
The win-rates of both these teams to start the slate (FAZE- 77.3%, CPHF- 70%) are fairly high but FAZE have solidified themselves as the #1 team ranking wise as of late. CPHF have defeated FAZE the last time these teams met but it was with FAZE’s previous lineup so things may change this time around. CPHF may have a player that’s been underperforming as of late in HooXi potentially make it more difficult to repeat though and can potentially get a double-digit negative kill-death differential game as shown from last game where he got close. This ended up hindering FAZE’s performance with one of their players doing so last series. Roej of CPHF also coming off a double-digit negative kill-death differential game may hurt them as well especially when he averaged the most damage (128+) per round in the last faceoff. Fortunately, for FAZE their slaying has gotten better since then and has teammates to complement him more especially ropz who has been the most consistent rifleman on the team with a 1.36 K/D as of late. Also, the worst performing player in karrigan now averages the most damage per round so there’s a a good chance for FAZE to get revenge here.
Team Vitality (VIT) vs. Berlin International Gaming (BIG) (6:00 AM EST)
Both teams have had some inconsistency as of late but the rankings are fairly close with VIT entering at 11th in the world and BIG at 15th. VIT is usually known for being anchored heavily by their main sniper ZywOo but after getting a lot more help from their teammates in their last game (two 90+ average damage per round games) by Magisk/apEX can make them a problem for opponents when performing that way. These teams haven’t faced off since last year and both teams had different lineups, but ZywOo having a +26 kill-death differential game and being the most efficient slayer for VIT should boost their chances of dominating this matchup. ZywOo has also been more accurate with his shot (35.4% headshot rate) along with being more efficient than the opposing sniper syrsoN which may result in BIG struggling in gunfights. Since BIG had a problem mainly with ZywOo in the past matchup it’ll be difficult to see VIT losing here especially with the teammates of ZywOo showing they can takeover in game as well in addition to him being the most reliable slayer.
FURIA Esports (FURIA) vs. Ninjas In Pyjamas (NIP) (9:00 AM EST)
FURIA will look to extend their two-game winning streak here as they face a NIP squad coming off a one -game loss. FURIA dominated NIP the last time these teams faced off 13-2 but the rosters were different for both teams with the only player from NIP having a positive kill-death differential in REZ being his team’s most efficient slayer at the moment (81.6 K/D). The matchup should be a little more even now with both teams having two players averaging 80+ damage per round (REZ/Brollan of NIP, yuurih, KSCERATO of FURIA). The top damage dealer from the previous series in KSCERATO is currently the second most relied on rifleman for FURIA though which could result in him performing just as well if not better compared to last time. Also, with yuurih improving and leading the way for FURIA with a 1.39 KD and second highest assist rate at 0.17 it should give FURIA some edge. This may end up being one of the closer matchups that may go to the wire that can go either way.
OUTSIDERS (OUT) vs. G2 Esports (G2) (9:00 AM EST)
Both teams enter this match looking to rebound from a one-game losing streak and are both within the top ten ranking wise with G2 at 6th and OUT at 10th. This is also a potential game where the better sniper may help their team’s chances of succeeding more due to them being the most or second most consistent players on their teams (Jame of OUT, m0NESY of G2). The damage dealt per round as of late is extremely close for the snipers but m0NESY is dealing slightly more at 69.1 versus Jame’s 62.5. In addition, m0NESY has assisted his teammates more with a 0.09 rate per round compared to Jame’s 0.07. Although, this duel can go back and forth the player that is complemented by it most should help their team prevail. NiKo has potential to be that player for G2, despite coming off a double-digit negative kill-death differential game but still dealing the most damage for his team (86.9 per round). Also, with G2 having two players slay in that caliber should make battles a little tougher for OUT to win. All in all, this is another potential match to go the distance but may favor G2 slightly more.
Heroic (HERO) vs. Team ENCE (ENCE) (12:30 PM EST)
To conclude the slate, both of these teams will look to extend their one-game winning streak and both have win-rates on the higher end (ENCE- 70%, HERO– 76.2%). ENCE prevailed in the previous matchup with HERO in a 2-1 series victory and ENCE prevented HERO from getting double digit rounds twice so that should be acknowledged since ENCE continued to improve since then to a currently higher rank than HERO. The fact that the top slayer for ENCE last time (Maden) is a player that is currently the second least efficient rifleman on ENCE could be a problem for HERO if he performs close to how he did last time. An unlikely performance from one of the two highest damage dealers in TeSeS occurred last time for HERO with him having a double-digit negative kill-death differential which may not happen again as well. On the other hand, Spinx has been on fire as of late for ENCE and leads both teams with an 85.8 damage rate per round. This gives ENCE a chance to possibly repeat especially if Maden performs well again. Overall, this is another tough series to call but ENCE has potential to keep their streak alive.
|High||ZywOo (14.4k / 7.500)||ZywOo (9.6k / 5.00)|
|NiKo (13.8k / 7.500)||NiKo (9.2k / 5.00)|
|ropz (9k / 5.00)|
|Twistzz (8.4k / 5.00)|
|huNter- (8.2k / 5.00)|
|Medium||yuurih (7.8k / 5.00)|
|Spinx (7.6k / 5.00)|
|stavn (6.8k / 5.00)|