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2020 League of Legends Fantasy Tips: Thursday 16th April
Welcome back to Thursday's League of Legends preview for DraftKings where league action continues in Korea and China.
Today’s feature contest is the LOL $300K Insomnia Special ($100,000 to 1st) on DraftKings and a $25,000 Elder Dragon for $4 entry with $2,500 to 1st place.
Today is a 5 game slate that combines the LCK (South Korea League) and the LPL (China League) with 3 matches in the LPL and 2 in the LCK. These matches are the best of 3 games.
Here is today’s bookies odds with action getting underway at 1700 AEST and the current odds from Beteasy as of 1000 AEDT
It is the final day of the Spring Split for the LCK and the playoffs have been settled. Gen.G wrapped up the top spot yesterday with the win against KT and qualified for the final. Hence today’s games are not significant for the standings and only Dragon X is the only team in playoff action.
EDward Gaming beat Oh My God 2-0 in convincing fashion yesterday and with this victory, EDG joined eStar, FunPlus Phoenix, Invictus Gaming and JD Gaming in the LPL Spring playoffs. They also allowed Top Esports to get a spot in the playoffs as well by pushing OMG down in the standings.
Bilibili Gaming (6-9) are the big favourites of the day facing winless Victory Five (0-14) and should keep their slender playoff hopes alive. They do need a lot of results to go their way but a big shutout against V5 is all they can do today.
The match of the day however is the eStar (11-4) and TOP Esports (9-5) contest at the end of the slate. It has been a rough week and a half for TES with the team being shut out by Bilibili and losing 2-1 to Team WE but bounced back strongly with the easy shutout over V5. What makes this a great matchup is the amount of high Kill totals predicted by Vegas. Currently 31 Kills (Maps 1 & 2) for eStar and 28 for TES (Maps 1 & 2) for a line total of 59. Compared with the DRX/APK which is currently set at 42, it is clear that this matchup is a priority for lineups.
If you are looking for Starting Lineups for the LPL you can follow @kenzi131 on Twitter who will post LPL lineups in advance and if available the 1st matchup for LCK.
With thanks to rotogrinders.com here is today’s overall slate breakdown with the teams overall performance for the Spring season. As mentioned, the ES/TES matchup along with the 3 big favourites are the standouts today. The stats for Hanwha and Griffin look pretty gross so we can safely fade these two teams. FPX look to be a great spot with LGD giving up 14.6 deaths per game and FPX having a high K:D ratio of 1.4
The upsets however still continue across both leagues but it will be hard to make a case for the three heavy underdogs (APK, V5, LGD).
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Featured Team - Bilibili Gaming
Note - TOP 369 has a KDA of 3.4 and a DM% of 24.1
A matchup which can go the distance, TES can and should be able to match ES in terms of kill participation and objectives. Priced as a bigger underdog than they should be, I will be looking to have MID Knight and JNG Karsa (especially in the CPT spot) in teams. The prices for ES are tough to reach at so my exposure in this match will lie with TES.
Key Targets on the Slate
TOP - 369 $6,200
TOP - GimGoon $6,400
JNG - Tian $6,800
JNG - Pyosik $6,400
MID - Cryin $8,400
MID - Doinb $8,000
ADC - Lwx $8,200
ADC - Deft $7,600
SUP - Crisp $6,000
SUP - Keria $5,800
Good luck with all your entries today, make sure you get involved over at DraftKings. If you want to watch the matches live, you will find all the streams over at Fantasyesports.gg
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