Originally published at: Best Value Players Playoffs 2 Summer 2020| Esports One
Important Playoff Updates:
- Lineups lock this THURSDAY @ 1 PM PT
- LCS Teams in the upper bracket have the opportunity to play 2 series during this contest if they lose their first series. This is called the “Guardian Angel” Schedule (GA)
- To account for the Best of 5 Series’, we take the 3 highest game scores for each player for their fantasy scores on the week
See Playoff Rules & Scoring for all changes: Read Here
In order to win big in E1 Fantasy, you want to find VALUE! I’m not just talking about getting your money back, I’m talking about getting what you paid for AND some more. What is value? Well in a perfect world, the highest-priced player at a position would score the most points and so on down; they would all provide value based on their price. We don’t want to be average though, we want more. So we are looking for the players who will score much higher than their price suggests, returning extra value. In order to help you find these value players, we provided two options at each of the six lineup spots; one for LCS and one for LEC (because everything is better with a little NA vs EU rivalry in there).
Finn gets to match up against Bwipo in lane. That doesn’t sound special until you realize Bwipo has died 20 MORE TIMES than the next LEC Top laner. He is averaging almost 4 Deaths per game. This is Finn’s lane to win and should set him up to snowball to some big numbers in this series.
Remember that time when I told you about all the Deaths Bwipo has compared to the next LEC Top Laner? Yeah, that is still true, BUT, it comes as a result of Bwipo being erratic and inconsistent. The other side of the volatile coin-flip that is Bwipo, puts up major numbers. In the last 3 FNC wins, Bwipo has scored 29, 40 & 37 points. The downside and risk here is massive, but the price and the upside make it worth considering.
I mean, when you have your name changed to the God version, you have to appear in all lineups. Gilius averaged 6.3 Kills in the last 6 games of the fantasy split, surpassing 29 points in 5 of them. With SK Trick’s visa news giving a good reason to be distracted mentally, Gilius can keep this miracle run going for another week.
Everybody is obsessing over the Farming Simulator Graves game way too much. Yes, that was a pitiful showing, but Broxah ended the split on a 5 game stretch where he never scored less than 20 points, averaging 24.7 in that span. That is now 11 of his 18 games this season in which he surpassed 20. Factor in the GA schedule this week, and you should apologize to him and add him to your lineup.
No matter what stat you look at, Fakerdagge’s recent run is just amazing. His Kill totals in the last 3 games of the fantasy regular season: 8, 7 and 7 (and he had 12 Kills in the game that wasn’t scored!). He scored over 35 points in 4 of his last 6 games and is just the hottest player on the planet right now (even more so than GodGilius you could say).
We aren’t used to seeing Humanoid’s price drop below $300k, but we also aren’t used to seeing MAD drop 2 straight games to end a split. Even though the team is struggling, you can’t blame it on Humanoid. He had at least 4 Kills in the last 4 games of the fantasy regular season, never dropping below 15 points. That, paired with his KP never dropping below 73%, proves there are better days ahead.
People need to realize that PowerOfEvil AND WildTurtle can both have fantasy success! When you lead the entire LCS in Kills, there are plenty of points to go around. Often overshadowed by his teammates, WildTurtle has been on an incredible run since he re-entered the starting lineup. His Guardian Angel strategy allows him to take his shots at taking down C9 in bloody fashion while still being able to fall back on EG. Gotta love it.
The ADC of the #1 seeded LEC team only costs $280? Don’t ask questions, just put him in your lineup and stay quiet. But actually, Hans Sama has recovered well from his early-season lack of involvement to serve as another Kill source next to Larssen. Going in-lane with Rekkles is never easy, but beating Fnatic has been this year.
Supports and Teams are the two fantasy positions most affected by whether a team wins or loses. So when you are going for Support this week, 3 wins should be a requirement! TL is so good that they should get 3 wins in just their first series, but having the GA schedule on their side of makes sure they do. CoreJJ has topped 15 points in 4 of his last 5 games to finish off his (should be) MVP season.
Huhi is kind of a budget CoreJJ this week, which anybody should be happy to be referred to as. Huhi also has the GA schedule to guarantee him the 3 wins that are so important for Support, just without the upside of CoreJJ. Then again, we did see Huhi have 2 games of 24+ points in the last 5 games of the regular season, so there is hope!
S04 team is the lowest you can go to still pick a team that is favored to win (other than the G2/MAD coinflip). I just want 3 wins from my team and at this point in not even worrying about the quality of objectives in those wins. JUST GET ME DUBS!
If you don’t quite believe in the S04 miracle run continuing, G2 is as low as you can go to still find a team favored to win their series (even if they aren’t actually favored, I think they are). In the last week of the regular season, the G2 Team led all Teams in scoring and are out to do it again.