Originally published at: https://esportsone.com/blog/captain-picks-p4-summer-2020/
Important Playoff Updates:
- Lineups lock this SATURDAY @ 8 AM PT
- The winners of the Lower Bracket games move on for a second series in the Finals, this is called the Second Dinner schedule.
- 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
If you are a hardcore player and want to do a deeper dive, we provide the current ‘Captain Role Meta,’ which talks through each role’s viability for a Captain pick.
5 Best Captain Options
1. TL Tactical: Caitlyn & Ashe
The Perfect Captain: Obviously, nobody is going to let Tactical get his hands on Kalista again… The bonus of that is that it opens him up to playing Caitlyn. After his godlike performance came in a losing effort, he has all the motivation in the world to embarrass the person he replaced and lead TL to a Split Championship.
2. G2 Perkz: Senna & Ashe
We all know Perkz’s upside, but now that his Champion pool has become so predictable, he is a perfect Captain. If you would’ve had this combo on him last week, you would’ve gotten the bonus on all 5 of his games against FNC. Let’s hope for more of the same!
3. FNC Rekkles: Senna & Jhin
As daunting as it may seem for Rekkles to beat G2, let’s not forget that FNC just pulled it off last week. Rekkles ain’t scared of nobody, including Perkz. Senna & Jhin accounted for 4 of his 5 games against G2, so we can expect him to recreate the same draft to recreate the same win.
4. FLY WildTurtle: Ashe & Caitlyn
It is never a sexy move to put WildTurtle on this list, be he is just so safe and steady that it never backfires. You can just lock in a clean KDA for him every game, and if it is up to WildTurtle, it will come on Ashe or Caitlyn.
5. RGE Larssen: Azir & Syndra
Larssen is back!!! After going MIA for 2 weeks, he has returned to the ways that earned him the title of Highest Fantasy Scorer in LEC Summer Split. Jump back on the bandwagon before it fills up (again).
Deeper Dive – Captain Role Meta
Everybody loves a good counter-pick, well except the person it is coming against. It is spicy, but not something you want to use your Captain on.
Right as Lillia emerges, the best Lillia players get eliminated. Instead, we see Evelyn becoming a feared Jungler, right next to Hecarim. Those two are the most sought after for the carry oriented Junglers, otherwise we can always expect Graves, Lee Sin, and Volibear (LCS) to hang around.
Even though Orianna and Azir have re-emerged as the ideal Mids, there are still so many options that make the position too risky to use as your Captain. Embrace the unpredictability and just watch the points come in anyways.
This is where you want to put your Captain Crown!! By far the most predictable Champion pool and still brings you massive upside. Senna, Ashe, and Caitlyn are the 3 queens of ADC right now, but make sure your Captain doesn’t have a pocket pick Jhin or Kalista that they prefer.
For the last time in Summer… NO.