Captain Picks: Week 5

Originally published at: https://esportsone.com/blog/captain-picks-week-5-summer-2020/

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If you haven’t noticed yet, we are just the nicest people in the world. If you set a lineup each week, we officially love you. Not only are we helping tell you who to pick, but we also want to give you the next level analysis on how to get those perfect Champion picks for your Captain! That 50% bonus can be the difference between winning it all and applauding from the stands. So let’s break down what the best picks are by each position.

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. FLY PowerOfEvil: Orianna + Syndra

The Perfect Captain: Tied for the LCS lead in Kills, POE is in shape to take sole possession of the podium with a schedule that shapes up to be very bloody 2-0 (don’t worry, it isn’t POE’s blood).

2. C9 Zven: Ezreal + Aphelios

As the safest player in all of E1 Fantasy, you can lock Zven in for 2 20+ point games. As opponent teams turn their bans and attention to Blaber, Zven is able to cause more havok and rack up the points

3. TL Tactical: Ezreal + Aphelios

Here is a list of every Champion Bang has played this Split: Aphelios… That’s it. It may not be as clear cut as C9, but EG is favored to win both of their games this week. Add in the fact that we know Bang has one Champion on his mind; it makes for an easy Captain pick.

4. C9 Blaber: Lee Sin + Olaf

As mentioned above, teams are starting to target Blaber with bans, taking away Olaf. Olaf is such a powerful pick that it will be an autopick if it is left up, so you don’t want to miss out. No matter what though, Blaber is going to get his.

5. FLY Mash: Ezreal + Aphelios

A surprise inclusion into the top 5 here, Mash makes for a good captain because everybody knows he just wants to play Ezreal + Aphelios. P.S: if you are annoyed with seeing Ez/Aph all over for Bot Captains, you may not want to watch the LCS this weekend…

Deeper Dive - Captain Role Meta

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Top Lane

There is no reason to make your Top Laner your Captain. Their ceiling for scoring is lower than all positions other than Support, and their Champion pool is not clear enough, especially with the new introduction of Volibear. Yes, Ornn is predictable, but also one of the worst Champions for finding Kills in the Meta.

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Jungle

With Jungler Champions being so much clearer than Mid Champions, making your Top-tier Jungler has become a much stronger strategy. Only a few Junglers can score enough to make it worth making them your Captain (Blaber, Santorin, Jankos), but luckily their Champion pools have been very predictable.

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Mid Lane

Mid Laners are usually right behind Bot Laners for the go-to Captain position, but they have become too hard to predict. Try to avoid taking the risk here, but if you invested the majority of your money into your Mid Laner (Jiizuke, Nisqy, Caps, PowerOfEvil), it is worth the calculated risk.

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Bot Lane

Choosing Champions for your Bot laner is EZ(real). It has become clear that the ideal pairing, regardless of the player, is Ezreal and Aphelios. Yes, other Champs can sneak in (Kalista, Varus, Kaisa), but there are too many options there, and they all have the same small percentage so they end up canceling each other out.

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Support

Lol, nah.