Originally published at: https://esportsone.com/blog/captain-picks-week-5-summer-2020/
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). Orianna and Syndra make up the last 5 games played by POE, a span in which he is averaging 32.2 points/game!
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
Doublelift who? Jk jk, but TL is definitely happy with their new ADC as he has scored 22+ fantasy points in every single win they have had (a total that should increase by 2 by the end of the weekend).
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
The scoring ceiling is too low to be worth crowning your captain.
With the introduction of Sett and Volibear to the Jungle, the position has become more difficult to predict. This week especially, it is only worth considering making Blaber or Santorin your Captain, preferably Blaber due to his more defined pool.
Orianna is still the best pick, as she has become a snap pick for so many. Twisted Fate has become very popular too, but is not played by everybody. Most Mids have predictable combos, but consistency across the board is not there.
Welp. A new patch came in and it is still just Aphelios vs Ezreal is Bot every single game (as Varus and Kalista are usually banned out). Since the position is staying this predictable, you should be taking advantage of it.
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