Originally published at: https://esportsone.com/blog/lcs-lock-in-week-3-captains-2021/
Okay so your lineup is set, now upon which head do you lay the Captain Crown? Pick 2 Champions for your Captain, and if they play either one, you get 50% bonus to the fantasy points in those games. There are different strategies to use when picking a Captain, but the end goal is always to get those extra points. Getting the Captain bonuses separates the chumps from the champs, so be ready to read the meta and use that crystal ball!
- Best Overall Captain: A threat to lead all players in scoring with a predictable Champion pool
- Risky Captain: High upside value, but more risk due to Champion variety
- Safe Captain: Sacrificing some upside to make sure that you get the Champion picks correct
Best Overall captain: TL Tactical: Kaisa & Samira
![Tactical Captain Lock In Week 3 2021|200x200](upload://8mC3ORtNlCwwU4IKS5QUpGBqyKM.png)
Team Liquid has won 5 games at the Lock In so far, and Tactical has at least 5 Kills in every single one of those games. Bot Laners are freaking out over Kaisa or Jhin/Aphelios, meanwhile Tactical has played Samira in 4 of the 6 total games. TL is out to remind everybody that they are the best roster in the LCS.
Risky Captain: 100 Closer: Olaf & Nidalee
![Closer Captain Lock In Week 3 2021|200x200](upload://v826Ei4rMCMCf7RLYzfF9jPG1HD.png)
There is no hotter player in the LCS than Closer. Add the fact that he his fashion is on point with all his new 100T swag, he is just the coolest dude in all of pro LoL. After a 2-0 series win where he led the team with 17 Kills, he will be looking to keep the hot streak going on his signature Champs against a limping C9.
safe Captain: 100 FBI: Kaisa & Aphelios
Back-to-back weeks as the Safe Captain of the week, even with the same Champion combo. This just says more about FBI as a player more than anything. Not crazy flashy, but just really damn consistent and safe. Kaisa & Aphelios account for 5 of his 6 matches at the Lock In.
Deeper Dive – Captain Role Meta
It is Renekton’s world and we are all just living in it. Gragas & Camille are making moves up, but still nothing on the croc.. This lane still isn’t Captain worthy, especially this week as none of the remaining tops are prone to inting.
As you can tell by the Risky Captain of the week, Jungler stock has been rising! There are too many other priority bans so Graves keeps getting through. Olaf, Nidalee, Lillia and Taliyah are also very popular and still bring great Kill potential themselves. Pantheon is never going to get through though. Closer may be the only Jungler worthy of the crown this week though.
Everybody loves Twisted Fate! The cardmaster may reduce the scoring upside of players somewhat with less Kill potential, but the Assist numbers are off the charts. Damonte has been putting on a show with the Champion, but it is tricky to figure out who to pair with TF. Lucian, Akali, Syndra and Orianna all make their own cases, but the variety may push you to Bot.
Kaisa Kaisa Kaisa. No surprise there. However, it is a fiece competition between Aphelios & Jhinf or second, with Samira just behind. This is still the go-to position for Captains, as you can make a strong case for crowning your Bot Laner, regardless of who you have there.
Thresh, Leona and some Alistar. Supports been making plays!