This article is part of our DraftKings LoL series.
- 3:00 p.m: Team Liquid (TL) vs. Golden Guardians (GG)
- Starters: TL: Impact, Broxah, Jensen, Doublelift, CoreJJ
- GG: Hauntzer, Closer, GoldenGlue, FBI, Huhi
- 4:00 p.m: Cloud9 (C9) vs. Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)
- C9: Licorice, Blaber, Nisqy, Zven, Vulcan
- CLG: Ruin, Wiggily, Pobelter, Stixxay, Smoothie
- 5:00 p.m: Team SoloMid (TSM) vs. Immortals (IMT)
- TSM: BrokenBlade, Dardoch, Bjergsen, Kobbe, Biofrost
- IMT: sOAZ, Xmithie, Eika, Apollo, Hakuho
- 6:00 p.m: 100 Thieves (100) vs. FlyQuest (FLY)
- 100: Ssumday, Meteos, Ryoma, CodySun, Stunt
- FLY: Solo, Santorin, PowerOfEvil, WildTurtle, Ignar
- 7:00 p.m: Evil Geniuses (EG) vs. Dignitas (DIG)
- EG: Kumo, Svenskeren, Jiizuke, Bang, Zeyzal
- DIG: Huni, Akaadian, Froggen, Johnsun, Aphromoo
Disclaimer: Best-of-one slates are extremely volatile compared to best-of-three slates. Many more upsets can occur, so just because I may expect a lot of the favorites to win, that doesn't mean it will happen. Think of it this way: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, but can go 0-for-4 on any given day, or in one game Watford can beat Liverpool. Similarly, Cloud9 are the best team in the LCS currently, but with one game on a given slate, it's possible they could lose to anyone.
TL (6-9) vs. GG (6-9)
Team Liquid continue to disappoint, as they fell to Evil Geniuses on Saturday, while Golden Guardians were taken down by TSM. Both teams need a win, as they're on the outside looking in at playoffs, but all the pressure rests on Team Liquid's shoulders because they are the side with expectations to be a top team. We're eight weeks into the nine-week regular season and it's getting harder and harder to wait for what many expected would be the eventual reversal of fortunes for Team Liquid; if they can't beat Golden Guardians they don't deserve a playoff spot anyway. With Golden Guardians being priced cheaply, some may look at them as an underdog play due to TL's bad form, but I'm going to give Team Liquid one final shot, as this is a must-win for the four-time defending champions.
TL Players to Target: Jensen ($7,600), Doublelift ($7,400), CoreJJ ($5,200), TL Team ($5,400)
GG Players to Target: Closer ($6,000), GG Team ($4,400)
C9 (14-1) vs. CLG (3-12)
Cloud9 sort of let us down Saturday in terms of kill volume, but no one on the team finished with lower than 81 percent kill participation, helping C9 post solid scores across the board despite only 11 kills. This game is pretty straight forward: C9 are the best team in the league and facing the worst. Everyone from C9 is in play again, and I would expect them to post closer to 20 kills this time around.
C9 Players to Target: Licorice ($6,800), Blaber ($7,600), Nisqy ($8,200), Zven ($8,400), Vulcan ($6,200)
CLG Players to Target: None
TSM (9-6) vs. IMT (7-8)
TSM provides a cheaper alternative to C9 in every role except top lane, and while they are in a slightly worse matchup, they should be able to come out ahead in fairly convincing fashion. I think this Immortals team is set to show their true colors to end the season as a bit of a lame duck. I would prefer C9 to TSM again, though that was the wrong decision Saturday in a similar spot. Kobbe, Bjergsen, and BrokenBlade are in a three-way tie for kills on the team, but Kobbe has been a bit disappointing in that category recently.
TSM Players to Target: BrokenBlade ($7,200), Bjergsen ($8,000), Kobbe ($7,600), Biofrost ($6,000)
IMT Players to Target: None
FLY (9-6) vs. 100 (7-8)
Like Saturday's FlyQuest game that produced only eight combined kills, I think this is going to be an avoid for me. FlyQuest pulled in Solo in place of V1per, and with their victory I'd expect him to start again. FlyQuest are in a fight for the second seed in the playoffs, while 100 Thieves are looking to get back to .500 in an effort to make the playoffs themselves. This game could go either way, but I think there's a high likelihood it finishes with the lowest total kills on the slate.
FLY Players to Target: Santorin ($6,800), PowerOfEvil ($7,400), WildTurtle ($7,600), Ignar ($5,400), FLY Team ($5,000)
100 Players to Target: Ssumday ($5,600), CodySun ($7,000), 100 Team ($4,800)
DIG (6-9) vs. EG (8-7)
On the flip side of the previous game, this has a solid shot at being the game with the most combined kills on the slate. Both teams can be explosive and tend to snowball around their mid laners, Froggen and Jiizuke. Jiizuke is the definition of a coin flip player, as he usually either carries or feeds, while Froggen is the main carry threat for Dignitas. EG are the favorites here, but I do see DIG as a live underdog with upside in what could be a very fun game to target.
DIG: Huni ($5,200), Froggen ($6,600), Aphromoo ($5,000), DIG Team ($4,600)
EG: Svenskeren ($7,000), Jiizuke ($7,200), Bang ($8,000), Zeyzal ($5,800)