After today there’s just a couple of days left at the Rumble stage of the Mid-Season Invitational. We’ve got a decent idea how the teams fare against one another, yet there’s still plenty of time to shake up the standings. I’m taking a look at the teams on today’s slate as well as offering up some of my preferred LoL DFS selections.
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LoL DFS Picks: DraftKings Mid Season Invitational
Even though DWG has two potentially tricky games, while also not looking as strong as they did in the LCK consistently throughout this MSI, I still like them as a team more likely to 2-0. It’ll be interesting to see if DWG loosens up a little bit after solidifying a qualifying spot, allowing them to worry less, and finding the juice they’ll need to contend in the knockout stage. Ghost isn’t outputting tons of damage, but he is proving to be relatively safe when it comes to DWG, making him someone interesting to target for LoL DFS.
ROYAL NEVER GIVE UP
RNG is the class at this year’s MSI, and neither opponent should pose much of an issue for them today, but they also shouldn’t have lost to PSG last time out. If you’re buying that PSG wins or keeps it close again, RNG’s prices will shock you, nonetheless RNG is still my favorite team on this LoL DFS slate. WEI is proving to be very active here, as he leads the team in kill participation (KP), which makes him someone I’m more than willing to target in RNG stacks on DraftKings.
Luckily MAD faces off against PGG today, and even though they were seemingly cautious in their first meeting, prior to their last two games, MAD was putting up at least 11 kills per game. The game against DWG the prior day was unspectacular which doesn’t affect my interest in them on this LoL DFS slate, but the loss to PSG is more concerning. MAD is a team full of players with at least 60% KP (unless it changes tomorrow), and Carzzy is likely to find himself in a lot of lineups which feature MAD.
Another day, another slate where PGG is not expected to do much in the win column. Surprisingly, they’ve had competitive games, and if you buy into C9 having truly terrible form, catching them after a likely loss might not be the worst spot, even though they’ve already lost to them once. I’m not getting to PGG today, and it’s extremely unlikely they’ll be LoL DFS relevant even at their prices.
Playing the two teams everyone pegs to be in the finals on the same day is unfortunate for a team that is showing some life despite playing with a substitute ADC. There’s reason for excitement after an absolutely stunning set of wins over RNG and MAD, and now the question is, can they do it again? River is playing very well, and will need to continue to do so for PSG to continue their growth at this MSI, as well as challenging both RNG and DWG today.
Perhaps one of the most annoying teams at MSI, C9 is often in an advantageous, or fair game state. They’ve not closed out many opportunities, and they do have the biggest difference in game strength as they face RNG and PGG on this LoL DFS slate. The PGG game needs to be where C9 gets a lot of their output from as it should be a simple victory, but coming off what is most likely a loss to RNG, there are worlds where C9 rides out a victory which is less than ideal for C9 backers. Blaber is not having a good MSI, but if he somehow finds himself today, C9 will be better for it.
Favorite DraftKings Pick | Mid-Season Invitational Slate
JNG – Elyoya. Of course RNG is the best play on paper on this slate, but I’m not so secretly a fan of getting a game against PGG, while also getting a winnable game against a currently shaky DWG.
Favorite Contrarian DraftKings Pick | Mid-Season Invitational Slate
ADC – Zven. For the most part Zven has been invisible at MSI. What you’ll naturally need is C9 to crush PGG, and hope that RNG lets C9 score some kills like they did with PGG, which could set up Zven in a nifty spot today.