The final quarterfinal matchup will determine who faces off against GEN in the semifinals. DRX has been underestimated the entire tournament but that has made them a pleasant surprise to watch, and one that should be a serious contender in at least taking down EDG. However EDG, are returning World Champions, and that counts for a lot. Until defeated, they’ll always have that storyline hanging over their head.
Unlike the rest of the viewers we care less about the outcome of the series and more about the individual player’s performance. So here you have it, who we think are going to be the top DFS picks of the day.
When we first debuted our DFS picks to watch, Zeka surprised us with his Play-Ins performance on champions like Akali, Yone and Sylas. He continued to deliver the same performance in Group Stage and they even finished 1st in their group.
This team continues to be underestimated because the player’s pedigree is not as impressive as GEN or T1. But you don’t care about that, you care about DFS points and Zeka delivers them in style. More 9 and 10 kill games? Yes please!
Remember the Sivir Yuumi comp that crushed Fnatic? The Aphelios that trashed C9? That was Viper. Sometimes he gets Meiko to play Yuumi and if that’s the case his scoreline will absolutely be inflated.
He’s one of the win conditions that EDG constantly plays towards and in a series that’s expected to go the distance, you can count on an ADC that’s delivered all year long and who gets his support to pick Yuumi to supercharge him, or Thresh to bail him out of sticky situations and preserve his KDA.
Deft rarely makes these lists. He isn’t picking Lucian or Aphelios like everyone else. He’s playing Ashe and Caitlyn. He stays back and wins lane safely. But sometimes these laning champions are so dominant when paired with Beryl’s Heimerdinger that the game is over just from laning!
That he hasn’t hit high kill games doesn’t mean that he isn’t capable of hard carrying. He has been playing on top teams since 2016 and and while Ashe and Cait may not seem like hypercarries, when games go late, their damage is just as valid as the rest of the ADC’s.
It’s so impressive that Meiko has picked Thresh in 4 out of 6 games at Worlds. He’s been picked onl 7 times in total. That he isn’t phased by what everyone else is doing is an impressive display of confidence. Especially since he’s shown he will happily play Yuumi or Renata when given the chance.
What bides well for him is he’s one of the best supports in the World, and Thresh is a champion that acts as a complete enabler. Meiko is picking the ultimate playmaking champion and for a support player it’s exactly what we’re looking for our DFS team. Across 3 games he went 6-3-45.
Need we say more?
We’ve all played with the support players whose champion pool resembles anything but traditional supports. He’s picking Lux and Heimerdinger whenever he gets the opportunity. That’s not to say he can’t play the standard meta champions. He has!
The value you get from him is that by having a wide champion pool and the freedom to pick it, he’s able to counter lanes with picks that deal damage and offer utility. This means very high kill participations, and a complete shutdown of the enemies’s bottom lane.
DRX vs EDG play today, October 23rd at 2pm PST.
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