As we near the conclusion of the Group Stage, 4 days of competition remain. Each day will feature a full round robin of each group. While the teams may have played, this is an important time to swap players who did not work out in the first three games with others who should pop off on the final day.
Let’s get into it.
#1 RGE Comp
If you’re not aboard the Rogue Hypetrain you best get in now before the tickets sell out. The team looks solid and their carries are crushing it. If you told me Comp would be dropping 2 games of 9-1-7 and 9-2-5 at Worlds vs DRX and TES I would have called you insane.
Well here he is, exceeding all expectations and showing no signs of slowing down. He’s playing lane dominant champions unlike the rest of the field, 2 games of Kalista and Lucian which means confidence, and high kills and we DFS players like that very much.
#2 RGE Larssen
He had two games with 0 deaths, and over 3 games has a KDA of 13. Rogue’s meta reads have kept him playing control mages all 3 games. While the rest of the competition is sure to catch up and adjust, they already have the advantage of experience.
For my money, RGE is definitely going to advance in the group and I give them a pretty good chance of going 6-0 in their group, an incredible feat for an EU team with a 2nd place LPL seed in their group.
#3 DRX Pyosik
When he is on he is unbeatable. The question is why isn’t he on all the time? He performs better against teams who are perceived to be stronger and now that Rogue is at the Top and TES is tied with DRX in the standings, it’s easy to imagine Pyosik popping off.
Plus, he’s the only jungler who picked Kindred. In a meta filled with Graves, Kindred is a strong carry answer that can take over games, and here at DFS that kind of style is what we love to see.
#4 TES Knight
Even if TES collapse around him and don’t make it out of groups, Knight will have good games. Having an 8-0-11 game on Ahri is something we can aspire for in the future, the question is will the rest of the team make a last minute rally and recognize the hot waters they are in?
It’s no secret this is one of the best mid laners in the team on a tournament favorite, they just have to begin to play like it for you to cash in on your DFS rewards.
#5 GAM Kiaya
There’s not a lot going on for GAM, who continue to throw their unorthodox drafts against the Worlds teams to no avail. But Kiaya is their shining light. At 0-3 the team is playing only carries in the top lane between Jax and Camille.
And while this is not the optimal strategy at the moment, it is one that has a higher chance of getting you points from GAM than blinding Syndra Mid or playing Sejuani in the jungle.
The first match of Group C is Rogue vs GAM on Saturday October 15th at 12pm PST.
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