CS:GO Daily Fantasy Helper: DreamHack Masters Spring, Tuesday 5/19/20
With traditional sports on hold for now, esports has taken the front seat in DFS, and we now have Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to play on FanDuel. Affectionately known as CS:GO, two teams of five players compete on each map until one team reaches 16 rounds. Most series are played as a best-of-three and will feature teams from the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 in North America, the CIS region, and Europe.
If you are new to esports DFS or CS:GO DFS, take a look at the introduction piece with a rundown of format and scoring. All matches are best-of-three, and players will receive a bonus for completing a 2-0 sweep.
Another week and another CS:GO starting, which means we have a new set of matchups to breakdown. The DreamHack Masters Spring event is starting today, with a European event and a North American Event.
With only two games on the slate, there are limited options across the board -- but some very clear choices for the MVP spot. This is the start of a new event, so we'll be looking back at the last 15 maps played for each player. Some were in action last week, some were in action a few weeks ago, so we need to establish a standard sample to look at.
|Player||Salary||Total Kills||Kills per Map|
Nexa had a very strong event for the ESL Road to Rio and will look to continue that starting today versus Team North. G2 Esports come in with and implied win probability at 80% and should be able to pick up the sweep against North -- who are using a substitute. Over these last 15 maps, Nexa posted over 30 kills twice, while falling under 10 kills just one time.
aizy has been an absolute star for Team North, and while they are the underdogs in this series -- you can trust him for his consistent fantasy points. He posted 19 kills or more in 11 of his last 15 maps, while never posting fewer than 15 kills.
EliGE is slightly more inconsistent compared to the other two players -- but shows an equally high ceiling. Over his last 15 maps played, he has posted as high as 31 kills -- but also held to 15 kills or fewer five times. The ceiling will always be there for him, but there is also some downside here.
kennyS ($11,900) is coming off a very rough ending to the ESL Pro League in Europe. He was posting strong and consistent performances throughout the Pro League but fell off a cliff over his last 15 maps. During that time, kennyS posted 17 kills or fewer in 13 of 15 maps -- and is simply not worth that price tag.
twistzz ($9,500) is one of the cheapest players on the slate and playing for Team Liquid -- the largest favorite on the slate. He is averaging 18 kills per map over his last 15 maps and can always provide extra fantasy points via the Headshot (HS) bonus. twistzz is historically known as a player with amazing aim and has a career Headshot percentage of 61.5%.
Xeppaa ($11,200) is the best player for Chaos Esports Club and comes in with 20 kills or more in 11 of his last 15 maps. Those are some serious numbers, but this is a second-tier team -- thus, he is putting up big numbers against second-tier opponents. Given the fact he is so expensive and a large underdog, he shouldn't be highly owned -- but can still post solid fantasy points.
Team Liquid ($6,900)
Team Liquid are the most expensive team on the slate but come in as the largest favorite. They should be able to pull off the 2-0 sweep against Chaos Esports and would be a flat out shocker if they lost this series. Team Liquid are the sixth-ranked team in the world, Chaos are sitting at 53rd. Their high price tag doesn't make things easy when it comes to roster construction, but you are paying for the security of the win.