CS:GO Daily Fantasy Helper: DreamHack Masters Spring, 5/30/20
With a lot of 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 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 in action, with a European series and a North American series.
Team Spirit vs. Godsent
Team Spirit come in as the favorite in this series and have a 69% implied win probability against Godsent. Team Spirit are ranked 17th in the world, while Godsent are 18th -- but the latter just made a lineup change and have lost their first two matches with the new lineup.
Mir ($12,000) has been on fire as of late and comes in having posted 20 kills or more in 10 of his last 15 maps. He held a positive kill-to-death differential on 13 of those 15 maps and is well-deserving of a roster spot or the MVP spot.
Chopper ($11,200) is slightly behind Mir and comes in with 17 kills or more in 8 of his last 15 maps. Chopper doesn't have the same ceiling Mir does, who broke 30 kills in this 15-map sample size.
iDiSBALANCE ($10,500) is also on an impressive stretch of maps, with 18 kills or more in 10 of his last 15 maps. Between the top-three options on Team Spirit, you have a strong combination of consistency and potential upside. They are the favorites in this series and should come away with the win.
Farlig ($11,800) is the newest addition to Godsent and comes in with 16 kills or more in five of his last six maps. He has a high of 31 kills and a low of 7 in this short time with his new team.
Outside of Farlig, STYKO ($9,800) or Maden ($9,400) would be the next best option on Godsent. You shouldn't look to roster them unless you are going to be fully stacking Godsent.
Cloud9 vs Gen.G Esports
Gen.G are very slight favorites in this series versus Cloud9, but we should be in for a very close series regardless. Both teams sit with a record of 1-1 in Group Play and are fighting to move on to bracket play.
BnTeT ($11,000) has been the most consistent player for Gen.G over their last 15 maps, posting 20 kills or more six different times but only finishing with a positive kill-to-death differential six times.
Autimatic ($10,000) has also posted 20 kills or more six times in their last 15 maps, but he was able to break 30 kills on one of those occasions. He is the only player on Gen.G who has posted 30 kills at any point in their last 15 maps.
Both s0m ($9,600) and daps ($9,300) are very low-end options, who aren't relied on to post big kill numbers. That would lead to you koosta ($10,200), who is just as consistent as Autimatic and a viable fantasy option.
Cloud9 have three of the seven most expensive players on the slate and you should expect them to carry a decent amount of ownership.
floppy ($11,600) has been going nuts for Cloud9 lately, with 10 games at 20 kills or more in his last 15 maps -- four of those maps were at 25 kills or more. Look to roster him in any lineup, regardless of if you are stacking Cloud9 or not.
motm ($10,800) is just a bit cheaper compared to oSee ($11,400), so look to motm first. He comes in with seven maps at 20 kills or more in his last 15, while oSee is only at five. Neither of them have crossed 30 kills in this time, so we're dealing with a similar ceiling.