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This weekend marks the start of the summer season of the League Championship Series in both Europe and North America. With new rosters and a new meta, picking your fantasy lineup can be challenging. Here are some tips for the opening week of daily fantasy contests for the LCS.
1) Don’t worry about roster moves
The midseason signing period didn’t see many changes in team rosters, especially among playoff teams. The most notable move in Europe was Schalke 04 bringing in veteran jungler Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider. This could improve Schalke’s performance and make players like Elias “Upset” Lipp more valuable. In North America, FlyQuest, OpTic Gaming, and Golden Guardians made moves to improve their standings. These changes could lead to fantasy success for players like Lee “Flame” Ho-jong and Son “Mickey” Young-min.
2) Be cautious of the new meta
The current League meta is one of the craziest in years, with unconventional champion picks and strategies. This makes predicting fantasy performances more difficult. Investing in top, mid, and jungle positions may be the safest bet, but don’t count out the AD carry position, even if the champion played is unconventional.
3) Embrace the chaos
Teams that excel in skirmishes and kill-heavy games will likely perform well in this meta. Teams like Echo Fox, Cloud9, and G2 Esports are known for their aggressive playstyles. Matches involving these teams could be high-scoring fantasy contests.
Building a fantasy lineup is never easy, especially at the start of a season with a shifting meta. Consider all the factors mentioned above when making your picks, and good luck in your contests for the 2018 summer season of the LCS!