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The eighth week of the EU LCS is here, which means more exciting fantasy matchups on Skrilla.
With the playoffs just two weeks away, every match is crucial for teams fighting for a playoff spot. This means there will be intense battles and plenty of fantasy points to be earned.
Here are some of the top games and players to consider for your daily fantasy lineups this week.
Splyce vs. Misfits
Both Splyce and Misfits are known for their cautious playstyles. They prioritize staying alive rather than taking risks, which doesn’t usually lead to big fantasy performances. It’s best to avoid investing in players like Chres “Sencux” Laursen (24,000) or Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu (19,150) this time around.
G2 Esports vs. H2k Gaming
G2 Esports is one of the top teams in Europe, and this week they’re facing H2k Gaming, a team that gives up the most deaths and takes the fewest kills in the league. This is a matchup that’s too good to pass up, even if G2 players are expensive. G2 top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen (19,300) may have a strong lane matchup and provide good value.
Start — Kim “Ruin” Hyeong Min, Top Lane, Giants Gaming, 11,200
Ruin is a budget-friendly option with a solid matchup against Shalke’s veteran Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamas. He’s likely to put up decent numbers at an affordable price in what promises to be a close and competitive match.
Sit — Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic, Mid Lane, G2 Esports, 18,950
PerkZ is usually a reliable choice with a moderate salary, but H2k’s mid laner Marcin “SELFIE” Wolski has been playing at a consistent level, making it difficult for opposing mid laners to gain an early advantage. PerkZ may struggle to meet his high cost this week while the rest of his team performs well.
Start — Kim “Wadid” Bae In, Support, G2 Esports, 12,750
Support may not be the most glamorous position, but the points still count. Being part of a winning team contributes significantly to a support player’s score, and Wadid is likely to help G2 Esports secure a victory against a weak H2k Gaming side this week, all at an affordable price.
Sit — Jonas “Kold” Andersen, Jungle, Unicorns of Love, 21,400
Kold may have been the highest-scoring jungle player this season, but his high price tag may not be worth it against a tough Team Vitality. Kold’s performance isn’t significantly better than other junglers, despite what his price suggests, especially in a mediocre matchup.
EU LCS Week 8 Day 2
Splyce vs. H2k Gaming
Splyce has the advantage of facing the league’s lowest-performing team this week. Look for their bottom lane to accumulate significant points, but consider being cautious when starting mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer. Although H2k has struggled this season, their mid laner Marcin “SELFIE” Wolski is a formidable opponent.
Unicorns of Love vs. Fnatic
Fnatic and Unicorns of Love are the most aggressive teams in the EU LCS, leading the league in combined kills plus deaths. This means that their matchup will likely result in a high-scoring fantasy game. It may be worth considering players from both teams, as they are likely to provide good value despite the expected outcome.
Fnatic players may come with a higher cost, but this week they are worth the investment. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (24,550) is always a reliable pick as the league’s top scorer, but mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther (19,800) may offer better value with a favorable matchup at a more affordable salary.
Start — Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, ADC, Misfits, 22,400
Hans Sama may be a bit expensive, but he has an excellent matchup against Giants Gaming. With a kill participation of 80.3 percent, even higher than Rekkles, he’s poised for a strong performance.
Sit — Felix “Betsy” Edling, Mid, Giants Gaming, 18,250
Giants Gaming players often provide good value due to their aggressive playstyle, leading to a high number of kills. However, this week they will face Misfits, a team known for their strong Kill-to-Death ratio. This means players like Betsy will struggle to deliver the usual value at their discounted salaries.
Start — Raymond “kaSing” Tsang, Support, Splyce, 7,400
This season, kaSing may not have been putting up the best fantasy numbers. However, he has the best matchup of the season against H2k Gaming, and his price reflects that. He is the second cheapest player in the entire contest and is likely to contribute to a winning team.
Start — Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian, Jungle, Misfits, 19,700
Maxlore has been one of the top three junglers in fantasy this season. Although he has a high price tag, he has a great matchup against Giants Gaming, giving him an excellent opportunity to lead his position in points this week.
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