Nimer’s Notes: MSI Groups Day 4

The craziness of MSI continues on, and it seems like things have “settled” in. G2 has started to turn its run around a little too late, and something is definetly wrong with SKT. Flash Wolves, RNG, and CLG have shown up quite well, and even Super Massive has shown respectable performances. With that, let’s quickly go over the players to pick for tonight’s fantasy drafts.

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First Half: FW vs RNG and G2 vs SM

Surprisingly, FW and RNG’s first meeting was a mild affair. FW let the tempo advantage it acquired in the laning phase get away from it, and dawdled while RNG recovered. Perhaps FW would be more aggressive this time around, but overall RNG has been playing really well through this tournament. Drafting some of the players from either side, focusing on the supportive positions, would be wise.

As for SM vs G2, their match last night was a close affair, and SM managed to have a decent showing. There’s a chance Super Massive could take its strong laning and push that into a victory over G2 without giving up too many deaths to mar its score. Nicolaj “Achuu” Ellesgaard and Koray “Naru” Bıçak can make for dirt cheap picks that can allow you to grab more expensive picks.

I’m holding off on SKT vs CLG. CLG has been massive in terms of fantasy points so far, but SKT could still strike back and begin to turn the group stage around. It’s too weird to call, but drafting from either side is an option, given how much CLG forces teamfights.


Second Half: G2 vs FW and RNG vs CLG

We’re passing on SKT and SM, both because SKT should wrap it up quickly, but also because who knows how SKT’s form will change? SKT is still too expensive and shaky to justify it.

Now, G2 and FW, on the other hand, should be a brawl. Taking Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang and Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan is solid, since they’ve done well for kill participation. G2 has been giving up a lot of deaths this tournament, so they’ll be bountiful farming for FW. On the flipside, RNG and CLG are two teams who focus on teamfighting, and if the first game was any indicator, it’s going to be a bloodbath. The carry roles here will be exceptional, especially Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes. The players are middle of the pack in price, so you can fit in several of them.