Nimer’s Notes: NA LCS Week 3 Day 3

Happy Father’s Day! Before we go celebrate, let’s get down to drafting business for today. Today is a rich day in fantasy, and every pick is going to be crucial.

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The Luxury Picks

Team SoloMid is looking like the team to beat, and today it squares off against NRG. TSM is third overall in kills, while NRG is third overall in deaths–safe to say the odds are stacked in TSM player’s favors. Alongside that match, Immortals are taking on Echo Fox. The early aggression of Immortals is going to set Echo Fox behind in a deficit it is likely not going to overcome, but it may not give up so many deaths as it cedes ground. So when it comes down to it, I’d look to secure a carry from TSM you’re struggling to fill in, and Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon for top lane. Immortals like to snowball him, and he’s capable of taking over against Echo Fox. He will be somewhat expensive, but if you go for cheaper picks in the other two series, he is going to take you far, so long as you can afford him.

*Economy Class

CLG and EnVyUs is the best match to look for fantasy points. Both teams have a strong early game, but struggle to close in the mid and late game. This can mean a lot of proactive plays on the map that doesn’t snowball into as many objectives as it should, and that leads to a lot of action. Stacking up on whichever roster you personally think will win is totally viable, but I’d give credits to EnVyUs. It’s fought two close games against Immortals, while CLG has struggled in nearly every match. In addition, Benjamin “LOD” deMunck has been an absolute monster, and Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent leads the league in kill participation at the support position. It’s too good to pass up on.

As for C9 and Apex, that match heavily favors C9, but C9′s over aggressiveness is something Apex could punish. It’s still a longer shot, but if you go for Apex, it opens up some opportunities to afford Immortals and TSM players. Those players just might not work out. Consider C9 a safe pick that’s not as expensive as TSM and Immortals.


Be sure to call your father and tell him how much you won in fantasy!