StarSeries i-League Season 7 Fantasy recap

With the second tournament featuring our new Fantasy game finishing, we take a look at the best performing players in China and users' teams that did the best in the HLTV Fantasy League by BUFF.bet.

Natus Vincere took the title in Shanghai, with Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev claiming his first MVP of the year, but how did that reflect on the Fantasy game?

The #1 and #4 of 2018 racked up points for the users that selected them

As was expected, the Ukrainian superstar was the best Fantasy pick, bringing in 356 points (not including role bonuses), with his teammate Denis "electronic" Sharipov following in second place, accruing 275 points. In order to have the Natus Vincere duo in their teams in the Money Draft game mode, users had to go for budget picks for the remaining three slots, which payed off in the end.

The three best-placed users in the HLTV League by BUFF.bet had s1mple ($255,000) and electronic ($222,000), ignored the second favorite team, ENCE, and filled their team with players that underperformed at the latest Big Events, since prices are based on Big Event ratings over the past three months.

With no one standing out particularly and an unfortunate bracket, ENCE players weren't key picks at StarSeries

Alongside the two Natus Vincere players, users 'sunnyrain' and 'YAROPOLK4REAL' selected Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt ($174,000), Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer ($169,000), and Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov ($180,000), while the difference maker for 'karloolrak', the eventual winner, was picking Epitacio "TACO" de Melo ($172,000) over the French IGL, as the MIBR player accumulated 34 points plus bonuses for his team.

HLTV League by BUFF.bet (money draft) winners:

1. Philippines karloolrak (969 pts) - M4A4 | The Emperor (FN)
2. Germany sunnyrain (959 pts) - AK-47 | The Empress (FN)
3. Russia YAROPOLK4REAL (957 pts) - ST AWP | Mortis (FN)

Information about claiming the prizes has been sent to the winners via the HLTV inbox.

In the HLTV Confirmed show's public league, none of our panelists managed a high placing, however frequent guest and analyst Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam showed his knowledge by placing third, sitting behind behind 'ApokalypseN' and 'yoanos'.

HLTV Confirmed Public League (money draft) winners:

1. Sweden ApokalypseN (928 pts)
2. Bulgaria yoanos (902 pts)
3. India blehness (860 pts)

HLTV Confirmed panelists battled among themselves and invited guests in a private, Live Draft league, with their teams picked live on stream (VOD available here).

Going heavy on BIG, North, and MIBR saw Owen "smooya" Butterfield, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Milan "Striker" Švejda struggle in the league. It was Jason "moses" O'Toole's squad that was frontrunning for the majority of the tournament, but it ran out of gas at the end, allowing Professeur's team featuring electronic, Jere "sergej" Salo, and Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin to take the win.

HLTV Confirmed Panel League (live draft) standing:

1. Croatia Professeur (586pts)
2. Denmark Producer Lukas (576pts)
3. United States moses (518pts)
4. United Kingdom BanKs (450 pts)
5. Czech Republic Striker (444 pts)
6. Australia SPUNJ (443pts)
7. United Kingdom smooya (402pts)
8. Denmark Pimp (329 pts)

The HLTV Fantasy game action will return shortly, as it will be available for BLAST Pro Series Miami which takes place on April 12-13. ESL Pro League group stages will, however, not be a featured tournament.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
456
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
India Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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United States keebler 
Nice ez
2019-04-09 16:19
#3
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice!
2019-04-09 16:19
No F5?
2019-04-09 16:21
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
Idk really he's a C9 fan, they wouldnt do such stuff.
2019-04-09 16:21
#20
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United States keebler 
+1
2019-04-09 16:31
#22
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
-1
2019-04-09 16:43
f5
2019-04-09 16:19
#7
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India Noobdian 
F5
2019-04-09 16:20
#8
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Professeur ez win
2019-04-09 16:21
I got robbed cerq is ass
2019-04-09 17:21
You didn't even win
2019-04-09 19:00
WOw.
2019-04-09 16:19
ez4professeur
2019-04-09 16:19
#6
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India Noobdian 
Nice
2019-04-09 16:20
#10
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Russia M13f 
xD
2019-04-09 16:21
wow striker was just trolling and he got 444 points xD
2019-04-09 16:21
Shame I didnt wonned, Would have loved to me my name in news for epic prank xD
2019-04-09 16:22
Pls make S1mple 500k next time lul
2019-04-09 16:22
#16
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Sadly I didn’t do well to get ak skin :(
2019-04-09 16:22
thanks
2019-04-09 16:24
s1mple g0d
2019-04-09 16:29
s1mple g0d
2019-04-09 16:29
#21
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Greenland kinley377 
Nice! Now release next fantasy draft!
2019-04-09 16:36
YAROPOLK4REAL congratz dude :)
2019-04-09 16:45
thank
2019-04-09 17:09
wtf fake
2019-04-09 17:10
Well done bois. PS.: Never pick AZR.
2019-04-09 16:47
#49
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Australia Chereska 
Even bigger ps.: Never pick advent
2019-04-10 04:28
I placed #25, what about you guys?
2019-04-09 16:47
I was happy about 600 something:D but in the live draft one....
2019-04-09 17:31
#26
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United Kingdom EKersh 
BOT PIMP
2019-04-09 16:52
#27
Twistzz | 
Russia svnc 
I`M 4TH... f*ck
2019-04-09 16:54
#33
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
F
2019-04-09 17:21
lol
2019-04-09 16:57
MY PICKS: s1mple (Main AWP): 429 Taco (Support): 19 NBK (Attacker): 18 Krimz (Defender): 213 Brollan (Entry Fragger): 127 -- POINTS: 635 + BONUS: 171 = 806 GLOBAL PLACEMENT: #159 LEAGUE PLACEMENT: moneymoney #1
2019-04-09 16:59
#32
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
waaaaauw how to join league?
2019-04-09 17:12
whens the blast miami league start?
2019-04-09 17:21
ez rank 1 :)
2019-04-09 17:25
#37
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France uNLmofo 
smooya only play fantasy now
2019-04-09 17:27
#50
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Australia Chereska 
Too late, rng time
2019-04-10 04:28
#38
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Europe KappaKaako 
#1 League placement 224 Role bonus 863 Total points #61 Global placement
2019-04-09 17:30
Well my friend, that's not bad at all! Gz!
2019-04-09 17:31
#46
Twistzz | 
Russia svnc 
#4...
2019-04-09 18:21
#1 League placement 215 Role bonus 969 Total points #1 Global placement
2019-04-09 17:33
Picked TACO, cold and NBK... RIP.
2019-04-09 17:39
#43
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
And what would be he best team of all? Given free range in draft and no money?
2019-04-09 17:44
I didn't have this kind of information available for this article, but we will feature "best team" lists in the future
2019-04-09 18:14
#44
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Other maexi 
Are there any rewards for the Fantasy League?
2019-04-09 17:55
#51
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Australia Chereska 
When does the blast miami league open?
2019-04-10 04:33
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