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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.