IEM Sydney Fantasy recap
IEM Sydney has come to a conclusion, as has its associated Fantasy game, which we will be recapping by taking a look at the best-performing players and teams of the HLTV Fantasy League by BUFF.bet.
Liquid triumphed in Sydney on Sunday, finally breaking the team's Big event curse, one that had persisted for far too long. To noone's surprise, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken copped the tournament MVP title, and those that had selected the 19-year-old in their Fantasy pick definitely reaped rewards off the back of this decision.
One of the most upsetting factors for Fantasy players over the course of Sydney was the unfortunate absence of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač from FaZe, as the Bosnian national experienced visa issues that prevented him from performing for his team. Those that committed $240,000 of their aggregate funds to this pick definitely felt the sting, as the player was substituted by Janko "YNk" Paunović, who understandably fell short of the expectations set out for NiKo.
For those wondering which lineup of players yielded the most Money Draft points without assigned roles, the optimal selection would have been Twistzz, Marcelo "coldzera" David, David "frozen" Čerňanský, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Dennis "dennis" Edman. As for an optimised squad with assigned roles, Twistzz as headshot machine, coldzera as attacker, Stewie2K as leader, frozen as support and dennis as defender would have yielded an impressive 1081 points.
Below is a top 10 list of the most effective player picks from IEM Sydney:
1. Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken - 242 points
2. Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte - 219 points
3. Marcelo "coldzera" David - 211 points
4. Keith "NAF" Markovic - 196 points
5. David "frozen" Čerňanský - 176 points
6. Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski - 174 points
7. Ethan "Ethan" Arnold - 172 points
8. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip - 164 points
9. Robin "ropz" Kool - 154 points
10. Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg - 141 points
Apparently, the key to success in the Sydney Fantasy game was selecting the combination of Twistzz and ropz, a duo present in the majority of top-placed fantasy picks. While Twistzz was definitely a winning pick, many underestimated the value of Brehze, who netted a total of 219 points without bonus.
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Stay tuned for news regarding upcoming tournaments which will be featured in the HLTV Fantasy game.