Top 5 Fantasy Picks: Stage 3, Week 2

The half way point of the 2023 season is fast approaching as Stage 3 is beginning to shape up to be our most competitive yet, with one more week of online qualifiers to go before the Texas Major. Lets see who topped our Fantasy list this week.

1.) CleanX

Toronto Ultra have looked back in form after promoting their substitute Hicksy to replace Standy. The biggest beneficiary has clearly been his new SMG partner CleanX. Hicksy’s selfless playstyle has freed up CleanX to do what he does best, absolutely fly!!! and has he ever. CleanX led the lobby in kills both series but also managed to remain positive in every single map the Ultra played this week. When he’s in this kind of imperious form there’s few POVs better than the Great Dane’s.

Highlights from Stage 3, Week 2:

#1 Overall fantasy points (172.35)
#2 HP fantasy points (57)
#3 SnD fantasy points (79.85)

2.) Pred

Seattle Surge are looking much improved this stage after an absolutely torrid outing during the entirety of Stage 2, it’s pretty clear to all that Pred is a key reason why that is the case. Pred put up a 1.18 KD in both his teams matches this week as the Surge fell 3-1 to the Thieves before bouncing back with a 3-1 victory against the Florida Mutineers. The Aussie shone in SnD going 20/10 over the two series with some big impact rounds to boot.

Highlights from Stage 3, Week 2:

#2 Overall Fantasy Points (169.67)
#3 HP Fantasy Points (52.15)
#1 SnD Fantasy Points (79.85)

3.) Shotzzy

A mixed week for the new look OpTic roster but the reunion of Shotzzy and Huke seem to be finding their stride back together. Shotzzy was an absolute menace on Embassy Hardpoint vs the Minnesota RØKKR ending the map near double positive at 27/15. OpTic Texas will face off against the champions of both Major 1 and Major 2 next week, that could help them build some serious momentum heading into their home major.

Highlights from Stage 3, Week 2:

#3 Overall Fantasy Points (146.48)
#4 SnD Fantasy Points (63.99)

4.) Cellium

His teammate maybe be nicknamed Thanos, but Cellium is the one who is truly inevitable. The reigning MVP wanted to throw his name back into the conversation for a second year as he ruthlessly dominated the Las Vegas Legion. Cellium led the series in Kills, Damage and KD with an insane 1.78 including a 19-6 showing on El Asilo Control. Maybe he just hates the colour orange?

Highlights from Stage 3, Week 2:

#4 Overall Fantasy Points (139.33)
#4 HP Fantasy Points (49.12)
#2 CTL Fantasy Points (47.6)

5.) Scrappy

The recent change for the Ultra seems to have had a positive all round effect on the rest of the team and especially his long term teammate from last season, Scrappy. The rookie absolutely fried OpTic Texas to kick off the week with a 31/18 performance as the Canadian side steamrolled the boys in green on Breenbergh Hotel Hardpoint. Toronto Ultra sit at a 3-1 record and will be attempting to secure the number 1 seed for the Stage 3 Major.

Highlights from Stage 3, Week 2:

#5 Overall Fantasy Points (136.87)
#1 HP Fantasy Points (58.67)

Author: LordJosh

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