League of Legends LEC Week 6 power rankings: playoff preview

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5. Origen (6-6)

On the opposite side, Origen had a chance to firmly put themselves in control of their playoff destiny had they won either game against Fnatic or Misfits. Losing both isn’t the end of the world, but it makes their path to the playoffs harder than it has to be. This week they’ll play Vitality and Splyce, both teams ahead of them in the standings, and could find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture with only two weeks of play left.

4. Splyce (7-5)

Splyce took care of business against Rogue, and critically gave themselves breathing room in the playoff hunt. Losing to Vitality was unfortunate, as a win would have put them in sole possession of second place as opposed to being tied for third. Their road doesn’t get any easier this week, against Origen and FC Schalke, but luckily they’re in a spot where losing a game or two won’t doom them.

3. FC Schalke 04 (7-5)

Schalke played against G2 in perhaps a season-defining game on Saturday. Losing the game wouldn’t have made the difference between being in the playoffs or not, they’re most likely going to get in, but losing so horribly to G2 cements their status as a second-tier team.

It’s a real shame because Schalke is a team with a lot of really good pieces, like Upset, IgNar, and Odoamne, but they’re complemented by underperforming players like Memento and shaky performances from rookies in Abbedagge. If Schalke gets another split playing together, or they maybe try someone else out at jungle, this team has the talent to be scary. Right now, unfortunately, they’re just good, not great.

2. Vitality (8-4)

Vitality is just so stacked as a team. They have the best top laner in the league (and the only non-G2 player at the top of our player metrics) along with top four position players in the mid and jungle. Yes, their bot lane been below average this year, but not so much so that it’s holding the rest of the team back.

Obviously, that loss to Fnatic all but eliminates Vitality from having a shot to overtake G2 for the number one spot but let’s be real. G2 has that slot in a vice grip and it would take an actual act of God to pry them out of there.

1. G2 (11-1)

No need to rehash what’s already common knowledge. G2 is a beast of a team, the best in the LEC hands down. They’ll end up first in the league come playoff time, and the only question will be who can possibly take them down?

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