League of Legends LCS player power rankings – Week 2

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The mid lane didn’t change much from Week 1, but it’s time to give some recognition to a player who has been among the best in the LCS.

1. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Cloud9)

I didn’t give Svenskeren enough props in last week’s rankings. even though he was the top-rated jungler he wasn’t among my MVP picks.

That has changed this week, despite not having too flashy of score lines (1/2/11 on Jarvan IV in the win over Echo Fox and 4/4/4 on Rek’Sai in that loss to Golden Guardians). Even though his 2.42 adjusted KDA is low in comparison to junglers like Meteos, Grig, or Contractz, Sven has done so off the back of some great carry efforts.

He has the highest impact of any jungler in terms of gold acquisition and damage contribution (including the highest damage per minute of any jungler). He’s also incredibly strong in terms of vision control (second to Wiggily in vision score per minute) and early game statistics.

2. William “Meteos” Hartman (OpTic)
3. Jonathan “Grig” Armao (TSM)

Speaking of early game, as incredible as it sounds Grig has been the best LCS jungler when it comes to carrying from the early game. Yes, his sample size is smaller because he is splitting time with Akaadian, but the guy has a 12 CS, 335g, and 514 experience advantage at 10 minutes.

All of those are the best in the LCS among junglers, indicating that Grig’s pathing so far this season has been immaculate. For right now, there isn’t much justification for TSM not giving him the majority of the playing time considering how impressive he has been.

4. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (Team Liquid)
5. Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (CLG)
6. Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia (Golden Guardians)
7. Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo (Clutch Gaming)
8. Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham (TSM)
9. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen (OpTic Gaming)
10. Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae (Echo Fox)

Everyone was so hyped to see the enigmatic and charismatic Rush return to pro play in NA. Unfortunately, his return has been underwhelming, with him averaging the most deaths per game of any jungler and underwhelming gold, damage, and vision numbers compared to his contemporaries.

11. Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider (100 Thieves)