League of Legends LCS player power rankings – Week 2

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Sneaky of Cloud9. League of Legends.
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AD Carry

As for ADC the two big carries we highlighted last week both performed incredibly, but we need to look at an unexpected vet who struggled.

1. Cody “Cody Sun” Sun (Clutch Gaming)
2. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (Team Liquid)
3. Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon (OpTic Gaming)
4. Matthew “Deftly” Chen (Golden Guardians)
5. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran (FlyQuest)

WildTurtle got a lot of (deserved) criticism for his over-aggression last split. In my opinion, he was one of their weak points that held the team back from challenging one of the big three.

This split, though, Turtle has been quite solid. He didn’t hard-carry in their win over TSM, going 3/0/2 on Caitlyn, but he did well enough to let V1per take over the game through top lane. If he continues to not give up bad deaths (only five through four games), he can be a reason FlyQuest is able to rebound.

6. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen (TSM)
7. Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes (CLG)
8. Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi (Cloud9)

It’s unexpected to see Sneaky this low on our rankings, but the truth is Sneaky has struggled mightily in lane. Averaging over a 600g, 160 XP, and 28 CS deficit at 10 minutes (the worst in the LCS) is going to hurt him.

Now, this can be explained by the fact that he’s played Sona twice this season (and in lane she doesn’t usually take the CS). However, Zven on TSM has played Sona twice this season as well. While his CS numbers are equally bad, his gold deficit is less than half of what Sneaky is averaging. He also outputs far more damage and gets more gold than Sneaky. Sneaky is unbeaten on the pick, but it dropped him in our stat-based rankings.

9. Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui (Echo Fox)
10. Bae “Bang” Jun-sik (100 Thieves)