League of Legends LEC player power ranking – Week 2

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Mid lane

1. Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek (Fnatic)

Lost in all the talk about how great Caps is, how good Abbedagge has been to start summer, and how impressive the rookie Larssen has been, Nemesis kind of got lost in the shuffle. In Week 2, however, Nemesis would not be ignored. Two games, zero deaths, a 4/0/13 score line.

That performance not only gave him the highest adjusted KDA of all mid laners, his low 12.5% death share also helped him to have the highest kill efficiency in his position. But what’s even more mind-boggling is that he leads the LEC in gold per minute by over 40 (Caps is second-closest, no one else is within 75 gold per minute) and posts the highest gold lead at 10 minutes of any player at any position. Caps may have abandoned you Fnatic, but his replacement has shown the hell up.

2. Rasmus “Caps” Winther (G2 Esports)
3. Felix “Abbedagge” Braun (FC Schalke 04)
4. Emil “Larssen” Larsson (Rogue)
5. Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten (Misfits Gaming)
6. Joran “Special” Scheffer (Excel Esports)
7. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Vitality)
8. Marek “Humanoid” Brázda (Splyce)
9. Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm (Origen)

After all the talk about the “Year of the Duck” from spring, Nukeduck seems to have cooled off in the Summer Split. His stats aren’t terrible, they’re just overall below average.

It’s not one particular thing he is doing poorly that he can improve on, and he’s not turning in ghastly performances (although his Sylas play in that loss to Fnatic was pretty underwhelming). With a strong jungle and bot lane, Origen may just be playing to their strong lane right now, but Nukeduck needs to rebound if this team has aspirations of challenging the big two.

10. Son “Mickey” Young-min (Excel Esports)
11. Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik (SK Gaming)