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League of Legends LCS player power ranking – Week 3

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OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Impact of Team Liquid competes against Cloud9 during the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Finals at ORACLE Arena on September 9, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

Who are the best League of Legends players in each position in the LCS after Week 3?

Six teams are currently tied for first place in the LCS after Week 2. We’ve broken down how all these teams match up, but how are all parts to those teams? It’s time to take a look at all the League of Legends stats available to us through Week 3 and rank every single player in the LCS, starting in the top lane.

Once again, these rankings are based off our own proprietary statistics, developed from the traditional stats available for all major regions. We explained them a bit more in the first LCS breakdown, but you can see the full statistics here.

Top lane

1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
2. Colin “Solo” Earnest (Echo Fox)
3. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)

I gave Impact a lot of crap last split for underperforming, but clearly, his MSI rebound was not an aberration. The dude has balled out so far in the Summer Split, posting the fewest deaths and most assists per game, giving him the best adjusted KDA among all top laners. His damage output is up, he continues to drive vision for Liquid, and his laning has been immaculate, averaging a 400g, 300 XP, and almost 10 CS lead at 10 minutes through six games.

4. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
5. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (Ruin)
6. Aaron “FakeGod” Lee (100 Thieves)

100 Thieves are 1-1 with FakeGod, so clearly he is the missing link the team needs to get back to their winning ways right? Well, hold your horses.

Yes, FakeGod played well last week, but his numbers aren’t mind-blowing. His vision score per minute is the lowest among all tops (which is to be expected from a young player, but he also had a tendency to fall a bit behind in experience during laning phase, despite averaging CS leads. It’s very rare to see laners getting CS leads but falling behind in experience (or vice versa) but it could be attributable to small sample size.

Still, compared to Ssumday his overall numbers were better (especially his damage output and gold accumulation). I wouldn’t be surprised to see 100 Thieves give the young man more of a look. It’s not like they have much to lose at this point.

7. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)
8. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (Clutch Gaming)
9. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest)
10. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
11. Niship “Dhokla” Doshi (OpTic Gaming)

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