League of Legends: Rift Rivals player power ranking (NA/EU)

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With Rift RIvals kicking off later today, it’s time to rank every single League of Legends player we’ll see today.

Who are the best players and the best matchups that we’re likely to see at Rift Rivals? Using our proprietary League of Legends stats (found here), we are here to make some very snap judgments of which players are best at each position and which matchups we’re most excited to see.

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Keep in mind these stats are impacted by the quality of competition, so if you want to say Caps would have better stats if he played against the “weaker” competition in NA…well I don’t really care. Here’s a quick ranking of every single player we might see at each position in Rift Rivals.


1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
2. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
3. Martin “Wunder” Hansen (G2)
4. Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau (Fnatic)
5. Barney “Alphari” Morris (Origen)
6. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)


1. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski (G2)
2. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Cloud9)
3. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (Team Liquid)
4. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen (Fnatic)
5. Jonathan “Grig” Armao (TSM)
6. Jonas “Kold” Andersen (Origen)
7. Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham (TSM)


1. Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek (Fnatic)
2. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Cloud9)
3. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM)
4. Rasmus “Caps” Winther (G2)
5. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (Team Liquid)
6. Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm (Origen)


1. Luka “Perkz” Perković (G2)
2. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (Fnatic)
3. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (Team Liquid)
4. Patrik “Patrik” Jírů (Origen)
5. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen (TSM)
6. Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi (Cloud9)


1. Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle (G2)
2. Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Team Liquid)
3. Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov (Fnatic)
4. Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam (Cloud9)
5. Andy “Smoothie” Ta (TSM)
6. Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez (Origen)

A couple of knee-jerk conclusions:

  • Going by the average position power rating for each region: NA has the better top laners, EU has the better junglers, NA has the better mid laners, EU has the better AD Carries, and EU has the better supports.
  • G2 is the best team in the tournament from a pure talent perspective. Fnatic is probably second, Liquid third, C9 fourth.
  • That said, NA is not clearly outclassed. Both C9 and Team Liquid can match up well in some areas to at least Fnatic if not G2 (particularly the top lane).
  • TSM is in trouble. It’s basically returned to the “Bjergsen vs. the World” show of seasons past.
  • Origen might challenge TSM for the worst team at Rift Rivals

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Who do you think will win at Rift Rivals? Let us know if you’ll be watching in the comments!