League of Legends LCS: 2020 Preseason Player Ranking

2018 NA LCS Spring Split Grand Finals in Miami, Florida, USA on 8 April 2018.
2018 NA LCS Spring Split Grand Finals in Miami, Florida, USA on 8 April 2018. /
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5. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM, Mid) – 84 OVR

He had a down year statistically in 2019, but even still Bjergsen was among the top five mids in the league, statistically, during the summer. He has an improved supporting cast this year, so hopefully, he will return to his MVP form and prove that last year was an aberration and not the beginning of a decline.

4. Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun (FlyQuest, Support) – 85 OVR

FlyQuest’s acquisition of Ignar was the biggest move of the LCS offseason, in my opinion. Ignar was a dominant support in the LEC, posting an incredible 4.73 aKDA and 2.56 VSPM in Summer 2019.

Unfortunately, Ignar is trading down hard in lane partners from the best in Europe, Upset, to one of the worst in NA, WildTurtle. We will have to see if he will bring up Turtle’s play or if his play will crash down to earth with a weaker ADC.

3. Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup (TSM, ADC) – 87 OVR

In my post-season breakdown of TSM, I said that they shouldn’t move on from Zven, as he was a solid performer. I didn’t think it was possible for them to upgrade from Zven. They proved me wrong.

In my opinion, Kobbe was the second-best ADC in Europe last year, behind only Upset. Yes, statistically, I have Kobbe graded higher than Rekkles, Perkz, and Crownshot. Now, in NA, against easier competition and paired with a stronger support in Biofrost, Kobbe could be poised to dominate the LCS.

2. Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Team Liquid, Support) – 89 OVR

One half of the best bot lane in the LCS, CoreJJ was unquestionably head-and-shoulders above the rest of the competition last year. His 258 average gold advantage at 10 minutes wasn’t just the best in his position, it was over twice the next-closest support’s, showing how dominant Core was in 2019. With another year to develop synergy, Team Liquid’s success should run through the bot lane.

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1. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (Team Liquid, ADC) – 91 OVR

The other half of that dynamic duo, Doublelift bested his fellow ADCs in just about every major statistical category including kills per game, assists per game, adjusted KDA, kill share, gold per minute (raw and adjusted), vision score per minute, and gold difference at 20. The gap between Doublelift and the rest of the LCS ADCs is enormous and it’s a big reason why Team Liquid should be favored to repeat as champions for the fifth time.