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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Wildturtle of FlyQuest. League of Legends.
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40. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran (FlyQuest, ADC) – 69 OVR

The first of the LCS players who got regular playing time in the major regions last year, WildTurtle is, unfortunately, looking to bounce back after two straight disastrous splits in 2019. Last year, Turtle was one of the worst ADCs in terms of laning statistics and posted the lowest damage per minute numbers in the league.

Now, Turtle was hampered last year by a revolving door of supports who he never really clicked with. This year, he’ll be playing with IgNar, who is a true upgrade in pure skill and hopefully chemistry. I’m hopeful, but not expecting, for this to be the year that Turtle throws the blue shell at the best bot lanes in LCS.

39. Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9, Jungler) – 70 OVR

His overall rating is quite low, but his “potential” rating is easily miles ahead of this. Blaber hasn’t gotten a ton of opportunities to play over Svenskeren over the last two years (for good reason) but every time he has he’s looked like a player who belongs on the LCS stage.

He’s also consistently dominated the Academy scene, which is why I and so many others are not really questioning C9’s decision to let the defending LCS MVP walk to make room for Blaber. The only thing he needs to do this year is show that he can play at that same level consistently on the LCS stage and he’ll be rated much higher by the season’s end. I fully expect him to make that massive leap this year, but he hasn’t done it yet.

38. Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black (Dignitas, Support) – 71 OVR

It pains me to see a great player like Aphromoo in this state, but over the past two years it is unquestioned that one of the best LCS supports of all time is on the decline. He’ll be supporting an unproven rookie this season with two very aggressive laners that will demand a lot of jungle attention. Given how hard he struggled last split playing with a former World Champion and jungle attention, Dignitas’s bot lane could prove to be a disaster.

37. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest, Top) – 72 OVR

While he had a lot of flashy, OMG moments in his rookie year, V1per still has a lot of refining of his game to become a consistent player. In particular, he needs to clean up his low damage numbers and underwhelming laning stats before he can challenge some of the better LCS top laners.

36. Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes (CLG, ADC) – 73 OVR

Stixxay is known for being one of the better ADCs in terms of not dying, but looking at the numbers and it becomes clear why he never dies: he’s never near the fight. Last summer, he had far and away the worst KP of LCS ADCs with 61.4% and the second-lowest kill share of ADCs (his 23.7% was barely ahead of Deftly). Combine all of that with the fact that he’s one of the lower-damage AD Carries in the league and Stixxay is a player that CLG tends to win with rather than because of.