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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League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games /

25. William “Meteos” Hartman (100 Thieves, Jungler) – 78 OVR

He’s one of the most consistent junglers in LCS history and last year he was at the top of the ranks in the jungle. 100 Thieves adding Meteos was certainly a shrewd move to give them more flexibility with their import slots, but it also will likely prove to be a big upgrade for them over Amazing and Anda.

24. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (Immortals, Jungler) – 78 OVR

Jungle is probably one of the weakest roles in North American League of Legends, especially given how much priority has been put on importing the solo lanes. Xmithie is another of those consistently good junglers in the LCS who was one of the best in his role last year, posting the best aKDA (3.89) and second-best adjusted GPM (202.73). Despite the fact that Team Liquid saw Xmithie as the weak link and elected to move on from him, I still think Xmithie will be one of the stronger junglers in the league.

23. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (Dignitas, Top) – 79 OVR

The million-dollar man himself, Huni made big news with his huge extension for the next two years. From a marketing standpoint, it makes a lot of sense that Dignitas kept one of their most popular players to build around. However, a lot of people weren’t sure if Huni was worth that type of money and I tend to agree.

Although Huni’s proclivity for being uber-aggro and dying is a bit overblown (he averaged 2.33 deaths per game in Summer 2019, which was better than the 2.49 deaths per game for LCS top laners), Huni actually isn’t that gold-efficient as a player. His 22.8% gold share and 253.2 GPM numbers were both average compared to his contemporaries. He will probably be okay on the new Dignitas with a low-econ jungler and ADC (presumably) but I’m not sure he will be the guy DIG wants to build around.

22. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians, Top) – 79 OVR

I feel so bad for Hauntzer. He is the best player on a team that really has absolutely nothing else to help him. The story was quite similar last summer as well, but Hauntzer managed to at least put up some decent income and damage numbers to help carry his weak bottom lane. Unfortunately he’ll have to do that again in 2020.

21. Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (CLG, Jungler) – 79 OVR

Wiggily was the breakout player of the Summer Split in 2019, posting some of the best numbers of any jungler including one of the best vision scores per minute (1.94 VSPM) and a 107% aKP. I do wonder how much adjusting to playing with a new mid laner will affect his synergy, but for a young, native jungler, the signs are certainly pointing in the right direction for him.