League of Legends LEC: Preseason Player Rankings

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Mid Lane

  1. Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek
  2. Luka “Perkz” Perković
  3. Marek “Humanoid” Brázda
  4. Felix “Abbedagge” Braun
  5. Emil “Larssen” Larsson
  6. Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm
  7. Son “Mickey” Young-min
  8. Aljoša “Milica” Kovandžić
  9. Janik “Jenax” Bartels
  10. Ronaldo “Ronaldo” Betea

1. FNC Nemesis
Thanks to yet another G2 role swap, Nemesis has claimed the #1 mid lane spot. When Perkz made the switch from mid lane to AD Carry, he was clearly the second-best mid in Europe just behind Caps, but with a year outside of the role it would be unfair to slot him right back in at first place right away (as that will probably happen within a few weeks anyway).

Speaking of Caps, his Fnatic replacement somehow managed to fill the enormous shoes left by his predecessor, albeit with a tiny bit of wriggle room left which Nemesis can definitely grow into in 2020. The fact that Caps is barely mentioned when discussing Nemesis’ impact on the Fnatic roster is testament to just how impressive the mid laner has been in his debut LEC season.

With a full year of stage experience under his belt, as well as the synergy developed with three of his four Fnatic teammates, Nemesis will look to kick on and improve on his 2019 performances in the Spring Split, vying to close the gap between his team and G2 Esports as quickly as possible.

5. RGE Larssen
Another impressive rookie this time, but the difference being that Larssen only joined Rogue halfway through the season. Alongside fellow rookie Inspired, Larssen took the Spring Split’s tenth-placed side and morphed them into one of the strongest, highest potential teams in the LEC last season.

And all but one of that team has stayed together, arguably upgrading the only remaining position from HeaQ and Woolite to Hans Sama. Expectations may be low, but the ceiling is incredibly high for this Rogue team, and it would come as no surprise if Larssen and co. are competing among the very best in the Spring Split playoffs.

AD Carry

  1. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
  2. Elias “Upset” Lipp
  3. Rasmus “Caps” Winther
  4. Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
  5. Patrik “Patrik” Jírů
  6. Juš “Crownshot” Marušič
  7. Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos
  8. Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou
  9. Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság
  10. Ju “Bvoy” Yeong-hoon

3. G2 Caps
Role Swap 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Despite failing to win the only trophy that anyone cares about in League of Legends, G2 Esports have seemingly got bored again and decided to mix things up for the second season in a row. That’s right, Perkz and Caps have swapped roles yet again.

Ultimately if you’re as good as Caps is at League of Legends, you’re not going to struggle to adapt to a new role. And G2 have already stated that if worst comes to worst they’ll simply swap back again.

Some may feel that Caps being #3 on this roster is undeserved, but everyone knows that by the end of the Summer Split arguments will be made that Caps is the best ADC in Europe, in the same way that Perkz became the best ADC in Europe last year.

One of the most anticipated and thrilling returns in League of Legends history. European viewers have been waiting for this day for what seems like years. FORG1VEN has returned to competitive League of Legends.

And he slots into this player ranking at eighth. This is purely because the last time the Greek played the game at the highest level was in the 2016 World Championship semi-final for H2k, over three years ago. No doubt the marksman has the game knowledge and mechanical skill to climb back to the top of the ADC tier list, but it might take time.

For all those (many) FORG1VEN fans out there, it might be best waiting until the Summer Split for him to recapture his incredible 2016 form.


  1. Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle
  2. Tore “Tore” Hoel Eilertsen
  3. Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov
  4. Oskar “Vander” Bogdan
  5. Han “Dreams” Min-kook
  6. Petr “denyk” Haramach
  7. Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński
  8. Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser
  9. Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw
  10. Dino “LIMIT” Tot

2. XL Tore
The second player released by Splyce to be featured in this player rankings, it didn’t take Tore (formerly Norskeren) long to find a new team in the off-season. The Norwegian makes up an entirely new bot lane for Excel Esports alongside former Origen man, Patrik.

The duo will be hoping to guide the UK organization to their first appearance at the LEC playoffs after failing to finish in the top six in both splits of their debut season in the European top division.

8. MAD Kaiser
MAD Lions have entered the LEC with a very inexperienced line-up made up of three rookies, a player with one LEC appearance to his name, and the very promising mid laner, Humanoid. Kaiser is one of the three rookies on the roster having joined the MAD Lions after a relatively successful season with mousesports in 2019.

While the hype around AD Carry Carzzy is huge, Kaiser is receiving less attention in the build-up to the 2020 LEC’s first weekend of games. Perhaps the hype is directed towards the wrong bot lane partner, as the German favors playmaking supports like Pyke, Leona, and Rakan, and will definitely be looking to make plays across the map and make a name for himself on his LEC debut this weekend.

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The LEC returns on Friday 24 January! Catch G2 Esports vs. MAD Lions, the first game of the Spring Split, from 11:00 EST / 17:00 CET!