LCS: 2020 Spring Split Player Power Ranking for Week 1

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After the first week of LCS play, we look at the top performers across all positions and hand out some accolades.

After one week of action, there were plenty of shocking LCS results and overreactions to be had. We’ve given our thoughts on each of the individual teams after Week 1 but today we rank each player by position and give some thoughts on the top and bottom performers.

Top Lane

1. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
2. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest)

Forget Ivern, V1per was the real friend of the forest last weekend with all the trees he helped get planted! The young top laner helped lead FlyQuest to a 2-0 weekend thanks to going deathless in both games and having the second-best adjusted GPM (“aGPM”) at 428.3 aGPM.

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3. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
4. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (Dignitas)
5. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)

Fans are giving Broken Blade a lot of grief for his poor play in the first week, especially on Rumble. However, it’s important to note that BB has the second-most damage per minute (464) and the second-highest damage share (29.6%) of all top laners. He also was one of the best laning tops in the LCS last week, averaging gold/CS/experience (“G/CS/XP”) leads of 809/14/527 at 15 minutes despite having the second-lowest early game jungle proximity.

6. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
7. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)

Ruin is another player who has been getting flamed for a poor performance in Week 1 and based on his poor laning stats (-174/-2/-139 G/CS/XP at 15 minutes) that criticism seems warranted. He also had four isolated deaths, the most of any top laner in Week 1. That gave him a 0.13 adjusted KDA, which is second-worst in the role ahead of only Kumo (who had a 0.00 aKDA).

8. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)
9. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
10. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)