LCS: 2020 Spring Split Player Power Ranking for Week 1

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Mid Lane

1. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Dignitas)

It’s amazing what can happen when Froggen is on a good team. Froggen was voted the MVP of Week 1 thanks to his immaculate laning stats (517/11/873 early G/CS/XP advantages), getting the most solo kills in the LCS (three) of any player and doing the second-most damage (670 DPM) in the league.

2. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Cloud9)
3. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (FlyQuest)
4. Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer (Golden Guardians)

The sole remaining native North American mid laner in the LCS, Goldenglue represented the region well in Week 1, putting up solid, if unspectacular numbers. His early game split (450/-2/406) looks great until you realize that he had the highest jungle proximity (16.8%) of any mid laner.

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5. Lee “Crown” Min-ho (CLG)
6. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (Team Liquid)
7. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Evil Geniuses)
8. Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire (Immortals)
9. Tommy “ry0ma” Le (100 Thieves)

Not the best LCS debut for this rookie, who had easily the worst laning score out of any mid laner in Week 1. With a putrid early game split (-891/-10/-1184) ry0ma is going to have a lot to prove next weekend when he has to tango with Crown and Nisqy.

10. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM)

If you had told me before the week that Bjergsen would be the biggest reason for TSM’s poor performance, I wouldn’t have believed you. Yet after one week, Bjerg put up some uncharacteristically bad numbers including 304.1 aGPM, 390.4 adjusted DPM (“aDPM”), and an 82.6% adjusted kill participation (“aKP”).

Beyond the stats, looking at the tape for the two games Bjergsen really hasn’t made that same level of impact that he showed even last year. In the first game against Immortals it took him far too long to start splitpushing after several failed attempts to burst down Hakuho on Braum. Against Team Liquid, there was that missed ult at the fourth dragon fight (in watching back on Pro View, he had about a second where he was rooted and could have still self-ulted) and a few other times where he wasn’t positioning aggressively enough to ult the engagers.