LCS: 2020 Spring Split Player Power Ranking for Week 1

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CLG Ruin and CLG Stixxay. League of Legends.
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1. Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen (Dignitas)

Of all the players that shocked me in Week 1, Johnsun was easily the biggest. For a rookie to come in and play that impressively solid, not dying a single time, putting out solid damage and bringing in solid income, while also being great in the vision game (his 2.15 VSPM was the best in his position by a mile) is astounding. The only issue I do see on the horizon is his laning numbers are not great (-122/-10/-126 early game split) but on the plus side he averages the least amount of jungle pressure for an ADC so that could be impacting his laning.

2. Bae “Bang” Jun-sik (Evil Geniuses)
3. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen (Cloud9)
4. Johnny “Altec” Ru (Immortals)
5. Cody “Cody Sun” Sun (100 Thieves)
6. Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup (TSM)
7. Ian Victor “FBI” Huang (Golden Guardians)
8. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (Team Liquid)

Just as I was shocked by Bjergsen’s underperformance in Week 1, I felt like Doublelift also vastly underperformed and not a lot of people are talking about it. Doublelift accounted for an astonishing 30.8% of his team’s deaths and had only a 66.7% kill participation. That is astoundingly bad, but what’s even more ghastly is his damage.

In Week 1, Doublelift did only 276 damage per minute on average, the lowest in the ADC role by a mile. That number is so impossibly low I checked three different stat tracking sites because I was convinced it must be a mistake. He was out-damaged by some junglers and top laners in Week 1.

Obviously, I don’t anticipate that Doublelift will do this little damage in games going forward and I expect his performance will improve. However, Doublelift shouldn’t get a free pass from this poor Week 1 play.

9. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran (FlyQuest)
10. Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes (CLG)

Another player who is inexplicably getting a pass for his poor play in Week 1, Stixxay was not just the worst player in the ADC role but one of the worst players in the league. He is the only ADC with more than one isolated death, his aKDA is a measly 0.75, and his income is paltry (324.7 aGPM compared to the position average of 403.5 aGPM). Stixxay, moreso than Ruin, deserves the lion share of the blame for his team’s 0-2 start.