How the LCS Would Look If Player Rankings Decided Rosters

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Rank 5 Team

Top Lane: Huni
Jungle: Wiggily
Mid Lane: Froggen
AD Carry: Zven
Support: Zeyzal

This team looks like it could have actually existed. Froggen and Huni play on the same team currently, and Zven could have partnered with Zeyzal if he wasn’t sent to Evil Geniuses.

Wiggily was formerly of Cloud9 before his current team of CLG, so he might have had a chance to play with Zven and Zeyzal for real.

Overall, this roster is probably a slightly better roster than any of the individual players’ teams are. I think they could make the playoffs, maybe even sneak into the finals.

Rank 4 Team

Top Lane: Hauntzer
Jungle: Xmithie
Mid Lane: Nisqy
AD Carry: Bang
Support: IgNar

This roster is pretty solid, as a couple of these players are the highest rated on their current LCS teams.

Hauntzer is probably relieved in this case to have less weight to carry, and Xmithie has some strong lanes to work with. I don’t think this roster would perform worse than its ranking and may be able to make a finals run.

Rank 3 Team

Top Lane: Impact
Jungle: Dardoch
Mid Lane: Jensen
AD Carry: Cody Sun
Support: Vulcan

There are a few heavy hitters on this roster.

We have a top and mid both from Team Liquid, an organization that has won the past four LCS titles.

We see Cody Sun and Vulcan reunited in a bot lane that took Clutch Gaming from afterthought to a Worlds spot in 2019. Then we have a talented jungler to tie it all together.

If you’re one of the top teams in North America, this would be a roster to be worried about as they could prove to be a threat during the regular season or in playoffs due to their incredible individual talent and synergy within the group.

Rank 2 Team

Top Lane: Licorice
Jungle: Svenskeren
Mid Lane: Bjergsen
AD Carry: Kobbe
Support: Biofrost

This roster is pretty much TSM with a plus one. Three current members of TSM plus a former TSM player in Svenskeren make up the core of this team, while Licorice makes up the plus one.

I would call this lineup an upgrade over the current TSM, with the addition of Licorice starting over Broken Blade.  This team would be able to contend for an LCS title easily.

Rank 1 Team

Top Lane: Ssumday
Jungle: Broxah
Mid Lane: Crown
AD Carry: Doublelift
Support: CoreJJ

Now we have the top-ranked player team. This roster is made up of three-fifths of Team Liquid plus Crown and Ssumday.

This is a pretty dangerous roster. It might be a bit weird to think Crown is the best mid laner in the LCS, but he had a strong 2019 even if OpTic was mediocre.

Ssumday did play mostly in the Academy League in 2019, but that was mainly due to import rules, not his lack of talent. I think both players will play well with the Team Liquid core to make a super team.

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Forming rosters by player ranking clearly improved the top North American teams, while also making the bottom half teams much weaker.

It would be fun to watch these line-ups on the LCS stage and see how it would affect the standings. However, the Rank 1 team would probably top the league by quite a large margin unsurprisingly.