The LEC is heading into its third set of games this weekend! Here’s how the players stack up in their respective roles in the Spring Split so far!
It seems like just yesterday European League of Legends was returning to our screens with the start of the 2020 LEC Spring Split, but we’ve somehow reached our hird week of games already! Twenty games have been played and LEC fans have seen their teams in action in four matches each with the standings beginning to take shape and separate the weak from the strong.
When it comes to player power rankings in the LEC, you may as well just rate nine players from each role, as the gulf in class between G2 Esports and the rest of the league remains apparent even after their crazy offseason role swap.
That being said, the likes of Origen, Rogue, and Fnatic are close behind and their players will be itching to get one over G2 and challenge them for the LEC trophy this year.
After our preseason power rankings were released before the Spring Split’s opener, it seemed pointless to rate the players individually after just two games each on the Berlin stage. Therefore we’ve waited until Week 2’s conclusion to rank all ten players in each role against each other in our updated LEC player power rankings:
- Martin “Wunder” Hansen
- Barney “Alphari” Morris
- Finn “Finn” Wiestål
- Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau
- Andrei “Orome” Popa
- Dae-han “Expect” Ki
- Danny “Dan Dan” Le Comte
- Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet
- Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
- Toni “Sacre” Sabalić
3. RGE Finn
With team success comes individual success and Finn is certainly profiting from Rogue’s rise to the top four in the Spring Split so far.
Prior to the season starting, fans and analysts alike had Rogue rated highly in their predictions as they’d come into the season with a steady roster from 2019, only making one change with the signing of promising AD Carry Hans Sama.
Now Rogue are proving those fans and analysts right with an incredibly strong start to the Spring Split, heading into Week 3 with a 3-1 scoreline.
Finn has been vital to the team’s terrific start as he’s not only been a rock in the top lane, he’s also been a reliable engager and damage dealer in important late game team fights. Player of the Game performances against Excel Esports and Team Vitality place the Swedish top laner level with PERKZ for total awards so far, and it’s no less than he deserves.
If Finn and Rogue continue to perform as they are on the LEC stage, then it’s only a matter of time before he’s contesting the Wunder and Alphari for the title of best EU top laner.
7. MSF Dan Dan
Putting THAT top lane Nocturne game behind him, Dan Dan has salvaged an 0-2 Week 1 alongside his Misfits teammates to head into Week 2 with an equal win/loss record and ready to claim a place in the top half of the table.
While Febiven has been the reliable carry for the team and all eyes are on Razork as he finds his feet in the LEC, Dan Dan has gone under the radar as a consistent member of the roster offering excellent team fight damage on a variety of carry picks.
So much so, that the LEC audience recognized Dan Dan’s value on the MSF roster and voted him Player of the Game in his team’s victory over Excel Esports on W2D2.
Although the laning phase was quiet, the Misfits to player took the game into his own hands during the later stages as he landed Gangplank barrel after Gangplank barrel onto the Excel backline, which led to team fight wins, which led to the enemy Nexus being destroyed.
Despite the fact that Dan Dan is ranked relatively low compared to other EU top laners so far this season, he’s definitely one to watch as Misfits Gaming make a surge from the bottom of the table up towards the playoff places.
- Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
- Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir
- Kacper “Inspired” Słoma
- Marc “Caedrel” Lamont
- Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek
- Duncan “Skeanz” Marquet
- Zhiqiang “Shadow” Zhao
- Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz
- Kim “Trick” Gang-yun
- Erberk “Gilius” Demir
4. XL Caedrel
Excel are one of the cleanest early game teams in the LEC right now and 99% of it is down to Caedrel’s complete control of his jungle match-ups. From minute one, the British jungler sets out to dictate the tempo and be the first to make plays on the Rift, often catching his opponents completely off-guard and building a gold lead for his team.
To make the step-up from mid-table to top four, this team need to refine their late game shot-calling and shore up their transition from early game lead to complete control of Barons and Dragon Souls/Elder Drakes.
Right now, too often we see Excel give up their strong, early lead due to indecisiveness around key objectives. If they can fix this, they’ll undoubtedly finish in the playoff places.
9. SK Trick
By far the most disappointing signing of 2020 so far has got to be SK Gaming’s Trick who, despite having an excellent season with Schalke 04 last year, has struggled to make any sort of impact in his first four games with SK.
Although Trick obviously isn’t the only issue for this new, rookie-centric line-up, League of Legends revolves around junglers, so when Trick plays poorly, so will his teammates.
In order to regain some footing in the LEC jungler power ranking and aid his team in the climb towards playoffs, the veteran South Korean jungler simply has to be present during the laning phase and maybe gank once or twice. So far, he’s been absent.