LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 3 Team Power Ranking

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Los Angeles, California – February 8: — during 2020 LCS Spring Split at the LCS Arena on February 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
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5. Immortals (4-2)

Elo: 403 (+24)

Like I said at the outset, the standings don’t tell the whole story. Immortals is a team that has some of the worst statistical performances of any team in North America, including the longest-average game time in wins (over 42 minutes, while the league average is around 35:45), bottom three gold differentials at 15 (-647 gold) and a bottom three gold per minute (1630, almost 50 below the league average).

In short, I think Immortals has gotten extremely lucky to pull off most of their wins, in particular that Week 1 victory over TSM and even last night’s win over CLG. The only impressive win they’ve pulled off this year was their Week 2 win over Golden Guardians, aka the team most people pegged as the worst team in the league coming into 2020. If you’re an owner of Immortals stock, I might consider selling that this weekend as they face against a wounded Liquid team and an EG team that could put it together at any moment.

4. TSM (4-2)

Elo: 414 (+91)

After rattling off four straight wins, why the heck is TSM rated so low? Well, simply, they’ve had one of the softest schedules so far in the season. Only one of their four wins so far has come against a team in the top five of our elo rankings, Dignitas, while they lost to two teams that have so far proven to be far weaker than they are.

On the upside for TSM fans, this team is statistically the second-best team in the LCS, ranking behind C9 in gold differential at 15, kills to deaths ratio, gold percent rating, gold spread, gold per minute, and gold differential per minute. This team looks like it could be the second-best team in the LCS. Now they face Cloud9 and FlyQuest, two of their tougher opponents, this weekend with a chance to prove they belong in the upper echelon of teams.

3. FlyQuest (3-3)

Elo: 415 (-122)

FlyQuest barely ranks ahead of TSM based on the fact that they’ve played the two teams ahead of them, splitting by beating TSM. Although FlyQuest is definitely going to want that game against Evil Geniuses back, taking a loss to Cloud9 is perfectly understandable. Next weekend they play TSM and 100 Thieves, with a good chance to cement their status in the top three teams.

2. Dignitas (3-3)

Elo: 433 (-90)

They took some lumps this weekend by losing to TSM in a game they should be favored in. But, like FlyQuest, losing their other game to Cloud9 keeps Dignitas from falling too far down the ladder this week.

The one big concern I have about Dignitas is that they are lagging far behind the other teams statistically, including having the third-highest average game time in wins and the third-worst gold percent rating. However, with Golden Guardians and 100 Thieves coming next weekend, I think Dignitas should come out of the weekend in a strong spot.

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1. Cloud9 (6-0)

Elo: 631 (+50)

The singularity, the alpha and omega, there is Cloud9 and there is everyone else. This team is an absolute juggernaut, leading ever statistical category by a country mile. The question isn’t whether C9 is the best team in the LCS, it’s quickly becoming whether Cloud9 could become one of the best teams in LCS history.