LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 4 Player Power Rankings

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Here are the best performing players by position in the LCS after Week 4 of the Spring Split.

With Broxah finally joining Team Liquid, Cloud9 remaining dominant, and our first benching of the season, there is no shortage of storylines for LCS fans to discuss. Today we look at each player as determined by our statistical rating system to determine if CLG made the right decision in their roster move, why TSM has a big problem no one is talking about, and judge how Broxah did in his LCS debut!

Top Lane

1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)

It’s no surprise that playing for the best team in the LCS, Licorice is ranked at the top of his position. His 0.9 deaths per game and 6.86 adjusted KDA (“aKDA”) are tops for his position, as are his impressive laning stats. He’s the only top laner in the LCS to average a 15-minute CS lead that’s over five…and his averaged CSD at 15 is +20.

2. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)
3. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
4. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
5. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)

Many fans would have expected Ruin to be the natural choice for the first CLG member to be benched but, statistically, Ruin actually hasn’t been that bad. He ranks above average in our vision and kill participation metrics and is only slightly below-average in gold. His one big problem, though, are his deaths, as he has the most deaths per game and unforced deaths, which leads to him having the second-lowest aKDA among top laners.

6. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)
7. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
8. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest)

After a hot start to the split, V1per has cooled off drastically in the past few weeks. One of the biggest problems I see when it comes to V1per are his laning and damage outputs.

His laning splits of -263 gold difference, -10 CSD, and -220 experience difference at 15 minutes are among the worst in the LCS. In fact, he’s the only top laner with a negative CSD above five.

As to damage, his 307 raw DPM is over 90 DPM lower than the average for top laners, and his 19.8% damage share is the lowest in his lane. His overall 293.7 adjusted DPM (“aDPM”) makes him the only solo laner with an aDPM lower than 300.

9. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (Dignitas)
10. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)