LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 4 Player Power Rankings

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 1: — during 2020 LCS Spring Split at the LCS Arena on February 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.. (Photo by Tina Jo/Riot Games)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 1: — during 2020 LCS Spring Split at the LCS Arena on February 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.. (Photo by Tina Jo/Riot Games) /

Mid Lane

1. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (FlyQuest)

There’s a new man in the number one spot! After four-straight weeks of Froggen leading the pack, PowerofEvil overtook the Dignitas mid laner to be our top-ranked mid laner in the LCS after Week 4!

What puts PoE over the top is his insane damage numbers. He leads the LCS mid laners in raw DPM (589) and damage share (35.6%), giving him an adjusted DPM of 639. For context, the next-closest mid laner in terms of aDPM is Cloud9’s Nisqy, who has just 506.7 aDPM, so PoE is putting in some massive work this split!

2. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Dignitas)
3. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Cloud9)
4. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (Team Liquid)
5. Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer (Golden Guardians)
6. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Evil Geniuses)
7. Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire (Immortals)
8. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM)

TSM fans, we need to talk about the biggest problem on your team. It’s the man who just got an equity stake in the team when he signed a new contract this offseason, the rock on which you have leaned for the past half-decade. Right now, Bjergsen is the worst player on your team.

Despite the fact that Bjerg has a good adjusted KDA (2.97), his aKP, adjusted gold per minute (aGPM), and aDPM are all slightly below average. His vision score is also second-worst among all mid laners.

The biggest problem I have seen from Bjergsen this split is that he is leaking away deaths uncharacteristically. Among mid laners, Bjergsen’s eight unforced deaths (defined as either isolated deaths, deaths in lane, deaths where a player is picked, or deaths in which the player makes a mechanical error) are ahead of only Goldenglue, Jiizuke, Ry0ma, and Crown. Players like Froggen and Nisqy only have three on the season.

These mispositionings and poor macro choices have arguably cost TSM at least two wins this season. He also has the second-lowest jungle proximity in the early game among mid laners, which is ridiculous given that he now has a jungler who has proven to be at least decent overall in Dardoch. I’d like to see TSM start giving more resources to their star player, and for him to start playing at the level we’re accustomed to.

9. Tommy “ry0ma” Le (100 Thieves)
10. Lee “Crown” Min-ho (CLG)

Initially, when the news dropped that Crown was going to be benched, I thought it was a bad decision. However, in looking at the stats and film, it’s quite clear that CLG made the correct decision here.

Crown has been god-awful through the first half of the split. His 0.73 aKDA and 3.3 deaths per game are the worst among mid laners, he has the worst aGPM and second-worst aDPM in the role, and his laning has been atrocious. He is the only LCS mid laner to have over a 500 experience disadvantage at 15 minutes and is ahead of only Ry0ma in gold difference at 15.

The capper, though, is his unforced deaths. He had six unforced deaths just last weekend, bringing his total to 14 on the year, the most of any player in the LCS. After the weekend that Crown just had and with how dire CLG’s situation is, I fully support their decision to sit him for at least this weekend.