LCS Spring Split 2020: Midseason Player Awards and Power Rankings

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1. Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9)

Blaber had his first signs of weakness this past weekend, posting a pedestrian 0/3/4 game on Lee Sin in their win over Immortals. Of course, this was on the heels of him dominating CLG the day before with a 5/1/8 Lee Sin game. With an adjusted KDA of 4.63, Blaber not only leads all junglers but has over twice the next-highest player (Santorin’s 2.14 aKDA).

2. Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (CLG)
3. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (Immortals)
4. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen (FlyQuest)

Santorin gets slept on a lot, mainly because he’s one of the more passive early game junglers (his 23.2% jungler forward percentage is third-worst among LCS junglers) but he makes up for it by being one of the best junglers in terms of kill participation and not leaking away unforced deaths.

5. William “Meteos” Hartman (100 Thieves)
6. Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett (TSM)

Dardoch has been fairly inconsistent this split, posting some great games and some real stinkers. This weekend, Dardoch did quite well on Lee Sin, going a combined 3/1/11 in his two games on the Blind Monk. While Dardoch is second among junglers in kills, he’s also second-worst in deaths per game, so I’m hoping we can see him begin to reign in his aggression a tad.

7. Can “Closer” Çelik (Golden Guardians)
8. Shern “Shernfire” Cherng Tai (Team Liquid)
9. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Evil Geniuses)
10. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen (Team Liquid)
11. Jonathan “Grig” Armao (Dignitas)

I saw Grig as a weak link for Dignitas coming into this season and it pains me to say that he has continued to prove me right. Not only is he a passive jungler (with a below-average 23.7% jungle forward percentage) but his vision score is also well below average for junglers.

He did have a really good game on Jarvan this weekend, taking down Immortals and Xmithie, but despite being ahead he still only did 2,000 more damage than Xmithie. Who was 0/6/3. And playing Sejuani.