LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 6 Team Power Rankings

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We look at where each of the LCS teams ranks after Week 6.

Week 6 was certainly a banger, as we saw two players making their Spring 2020 debut (and in the case of Tactical, his LCS debut). Team Liquid is rising from the dead, TSM is crumbling before our eyes, and the “soup” in the middle of the standings is more complicated than ever. Using our elo rating system, we try to give a look at which LCS teams are best and worst positioned as we head down the stretch!

10. CLG (2-10)

Elo: 229 (+33)

They beat TSM, which almost no one other than the most ardent/masochistic TSM fan could have seen coming before engaging in maybe the “best” Clownfiesta we’ve seen in years on Monday night against Immortals. Ultimately, they managed to split the weekend 1-1 and when you’re at the bottom of the standings there is nowhere to go but up.

9. Evil Geniuses (5-7)

Elo: 313 (+6)

Also a 1-1 weekend for Evil Geniuses, as they beat Golden Guardians but lost to 100 Thieves. Statistically, this team should be far better than what they have been this year, but they just have not been able to translate their strong early games to wins. According to Oracle’s Elixir, EG are the second-worst team in terms of mid and late game play, ahead of only CLG.

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8. Golden Guardians (5-7)

Elo: 325 (+2)

A win against Immortals and a loss against EG, Golden Guardians also went an even 1-1 over Week 6. Golden Guardians really don’t do much of anything special other than having good but not great players across their line-up. This team could still make the playoffs, which is a huge overachievement for them.

7. Immortals (6-6)

Elo: 345 (-17)

Shocker, another team that went 1-1 over Week 6 but the first time our elo rating disagrees with the standings. I’ve long felt that Immortals were a paper dragon, struggling to beat up weak opponents.

Down the stretch, every one of their next six games will be against teams rated higher than them in our elo ratings. Immortals needed to take the last few weeks to solidify their spot atop the “soup” before entering this end-of-the-split gauntlet. Now they’ve squandered that chance and could be on the verge of dropping out of the playoffs entirely.

6. 100 Thieves (5-7)

Elo: 353 (-6)

100 Thieves took care of business against Evil Geniuses before getting completely pantsed by Team Liquid in the second game of their weekend. 100 Thieves have proven to be one of the weakest teams in the early game, but they’re surprisingly decent in the mid and late game. This team will probably live and die by Ssumday‘s play, but if he keeps playing at the level he has been that should at least carry this team into the playoffs.