LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 6 Player Power Ranking

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Here are the best performing players by position in the LCS after Week 5 of the Spring Split.

The LCS Spring Split is two-thirds of the way done and our playoff picture is no clearer (and in some ways, foggier) than when the season started. With seven teams fighting for four final playoff spots (I’m just assuming Cloud9 and FlyQuest are in while CLG is out), we look at which players need to step up the most in the final stretch.

Top Lane

1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
2. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
3. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)

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TSM put the burden to carry last week on Broken Blade and unfortunately he was unable to come up big for the team in a key game against Team Liquid or in an embarrassing loss to bottom-dweller CLG. That said, Broken Blade has been one of the most consistently strong players for the team throughout the year, so I don’t necessarily think the idea was a bad one.

Unfortunately, it all came down to execution in the end, both on BB’s end and on his team’s end. That’s gonna have to change if TSM wants a shot at going deep in the playoffs.

4. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
5. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)

Ruin continuously gets flak from LCS fans and commentators and honestly, I fail to see why. His laning stats are at least average (better than Kumo or sOAZ for sure), his kill participation is the highest for top laners, and he’s a solid contributor in terms of vision. Yes, he dies a lot and his damage numbers are bad but Ruin has done a lot to help CLG this year, as was evident in his Rumble game against TSM.

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

I don’t know if anyone had a rougher Week 6 than V1per, who racked up unforced death after unforced death (three in the two games last weekend) and did basically zero damage. Right now, V1per is the lowest-damage solo laner in the LCS at 314 DPM and 19.5% damage share, giving him an adjusted DPM of 300.7.

10. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)