LEC Spring Split 2020: Week 7 Team Power Rankings

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Four. Games. Left. The 2020 LEC Spring Split regular season is heading down the home straight. Here are our power rankings heading into the final two weeks!

We’ve reached the final two weeks of the 2020 LEC Spring Split regular season and nothing has been decided yet! Top six seedings are tight and our six playoff contenders have yet to be decided. Here’s a look at how the ten European teams stack up in our LEC power rankings:

1) G2 Esports

Record: 11 – 3 | Change: =

G2 Esports’ biggest challenge of the season so far came in Week 7 as they faced off against title rivals Origen and Fnatic within 24 hours of each other. In order to retain their first place position and head into the final two weeks of the regular season with a lead, they had to win both games and did exactly that.

By no means were these performances the best we’ve ever seen from G2 and on another day they could have quite easily lost one of the two match-ups, but taking down both of their closest rivals for the LEC title in quick succession means they deserve to top the standings seven weeks into the split.

The most impressive factor in G2’s 2-0 weekend has to be Caps who has come on leaps and bounds since his abysmal Aphelios performance against Misfits in Week 4. Any doubts about the Dane’s skills as an AD Carry have been quickly silenced and he’s well on his way to competing internationally against the world’s best bot laners.

2) Origen

Record: 10 – 4 | Change: =

3) Fnatic

Record: 10 – 4 | Change: =

4) Rogue

Record: 9 – 5 | Change: =

Following two impressive performances in wins over Team Vitality and MAD Lions in Week 7, Rogue have all but confirmed their standing as the fourth best team in Europe at the moment.

By once again showcasing their terrific team understanding and map plays throughout the early game, this Rogue roster have further developed one of the most unique play styles in the LEC which is capable of taking down any of the top three teams if played perfectly.

Usually, when a slow and controlled team fail to lift trophies or compete at the highest level it’s due to their lack of patience and individual errors in the mid game which forfeits all the hard work done during the laning phase. In Rogue’s case, it’s the opposite.

The difference between Rogue settling for fourth and pushing for a top three finish is their awareness of where and when to pull the trigger and explode their early gold advantage into a snowballed lead around major objectives.

If they can nail this down in the final few weeks of the regular season and into playoffs, they’ll be in the perfect position to challenge for the LEC title in April.

5) Misfits Gaming

Record: 9 – 5 | Change: =

Misfits Gaming are an average League of Legends team.

This isn’t clickbait, this isn’t a “hot take”, and nor is it an insult to the LEC’s fifth-best roster in the Spring Split.

The rationale behind this statement is that Misfits are the “gatekeepers” of the LEC, easily dispatching poor teams, like Excel Esports, Schalke 04, and SK Gaming, while struggling to consistently take down the competent LEC teams, Fnatic, Origen, and Rogue.

Obviously, Misfits would convincingly defeat any North American League of Legends team (Cloud9 would give them a run for their money) due to their well-drilled game fundamentals and individual player skill. This also goes for the worst European rosters who have yet to nail down the necessary skills and early game map movements to face off against the LEC’s best.

However, outside of a few individual plays by Razork and Febiven, Misfits don’t really offer much more than just that, hence them being labelled as “average”. Sure they do everything right and carry out the correct steps to win League of Legends games, but they don’t do much more than that.

They aren’t untouchable around key objectives like Origen and Rogue, they don’t suffocate you in the early game like Fnatic, and they aren’t unmatched in team fights like G2 Esports.

Until Misfits Gaming develop their own identity within League of Legends, they will remain an “average” team capable of winning enough games to get by, but lacking that extra push that would allow them to qualify for World Championships.

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6) MAD Lions

Record: 8 – 6 | Change: =

Although their current position is strong and they look likely to finish in the playoff places, MAD Lions have to be careful about dropping too many games in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Not just because Excel could catch them in terms of W/L, but because Excel hold the head-to-head record and would snatch away MAD’s playoff place if the two were to finish level on wins.

Regardless of their final placing at the end of the Spring Split, the MAD Lions have been one of the most surprising line-ups in recent memory and have set a standard for future rookie rosters thanks to their incredible start.

7) Excel Esports

Record: 7 – 7 | Change: =

8) Schalke 04

Record: 3 – 11 | Change: =

Schalke have finally cemented themselves as “best of the rest” in the bottom three in the LEC by defeating SK Gaming in Week 7 to secure sole possession of eighth place. It wasn’t clean, it wasn’t vintage League of Legends, but it got the job done.

Of the nineteen players on the Schalke, SK, and Vitality rosters, one player has stood out above the rest over recent weeks and his strong performances have managed to pull his team out from the bottom of the pile.

Since Lurox’s addition, Schalke have no longer looked idle during the laning phase and are somewhat proactive in the first fifteen minutes of the game. The German has been thrown onto the LEC stage in difficult circumstances but has made the most of his tricky situation, locking horns with some of the strongest junglers in Europe.

9) SK Gaming

Record: 2 – 12 | Change: +1

10) Team Vitality

Record: 1 – 13 | Change: -1

Next. LEC Week 7 Recap. dark

The LEC returns on March 13 with MAD Lions vs. SK Gaming kicking off Week 8! Catch Ready Check from 17:30 CET on the LEC Twitch channel and LoL Esports YouTube channel!