LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 7 Player Power Ranking

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Here are the best performing players by position in the LCS after Week 7 of the Spring Split.

Last week, a lot of players proved me wrong (Bjergsen, Akaadian, and Tactical) while others continued to be exactly as good (Ssumday and Biofrost) or as bad (Impact, WildTurtle) as I predicted. With only a few weeks left in the LCS season, there is still time for players to change the narrative written by the Spring Split. Here is how I would rank all the LCS players going into the final two weeks of the split.

Top Lane

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

Coming down the stretch, Hauntzer is likely going to be the key difference-maker for the Golden Guardians. Last week, he had a stellar game against Dignitas and Huni on Aatrox, going 2/0/6. Against C9 he, predictably, looked a lot worse going 1/6/3 on that Aatrox, showing just how crucial he is to GGS success.

5. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)
6. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)

Slowly but surely, Kumo has begun to make a bit of a believer out of me. He doesn’t do anything particularly flashy, but his raw damage per minute is third-best among top laners (410 DPM). And, although he has some of the worst laning stats at 15 minutes, it’s also important to note that he is actually the top laner who gets the least jungle support out of any, with the lowest jungle proximity in the role.

7. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)

I have been a long-time resident of the “is Impact really that good?” neighborhood and that case is once again rearing its ugly head. Yes, Impact is great at being a rock who doesn’t die (1.6 deaths per game is second-fewest in his role), but the assertion that he doesn’t require resources is becoming more dubious.

He has among the highest jungle proximity scores for top lane but doesn’t translate that to high gold and damage totals. In a year where TL desperately needs someone to step up and carry the load while Doublelift has been on the downturn, Impact has not shown the ability to step up. His 1.6 kills per game are fourth-lowest among top laners, ahead of only Huni and sOAZ.

8. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (Dignitas)
9. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest)
10. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)