LCS Spring Split 2020: Week 8 Player Power Ranking

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TSM Dardoch, LCS. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games.
TSM Dardoch, LCS. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games. /


1. Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9)
2. William “Meteos” Hartman (100 Thieves)
3. Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham (Dignitas)
4. Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (CLG)

Another CLG player that I think a lot of LCS fans (and commentators) will think I’m nuts for wanting back again, Wiggily has a lot of the same story as Ruin. Yes, he dies a lot and he has a lot of terrible deaths, but he doesn’t die a lot compared to his teammates (21.9% death share) and has been forced to do a lot of the work himself (75.3% kill participation). He also averages the second-largest experience lead at 15-minutes, behind only Blaber, showing he does have a strong understanding of pathing.

5. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen (FlyQuest)
6. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (Immortals)

7. Can “Closer” Çelik (Golden Guardians)
8. Shern “Shernfire” Cherng Tai (Team Liquid)
9. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen (Team Liquid)
10. Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett (TSM)

Here’s a sentence I was expecting to type at the beginning of the split: TSM should be looking to move on from Dardoch. What I wasn’t expecting, however, was for this reason to be because of Dardoch’s play, rather than his attitude. Not only does Dardoch have one of the worst XP differentials at 15 and one of the highest death shares of any jungler, but he also leads all LCS junglers with unforced deaths in 21.

11. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Evil Geniuses)

Night and day for Svenskeren this split, as he has been forced to being a bit more of a baby-sitter for his volatile lanes than a play-maker like he was on C9 last year, when he won MVP. Though his play hasn’t been particularly bad on the eye test, Sven has the second-highest death share among junglers, the highest deaths-per-game, the second-lowest kill participation, and the second-worst XPD at 15.

12. Jonathan “Grig” Armao (Dignitas)