LCS Summer 2020: Rating and Ranking Every Starting LCS Player

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 25: — during 2020 LCS Spring Split at the LCS Arena on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 25: — during 2020 LCS Spring Split at the LCS Arena on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games) /

The LCS returns next week with the Summer Split. We give ratings to every player ahead of Summer 2020!

The professional League of Legends split is only a week and change away and we have seen our fair bit of roster turnover since the end of the Spring Split. In North America, LCS teams will be battling for three spots at the World Championship this fall. We preview which teams are in the best spot to make a trip to Worlds by rating every single projected starting LCS player in Summer 2020!

Just like we did in the spring, we are rating all players on a scale similar to Madden or FIFA. We’ll be using their initial rankings from that spring list, noting how they have changed given their performance last spring in parentheses next to their overall rating. Here are the Summer 2020 LCS player rankings!

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50. Tommy “ry0ma” Le (100 Thieves, Mid) – 62 OVR (+2)

Ry0ma was our second-lowest graded mid laner in the spring, with only CLG’s Lee “Crown” Min-ho rated lower. Ry0ma averaged the lowest gold differential at 15 minutes for all mid laners (-404 GD@15) and his CSD and XPD at those breakpoints were second only to, you guessed it, Crown.

The only real positive we can take away regarding ry0ma is that his adjusted KDA (2.07) wasn’t terrible. Unfortunately, it would have been much higher if he didn’t have the second-most unforced deaths compared to other mid laners.

49. William “Stunt” Chen (100 Thieves, Support) – 62 OVR (+2)

It’s never a good sign for your team’s outlook when you have multiple members rated at the bottom of these ratings. Stunt was the most mistake-prone support in the spring, with 26 unforced deaths (the next highest, by the way, was 20) which gave him a 0.74 aKDA.

He also had the largest share of deaths by a support by a mile, with a 30.2% death share. Only two other players in the league had more than 30% of their team’s deaths last split.

48. Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire (Immortals, Mid) – 64 OVR (+4)

Congratulations to Eika, who was not the worst player in the LCS in the Spring Split as I predicted. He managed to outperform ry0ma largely due to the fact that his laning stats were better (he still averaged gold, CS, and experience deficits at 15, just not as bad) and he had half as many low-quality deaths. However, Eika had the lowest damage per minute (both raw and adjusted) for mid laners, which is a massive red flag.

47. Mingyi “Spica” Lu (TSM, Jungle) – 64 OVR (NR)

As bad as Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett performed in the spring, there’s a reason I said TSM was taking a risky bet swapping him out for Spica. Given what we saw from Spica in the playoffs last year and how he’s performed in Academy last split (spoiler, it was a resounding “okay”) I would not be comfortable handing the reigns off to Spica if you’re a team with hopes of making Worlds, let alone winning LCS in Summer 2020.

46. Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen (Dignitas, ADC) – 66 OVR (+6)

Let me be clear, I don’t think Johnsun is the worst ADC in the LCS. In fact, in the spring I had him graded right around the average level for his role. His low rating is simply due to the fact that he has one split of performance to go off of and in that one split he wasn’t head-and-shoulders one of the best in his role.

One big thing Johnsun needs to work on, though, is outputting damage in teamfights. He was towards the lower end among AD Carries in terms of damage output (457 aDPM versus a role average of 513) and assists per game (3.4 versus an average of 4.5). If he does that, Johnsun has shown he’s a potential top three or four ADC talent.