LCS Summer 2020: Rating and Ranking Every Starting LCS Player

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We continue our LCS player power ratings and rankings ahead of Summer 2020!

45. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran (FlyQuest, ADC) – 66 OVR (-3)

It was another really weak split for WildTurtle in the spring as he struggled despite playing with one of the best supports in the LCS. He averaged a 495 gold and 10 CS deficit at 15 minutes, did meager damage, and had the most deaths per game for any AD Carry in the league. If there’s one area that FlyQuest could upgrade to make their team instantly better, it would be in the bot lane.

44. Omran “V1per” Shoura (Dignitas, Top) – 67 OVR (-5)

V1per had himself a rough Spring Split that eventually saw him benched in favor of Solo as the starting top laner for FlyQuest. While he got some work in the playoffs, FlyQuest ultimately stuck with Solo going into the summer, causing V1per to move on to Dignitas to replace Huni.

One of the biggest issues for V1per last split was his pitiful damage, as his 300 aDPM was the worst in his role and almost 100 DPM below the average for top laners. This has been a consistent trend for V1per, who has been one of the lowest DPM top laners in the LCS since entering the league.

43. Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes (CLG, ADC) – 68 OVR (-5)

You really have to wonder how long CLG is going to hold onto their longest-tenured member. After yet another uninspired split, Stixxay was briefly replaced by Academy bot laner Oh “Wind” Myeong-jin who was…less than stellar. As a result, Stixxay is back in the starting role once again to start Summer 2020.

He’ll return to defend his “title” as the worst laning ADC in the LCS. Last year, he averaged a 653 gold deficit and 12 CS deficit at 15 minutes. The next closest gold deficit at 15 was 231 and the next biggest CS deficit was 5.

42. Edward “Tactical” Ra (Team Liquid, ADC) – 68 OVR (NR)

The man with the unenviable task of replacing Doublelift and restoring the previously most-dominant team in LCS history to their spot atop the standings, Tactical is going to have to show that his brief time as a starter was no fluke. Tactical actually looked quite decent in his time on the LCS stage, in particular, managing to die only 1.3 times per game but still putting out respectable damage.

While he has a lot of pressure on him, Tactical also has probably the best support around him (both literally and figuratively) to help him succeed. I think Tactical will surprise a lot of people in Summer 2020, which is why I had him rated slightly higher than another young ADC like Johnsun.

41. Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun (Golden Guardians, Support) – 68 OVR (NR)

A lot of people are looking at Huhi as the starting support for Golden Guardians as a sure worst-case scenario, but if you actually do a deep dive, Huhi is not that bad as a support. At least some of his important metrics (like kill participation and gold difference at 15) were better than average and he showed that he has a very versatile champion pool.

Unfortunately, he also dies a lot (3.3 deaths per game) and was one of the worst supports in terms of vision control (2.52 VSPM). I’ll hold off on judging him too harshly because he only saw action in seven games last split, but the bar should be set quite low for Huhi in Summer 2020.