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!

10. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Dignitas, Mid) – 83 OVR (-)

It’s incredible to me that people can keep calling Froggen a “resource hog” when he had a gold share of only 24.3% (the mid lane average is 24%) and a below-average jungle proximity of 11.2% (average is 12.3%). Even with those minuscule resources, Froggen was top two in adjusted KDA and adjusted DPM, while also leading the LCS in adjusted kill participation (thanks to his 73.7% raw kill participation). With the fewest unforced deaths for his role, Froggen was one of the most efficient mid laners in managing those resources he was given, so if anything Dignitas should be leaning on him more.

9. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (FlyQuest, Mid) – 85 (+2)

In my mind, PoE was the best mid laner in the LCS last split and the only alternative I would have accepted for MVP other than Blaber. PowerofEvil played outside the realm of sanity for FlyQuest last year putting up a ridiculous 626.5 adjusted damage per minute, one of only two players to crest 600 aDPM.

While he was held back due to dying more than you’d like to see (1.9 deaths per game) and not doing quite as much with the resources allocated to him as many others (417.9 adjusted GPM, and 34.8% of his team’s kills), I still think a lot of the burden was put on him by having such weak side lanes. Hopefully, with a stable top lane in Summer 2020, he won’t have to carry the entire team.

8. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves, Top) – 85 OVR (+5)

In my opinion, Ssumday is the best carry top laner in the LCS. Despite a down split in 2019 Summer, Ssumday came back with a vengeance in the Spring, posting some of the best laning stats (224 gold and 6 CS advantages at 15) in the LCS. While he gets fed a lot of resources and jungle attention, he’s backed up the 100 Thieves decision to do so by being one of only three players last split to post double-digit solo kills.

7. Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9, Jungler) – 85 OVR (+15)

When I rated Blaber at only a 70 before the Spring Split, I noted that he would likely outperform that rating. Not only did he (which is why he got the biggest boost to his rating in this list) but I think he still might be underrated at 85 overall.

Blaber wasn’t just the MVP last split, in my mind he was the MVP walking away. By my grading, he was over four times more valuable than the next-highest jungler, Meteos. He averaged over 500 gold and experience advantages at 15 (no one else got to half of that), he had a 4.14 aKDA (almost double the second-best jungler), and over 80 DPM more than the second-best jungler.

The only reason Blaber isn’t rated even higher is simply because I have to make sure that last split wasn’t just a fluke or thanks to Cloud9’s insane performance as a team. If he plays close to that level in Summer 2020, expect to see Blaber get rated into the 90s next year.

6. Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun (FlyQuest, Support) – 86 OVR (+1)

Before the season I said that Ignar would prove to be the most valuable acquisition of the offseason and in all honesty he probably was (assuming we don’t count Blaber). Ignar was the best support in terms of roaming and vision control other than Vulcan in the Spring and had the second-highest adjusted KP of all supports. The biggest issue I have with Ignar is that he gave away a lot of deaths (2.4 per game) and many of them were low-quality (20 unforced deaths on the split).