LCS Power Rankings: Summer 2020 Preseason Team Power Rankings

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

The Summer Split returns tomorrow, so we give our first LCS power rankings of the split!

5. FlyQuest

Elo: 385

They finished in second place in the Spring Split and they moved on from V1per in favor of Colin “Solo” Earnest as their top laner, who gave them more success as a starter. They return probably the best non-C9 player in the league in mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage. How are they in fifth place after improving their roster on such a strong showing?

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It’s primarily because outside of POE, there just is not firepower on this team. In particular, their ADC Jason “WildTurtle” Tran hasn’t been a reliable carry in years and struggled even when he was paired with a top-two support in Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun.

4. Team Liquid

Elo: 391

Team Liquid in fourth place. All is right in the World.

Seriously, though, I don’t think there’s anyone out there who honestly believes that TL was the second-worst team in the LCS last split. Were they the four-time champions everyone expected? Of course not.

But with a lineup full of veteran rosters, TL should definitely be one of the teams fighting for a Worlds spot. While many are going to be looking at new ADC Edward “Tactical” Ra as the key to Liquid’s success, I’m more focused on top laner Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong. He played poorly in the spring and now that the team will be needing to lean more heavily on the solo lanes to carry, Impact is going to have to step up.