LCS Power Rankings: Summer 2020 Preseason Team Power Rankings

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

3. TSM

Elo: 394

This team has been discussed to death during the offseason. Ultimately, this team will win or lose on the back of their new jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu and how well they can balance distributing resources between top and bot lanes. On talent, this team could be a challenger to C9 but with all the dysfunction in the organization, they could easily be an early playoff exit.

2. Evil Geniuses

Elo: 399

Although the addition of Huni doesn’t really make a lot of sense, EG was the hottest team in the back half of the Spring Split. This team is loaded with playmakers from their jungler and former LCS MVP Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, mid laner Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro, and ADC Bae “Bang” Jun-sik. Even their top laner, Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao showed marked improvement in the later games of spring, and has shown to be more than capable of playing as a weak-side player.

In short, I don’t see the massive, glaring weaknesses in EG that I do in the other teams behind them, which is why I put them solidly in the second place on these LCS power rankings. With another split to continue to grow and build on that synergy and just the pure raw talent this team has, I think the Geniuses are in the best position to make Worlds (other than the number one team).

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1. Cloud9

Elo: 421

There was no other choice, really. In the Summer Split, there is C9 and then there’s everyone else. In every single position across the map they are loaded, they lost all of two games during the regular season and playoffs, and they have shown no signs of slowing down. They’re the kings until someone takes their crown.

The LCS resumes June 12, 2019, at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST and can be seen on Be sure to check back for our weekly LCS power rankings.