LCS Summer 2020: Week 1 LCS Power Rankings Has Surprise at the Top

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LCS Summer 2020 Week 1 is in the books, here is where the teams sit in our LCS power rankings.

8. 100 Thieves (0-2)

Elo: 186 (-182)

You really couldn’t have come up with a tougher schedule to start the season for the Thieves than opening the LCS Summer 2020 against Evil Geniuses and then having to play the defending champions Cloud9. Unsurprisingly, they lost both games. The one big issue that concerns me is jungler William “Meteos” Hartman who went 2/9/10 in those two games, losing both sides of the Olaf vs. Kindred jungle matchup.

7. CLG (1-1)

Elo: 361 (-12)

After getting perfect-gamed by EG on the second day of Week 1, I was beginning to massively regret my putting CLG sixth in my initial LCS power rankings. Luckily they came back in their second game, our first “Fiesta-Fest” game of the LCS Summer 2020 between two bad teams, and managed to take down Immortals.

In that game, their bot lane of ADC Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes and support Andy “Smoothie” Ta were not the liabilities that I initially believed they’d be in preseason. Instead, they were a point of strength for the team, going 7/2/19 in the win. Stixxay went 7/0/6 on Miss Fortune and did the most damage in the game by over 4,000.

6. FlyQuest (1-1)

Elo: 372 (-14)

No shame in losing to Cloud9 in their opening game, a rematch of the spring finals, and they managed to bounce back with a convincing win over Immortals. Unfortunately, the outcome of both those games was unsurprising and tells us little about where this team stacks up in our LCS power rankings.

The one thing I will point out is that their ADC Jason “WildTurtle” Tran looked quite good in both games on Ezreal, showing that he can still put it all together with the right picks. Mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage was also as good as advertised and new top laner Colin “Solo” Earnest showed the talent and synergy that caused them to choose him over V1per.