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.

3. Evil Geniuses (2-0)

Elo: 370 (+170)

Starting off your split with a perfect game is going to make you feel great, no matter who you are. After an even match against 100 Thieves that they eventually blew open around the 20-minute mark, EG absolutely dominated CLG by not surrendering a single kill or objective.

Mid laner Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro had himself a week going a combined 14/1/8 in those two games, earning him Player of the Week honors. However, ADC Bae “Bang” Jun-sik would have also been a worthy honoree, as he went 8/0/9 in two games on Aphelios. The strength of EG from the last split looks like it hasn’t left for the LCS Summer 2020.

2. Cloud9 (2-0)

Elo: 576 (+155)

It might be shocking to see C9 not atop our weekly LCS power rankings, but honestly, they’re victims of high expectations and a weak schedule to open the split. They absolutely butchered 100 Thieves, yes, but they took a little longer than I would have liked to beat FlyQuest, including falling behind in gold for the first 10 minutes of the game. That said, there is no need to be worried as a C9 fan, I have all the faith in the World they’ll be able to regain that championship form with ease.

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1. Team Liquid (2-0)

Elo: 581 (+190)

Now, this is the team everyone was expecting to see in the spring. After a terrible first half to the 2020 season, TL came out in the LCS Summer 2020 guns blazing.

They completely dusted their rivals TSM (and showed their former ADC Doublelift what he was missing by not giving his best effort in the spring) in 25 minutes. Yes, they looked a lot shakier against Golden Guardians, but they got back into the game more because of their great play than GGS just throwing the game.

I do want to shout out Doublelift’s replacement, Edward “Tactical” Ra, for his play in his first two games as a full-time starter. The dude absolutely popped off, going a combined 12/1/10, and 751 damage per minute. That’s almost 100 DPM more than the next-closest player in the LCS. He very easily could have been Player of the Week, which would have given TL fans even more ammo to meme Doublelift.