LCS Summer 2020: Week 1 Player Power Rankings

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With Week 1 of LCS Summer 2020 over, we break down who were the best performers of the week.

Professional League of Legends is back with Week 1 of LCS Summer 2020 already in the books. While the teams have performed basically as expected, there were notable standouts by individual players, both good and bad. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst-performing players from last week’s LCS action!

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1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)

The king stays the king. Even though Cloud9 didn’t get the most stellar performances across the board from their players (shockingly, Licorice is the only one at the top of his position’s ranking), their top laner performed exceptionally. His average of a 20 CS lead at 15-minutes is probably not going to continue but the fact that he had over a 1,000 gold lead at 15 on Ssumday is pretty impressive especially after getting first-blooded.

2. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)
3. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
4. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
5. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
6. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)

Quite the shaky start for CLG’s top laner, as he led all LCS players in unforced deaths with six. That means that every single one of Ruin’s deaths over the weekend was preventable and due to his own mispositioning or mechanical misplays.

7. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)
8. Colin “Solo” Earnest (FlyQuest)
9. Omran “V1per” Shoura (FlyQuest)
10. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)

One of the few bright spots for TSM last year, Broken Blade got off to a poor start to the split in that first game against Team Liquid. While an 0/1/0 scoreline doesn’t look terrible, he never crested more than 2,000 damage in that game.

Although his play improved the next game against Dignitas, he still ended the weekend with only 178.5 adjusted damage per minute. That is less than all but two junglers. I believe BB will improve his play, but the fact that he got his ass handed to him by Impact and V1per of all people is not a good sign for TSM fans.