LCS Summer 2020: Week 1 Player Power Rankings

League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games. /
2 of 5
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games. /

A look at the best junglers in Week 1 of LCS Summer 2020.


1. Can “Closer” Çelik (Golden Guardians)

I haven’t been as hyped on Closer as many other observers, but holy moly was he impressive in Week 1. As we discussed, he basically had the only decent Nidalee game in the LCS this week and basically generated that entire lead for GGS by himself over Team Liquid. There’s a reason he had a 57 CS lead and was up almost 1,600 gold over Broxah in that game.

2. Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9)
3. Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham (Dignitas)
4. Joseph “Potluck” Pollock (Immortals)

In his first professional action, Potluck was not terrible. He managed to pick himself up gold and experience leads through efficient farming in both of his first two games. He did have favorable matchups in both games (Graves into Kindred versus FlyQuest and Lee Sin into Trundle versus CLG), but the fact that he managed to hold his own while his team crumbled around him is a positive sign for the young jungler.

5. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen (FlyQuest)
6. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen (Team Liquid)
7. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Evil Geniuses)
8. Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (CLG)
9. William “Meteos” Hartman (100 Thieves)
10. Mingyi “Spica” Lu (TSM)

Karasmai thanks you for that Kayn performance, Spica, because you basically just assured it will never get nerfed due to its pro play. Spica was easily the worst jungler in the LCS this week, finishing bottom-two in vision score per minute and kill participation, two areas where you would hope a supportive jungler would at least be able to shine. On the other hand, his adjusted DPM was 106.7, which was below-average for supports.

Compare that to the fact that his adjusted gold per minute was 288.6, below-average but still above some higher-rated junglers like Broxah and Meteos. With his high income translating to such little damage, Spica had the lowest damage-to-gold ratio in the LCS this week except for one player: Aphromoo. He literally had less efficiency in doing his damage than all but one support.