LCS Summer 2020: Week 3 Player Power Rankings

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Our LCS Summer 2020 Week 3 player power ranking ranks the mid laners.

Mid Lane

1. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (FlyQuest)
2. Tommy “Ry0ma” Le (100 Thieves)

It is going to shock a lot of people to see Ry0ma this high up our mid lane LCS power ranking, but it is absolutely deserved after his two games on Azir this weekend. Going a combined 14/7/11 wasn’t the greatest stat line, but Ry0ma did a ridiculous amount of damage on the champion in both of those games.

Against CLG, he did nearly 700 DPM in a 35-minute loss and against TSM he did nearly 1000 damage per minute in a 48-minute loss. Those numbers are ridiculous and pushed his DPM on the season from 455 damage per minute and accounting for 27.4% of his team’s damage (above average, but not ridiculous) to now him doing 585 damage per minute and 30.9% of 100 Thieves’s damage.

Yes, a lot of people will rightly point out that he averages the most deaths (3.5) of any other mid laner, with the most low-quality deaths (9) on the split, giving him just the third-highest adjusted KDA (1.32, ahead of only Eika and Froggen). Yes, his laning stats are garbage (169 gold, 3 CS, and 340 experience behind at 15-minutes on average). But when you have a 1.5 gold-to-damage ratio and an 85.5% kill participation, it’s hard to argue that you’re not one of the main carries for your team.

3. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Cloud9)
4. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Evil Geniuses)
5. David “Insanity” Challe (Immortals)

Insanity looked decent in his LCS debut against Golden Guardians, going 2/0/8 on Orianna and he was one of the few Immortals players to not get absolutely embarrassed when they faced Cloud9. All his stats looked quite decent in this small sample of games, including getting 41.5% of his team’s kills in those two games. That said, his damage numbers are quite low compared to the rest of the mid lane, but learning how to safely output damage through proper positioning should come with time.

6. Tanner “Damonte” Damonte (Golden Guardians)
7. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM)
8. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (Team Liquid)
9. Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire (Immortals)
10. Eugene “Pobelter” Park (CLG)
11. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Dignitas)

The other angle of the Dardoch substitution story is that Froggen will also be subbed out in favor of Fenix. I won’t lie, it’s quite sad to see just how far Froggen has fallen in a single split, but it’s undeniable that he has not played well in LCS Summer 2020. He currently has the worst CS differential at 15 minutes and the second-worst gold and experience differentials at that time. He also has the lowest raw and adjusted damage per minute of any mid laner.