LCS Summer 2020: Week 4 Player Power Rankings

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With Week 4 of LCS Summer 2020 over, we break down the best performers of the week in our player power ranking.

We’ve nearly hit the halfway mark of the LCS Summer Split and teams are beginning to solidify their rosters as they head to the second round-robin of the split. Last week, we saw the return of veterans Contractz, Dardoch, and Fenix, along with the debut of promising rookie Poome. Let’s see where each of these players ranked after their first action of Summer 2020 in our player power rankings for Week 4!

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1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
2. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)
3. Colin “Solo” Earnest (FlyQuest)

Solo continues to impress me now that he’s finally getting a long look as a starter for FlyQuest. In their win over Evil Geniuses, he actually out-damaged his ADC on Sett, going 4/2/11 for the game.

And though they lost to Team Liquid, Solo was again a solid performer, going 1/1/10 on Maokai. He helped set up his team with numerous strong engages and managed to hold the Impact at bay in a lot of fights.

4. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)
5. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)
6. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
7. Kieran “Allorim” Logue (Immortals)
8. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
9. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)

Ruin got absolutely dumpstered by Licorice in lane, dying multiple times including feeding first blood in an inexplicably badly-played 1v1. Yes, Blaber continued to pressure the lane to help get his top laner ahead, but Ruin did himself no favors. Even worse, in the late game he couldn’t find a single good ultimate to help claw CLG out of the hole.

Things got even worse for Ruin the next game, when he was again put in a massive hole top lane as Gangplank, dying to Broken Blade and Spica several times. Ending the game 1/6/5 and doing barely more damage than Broken Blade who was playing Ornn is simply not acceptable. He was a non-factor and was a primary reason CLG lost that rivalry game.

10. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)
11. Samson “Lourlo” Jackson (Dignitas)
12. Omran “V1per” Shoura (Dignitas)