LCS Summer 2020: Week 5 Player Power Ranking

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With Week 5 of LCS Summer 2020 over, we break down the best performers of the week in our player power ranking.

Now that the first half of Summer 2020 is over, LCS teams are gearing up for the final stretch of games as they fight for playoff positioning or just fighting to make the playoffs at all. Now, after a week of upsets, we see that the divide between the last two playoff teams and the last-place teams is just two games. Two games are also all that separate Cloud9 from the third-place team, TSM, making the team power ranking very tight.

Now that Week 5 is over a lot of teams are going to be looking at how they can improve their level of play, where their roster’s weaknesses and strengths are. Here are all of the team’s top-performing players in our player power ranking after five weeks of LCS gameplay in Summer 2020.

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1. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9)
2. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves)

Perhaps the biggest key to 100 Thieves’ upset victory over Cloud9, Ssumday continues to show just what a carry top laner can look like. His Camille dominated Licorice, up 1,200 gold at 10 minutes in a matchup he should theoretically lose. He transitioned that lane lead to a 7/2/6 final scoreline and led all his teammates in gold on their way to a 27-minute win.

On the year, Ssumday is notable for having the highest adjusted KDA of all top laners (3.00) as well as the second-highest adjusted kill participation (117%). This indicates that Ssumday is doing a great job of not only getting advantages but helping his team use those advantages properly.

3. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians)
4. Alexey “Deus” Zatorski (CLG)

It was a decent start for Deus in his first LCS action. He posted a 79.2% kill participation, helping him to a 129.8% aKP, along with above-average gold and damage numbers for his role. The biggest problem he faces were, unsurprisingly, too many deaths (and many were low-quality deaths) and poor laning. Luckily, those are both problems that can be fixed with coaching and experience.

5. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid)
6. Kieran “Allorim” Logue (Immortals)
7. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses)
8. Colin “Solo” Earnest (FlyQuest)
9. Samson “Lourlo” Jackson (Dignitas)
10. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG)
11. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals)
12. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM)

For reference to how bad Broken Blade’s Week 5 performance was, he fell from fifth place to second-to-last in the span of one week. A 1/8/2 scoreline doesn’t tell the full story, though.

Broken Blade has had a problem with translating his leads (he still averages a 126 gold advantage at 15) to helping his team out. He has only a 51.6% kill participation, second-lowest in the LCS ahead of only sOAZ and well below the average for top laners (62%).

Further, despite the fact that he has average income numbers (360 aGPM), his damage numbers are among the lowest in the LCS. His 338.6 adjusted DPM is ahead of only V1per and Lourlo. As a result, he has the third-lowest damage to gold ratio among all top laners, ahead of only Lourlo and Kumo.

13. Omran “V1per” Shoura (Dignitas)