LCS Summer 2020 Power Rankings Week 6: Maybe No One is Good

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CLG Smoothie. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games
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LCS Summer 2020 Week 6 is in the books, here is where the teams sit in our LCS power rankings.

8. 100 Thieves (4-8)

Elo: 322 (-15)

A rough week, schedule-wise, for 100 Thieves who had to face two of the three best teams in the LCS (yes haters, spoiler but TSM is still in the top three). They managed to drag out the game against TSM to over 41 minutes, yes, but they never got closer than 2k gold after the 15-minute mark. The game against TL was also quite respectable, as they held on for over 35 minutes before falling.

I really like the direction that the Thieves are going in, even if I don’t necessarily think it will pay off this year. Their drafts and team direction are very good, which is a credit to their coaching staff, but unfortunately, they just don’t have the firepower to stand up against some of the better LCS teams.

7. CLG (5-7)

Elo: 336 (-52)

After being in fourth place last week, named the best of the 5-5 teams entering Week 6, CLG had a season-defining week in Week 6. And not in a good way.

Facing easily the weakest competition of any LCS team in Week 6, Dignitas and Immortals, CLG managed to lose to not one of those teams, but both of them. That is absolutely unacceptable to have when you are in a position to potentially separate yourself from the pack and move into a tie for third place, as they would have been had they won.

Now, they’re going to have to face TSM, TL, Cloud9, and FlyQuest in their final six games. Where they could have given themselves some breathing room to ensure that they’ll be around the middle of the playoff pack, now they’ll be lucky to get in at all.

6. FlyQuest (6-6)

Elo: 357 (+22)

After an awful Week 5, FlyQuest rebounded in Week 6 by taking down a top-three team in TSM. It was yet another chapter in the book of Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage titled, “How to Beat Bjergsen.” PoE didn’t even have to do the heavy lifting this week, leaving it to Colin “Solo” Earnest and the newly-inserted ADC Jason “WildTurtle” Tran to dominate the game, putting FlyQuest right back into the middle of the pack of playoff teams.