LCS Summer 2020: Week 6 Player Power Ranking

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With Week 6 of LCS Summer 2020 over, we break down the best performers of the week in our player power ranking.

With the recent roster lock prohibiting teams from making any trades or additions to their roster, teams are basically stuck with their current rosters, for better or worse, for the remainder of Summer 2020. After the Week 6 games, our player power rankings have gotten a fairly big change, especially at the bottom, as we reveal our new player rating system.

This new player rating system is based on several key stats that we’ve already used, including KDA, gold per minute, damage per minute, vision score per minute, and laning stats. All these stats are relative to their fellow players in their role, calculated so that the average rating for each player per position is 80. Using these ratings, let’s get into our Summer 2020 player power rankings for Week 6.

Top Lane

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1. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (100 Thieves) – 91.4
2. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie (Cloud9) – 89.9

In watching back the VODs of Cloud9’s games in Week 6, one player who stood out (and not in a good way) was Licorice. The 2/6/3 scoreline on Sett last weekend against Evil Geniuses didn’t tell the full story. Licorice had a couple of truly abysmal initiations with Sett ult and missed some golden chances to threaten the backliners of Bang and Goldenglue to at least force their flashes.

And all of this came after Licorice misplayed his lane against Gangplank (a lane he theoretically should be able to win), giving over an early kill to Huni. This was all despite him getting the early jungle pressure. This was quite uncharacteristic for the player who had averaged the largest gold advantage (over 800 gold differential at 15 minutes) of all top laners.

3. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Golden Guardians) – 84.5
4. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon – 81.2

In his triumphant return to the LCS top lane, Huni had some good moments and a lot of bad moments. Despite claims that his GP was unstoppable and the fact that he managed to get that early game kill on Gangplank, he had some really glaring errors. That Gangplank kill was more due to Licorice and Blabler misplaying the dive and not Huni just massively outplaying them.

Out of the five deaths he surrendered this weekend, three were completely avoidable. That gives him the second-worst ratio of unforced deaths to total deaths (the worst, by the way, belongs to V1per) of all top laners.

5. Alexey “Deus” Zatorski (CLG) – 79.8
6. Ziqing “Kumo” Zhao (Evil Geniuses) – 79.0
7. Colin “Solo” Earnest (FlyQuest) – 79.0
8. Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min (CLG) – 78.8
9. Samson “Lourlo” Jackson (Dignitas) – 78.7
10. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (Team Liquid) – 78.7
11. Kieran “Allorim” Logue (Immortals) – 78.4
12. Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (TSM) – 76.1
13. Omran “V1per” Shoura (Dignitas) – 75.0
14. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Immortals) – 74.7