LCS Summer 2020 Power Rankings Week 7: Chaos is a Ladder

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LCS Summer 2020 Week 7 is in the books, here is where the teams sit in our LCS power rankings.

Making sense of the LCS, much less forming some semblance of power rankings, in Summer 2020 is nearly impossible. This weekend, we’re forced to reckon with a Team Liquid that beat Cloud9 and also lost to FlyQuest. There’s also the matter dof an Evil Geniuses team somehow losing to the walking corpse of a team that was Dignitas.

Chaos regins supreme in the LCS following Week 7, with two teams tied atop the standings, one team two games behind, and a three-win team still within striking distance of the playoffs. With only four games to go this season, we’ll rank every team based on their elo but also preview their remaining schedule (based on their opponents’ overall elo) to try and predict who has the easiest path to the playoffs.

10. Immortals (3-11)

Elo: 273 (-6)

Remaining schedule: Dignitas, 100 Thieves, Team Liquid, FlyQuest 
Average elo of remaining opponents: 373

It’s beyond sick that Immortals, they of a 3-11 record, are still mathematically in the playoff hunt. It’s a slim, tiny hope, but it exists nonetheless. Right now, the two teams tied for 7th and 8th (CLG and 100 Thieves) are sitting with only five wins. Immortals will play one, 100 Thieves, and has already split their season with the other.

That said, I don’t see any way that Immortals make playoffs without taking the win over Dignitas. That is a do-or-die match and if they lose they are all but out of the playoffs. Factor in their remaining schedule includes two very strong teams (TL and FLY) that they are likely to lose to and they’ll be lucky to eek out five wins, maybe six if they get a huge upset.

Playoff chances: >10%

9. Dignitas (4-10)

Elo: 284 (+18)

Remaining schedule: Team Liquid, Immortals, Cloud9, 100 Thieves
Average elo of remaining opponents: 389

It’s even sicker that Dignitas, a team that literally laid down in their Week 6 loss to Golden Guardians and then repeated that performance this week against TSM, is only one game out of a playoff spot. Luckily for NA fans (I guess) they probably have just as little chance as Immortals.

Like IMT, Dignitas will have to face Team Liquid in their remaining four games. As an added bonus, they’ll also have to face Cloud9 in the last week of the season. As with Immortals, Dignitas is basically in a must-win mode when they face IMT in Week 8 considering they will (probably) be at a 4-11 record, one game back with only three to play.

Playoff chances: 10%

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