LCS Summer 2020: Week 7 Player Power Rankings

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Our LCS Summer 2020 Week 7 player power ranking ranks the mid laners.

Mid Lane

1. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (FlyQuest) – 87.9
2. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (Team Liquid) – 87.4
3. Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM) – 85.6
4. David “Insanity” Challe (Immortals) – 84.4

When fans cried for the injustices of players like Eika and Ry0ma taking spots from North American talent like Damonte and Goldenglue, I rolled my eyes. The veteran, but not established, North American mid laners (you can throw Fenix and Pobelter onto that list) has long been outperformed by the imports in mid lane. Now, there’s also the argument that these low-tier vets should be supplanted by the rising NA talent previously trapped in Academy, with Insanity serving as Exhibit A.

While Insanity still has room to grow (evidenced by his slightly-high 2 deaths per game and weak laning stats), he has been a great addition to Immortals’ lineup. His 605 damage per minute and 33.5% damage share are both highest in the LCS and give him an adjusted DPM of 646.6. That is the highest of any player in any role in the league.

His scorelines in Week 7 (2/4/1 on Azir and 1/1/0 on Zoe) aren’t that impressive, true. But he did over 600 DPM against Cloud9 and was basically the only player on that team with a KDA that wasn’t below 1.00.

5. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Cloud9) – 83.0
6. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Evil Geniuses) – 82.6
7. Tommy “Ry0ma” Le (100 Thieves) – 80.0
8. Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire (Immortals) – 79.7
9. Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun (Dignitas) – 79.4
10. Eugene “Pobelter” Park (CLG) – 77.8
11. Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer (Evil Geniuses) – 77.4

Goldenglue hasn’t played badly, by any stretch (he’s closer to the average mark than bad). In fact, last weekend he went a combined 4/6/9 in two games on Zoe and Galio. His play has been good enough to largely eradicate the difference between himself and Huni versus the duo of Jiizuke and Kumo (though, for the record, Jiizuke/Kumo is still the slightly better pair, in my opinion).

The biggest problems I have with Goldenglue are his poor kill participation (64.6%, the lowest of all mids) and poor laning. His gold, CS, and experience differentials at 15 minutes (-400, -8, and -256, respectively) are all dead last among starting LCS mids.

11. Tanner “Damonte” Damonte (Golden Guardians) – 70.0
12.Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Dignitas) – 67.9