LCS Summer 2020 Week 8 Power Rankings: It Comes Down to This

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LCS Summer 2020 Week 8 is in the books, here is where the teams sit in our LCS power rankings.

With one week remaining in Summer 2020, the LCS playoff picture is no clearer than it was at the start of Week 8. Three teams are within one game of each other looking to secure that first-round bye. Ditto for the three teams vying for the final playoff spot as well as the two teams trying to secure their spot in the upper bracket.

Those questions will have to wait another week, unfortunately. All we can do now is take stock of where the LCS teams stand now that Week 8 is in the books. We’ll rank all ten teams according to their elo as well as look at their remaining schedules to see which teams have the hardest and easiest paths to making the LCS Summer 2020 playoffs!

10. Dignitas (4-12)

Elo: 273 (-13)

Remaining schedule: Cloud9, 100 Thieves
Average elo of remaining opponents: 385

Dignitas has been flip-flopping with Immortals for that bottom spot in our power rankings. In Week 8, the teams finally got the chance to prove who sucks less in a critical match-up that was probably going to prevent at least one of those teams from having a realistic shot for playoffs.

Unfortunately, Dignitas were on the losing end of that match-up, falling in a 43-minute battle that saw them squander a 5,400 gold lead at the 30-minute mark.

Playoff chances: 10%

9. Immortals (4-12)

Elo: 281 (+4)

Remaining schedule: Team Liquid, FlyQuest 
Average elo of remaining opponents: 451

Immortals managed to get that must-win over Dignitas to at least keep themselves (mathematically) alive going into Week 9. Unfortunately, dropping their other game this week to 100 Thieves probably cost them a realistic shot at making the playoffs.

Not only does that mean that Immortals have lost the tiebreaker with 100 Thieves (meaning if the teams tie in the standings, 100 Thieves get the spot), but Immortals are still a game out of the last playoff spot with a brutal final pair of games next week. They’ll have to face the best team in the LCS, Team Liquid, along with a hungry FlyQuest team that will be fighting to potentially get a first-round bye. Neither of those games will come easily.

Playoff chances: <10%