LCS Summer 2020: Week 9 Player Power Ranking and Season Awards

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Our LCS Summer 2020 Week 9 player power ranking ranks the supports.


1. Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme (Cloud9) – 91.7
2. Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam (Evil Geniuses) – 85.9
3. Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun (FlyQuest) – 84.8
4. Erik “Treatz” Wessén (TSM) – 84.7
5. Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Team Liquid) – 84.0
6. Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun (Golden Guardians) – 83.7
7. Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent (Immortals) – 78.2
8. Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere (100 Thieves) – 77.9
9. Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black (Dignitas) – 77.3
10. Vincent “Biofrost” Wang (TSM) – 76.9
11. William “Stunt” Chen (100 Thieves) – 75.2
12. Andy “Smoothie” Ta (CLG) – 72.9
13. Austin “Gate” Yu (Immortals) – 70.9


Most Improved: Huhi

I really thought Golden Guardians were nuts to put a failed mid laner as their support to replace the failed ADC as their support, but Huhi has done quite well for himself this year. He and FBI have developed serious synergy and Huhi himself has become a solid player in the new role.

Most Consistent: Poome

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Best Sightstone: CoreJJ

He led all supports in vision score per minute with 3.15, narrowly edging out Ignar’s 3.08 for the split.

Worst Sightstone: Vulcan

Incredibly, the best support in the LCS had the worst vision score per minute. Even more incredibly, it turns out that there are fairly weak correlations between vision score, win rate, and performance. This just goes to show how vision has become more of a team game and how supports can really dictate teamfights more in the current meta.

Most Mistake-Prone: Smoothie/Biofrost

Smoothie had the most unforced deaths of any support in the LCS with 19, but had TSM not pulled the plug on Biofrost much sooner he certainly would have beaten that mark. Bio had 16 unforced deaths in only 10 games.

Biggest Disappointment: Biofrost

For that reason and many others, you have to consider Biofrost one of the biggest busts of the LCS Summer Split. With his existing synergy with Doublelift along with his improved play with CLG and in the Spring Split with TSM, I really expected Biofrost would be a point of strength for TSM. Unfortunately, he ended up being relegated to the sixth man by the end of the split.