LCS 2021: Ranking Every Single Starting ADC in the LCS

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1. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen (Cloud9)

After an MVP-caliber Spring Split, fans were left a bit wanting by Zven’s performance in the summer. But even that “disappointment” was good enough to warrant him being considered our best ADC heading into the 2021 season.

For starters, Zven is the best laning ADC in the LCS by a wide margin. He had an 853.4 MAGXD @ 15, which is nuts considering that in the Summer Split he averaged a 23 experience deficit at 15. Just looking at some of his lane matchups, C9 put Zven in a lot of disadvantageous or even matchups, but Zven still managed to consistently outperform his expected deficit, which is impressive.

He also managed to translate those strong lane performances into the mid and late game. His 447 GPM, while not the highest in the LCS, was still top three despite being put behind the 8-ball from the jump due to his lane matchups.

The only real downsides to Zven are his KDA numbers (which is still fourth-best in the LCS), and damage output. Even though he was put weaker laning ADCs, he still got in 25 games on two of the highest-damage ADCs in Ezreal and Aphelios. Unfortunately, his damage on both of those picks was underwhelming, leading to a -8.5 EDD.

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All that being said, Zven’s incredible laning is what manages to push him over the edge into the top ADC spot. With him paired with Vulcan, Cloud9 should prove to be as deadly as ever as they look to avenge last year’s disappointment.