LCS 2021: Week 3 LCS Player Rankings and Ratings

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Having reached the mid-point of the LCS Spring Split, teams are dividing themselves into multiple tiers of strength, stratifying the league into the top five or six teams and everyone else. For fans of those teams at the bottom, who might be wondering if one or two players are to blame (probably not, unfortunately) a look at the LCS player rankings can be useful for evaluating performance.

Top Lane

1. Barney “Alphari” Morris, TL – 99 OVR (+3)
2. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong, EG – 82 OVR (-2)
3. Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami, C9 – 81 OVR (-6)
4. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, TSM – 79 OVR (-)
5. Aaron “FakeGod” Lee, DIG – 78 OVR (+6)
6. Finn “Finn” Wiestål, CLG – 77 OVR (+1)
7. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, 100T – 77 OVR (-3)
8. Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura, IMT – 76 OVR (-1)
9. Eric “Licorice” Ritchie, FLY – 76 OVR (-1)
10. Aiden “Niles” Tidwell, GGS – 66 OVR (-6)

A few players had rather large swings in their ratings this week, based on performance. On the positive side, FakeGod had one of his best weeks, even if it didn’t necessarily show up on the scoreboard. He outperformed his expected lane gold and experience differential in all three games, including against tough opponents like Alphari and Huni.

On the other side, however, we have Fudge and Niles dropping significantly. For Niles, it really comes down to his propensity to die, averaging 5.1 deaths per game (15 in the three Week 3 games), dragging down his adjusted KDA to 0.59 lowest in the league and one of only two players with an aKDA below 1. For Fudge, it seems that some of his weaknesses (sub-par laning and damage outputs) are finally being exposed by other teams, especially in the TL game.

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1. Robert “Blaber” Huang, C9 – 99 OVR (-3)
2. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, TL – 83 OVR (+4)
3. Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas, FLY – 83 OVR (+3)
4. Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, IMT – 83 OVR (+6)
5. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, EG – 80 OVR (+2)
6. Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, DIG – 79 OVR (+2)
7. Mingyi “Spica” Lu, TSM – 76 OVR (+5)
8. Can “Closer” Çelik, 100T – 776 OVR (-1)
9. Ethan “Iconic” Wilkinson, GGS – 74 OVR (-1)
10. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, CLG – 70 OVR (NR)

A few players got artificial boosts to their rankings simply by virtue of the fact that Blaber didn’t play exceptionally well this week. In fact, he got completely outmatched by Santorin in the big matchup with TL, but that is partially due to poor drafting on C9’s side.

However, two players who did play exceptionally well in Week 3 were Immortals’ Xerxe and TSM’s Spica. Xerxe had a couple of standout performances against Closer and Josedeodo that, while not always translating to wins, helped improve his struggling KDA numbers. For Spica, there was marked improvement to his early game pathing in the two wins this week, and even in the loss, his early game decisions got TSM ahead before they started coinflipping fights for no reason.


1. Luka “Perkz” Perković, C9 – 90 OVR (-1)
2. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro, EG – 85 OVR (-3)
3. David “Insanity” Challe, IMT – 84 OVR (+2)
4. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, TL – 82 OVR (-1)
5. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage, TSM – 81 OVR (+5)
6. Max “Soligo” Soong, DIG – 81 OVR (+3)
7. Tanner “Damonte” Damonte, 100T – 76 OVR (-1)
8. Alexey “rjs” Zatorski, CLG – 75 OVR (-1)
9. Cristian “Palafox” Palafox, FLY – 75 OVR (-1)
10. Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Antonio Abbott, GGS – 71 OVR (+3)

No real big changes for the mid lane player rankings, other than the improved play of TSM’s PowerofEvil. Although that Corki game against Dignitas was underwhelming (though that is more a function of the pick not being great than PoE’s play on it), he dominated Jiizuke on Azir and Damonte on Viktor. TSM is finally starting to get the high-impact player they thought they had signed in the offseason, rising up the player rankings the last few weeks.


1. Ian Victor “FBI” Huang, 100T – 88 OVR (-)
2. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, C9 – 85 OVR (-5)
3. Edward “Tactical” Ra, TL – 85 OVR (+2)
4. Toàn “Neo” Trần, DIG – 84 OVR (-5)
5. Matthew “Deftly” Chen, EG – 79 OVR (-2)
6. Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui, TSM – 79 OVR (-)
7. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, CLG – 77 OVR (-2)
8. Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen, FLY – 72 OVR (-4)
9. Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes, GGS – 68 OVR (-1)
10. Quin “Raes” Korebrits, IMT – 68 OVR (+2)

It was a rough week for C9’s Zven in the LCS player rankings, particularly in that Team Liquid game. He wasn’t put in a great position to succeed, but two games of Ashe duty this weekend dropped his rating down a bit.

The same goes for Neo, whose exceptional scorelines sort of mask how he underperformed in the lane matchups and in his damage output. Although a 6/1/16 scoreline on Seraphine in the win over FlyQuest looks good, it’s a lot of cheap production considering he finished third on his team in gold and did the same amount of damage as his jungler, who was playing Jarvan IV.


1. Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, TL – 94 OVR (+5)
2. Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black, DIG – 93 OVR (+5)
3. Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun, 100T – 86 OVR (-2)
4. Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme, C9 – 85 OVR (+2)
5. Lee “Ignar” Dong-geun, EG – 80 OVR (-5)
6. Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh, TSM – 77 OVR (+3)
7. Leandro “Newbie” Marcos, GGS – 76 OVR (-2)
8. David “Diamond” Bérubé, FLY – 76 OVR (+1)
9. Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw, IMT – 72 OVR (+3)
10. Andy “Smoothie” Ta, CLG – 65 OVR (-5)

Another exceptional week from Aphromoo, who is currently playing at an elite level. Ironically, his KDA numbers were hit and dropped in Week 3, but his overall ranking rose because of two very good games on Alistar. His recognition of when to engage and how much damage he could soak before needing to bail on a fight was a masterclass and warrants him being at the top of the LCS player rankings after Week 3.

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Ignar, on the other hand, struggled this weekend even though EG picked up two wins. It did appear that he was sacrificing some of his lane presence to affect the map in Week 3, which worked well against Team Liquid, but not quite so well against TSM.