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League of Legends: LCK Week 6 Power Rankings

With the playoffs getting closer and closer, the race for playoffs and relegation has begun heating up. As teams are trying their best to get as many wins as they can to lock in a favourable spot in the standings, the power rankings will only have some small movements across the rankings. With that being said, let’s take a look at how the power rankings look after week 6 of the LCK. If you missed last week’s power ranking, you can check it out right here!

10.Jin Air Green Wings (-)

Courtesy of: LCK Flickr
0-2 vs DAMWON Gaming
0-2 vs SANDBOX Gaming

Another week, another 0-2 week for Jin Air Green Wings. If fans of the team can take any positives out of this week, it would be game 2 against DAMWON. During that loss, the team was able to show signs of life and put up a fight instead of doing nothing and slowly falling apart. Despite some small improvements to the team, it’s nowhere near enough to dig them out of their hole in the standings or the power rankings as the team still sits in last place for both of them. Whether the team can continue to make improvements is yet to be seen, but if they can, a win could still be possible.

9.Gen.G(-)

0-2 vs SK Telecom T1
1-2 vs Hanwha Life Esports
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

Gen.G continue to disappoint with another 0-2 week as everyone on the team continues to struggle except for ADC Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, who simply can’t do enough to drag the team to victory. With a fairly tough schedule to finish out the season, Gen.G’s chances at avoiding relegation seems fairly slim, as such it’s time to look ahead to the future for them as well.

As of right now, out of the three teams that went to worlds last season, Gen.G is in the biggest need of a complete roster overhaul. Apart from Ruler who continues to be a top ADC in the league, every other player has been underwhelming and not living up to expectations. If the team remains the same, it’s hard to see them getting better at all.

8.Afreeca Freecs (-1)

Courtesy of: LCK Flickr
0-2 vs SANDBOX Gaming
1-2 vs DAMWON Gaming

Afreeca Freecs has been a perfect example of how to not use a 10 man roster. With another 0-2, Afreeca’s decision making must come into question as they decided to run different lineups for both games. Whether this is a sign of the coaching staff having no faith in their players, or a case of too much experimenting, it’s causing more harm than good for the team.

With an easy schedule to finish out the season, Afreeca can easily avoid relegation, but to do so, a permanent starting roster needs to be set. If they’re unable to do so, the continued lack of synergy will only hinder their chances.

7.KT Rolster (+1)

KT had no matches this week, but will have an important week 7 with matches against both Gen.G and Afreeca. A 2-0 week coming up will more than likely keep them out of relegation.

6.Hanwha Life Esports(-1)

0-2 vs Kingzone DragonX
2-1 vs Gen.G
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

With another rough 1-1 week, Hanwha’s chances at making the playoffs continues to drop. Especially with the loss to Kingzone, the team loses their head to head advantage against the team they were in direct contention with for the last spot. While the team’s individual performances has been mostly solid, there appears to be a lack of good calls being made as the team can look lost at times. As a result, Hanwha has been falling short against the top teams in the league and, in the long run, will likely be the reason they miss the playoffs, especially with a very hard schedule to finish out the season.

5.SANDBOX Gaming (+1)

2-0 vs Afreeca Freecs
2-0 vs Jin Air Green Wings
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

Despite a 2-0 week which has mostly solidified SANDBOX’s place in the playoffs, the team continues to show similar issues as before. For example, the team’s decision making as the game goes long continues to be questionable at best. On top of that, the team’s individual performances has still been worse than their initial play at the beginning of the season.

With matches against most the of the top teams in the league remaining, the team will need to fix these issues quickly. Otherwise, they’ll likely find themselves in a very rough spot to start off the playoffs.

4.Kingzone DragonX (-)

2-0 vs Hanwha Life Esports
0-2 vs SK Telecom T1
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

Week 6 has been a case of good news, bad news for Kingzone. The bad news is that they end the season with a 0-2 record against SKT, which is a bad sign for the playoffs coming up. However, the good news is that the team was able to avenge their loss to Hanwha and even up their head-to-head record. As always, the team seems to live and die through the play of ADC Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, which could become a huge problem in the playoffs as Deft could easily be abused as he was against SKT.

Luckily for Kingzone, they still have matchups against the bottom 4 teams in the league  to finish off the season. As such, they should have an easy road to lock in their spot in the playoffs.

3.SK Telecom T1(-)

2-0 vs Gen.G
2-0 vs Kingzone DragonX
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

While it was a relatively easy week for SKT, their clean play was a good sign for the SKT hopefuls as they head into the next week. With a very important match against Griffin next week, their recent performance gives fans of the super team hope that they could be the team to end Griffin’s undefeated run.

With top laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha and mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok both having amazing performances this week on carries, it’s the best the team as a whole has looked all season long. Hopefully, the team can retain this level of play as fans await their match against Griffin.

2.DAMWON Gaming (-)

2-0 vs Jin Air Green Wings
1-2 vs Afreeca Freecs
Courtesy of: LCK Flickr

After a huge win against SK Telecom T1 the week before, DAMWON continues their winning ways with newly signed top laner Lee “Flame” Ho-jong leading the way with some great play. With his great synergy with jungler Son “Punch” Min-hyuk, the team has been able to show a different style of play, something that will be a huge advantage for them going forward. Going into week 7, DAMWON has some important matches against SANDBOX Gaming and Kingzone DragonX coming up, DAMWON will need to continue their great play to lock in a good spot for the playoffs. With the best use of a multi-man roster so far in Korea, their chances are looking good.

1.Griffin (-)

Griffin did not play this week as they look ahead to a huge matchup against SK Telecom T1. Will the team be able to remain undefeated or will they take their first loss at the hands of SKT? Only time will tell.

 

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League of Legends: LCK Week 7 Power Rankings • The Game Haus March 11, 2019 at 6:03 am

[…] With some big matches across the board for teams this week, the power rankings saw some movement mainly in the top half of the standings. With some surprising results all around, let’s see where teams ended up in week 7 of the LCK power rankings. If you missed last week’s power ranking, you can check it out right here! […]

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