The LCS 2022 season started with new strats and a lot of new champions. Fans and analysts alike felt like it was a breath of fresh air. Some teams are growing heading into this LCS 2022 Week 3 and others are flourishing. It is a new week and teams have had a chance to make their adjustments. Here are the LCS 2022 Week 3 Power Rankings.
[Related: LCS 2022 Week 2 Power Rankings]
10. CLG (LW: 8)
Luger is trying so hard to carry this team but it has just not been enough. Contractz will continue to get more time but it is worth asking the question, should he? He has seven more deaths than anyone else in the league at any position, his kill participation amongst junglers is nearly last and he is basically last in every major statistic at jungle as well. If things do not turn around soon, CLG could be looking to make some major changes.
9. TSM (LW: 7)
The TSM drama train left the station in October and has seemingly never stopped. Shenyi is being sent down to Academy and Yursan is coming up to try and stem the bleeding. TSM almost took down Golden Guardians but almost does not fix 0-4. This team is going to have to dig deep and figure out some of these issues or they really are going to be the next CLG.
8. Immortals (LW: 10)
A couple of good fights and two ADC’s popping off were all Immortals needed to stave off Closer and 100 Thieves. Seriously though, how did 100 Thieves lose that game with Closer doing what he did? Either way, Immortals are on the board and showed that they continue to have a level head. They certainly don’t look great but anything is better than what they showed at Lock In and the first weekend of the season.
7. Golden Guardians (LW: 8)
A 2-0 weekend is great, but it was unfortunately against the only winless teams in the LCS. That being said, Golden Guardians looked so much better and they are getting some great play from areas that were questions marks to start the year. In the first game, Lost played arguably his best LCS game ever and Pridestalkr may have earned permaban status on his Zed. This team is likely ready for the next step and they will get the chance to prove it against 100 Thieves and Dignitas this weekend.
6. FlyQuest (LW: 6)
FlyQuest are in a similar position to Dignitas who are just barely above them as their wins have looked more convincing. Fly have taken down TSM, Golden Guardians and CLG but lost to Team Liquid in what was not an overly close game. Right now, Josedeodo is absolutely everywhere leading the league at jungle with a 78.3% kill participation and helping his team get three of the first four first bloods in their games. A 2-0 weekend would go a long way to instilling confidence that their start is not a fluke.
5. Dignitas (LW: 5)
Dignitas do have one more win than Evil Geniuses. That said, they have beaten Immortals, TSM and CLG while losing to Evil Geniuses. They are a much better team than nearly everyone would have thought but they have only played one top-four team and lost. This weekend they get a chance to separate themselves even more against FlyQuest and Immortals. Should they win, they will solidify themselves as a top five team and likely push their way up these rankings.
4. Evil Geniuses (LW: 4)
The cracks are starting to show with some of these younger players for EG and that is not necessarily a bad thing. By getting to see these issues on stage, Evil Geniuses coaching staff can notice and fix them more easily. Or at least that is the hope. Evil Geniuses are better than their record and they will have a chance to prove that by beating Team Liquid with their new acquisition, CoreJJ. But in all seriousness, this will be a great test for EG to see where they really are this early in the season.
3. 100 Thieves (LW: 1)
A loss that should have never happened knocks 100 Thieves down a peg. The sad this is, this team seemingly just has these days where one or more of them look completely lost. They are way too talented to lose focus like this and do it as often as they are. If they want to keep their crown then Abbedagge, FBI and huhi specifically need to do better. Oh and can Tenacity please get some playing time somewhere? Please.
2. Cloud 9 (LW: 2)
How are they doing this? No but really what is this wizardry by LS and company that has brought this team together so quickly and efficiently? Of the top teams, C9 are being discussed more than any other and every team is intrigued by their drafts. On top of that, they have the easiest schedule of the top teams in the LCS this weekend and are staring down a 5-1 start to 2022. Bravo Jack, Max, LS and whoever else made these decisions, they are working well so far.
1. Team Liquid (LW: 3)
CoreJJ is back and this team is already the best in the LCS? Shocker. Some, including this author, thought it might take them some time. Then that Eyla would cost them some games. None of that has really been true yet and they stand atop the LCS. Don’t expect them to fall down anytime soon. Especially with the way Bwipo is playing.
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