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LCS Power Rankings: Week 4

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The LCS just wrapped up its fourth week, and there was plenty of action to go around. C9 continues to be the clearcut number one, but a variety of teams are fighting for the top five spots. This week will have many of the teams going up against similarly stacked opponents, so the standings may begin to exemplify teams better. Heading into Week 5 of the LCS, here are the TGH crew’s Power Rankings.

1. Cloud9

Cloud9 had a scare early into their game against TSM, but quickly turned that around and remained as the only undefeated team. With lowly CLG and a rematch with Immortals this week, 10-0 is attainable.

  • Tyler Dunderdale

2. Flyquest

FlyQuest are untiltable. Coming off of an 0-2 week 3 and finding themselves down nearly 8,000 gold against TSM, they refused to break, orchestrating an impressive comeback off of IgNar’s engage at Elder Drake. They capped off the week with a convincing victory over 100T, tying IMT for second place as the LCS approaches the midseason.

  • Richard Imp

3. Team SoloMid

TSM finds themselves in third place after an 0-2 week, being taken down by the two teams sitting above them. They’re not executing to the level they should be, and the longer that continues the more of an issue it will be. They’ll play EG and 100 Thieves this week, which should pad their stats with two more wins barring a terrible game.

  • Dalton Jewell

4. Immortals

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Immortals were hot and cold in LCS Week 4. They disassembled Team Liquid in Broxah’s first game in North America, followed by a loss to Evil Geniuses. On paper, this should have been an easier 2-0 week, but the EG loss will only fuel doubts surrounding IMT. Despite the standings saying otherwise, most analysts rank TSM higher than IMT.

  • Thomas Baker

5. Team Liquid

Team Liquid are starting to find their footing, with Broxah on the squad they look as if they’re starting to become more cohesive unit. When Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng isn’t trying non-traditional ADCs, cough cough, Senna, he’s looked much more deadly.

  •  Pranav Chaudhari

6. Dignitas

Dignitas had a flying start but had some difficulties later on. Their zone control is amazing but they are missing some synergy between their jungler and solo laners. If they can fix that issue, fourth place should be an easy goal, and one they’re expected to achieve.

  • Jordy Monsieurs

7. 100 Thieves

100 Thieves look like they’re returning to old form and fans aren’t too happy about it. After a string of 1-1 weeks and continuous mediocrity, the team finally put together a decisive showing. Sadly, it was not the positive 2-0 they were hoping for. After an 0-2 week, 100T find themselves outside of the middle cluster of playoff teams. Crunch time is approaching, and it’s now or never for this group if they want to remain in the playoff race.

  • Thomas Santos

8. Evil Geniuses

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EG are looking more and more evil with each week. However, they also seem to rely on a lot of risky plays which is why a lot of their wins and losses have been dice rolls. However, they do have some of the strongest players of the league in Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen and Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro’s aggressive early game, which is a main reason for their early game leads.

  • Austin Oliver

9. Golden Guardians

Golden Guardians are on a three-game winning streak and are continuing to improve. FBI and Keith have looked much better in the last few games compared to the start of the season, and Closer has continued to be a playmaker for them as well. While their record may not reflect their recent play, they have shown good teamwork as of late with players performing better than expected.

  • James Clee

10. Counter Logic Gaming

The notorious POB, also known as Pobelter, is returning as the new mid laner for CLG. This team absolutely needed a change of some type and sadly, Crown has looked horrific in every game outside of CLG’s one win. The hope is that the change will be enough to get this team back on track. Weirdly enough, two 2-0 weeks would be enough to get them back into the playoff hunt which is not out of reach for this team. That said, if they have another 0-2 in week five then the Spring Split is likely over for this squad.

  • Robert “Sorenzen” Hanes

 

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Our voters for LCS Power Rankings: Robert Hanes, Dalton Jewell, Thomas Baker, Thomas Santos, Tyler Dunderdale, Justin Talley, Jordy Monsieurs, Austin Oliver, Richard Imp, Kalae Holck, Mani Dasoju, James Clee, Noah Schaar, Pranav Chaudhari, Niko Sjorgen, JJ Fonseca, 

 

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