The LCS is about to embark on its sixth week, and last week solidified a lot of teams. C9 still leads the pack, and Flyquest are looking to be a sharp number two. Right now four of the teams are tied for sixth, and as the weeks begin to wind down positioning will matter more and more. This week will kick off with our top two ranked teams facing off in FLY and C9, which might not even be the best match scheduled this week. Heading into Week 6 of the LCS, here’s how the TGH crew ranked the teams.
Cloud9 suffered a small hiccup when CLG aced the team, but they roared back for the win. They’ll look to continue their dominance through Week 6 against Flyquest and Immortals.
- Tyler Dunderdale
With another 2-0 week under their belts, FlyQuest can be proud of what they’ve accomplished so far this split. If they want to prove to everyone that they’re title contenders, they’ll have to put on a good show against C9 on Saturday.
- Richard Imp
3. Team SoloMid
TSM was able to take Week 5 2-0, but with very different performances. One key player throughout both games was Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, who utterly dominated in the match against 100 Thieves. The EG match was much more a battle of attrition, which suits TSM just fine. They’ve shown their resilience to hang in matches which is something they can keep in the back of their minds if the early game doesn’t work in their favor.
- Dalton Jewell
Immortals suffered their first 0-2 week versus DIG and C9. Unfortunately, analysts have been waiting for them to fall from 2nd place in the standings to justify their lower power rankings. If the rest of the LCS has figured out how to draft and pressure the early game versus IMT, then they will probably continue to decline in many people’s minds.
- Thomas Baker
This team has plenty of potential, it just feels like they haven’t been able to put it all together in weeks. With the second half of the Split starting, it will be worth seeing if they can start to play as a team more. They were doing this when Froggen was winning Player of the Week but ever since they have felt disjointed. Grig will need to be better and Huni will need to have more of an impact for this team to keep their playoff spot.
- Robert Hanes
6. 100 Thieves
100 Thieves finally managed to end their losing streak. To no one’s surprise, it was off the back of Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho. With Ssumday performing well above the rest of the team, it’s almost a detriment to use a top lane tank. Expect 100 Thieves to look to their savior again this week against Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid.
- Thomas Santos
7. Evil Geniuses
They’re getting more and more evil the more they play and they seem to be on the same page when it comes to plays around the map. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen is really good at developing a lead and Bae “Bang” Jun-sik is amazing when he gets ahead of his lane opponent. Hopefully, they can keep this up and start to move out of the sixth-place tie.
- Austin Oliver
8. Team Liquid
Team Liquid continue to show signs of promise in their wins. However, poor drafting and in-game decisions can lead them to losses. If they’re able to stabilize themselves, the team should start to click together and rise in the standings.
- Pranav Chaudhari
9. Golden Guardians
After a brief win streak, this past weekend was not pretty for GGS. Many times they looked lost or confused, and the drafts did not look as cohesive. If they return to their winning formula, they can make another push for a playoff spot. However, more experimentation could lead to a continued slip in the standings.
- James Clee
10. Counter Logic Gaming
CLG once again drop both matches last week, and still remain at the bottom of both the standings and power rankings. There’s good news to take from these losses, however. Eugene “Pobelter” Park didn’t look too comfortable against C9, but against Flyquest he looked solid. At the very least, his performances were an upgrade from Lee “Crown” Min-ho’s. There’s potential for growth in this team, but each week still brings more losses.
- Dalton Jewell
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,