GAMURS will be releasing weekly power rankings for the European League Championship Series. Every week, be sure to check back here for updated rankings.
Just as a reminder, the point system for these power rankings will be calculated based on the rankings submitted by any of the GAMURS staff members. These staff members were asked to rank the ten teams in order from best to worst, with No. 1 being the best and No. 10 being the worst. Points will be rewarded to mirror a team’s ranking; for example, the first place team will receive ten points, while the tenth place team will receive one point.
Before every week of action, we will be releasing another power rankings article where the teams will either move up or down based on how they perform in their matches, so don’t forget to check back here each week for the latest power rankings.
Here are the EU LCS power rankings for this week.
2016 EU LCS Summer Rankings – Week 4
- G2 Esports (49 points, 4/5 first place votes, +/- 0)
- Ki “Expect” Dae-han
- Kim “Trick” Kang Yoon
- Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic
- Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen
- Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez
Once again, the reigning champions of Europe are atop the GAMURS power rankings. G2 started Week Three strong with a sweep of UOL, but stumbled in Day Two by tying against H2k. Not much has gone wrong for G2 this split as they continue their reign of terror. Whether “Vacation-gate” was actually the issue during the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is irrelevant as G2 has ironed out their problems and are once again rolling. Trick continues to be the MVP of the team and looks to repeat as EU MVP (Five “Player of the Game” awards).
2. Fnatic (45 points, 1/5 first place votes, +1)
- Noh “Gamsu” Young-Jin
- Lee “Spirit” Da-yoon
- Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten
- Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
- Bora “Yellowstar” Kim
Fnatic came out firing this week after a disappointing Week Two. While some might have believed this would be an easy week for Fnatic, they actually faced the two teams that are tied for fourth place in EU. Fnatic jumped out to fast starts in both series and just dominated their opponents. This week Fnatic will face Origen and ROCCAT, two lower tier teams. If G2 falters this week, Fnatic might be considered the top team in EU.
3. H2k-Gaming (38 points, -1)
- Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
- Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
- Ryu “Ryu” Sang-ook
- Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek
- Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan
H2k had another strong week and once again proved they are a legitimate threat to top ranked G2 by tying them in last week’s game. While H2k retained their undefeated record (3-3-0), they have been slightly disappointing with their inability to sweep series. Winning one of those tied series most likely puts H2k in strong contention with G2 for the No. 1 ranking. H2k faces a strong Splyce team this week, and that series will be H2k’s “Are they for real” test.
4. Schalke 04 (33 points, +2)
- Etienne “Steve” Michels
- Berk “Gilius” Demir
- Hampus “Fox” Myhre
- Rasmus “MrRalleZ” Skinneholm
- Hampus “sprattel” Abrahamsson
Moving up two spots in this week’s rankings is Schalke. Even though they were swept by Fnatic and beat a weak ROCCAT team, Schalke has looked better and better each week which is why they continue to rise. Fox has continued to be phenominal in the mid lane, ranking as the best EU mid laner in total kills, gold differential at ten minutes, and damage per minute. If Fox is able to cut down on his deaths, he may challenge Trick for the EU MVP title.
5. Splyce (32 points, +/- 0)
- Martin “Wunderwear” Hansen
- Jonas “Trashy” Anderson
- Chres “Sencux” Laursen
- Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup
- Mihael “Mikyz” Mehle
Splyce continues their hot streak to start the season, riding a 1-0-1 week to a fourth place tie in the overall standings. Splyce has only lost to G2 and Fnatic, the top two teams in EU, and at least tied every other team they have played. No Splyce player can currently claim to be the superstar of the team, as every player except Trashy has collected at least one “Player of the Game” award. If Splyce continues to play a strong team focused game, look for them to at least make the EU LCS playoffs.
6. GIANTS! Gaming (23 points, +2)
- Lennart “SmittyJ” Warkus
- Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian
- Gun “NighT” Woo Na
- Son “S0NSTAR” Seung-ik
- Morgan “Hustlin” Granberg
A 1-1 week has officially put GIANTS in the playoff running. While they might not be the best team, they are currently far from the worst. So far this season, it looks like eight wins will squeak you in the playoffs, and at a third of the way through the season, GIANTS is just under that pace with a record of 2-0-4. S0nstar continues to be the strangest player in EU. He consistently gets crushed in lane against nearly every ADC, but then will hard carry his team late. NighT is also on a warpath, picking up four “Player of the Game” honors, which puts him second in EU behind only Trick.
7. Team ROCCAT (20 points, -3)
- Sang-won “Parang” Lee
- Karim “Airwalks” Benghalia
- Felix “Betsy” Edling
- Pierre “Steelback” Medjaldi
- Ji-hwan “Raise” Oh
ROCCAT had a rough week of getting swept by Origen and Schalke and then dropping three spots in GAMURS power rankings. After raving about them last week, ROCCAT came out and showed why they did not deserve the praise. While they were undefeated, they only had one series win which could explain the collapse this week. After weeks of playing with fire, they finally got burned. Steelback and Betsy have been the only notable players so far this split, so if ROCCAT wants to make a playoff push, it will be on those two to take them there.
8. Vitality (17 points, -1)
- Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet
- Kim “MightyBear” Min-soo
- Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm
- Park “Police” Hyeong-gi
- Raymond “KaSing” Tsang
Vitality continues to attempt to stave off a trip to the relegation tournament. If the season ended today, Vitality would be playing for their spot in the LCS. Fortunately for Vitality, we are only a third of the way through the season. The team has finally (hopefully) abandoned their experiment of swapping ADCs every series by having Police start all four games the past week with positive results. With Police entrenched in the bot lane, Vitality picked up their first win of the season. Look for Police to continue to be the starter moving forward. Caboshard is on a different level from the rest of the team, picking up three “Player of the Game” awards, tying him for third in the MVP race.
9. Origen (11 points, +/- 0)
- Paul “Soaz” Boyer
- Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider
- Tristan “PowerofEvil” Schrage
- Enrique “Xpeke” Cedeño Martínez
- Glenn “Hybrid” Doorenbal
Origen has finally began their climb from the bottom, beating ROCCAT to pick up the team’s first win and move them out of the auto-relegation spot in the standings. There was not much to say about Origen this week other than PowerofEvil limited his mistakes and showed he was able to support Amazing and Xpeke when they carried. Origen is finally trending in the right direction, but will face a tough week against Fnatic and Splyce. If they are able to tie one of those series, it will be a big win for the team.
10. Unicorns of Love (7 points, +/- 0)
- Tamás “Vizicsacsi” Kiss
- Kang “Move” Min-su
- Fabian “Exileh” Schubert”
- Kim “Veritas” Kyoung-min
- Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov
Another week, another GAMURS power rankings list with UoL at the bottom. UoL had a tough week against top ranked G2, but they also got swept by a Vitality team that is currently bottom three in the standings. Things get no easier this week when UoL has to face H2k and ROCCAT. UoL has only been able to muster a game win against Origen in Week One (2-0 series), and since that game, they have gone 0-10. The team did switch out a large portion of their roster going into the split, but the time to get comfortable has passed. UoL needs results now, and if they do not get them soon, they will remain in the auto-relegation spot at the bottom of the standings.
What do you think about our Power Rankings for this week? Are there any teams that you would rank higher or lower? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @GAMURScom.
Justin Wenzel is a League of Legends writer for GAMURS. You can call him an idiot or join him in posting memes on Twitter @Jd_Wenzel.