CLICKON eSports 2017 NA LCS Summer Split Power Rankings

In the build-up to the 2017 League of Legends World Championship, the NA LCS is undoubtedly set for its most competitive split in recent years. Having enjoyed a brief interval for the Mid-Season Invitational, more than half of the teams in the league have made changes and additions to their roster. CLICKON eSports assesses the strength of the NA LCS rosters in our 2017 Summer Split power ranking.

With the Spring Split now providing a chance for reflection, many of the moves made by the NA LCS teams in the off-season have fallen flat or simply failed to deliver the desired effect. With a trio of highly acclaimed Korean top laners arriving, perhaps only Team Dignitas’s Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho has come close to meeting expectations. After signing a three-year contract with Immortals, Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett was traded after just one split, hinting at his inability to shake the maturity and team issues that plagued him as a member of Team Liquid.

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Meanwhile, Team Liquid made roster changes at three different positions yet still fell to a ninth place finish. Aided by the loan of all-star ADC Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng from team SoloMid, they were able to retain their position and avoid relegation by winning the Promotion Tournament. Now a full split later, they have returned to the original roster they fielded at the beginning of the year, hoping a change in coaching staff and a shifting meta will deliver them the results they had expected.

With a shifting meta and many roster changes to consider, CLICKON eSports predicts how the league rankings will shape up over the course of the Summer Split:

CLICKON eSports 2017 NA LCS Summer Split Power Rankings

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