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Team SoloMid the Best in the West? What We Learned from Rift Rivals 2017

The eternal North American-European League of Legends rivalry has been put to bed for now.

With Team SoloMid’s commanding sweep over Unicorns of Love to win the inaugural Rift Rivals title, NA takes firm control over any regional bragging rights.

But as the dust settles, the fallout is seen to be much more than just a single grand final win. Instead we’ve had a complete domination by the North American teams in attendance, with Cloud9, Phoenix1 and Team SoloMid obliterating their European counterparts in G2, Unicorns of Love and Fnatic.

As is common with international events, we’re left with a lot of questions after Rift Rivals. So while we take a pause on our regular power rankings because of the Rift Rivals break, let’s figure out what this all means going forward.

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NA LCS Power Rankings: Cloud9 Trapped in the Eye of the Mid-Split Storm

Welcome back to the North American League of Legends Championship Series power rankings for the 2017 Summer Split.

As we approach the midseason point, we’re beginning to notice two trends within the NA LCS: frequent changes at the top and bottom, and a strange stasis for everyone trapped in the middle.

At the top, we have three teams that have proved to be worthy of the contest—far and away the best in the league but still ironing out the small flaws in their play when it comes to head-to-head contests. Similarly, the bottom-tier squads, after making early changes, are figuring out whether they have the mettle (and time) to make up for the poor starts.

But in the middle, we find four teams trapped—looking ahead at how much more they have to refine in order to ascend into the upper echelon while looking behind to see whether someone gets their act together to mount a comeback.

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NA LCS Power Rankings: Week 1 and the Stories of Spring

Welcome back to the North American League of Legends Championship Series power rankings for the 2017 Summer Split.

With only one week down, it’s hard to make any huge assumptions of relative power in the league.

But with all 10 teams returning from relegation to compete in summer, we can begin to look at how these starts continue the promises, suspicions, concerns and successes of the spring.

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NA LCS Power Rankings: What We Learned After Two Weeks

Two weeks of the NA LCS down, and now we’re ready to revisit the current strength of the North American squads.

We decided to skip a week between power rankings, in large part to let the kneejerk reactions settle a bit more. While Week 2 still doesn’t provide an accurate picture of relative strength between the teams, we do have a better idea of how they might fare in the remaining days to come.

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