Cloud9 has somehow started winning and climb out of last place, while Counter Logic Gaming and Team SoloMid can't buy a win through seven weeks of the NA LCS summer split.


And look, the NA LCS came out with a fancy infographic for each week. 

On a positive note, Team Liquid has finally taken sole possession of first place and clearly looks like the best team in the NA LCS. 100 Thieves and Echo Fox also found their rhythm while Clutch Gaming continues to pull up the rear. Besides Cloud9's rise, this week's power rankings will be similar to last week.  


Let's dive in. 


10. Clutch Gaming 

The team has moved on from the summer split. Management is focusing on the offseason and it shows during matches. Clutch might have snagged a win against OpTic Gaming, but the loss to Cloud9 was pretty one-sided. 


With the recent roster changes that took place, Clutch is trying different players and strategies and will continue to do so over the last couple of weeks. 


9. Counter Logic Gaming 

On the longest losing streak in the NA LCS, CLG has quickly fallen from the top and just recently lost its coach. It's one of the strangest downfalls of any team. After going 2-0 in Week 5, it's like the players forgot how to play. 


It's sad to see, but Counter Logic Gaming needs to rethink its roster during the offseason as the summer split playoffs and the League of Legends World Championship is out of reach. 


8. Golden Guardians 

The Golden Guardians looked like they were on the rise for just a week before they started losing again. Management has decided to make changes in the team's coaching staff


After another 0-2 week, the Golden Guardians don't have the tools on hand to win in the NA LCS. The offseason is going to be important for them if they plan to improve for 2019. They need a shotcaller and bring in some firepower for the bot lane. 


7. Team SoloMid 

Never expected this. No one did. TSM has been a staple of the NA LCS since its inception and this abrupt fall was surprising. Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg hasn't been himself and the additions of Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen hasn't flourished into the best bot lane in the NA LCS. In contrast, they're one of the worst pairings in the league at the moment. 


6. OpTic Gaming 

On a win streak and making a move to the top, OpTic Gaming dropped a crucial game against the worst team in the League: Clutch Gaming. Both FlyQuest and OpTic struggled during this week, which goes to show the difficulty of finishing a split. 


OpTic is in the last spot for the playoffs, but has to play Team Liquid, Echo Fox, and 100 Thieves over the next two weeks. It doesn't look good as every team vies for the playoffs. 


5. FlyQuest

One of three teams tied at 7-7, going 0-2 is not an ideal situation. Lucas "Santorin" Larsen is turning out to be a godsend to FlyQuest and should be a primary building block in the offseason. FlyQuest has an extremely favorable remaining schedule with matches against Clutch Gaming, CLG, and the Golden Guardians. 


FlyQuest will make the playoffs, but don't expect it to go far. 


4. Cloud9 

Cloud9 is back! After most counted out the veteran organization, Cloud9 has clawed its way towards the top and sits at 7-7. The team has won four straight and might slip into the playoffs. The brand has made incredible playoff runs before, so it's possible C9 shocks everyone and makes worlds.


Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen has become a glorified Zilean one-trick player, so that's worrisome, but the team has progressed significantly since trading Andy "Smoothie" Ta


3. 100 Thieves 

100 Thieves and Echo Fox seem to be at the same level, but Echo Fox nailed a 2-0 week while 100 Thieves lost to the best team in the league in Week 7. The top three teams should all make the semifinals and are North America's hope at worlds.


100 Thieves needs to focus on not being upset by one of the lower teams. Otherwise, this team is golden heading into the playoffs. 


2. Echo Fox 

One of the few teams to make drastic changes in the middle of the split, Echo Fox has flourished. It still remains to be seen whether the team can perform under pressure in the playoffs, but for now, Echo Fox is on the rise. 


The roster's main problem is having lethal firepower outside of Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett and Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon. 


1. Team Liquid 

The best team in the NA LCS looks far better than everyone else. It's nice to have the best top laner and AD Carry in the west at the moment with Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong and Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng. Eugene "Pobelter" Park has turned out to be one of the best shot-callers in North America, and Liquid knows how to play the mid-to-late game better than anyone. 


It's Team Liquid's league to lose. 


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