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Plat Breakdown Week 4 Power Rankings Edition

Hey all CTRL ULT ELITE here again! I hope everyone had a good week. Work is still trying to crush my soul and I have not had nearly as much time as I would like with this(I am sorry if I skip you when talking about your team I was up late getting this done) I had a bye this week and woke up to over 100 messages in the plat general thread between TA Akatsuki and Iceborn Chaos so I guess these teams have some beef now. Hope the random trask talk was cathartic for both teams! This week as you can see I am redoing my power rankings from pre week 1. I will be using data Benjamin provides on how people are performing to back up my thoughts. We have had 125 players so far play a game in BOL and I am going to try and only compare data if a player has at least 3 games worth of data(average of playing once every week). Please remember though these are my personal thoughts I don’t have the time to watch every game(I don’t think anyone does) and I can only get so much information from post game information. Intangibles exist just because I say oh X player only dealt 400 damage a minute as an ADC in their 4 games. I could not know things like that player is stuck at a relatives playing on a different setup with 80 extra ping. Don’t flame each other(unless it’s in Trash Talk and you want the smoke). Every team is getting sorted into a tier that you can find information on below.

The 3 teams found in S tier I think are the true contenders teams. These are the teams that if I were to make a bet on who is winning BOL, they would be who I have my money on. These teams are a lock for playoffs and I think will have no problem placing 1st in their respective groups. If they get less than top 4 in playoffs I think they would be disappointed. A team in S tier will be undefeated in matches, have highly rated solo queue players and have players in the top 25 stats that Benjamins provides.

Teams in A tier are the teams looking to upset these S tier teams. If they have lost it would be a loss to a team in S tier. Some teams here are undefeated with a bye or had a very easy schedule so far so I cannot put them as a top team. Teams in A tier are still serious contenders having 1 player rated in the top 25. These are the teams who I think are making it to the quarter finals or semi finals depending on matchups and have a good chance at taking a game off S tier teams.

A team in B tier is a team looking like they have a good chance at making playoffs. B tier teams are probably coming 3rd or 4th in their group and are strong teams still. A B tier team is a team I would bet to win over a C tier team and can upset an A tier team on the right day. These teams are the ones I think have potential to make a playoff run but I think an S tier team would probably still 3-0 them.

C tier teams are the teams that are battling to make it into playoffs. They are teams that currently have more losses than wins. This might be due to playing some of the best teams in the group early or not having their full roster. Teams in C tier have series wins over those in D tier and are looking to squeak by into playoffs taking 4th in their group. These teams I think are going to be placing 4th and 5th and those that make playoffs will be 1st round playoff exit teams.

D tier teams have not won a game and I think are the teams who have no chance at making it into playoffs. A team in D tier is going to have to make some huge roster changes or start dominating quickly to make it into playoffs. Instead of bashing these teams I'm going to focus on the players doing best on their rosters.

Below you will find my reasoning for putting every team in each tier. Position does matter within the tiers(CN is the best S tier team, Xflow is the worst B tier team).

Im curious to see what other peoples list look like let me see yours!


Crustacean Nation(S)

Roster Changes since Pre week 1:


I think that Crustacean Nation is the team to beat in BOL. I think they are going to go all the way. If I had another tier above S I could place CN there by themselves. I think this team is way better than anyone else. CN is currently 3-0 with 18 points and they have yet to drop a game in what I would say is the division of BOL that is the most top end stacked with talent. The scariest part is I’m not sure they are going to drop a game this regular season. This team has very few weaknesses. They draft well, play amazing and are one of the highest solo queue rated teams as well. The players on CN are all in the top 15 of BOL.

If we look at players with individual talent Teegarden is the best ADC in the league at rank 3. They have the least deaths a game(giving them the best KDA) and are also in the top 10 for kills and damage a minute out of everyone not just ADCS(they are of course rank 1 out of all adcs in these categories). CN also has the best top laner in the league so far the 4th best player as well just in case you thought you could play the other side of the map. Elsa from Frozen has absolutely top gapped most people they have played against. They average almost 4k gold a game more than their opposing top laner and are the only top laner in the top 10 of gold per min category. Their support DragonMoonCake is ranked 5th in the league has the 2nd highest KDA, most assist per player and has the 2nd least deaths. Skifter their Mid is ranked 9th is also top 10 in KDA, Gold per minute, damage per minute and kills. The “worst” player on CN is still ranked number 14 TehSplash. Don’t worry this player has top 10 stats out of everyone they are in highest gold diff per game, KDA and least deaths.

But CN is more than just great lanes they also play objectives and games really well. CN has the highest kills out of every team the most assists and the least deaths. Sorry just let that sink in, this team's KDA is so much higher at 7.61 than everyone else's it's crazy(the average KDA in BOL is around 2.8). CN does not just have the highest PVP totals out of every team but the highest PVE averages as well. CN takes 3 dragons a game and are the only team in the league that averages out to over 2 inhibitors taken a game(if we count out the game that Xflow took 11). They get baron in pretty much ever win and take the most towers out of every team so of course they also make the most gold as well. CN also takes every Rift Herald as well most games and has some of the lowest game times. Look CN had better stats then REDACTED who as a team apparently had players that were fucking gradmaster and high diamond.


Changes since pre week 1:

Different support most weeks although ˇˉˉˆ still has the most games played with 3 played

CB rush are another team sitting on top of their group. They have dropped only 1 game so far and it was their very 1st game vs Iceborn Chaos. I can see this team easily winning Mt Targon which I would say is the division with the closest skill level between all the teams within it. The only team that is left in this division that I can see giving this team a run for their money is Xflow blue who they play in week 6 giving them plenty of time to prepare.

CB Rush has tons of great players, their jungle Mid and ADC are all top 25 players in the league. They have the best farming player in the league with gl4cial who statistically makes the most gold per minute of any player in BOL plat getting 8.5 cs a minute(2nd in CS a min). Gl4cial has a great KDA being able to stay safe most games. The only issue with gl4cial is that they are doing only 700 damage a minute. This I would argue is an ADCs most important job. Gold is great but it's how you are able to use it that matters the most and if we filter everyone by the damage they deal there are 14 players(5 of them being other ADCS) doing more damage a minute then gl4cial and every single one of these players is making less money. The games gl4cial is not carrying CBR Rutledge the mid laner of this team usually is. CBR Rutledge is a top 10 player in the league stat wise who is one of the league's kill leaders. Teams are going to need to start respecting this Sylas it has won all 3 games that it was picked. Huntersteelwolf5 is the 2nd best jungler so far in our league. They have the highest dmg a minute taken among all junglers while only averaging 4 deaths a game showing that they are a great frontline for this team. CB Rush has played with a different support every week so I'm not going to talk about this role on the team. Pipp is stat wise not doing very well in comparison to his other teammates. Most of the players in CB Rush are top 25 but Pipp is ranked all the way at 84th. The most worrying stat for me about Pipp is they only have 35% kill participation(that is the lowest out of every starting top laner in BOL Plat). I could understand if they were on split push duty and could not affect the rest of the map but Pipp has low CS numbers as well.

CB Rush has great team stats like any top team should. CB Rush blows every team out of the water in MT Targon when it comes to average kills they get 8 more a game compared to everyone else in the group and they are 2nd in the league in this category. They actually get .1 more dragons a game than Crustacean Nation averaging 3.3 a game. CB Rush has a low game average as well at 30:05 taking 8 towers a game and 0.9 barons. These are all fantastic stats showing that CB rush can convert a lead into game ending plays.

Titan Gaming Atlas(F)

Rosters Changes:

Hamsandw1ch in mid instead of 0dysseus

Titan Gaming Atlas are currently on top of the Freljord. They have only lost 1 game so far in this division and are poised to hang onto their lead for the remainder of this season. TGA has impressed me and I was way wrong in my initial power rankings for this sqaud. With a new mid laner in Hamsandw1ch TGA has proved that they are not just a playoff team but are serious contenders to win BOL.

The best players on TGA are in the botlane. AU KnuckeD is the number 1 player in the league currently. This player has been amazing so far for TGA having one of the best KDA ratio of almost every player in the league and are still in the top 10 for vision score. They have played 6 supports over 7 games and have looked good on all of them. The worst game for AU KnuckeD their loss vs EM still had this player with a KDA of 4.6. AU KnuckeD and Aclick love to play for push so teams need to start hardcore camping the duo down bot and making sure their lane can survive the push. Speaking of Aclick they are also having a fantastic season so far at rank 8. Aclick is in the top 10 for kills per game, gold per minute, gold diff per game and CS. They have exactly 700 dmg a minute to players which is a little lower than I want to see but Aclick is doing 1080 damage a minute to objectives which is the highest of any ADC showing that they are using their up time. Aclick is making youtube shorts as well about being an ADC in our league go check them out! Rågnar is next on the list sitting as the number 4 top laner. The weird thing about Rågnar is they have played Ornn every single game so far this split. And uh Rågnar is one of the only people playing the pick well. Ornn is sitting at a sub 40% win rate in our league with 19 picks. Rågnar has an 85% win rate on the fire below the mountain. That means only 1 other player has won while on Ornn Duty. Uh maybe ban this pick? It is a lot easier for your team to play for push and hyper carries when you have a really great blind pick top. Hamsandw1ch the mid laner for TGA has some bizarre picks. They have played almost exclusively melee mid laners and are getting counterpick almost every draft. Hamsandw1ch has played Sylas three times but also Gwen and Aatrox. Be very careful what you pick into this player. Vxpir is not doing the best on TGA but they are playing well. They are not going for the incredibly bloody playstyle I was expecting and are almost always playing teamfight focused junglers like Wukong. They have below 50% kill participation and are only doing 270 dmg a minute which is rough for a jungler but have a great KDA.

Overall TGA as a team are doing really well. They claim 3 dragons, 1 baron and 1 herald on average every game. This team's tower count is a little low at 6.9 but that's fine it just shows you end decisively. Overall I think TGA is a solid lock for playoffs if they are able to continue to play at this level.