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!
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)
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.
Roster Changes: PeIIi in for L9 Skootin
Originally I had this team rated as the clear number 1 in their group but I think that Titan Gaming Atlas has taken that from you. EM have gotten most of the easy wins from this group out of the way with Mystic Cats and Literal Monkeys both getting 2-0ed by you. But EM you failed to beat TGA. And your losses were not close.
I need to start by talking about TheRealOogway. I had this player pegged in my mind as someone who is going to stand out and hard carry this team to victory. TheRealOogway is currently ranked as one of the worst player in the league. They are all the way down the list at number 97 and 19th out of 21 starting top laners. TheRealOogway is doing 640 damage a minute which is great! That's top 5 among top laners in that stat. But that's their entire uspide. They have low vision scores, low CC scores, low mitigated damage, low damage taken, they are making 100 gold less a minute then most tops and are not even on tank duty! I looked at objective damage and the dedicated split push players are doing around double what this player is to objectives a minute. You played Dr. Mundo once and other than that have been on high impact top laners like Jax, Tryndamere, GP. I hope you turn this season around for your team and get back into form. PeIIi seems to have taken over as your teams new jungler which is kind of a shame cause L9 Skootin was playing super well. PeIIi is taking a lot of damage a minute which makes sense when you see they are most playing engage for this team. They are doing well and setting up Nèzumi to carry.
Nèzumi has been stepping up and this is why I have this team in A tier. Nèzumi is the 2nd best player in the league and the number 1 mid laner. They average 7 kills a game with only 2 deaths. They are dealing 833 damage a minute putting them at number 4 out of everyone in the league on that stat. Do yourself a favor and ban Viktor when playing EM. DMForScholarship is also doing great for EM having some of the highest assist per game out of everyone. Not bad for someone in their off role.
As far as team stats goes they are a little weak for a team that is on 19 points. EM play much more for Hearld then early dragons only securing around 2 dragons a game and getting 1.7 heralds. This team is going for quick victories having an average game time of only 26 minutes and getting 6.7 towers a game. I think EM are a lock for top 4 in the group but that is just as much due to the fact that this is a 3 team group as anything else.
Sensei Squad Susanoo(S)
Roster Changes since Pre week 1:
If you are looking for a dark horse to root for to win BOL this should be your team. I personally think SSS is an incredible team but most people are not as high on them as me. In the week 3 poll SSS was ranked 8th by everyone(I had them in 3rd due to REDACTED being an option). This team had a rough schedule playing CN and CBT in 2 of their first 3 games and you know what they are sitting comfortably in 3rd place with a 2-1 win over CBT. They had a great showing vs GE Emerald almost getting 2 perfect games. Sensei Squad does not have any player on their roster doing anything outstanding stat wise but no player is lagging super far behind as well.
Lavalizard8u is doing the best on SSS with an average of a 4.41 KDA across 5 games. They have great damage numbers as well doing 700 dmg a minute as a mid laner. Lavalizard8u is currently in the top 10 of all mid laners and is ranked in the top 30 of all players. Orphic is rated as the worst player on this team sitting in the low 60s currently but they are for sure not the team's weak link. Orphic has not had wins where they were quite as dominant in terms of KDA, their best game was probably game 3 vs CBT whereas Gwen they became unstoppable in the side lane. Orphic has played lots of different champions this split of BOL having 6 unique picks over 7 games. SQD Zippy is a fantastic support, being 2nd in vision score a minute out of everyone in BOL but are dying more than I want to see. Sunflowers most interesting stat is that they have higher kill participation then their support. Sunflower needs to try and start playing more aggressively; their dmg a minute is quite low for an ADC. SQD Vaulter88 has a high kill participation for their team sitting at 71%.
Team stat wise the thing that sticks out most to me is that they only get 0.3 barons a game which is concerning. If you are able to have a strong split pusher like Orphic, the rest of this team should be able to get Baron easily when the enemy team is forced to send people to deal with the side lane. When SSS loses, they are normally able to at least get some objectives showing they can play the map.
X Flow Blue(T)
Roster Changes since Pre week 1:
XFlow Blue have only played 2 series currently in BOL they have yet to play their 3rd series vs Hypntoic. Xflow blue is 2-0 but has dropped a game in both series that they have played but have looked really good even in their losses. This team is definitely a leg up over the other teams in MT Targon I feel and they should get 2nd place which is why I have them in A tier. They have not looked nearly as dominant as an S tier team but I think this team will do well even this other B tier teams in other divisions. This team has a really great roster with an average ELO of plat 2 and they have I think the best mid laner in BOL.
I cannot talk about Xflow without talking about OP Kill Switch. The 6th ranked player in our league and the 2nd best mid as of right now. They also are doing 1106 dmg a minute right now. Thats over 200 more than 2nd place and double the average mid! They are this team's hard carry. They did 1800 dmg a minute as Ziggs in a 45 minute game. I don’t know how to put that into perspective. It's sheer insanity. They are also top 10 in CS a min and gold diff per game. I played vs Xflow and we got blindsided by a Vel’koz that did more damage than a 3.5 item Zeri. If BOL has some sort of all pro team or something OPKillSwitch is getting my vote. The rest of this team is doing decent I would say. The bot lane duo of Xfw PraYx and New IGN wanted are ranked in the top 50 being the other players on Xflow doing well. New IGN wanted is top 5 in vision score a minute and has a KDA of 3.0, 66% KP and are doing the 3rd most dmg a minute out of any support. Xfw PraYx has a KDA of 4.50 and is doing 600 DPM which is pretty good for an ADC playing mostly late game picks. I think this number should be a little higher as this team does have some of the longest game times and damage tends to go up the later a game gets. XFW Gibb Diff and XFW ReedandWrite are not doing nearly as well as I thought they would. XFW Gibb Diff is one of two cap exception Junglers in our league and I expected them to be awesome. They are not awesome so far they are in the bottom half of starting junglers stats wise. XFW Gibb Diff only has a 2.3 KDA and 57% KP. They have been playing much more towards team fight junglers then I thought they would and are struggling for it.
Overall Xflow Blue is poised to take 2nd in Mt Targon. They currently have the longest average game time in BOL and when you play scaling going late is a good idea. This team has the most barons a game and inhibs out of everyone in BOL thanks to their week 1 series where they had a game with 4 barons and 11 inhibs taken. They are taking 2.5 dragons a game as well so their objective game is not weak. Hopefully Xflow blue can continue to play at their pace 2nd place is not a guarantee for this team as they have yet to play CB rush or Iceborn Chaos.
Roster Changes since Pre week 1:
Basement Dwellers are another team that are hard to rank. The reason I have this team at the top of B tier is that if you look at individual player rankings this team is very highly rated. They have only played 2 series having a bye in week 3. Their 1st series was a stomp vs Hypnotic Gaming using a substitute player. Week 2 they played Xflow blue and lost that series 1-2. BD are currently sitting at 4th place in the group and just 2 points separate them from 2nd. This upcoming week is a big test for the Basement Dwellers they play CB Rush. I don’t expect them to win this series necessarily but they need to take a game to show that they can remain competitive to give themselves a chance to get into playoffs. After playing CB Rush the rest of the BD series are against the teams competing for the last 2 playoff spots in the group so they are masters of their own fate.
The BD have almost all of their roster currently sitting in the top 30 of players stat wise and the worst player on their team is still in the top 50. The best performing player on Basement Dwellers that is on the main roster, is BattleGnome the jungler for the team who played support week 1. Battle Gnome is currently in the top 25(ranked number 23) but I do not want to talk to much about their stats as they are influenced greatly by the 2 wins they received while being a support(for example this player currently has the highest KP out of any player with more than 2 games and the some of the highest assists per game out of all junglers while having some of the lowest CS scores). Amandalin, despite only playing 3 games and losing that series, is still in the top 25(number 24) as well. Amandalin is top 10 in least deaths per game, Kill Participation and vision score. I’m not sure what more you can really ask from a support player if I'm being honest. NakNak in mid lane is also doing very well they have one of the higher CC scores among mid laners with 2 games on Galio and Cassiopeia. NakNak is doing more dmg a minute(575) then they are taking(515) which is a great sign but is not making as much gold as most mid laners. NakNak is in the bottom half of all mid laners when it comes to gold a minute. This might be due to the fact they normally play more for roaming. Jayel the ADC for the BD is right up there with the rest of his teammates having over 750 dmg a minute and playing quite well. They are top 10 in CS a minute as well. CTRL ULT ELITE has the worst stats so far on this team but as a weak side tank top laner that's to be expected. They are still a top 5 top laner so far and in the top 50 of all players. CTRL ULT ELITE has the highest dmg taken a minute out of every player in the league at almost 1200 a minute and is still doing a quite respectable amount of damage sitting at 615.
The BD as a team have some interesting stats. They have some stats that are top of the table worthy like exactly 3 dragons, 1 inhibitor a game and taking 7.6 towers while having a team KDA very near 4. But they also have some rather abysmal stats as well. BD have some of the lowest baron stats as well as the longest game times.
New World Esports Nebula(F)
Roster Changes since Pre week 1: