Power Rankings

Eastern Conference, Aug 2020

We’re one month away from the first Scuffed League tournament, and it’s time to see how the East is shaping up. We’ll take a look at each team, their highlight player, where they can improve, and what positions they need to round out their team. So without further ado, here are your pre-tournament Eastern Conference power rankings:


New York Haymakers

Rank #1

New York is the only team to have players at all positions. But this isn’t what makes them the strongest in the East — It’s their overall lineup. With Diamond players at the Mid and Jungle positions, and a solid botlane duo, this team is ready to take the Eastern Conference championship. Their squeaky Bronze wheel in the Top position will probably pick up the pace with guidance from their D3 Jungler, (Ððμbt) and D4 Mid (S7ormblade); we expect Goldknight to be more characteristic of his name by the end of the September Tournament.

If there’s a team to beat in the Eastern Conference, New York is it.

Positions to Improve: Top

Player to Watch

Ððμbt, Jungle, Diamond 3

A D3 jungler with 200 games (60% WR) on Yi and 166 games on Evelynn (54% WR) this season alone. A strong jungler controls the macro, and with Ððμbt running the map, New York is a force to be reckoned with.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Bronze Rank Icon Goldknight
Diamond Rank Icon Ððμbt
Diamond Rank Icon S7ormblade
Platinum Rank Icon steamingbath
Zënith


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Maryland Duelists

Rank #2

Maryland comes in as a strong #2, with 2 diamond players in the mid and support roles (Nirnay and Manwalrus), and a plat in the ADC spot (Mıllıe). With a solid botlane core, and bottom-half focus on the map, it seems that any additions to the top and jungle roles will make this team a strong competitor in the Eastern Conference.

Looking for: Top, Jungle.

Player to Watch

Nirnay, Mid, Diamond 2

A D2 out of the mid lane is a dangerous thing. If Nirnay dominates the lane, it’ll free him up to roam and give advantages to his teammates. We’ll see how teams try to contain Nirnay with P&B and mid focus from Jungle.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

(None)
(None)
Diamond Rank Icon Nirnay
Platinum Rank Icon Mıllıe
Diamond Rank Icon Manwalrus


Pennsylvania Tempest

Rank #3

The Tempest have strong players spread across the map: a D2 Top (Mabud), Plat 2 Mid (weaponize 7), and D2 Support (a blossom). We’d place them higher, but with unknowns at the ADC and Jungle positions, we feel 3rd in the power rankings is the most accurate. We’ll see how they round out their lineup, because if they land some solid gold in their missing roster spots, we expect Pennsylvania to sit atop the Eastern Conference.

Looking for: Jungle, ADC.

Player to Watch

a blossom, Support, Diamond 2

Support Shaco?! a blossom has some seriously impressive stats, and a champion pool to boot. There’s no Pick & Ban that’ll stop this support from wreaking havoc across the map. We can only hope for a solid ADC partner to help a blossom show off their skills.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Diamond Rank Icon Mabud
(None)
Platinum Rank Icon weaponize 7
(None)
Diamond Rank Icon a blossom

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New Jersey Hunt

Rank #4

New Jersey is filling out nicely. With Friedchicken27 being their “weakest” player (Gold 1, ADC), there’s not really anything bad to say about the Hunt — They’re solid, they’re going to tally some wins. Their only question mark would be that of who they pick up as a Support. But on the shoulders of their D2 Jungler (Dwomanibear), we think New Jersey will be fighting in the playoffs for a title come the end of the season.

Looking for: Support

Player to Watch

Dwomanibear, Jungle, Diamond 2

5 jungle champs, each with over 20 games played, a 3.05KDA+ on all of them, and only one with a losing WR% (Graves) — no team will be able to ban out Dwomanibear. Not to mention that they’re all meta pick junglers. If Dwomanibear does well, it’s hard to imagine that the New Jersey Hunt lose.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Platinum Rank Icon Peelz
Diamond Rank Icon Dwomanibear
Platinum Rank Icon notlimah216
Friedchicken27
(None)

Delaware Guard

Rank #5

Delaware has picked up some solid ground the past week. With a D3 Jungle (Summonersquid), Plat ADC (Bigv97), and Gold in the Top position (Dragon Prince), Delaware has a solid spread on the map. It’ll be tough for them to keep up with the top teams as of right now, but with a bit of recruiting, we see Delaware as a contender in the Eastern Conference. And with two Unranked Supports (Hiku, StrifesLightning) it could be Master-level play or… not — we won’t know until they hit the rift!

Looking for: Mid

Player to Watch

Summonersquid, Jungle, Diamond 3

A D3 Lee Sin main (over 800 games!) is going to be a blast to watch. If the team needs a playmaker, it looks like they’ve got one in Summonersquid; it’ll be fun to see what this Jungler can do on the rift!

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Dragon Prince
Diamond Rank Icon Summonersquid
(None)
Bigv97
Unranked Rank Icon Hiku, StrifesLightning

Connecticut Chronobreaks

Rank #6

Connecticut has a squad. It may not be the most threatening, but they certainly have talent. Their bright spot is their Top laner (Fluoride), a D3 top who runs Tryndamere/Darius/Singed. We imagine that Connecticut is going to rely heavily on map pressure that Fluoride creates. They’re absent a Jungler, and a solid pickup in that position would most certainly give us a better idea of where we expect them to land in the Eastern Conference. But for now, we see them sitting at 6th.

Looking for: Jungle

Player to Watch

Fluoride, Top, Diamond 3

When it comes to wins, it’s not always about KDA. With Fluoride’s champ rotation, it looks like he’ll be able to create enough map pressure to free up space on the map for the Chronobreaks. We can’t wait to see how teams attempt to shut down this D3 Tryndamere main.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Diamond Rank Icon Fluoride
(None)
Silver Rank Icon theflyingyon
I am monky
Letsgetspicy

Massachusetts Justice

Rank #7

Silver, Gold, and Plat — Oh my! We can’t foresee the Massachusetts Justice breaking the top half of the Eastern Conference, but only time will tell as they fill out their roster. They’ve got a solid botlane duo in Slayderrr and Bravø, and we’ll get to see how TheGanjaGremlin syncs up with them. Maybe this team is more about chemistry than ranking, but only time will tell. If they can grab a decent mid and top lane, knocking CT out of the top half doesn’t seem too farfetched!

Looking for: Top, Mid.

Player to Watch

Bravø, Support, Platinum 4

While doing a deep dive, we found that Bravø is quite well-rounded, playing not just support, but also Jungle and Mid in ranked solo. With a solid duo partner in Slayderrr, it looks like the Justice will focus bot-centric team — with Bravo at the helm of it. They say that iron sharpens iron, so we can’t wait to see what playmaking Bravo can pull off in this highly competitive botlane landscape that is the Eastern Conference.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

(None)
Silver Rank Icon TheGanjaGremlin
(None)
Slayderrr
Platinum Rank Icon Bravø

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West Virginia Guerrillas

Rank #8

The Guerillas are shaping up to be a solid squad. That’s about it. Gold all around, Silver in the top, and depth at the Mid, Bot, and Support positions. We placed them lower than Massachusetts because of the edge the Justice have in the Bot lane, but only time will tell if we’re correct in that decision. If West Virginia can grab a Plat/Diamond Jungler, it could catapult them up the power rankings. For now, we track them at 8th.

Looking for: Jungle

Player to Watch

Drakana, Mid, Gold 3

Drakana has a solid rotation of champs with solid winrates and KDAs. All good things. We really need to see if Drakana holds up in a match against the upper teams in the Eastern Conference. But even then, there’s one major caveat — we might not even see Drakana on the starting team come tournament time! True Burst King is catching up and could take the starting spot!

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

Silver Rank Icon Clayx1
(None)
Drakana
CÄM
BrickMachine

Maine Crescendo

Rank #9

Maine is looking like the weakest team, but it’s not due to their ranks, but their signup count. With a Gold Jungle (Bliquer) and Plat ADC (CrazyTofu999), they certainly have talent. But how will the rest of the team fill out? Maine is a giant question mark and that forces us to put them at 9th in the Eastern Conference power rankings.

Looking for: Top, Mid, Support(?).

Player to Watch

CrazyTofu999, ADC, Platinum 4

A strong champ rotation (Ashe, Jinx, Aphelios, Kog’Maw, Kaisa, and Vayne), and all of them with positive WR%. If Maine is going to make a mark in the Eastern Conference, it’s definitely going to be due to CrazyTofu999 making it happen.

Current Roster

As of Aug 17, 2020

(None)
Bliquer
(None)
Platinum Rank Icon CrazyTofu999
Unranked Rank Icon thick woody

Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire

For the last three teams in the Eastern Conference, we have no players/positions to analyze. So I put them in 10th, 11th, and 12th based on my state preference — I guess?

If you know anyone from these states who plays LoL, please send them Scuffed League and get them on the team!

Rank #10

Looking for: Top, Jungle, Mid, ADC, Support.

Rank #11

Looking for: Top, Jungle, Mid, ADC, Support.

Rank #12

Looking for: Top, Jungle, Mid, ADC, Support.

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