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LIVE: LoL 2021 off-season rostermania: all roster changes

Published: 17/Nov/2020 6:00 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 0:35

by Lauren Bergin

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As the final of the 2020 League of Legends World Championships draws ever closer, it’s expected that going into 2021 there will be a reshuffle of rosters. Keep your eye on this page as we here at Dexerto compile all the important roster change news and rumors.

The 2020 LoL World Championships has certainly seen a wealth of upsets. With behemoths such as Cloud9, T1, and last year’s champions FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) not even making it into the Championship this year, the LoL community has watched as titans were felled and underdogs have risen to the occasion.

Some of the most notable moments include TSM’s record breaking 0 -6 streak, making them the first even major reason to lose every game on the Worlds stage.

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Bjergsen has moved to a coaching position in the LCS 2021 off-season.

While NA colleagues and fans alike have expressed disappointment, the TSM situation has opened a wider debate on the place of North America in the League of Legends world.

If TSM represents the best that America has to offer, some future adjustments are clearly necessary; adjustments that likely take the form of roster changes.

Further upsets included Top Esports’ reverse sweep against European powerhouse Fnatic. While most critics are unanimous that Fnatic’s Worlds performance was sound, questions regarding the performances of Mid Laner Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek and Support Zdravets ‘Hylissang’ Galabov throughout the regular LEC season have spurred on a lot of debate.

While the latter proved his worth during Worlds with outstanding performances on Rakan, the former appeared to have a much more rocky run. With critics calling for Fnatic roster changes, it’ll be interesting to see if the organization heeds these calls.

Fnatic on LEC stage
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The LEC off-season looks just as spicy as the LCS’.

2020 certainly was a whirlwind, and if 2021 is in any way similar we expect to see some serious roster switches, especially with so many players ending 2021 as free agents.

However, before we get into the details there’s some transfer period dates that you should be aware of:

  • Nov. 16, 2020: The start of the transfer period.

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Latest rumors

LCS 2021 – Incomings

Player Role Current Team Linked With
Lawrence ‘Lost‘ Hui AD Carry TSM Academy TSM
Heo ‘Huni‘ Seung-hoon Top Evil Geniuses TSM

LEC 2021 – Incomings

Player Role Current Team Linked With
Fabian ‘FEBIVEN‘ Diepstraten Mid Misfits Free Agent
Vincent ‘Vetheo‘ Berrié Mid LDLC Misfits
Oskar ‘Vander‘ Bogdan Support Rogue Misfits
Ilias ‘Enatron‘ Theodorou Coach N/A Misfits

LCS 2021 teams

100 Thieves

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Kim ‘Ssumday‘ Chan-ho Top 100 Thieves
Can ‘Closer‘ Çelik Jungle Golden Guardians
Tanner ‘Damonte‘ Damonte Mid Golden Guardians
Victor ‘FBI‘ Huang AD Carry Golden Guardians
Choi ‘huhi‘ Jae-hyun Support Golden Guardians

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Liyu ‘Cody Sun‘ Sun AD Carry Free Agent
Juan Arturo ‘Contractz‘ Garcia Jungle Free Agent
Tommy ‘Ryoma‘ Le Mid 100 Thieves Academy
Philippe ‘Poome‘ Lavoie-Giguere Support 100 Thieves Academy

Cloud9

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Ibrahim ‘Fudge‘ Allami Top Cloud9 Academy
Robert ‘Blaber‘ Huang Jungle Cloud9
Luka ‘Perkz‘ Perkovic Mid G2 Esports
Jesper ‘Zven‘ Svenningsen AD Carry Cloud9
Philippe ‘Vulcan‘ Laflamme Support Cloud9

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Eric ‘Licorice‘ Ritchie Top FlyQuest
Yasin ‘Nisqy‘ Dinçer Mid Fnatic

CLG

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Finn ‘Finn‘ Wiestål Top Rogue
Mads ‘Broxah‘ Brock-Pedersen Jungle Team Liquid
Eugene ‘Pobelter‘ Park Mid CLG
Jason ‘WildTurtle‘ Tran AD Carry FlyQuest
Andy ‘Smoothie‘ Ta Support CLG

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Kim ‘Ruin‘ Hyeong-min Top Free Agent
Trevor ‘Stixxay‘ Hayes AD Carry FlyQuest
Raymond ‘Wiggily‘ Griffin Jungle CLG Academy
Kristopher ‘Fragas‘ Myhal Jungle Free Agent

Dignitas

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Aaron ‘FakeGod‘ Lee Top 100 Thieves Academy
Joshua ‘Dardoch‘ Hartnett Jungle Dignitas
Max ‘Soligo‘ Soong Mid 100 Thieves Academy
Zaqueri ‘aphromoo‘ Black Support Dignitas

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Omran ‘V1per‘ Shoura Top Free Agent
Kim ‘Fenix‘ Jae-hun Mid Free Agent
Johnson ‘Johnsun‘ Nguyen AD Carry FlyQuest

Evil Geniuses

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Heo ‘Huni‘ Seung-hoon Top Evil Geniuses
Dennis ‘Svenskeren‘ Johnsen Jungle Evil Geniuses
Daniele ‘Jiizuke‘ di Mauro Mid Evil Geniuses
Lee ‘IgNar’ Dong-geun Support FlyQuest

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Colin ‘Kumo‘ Zhao Top Free Agent
Greyson ‘Goldenglue‘ Gilmer Mid Free Agent
Bae ‘Bang‘ Jun-sik AD Carry Free Agent
Tristan ‘Zeyzal‘ Stidam Support Free Agent

FlyQuest

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Eric ‘Licorice’ Ritchie Top Cloud9
Brandon Joel ‘Josedeodo‘ Villegas Jungle Rainbow7
Cristian ‘Palafox‘ Palafox Mid Cloud9 Academy
Johnson ‘Johnsun‘ Nguyen AD Carry Dignitas
David ‘Diamond‘ Berube Support Cloud9 Academy

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Lucas ‘Santorin‘ Tao Kilmer Larsen Jungle Team Liquid
Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil‘ Schrage Mid TSM
Brandon ‘Mash‘ Phan AD Carry Free Agent
Jason ‘WildTurtle‘ Tran AD Carry CLG
Colin ‘Solo‘ Earnest Top Free Agent
Lee ‘IgNar‘ Dong-geun Support Evil Geniuses

Golden Guardians

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Aiden ‘Niles‘ Tidwell Top Golden Guardians Academy
Ethan ‘Iconic‘ Wilkinson Jungle Maryville University
Nicholas ‘Ablazeolive‘ Abbott Mid Golden Guardians Academy
Trevor ‘Stixxay‘ Hayes AD Carry CLG
Leandro ‘Newbie‘ Marcos Support All Knights

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Kevin ‘Hauntzer‘ Yarnell Top Free Agent
Can ‘Closer‘ Çelik Jungle 100 Thieves
Tanner ‘Damonte‘ Damonte Mid 100 Thieves
Victor ‘FBI‘ Huang AD Carry 100 Thieves
Choi ‘huhi‘ Jae-hyun Support 100 Thieves

Immortals

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Mohamed ‘Revenge‘ Kaddoura Top FlyQuest Academy
Andrei ‘Xerxe‘ Dragomir Jungle Astralis
David ‘Insanity‘ Challe Mid Immortals
Apollo ‘Apollo‘ Price AD Carry Immortals
Quin ‘Raes‘ Korebrits AD Carry Legacy Esports
Mitchell ‘Destiny‘ Shaw Support Astralis

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Jake ‘Xmithie‘ Puchero Jungle Free Agent
Kieran ‘Allorim‘ Logue Top Free Agent
Nickolas ‘Hakuho‘ Surgent Support Free Agent

Team Liquid

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Barney ‘Alphari‘ Morris Top Astralis
Lucas ‘Santorin‘ Tao Kilmer Larsen Jungle FlyQuest
Nicolaj ‘Jensen‘ Jensen Mid Team Liquid
Edward ‘Tactical‘ Ra AD Carry Team Liquid
Jo ‘CoreJJ‘ Yong-in Support Team Liquid

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Jung ‘Impact‘ Eon-yeong Top Free Agent
Mads ‘Broxah‘ Brock-Pedersen Jungler CLG

TSM

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Mingyi ‘Spica‘ Lu Jungle TSM
Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil‘ Schrage Mid FlyQuest
Hu ‘SwordArt‘ Shuo-Chieh Support Suning Gaming
Vincent ‘Biofrost‘ Wang Support TSM

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Sergen ‘Broken Blade‘ Çelik Top FC Schalke 04
Søren ‘Bjergsen‘ Bjerg Mid TSM (coach)
Erik ‘Treatz‘ Wessén Support SK Gaming
Yiliang ‘Doublelift‘ Peng AD Carry Retired

LEC 2021 teams

Astralis (formerly Origen)

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Matti ‘WhiteKnight‘ Sormunen Top BIG (EU Masters)
Nikolay ‘Zanzarah‘ Akatov Jungle AGO Rogue (EU Masters)
Erlend ‘Nukeduck‘ Våtevik Holm Mid Origen
Jesper ‘Jeskla‘ Klarin Stromberg AD Carry mousesports (EU Masters)
Hampus ‘promisq‘ Mikael Abrahamsson Support mousesports (EU Masters)

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Mitchell ‘Destiny‘ Shaw Support Immortals
Elias ‘Upset‘ Lipp AD Carry Fnatic
Jakub ‘Jactroll‘ Skurzyński Support Free Agent
Barney ‘Alphari‘ Morris Top Team Liquid
Andrei ‘Xerxe‘ Dragomir Jungle Immortals

Excel Esports

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Felix ‘Kryze‘ Hellström Top Excel Esports
Patrik ‘Patrik‘ Jírů AD Carry Excel Esports
Tore ‘Tore‘ Hoel Eilertsen Support Excel Esports

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Marc ‘Caedrel‘ Lamont Jungle Retired
Joran ‘Special‘ Scheffer Mid Free Agent

FC Schalke 04

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Sergen ‘Broken Blade‘ Çelik Top TSM
Erberk ‘Gilius‘ Demir Jungle FC Schalke 04
Felix ‘Abbedagge‘ Braun Mid FC Schalke 04
Matúš ‘Neon‘ Jakubčík AD Carry FC Schalke 04
Gabriel ‘Kamito‘ Scholtz (SUB) AD Carry FC Schalke 04
Dino ‘LIMIT‘ Tot Support SK Gaming

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Han ‘Dreams‘ Min-kook Support Free Agent
Andrei ‘Odoamne‘ Pascu Top Rogue
Konstantinos-Napoleon ‘FORG1VEN‘ Tzortziou AD Carry Free Agent

Fnatic

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Gabriël ‘Bwipo‘ Rau Top Fnatic
Oskar ‘Selfmade‘ Boderek Jungle Fnatic
Yasin ‘Nisqy‘ Dincer Mid Cloud9
Elias ‘Upset‘ Lipp AD Carry Astralis
Zdravets ‘Hylissang‘ Iliev Galabov Support Fnatic

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Martin ‘Rekkles‘ Larsson AD Carry G2 Esports
Felix ‘MagiFelix‘ Boström Mid Free Agent
Tim ‘Nemesis‘ Lipovšek Mid Free Agent

G2 Esports

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Martin ‘Wunder‘ Nordahl Hansen Top G2 Esports
Marcin ‘Jankos‘ Jankowski Jungle G2 Esports
Rasmus ‘Caps‘ Borregaard Winther Mid G2 Esports
Martin ‘Rekkles‘ Larsson AD Carry Fnatic
Mihael ‘Mikyx‘ Mehle Support G2 Esports

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Luka ‘Perkz‘ Perković AD Carry Cloud9
Kristoffer ‘P1noy‘ Albao Lund Pedersen AD Carry Free Agent

MAD Lions

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
İrfan Berk ‘Armut‘ Tükek Top SuperMassive Esports
Javier ‘Elyoya’ Prades Jungle Movistar Riders
Zhiqiang ‘Shad0w‘ Zhao Jungle MAD Lions
Marek ‘Humanoid‘ Brázda Mid MAD Lions
Matyáš ‘Carzzy‘ Orság AD Carry MAD Lions
Norman ‘Kaiser‘ Kaiser Support MAD Lions

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Andrei ‘Orome‘ Popa Top MAD Lions Madrid

Misfits

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Iván ‘Razork‘ Martín Díaz Jungle Misfits
Kasper ‘Kobbe‘ Kobberup AD Carry Misfits
Petr ‘denyk‘ Haramach Support Misfits

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Danny ‘Dan Dan‘ Le Comte Top Free Agent
Mads ‘Doss‘ Schwartz Support Free Agent
Fabian ‘FEBIVEN‘ Diepstraten Mid Free Agent

Rogue

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Andrei ‘Odoamne‘ Pascu Top FC Schalke 04
Kacper ‘Inspired‘ Słoma Jungle Rogue
Emil ‘Larsson‘ Larsson Mid Rogue
Steven ‘Hans sama‘ Liv AD Carry Rogue
Adrian ‘Trymbi‘ Trybus Support AGO Rogue
Nico ‘Blueknight‘ Jannet (SUB) Mid Rogue

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Finn ‘Finn‘ Wiestål Top CLG
Oskar ‘Vander‘ Bogdan Support Free Agent

SK Gaming

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Janik ‘Jenax‘ Bartels Top SK Gaming
Kristian ‘TynX‘ Østergaard Hansen Jungle LDLC
Ersen ‘Blue‘ Goeren Mid 1907 Fenerbahce
Jean ‘Jezu‘ Massol AD Carry Misfits Premier
Erik ‘Treatz‘ Wessén Support TSM
Marc ‘Canee‘ Behrend (substitute) Jungle SK Gaming
Thomas ‘Bertho‘ Huber (substitute) Support SK Gaming

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Juš ‘Crownshot‘ Marušič AD Carry Free Agent
Dino ‘LIMIT‘ Tot Support FC Schalke 04
Kim ‘Trick‘ Gang-yun Jungle Free Agent
Dirk ‘ZaZee‘ Mallner Mid Free Agent

Team Vitality

Current Roster

Player Role Previous Team
Lucas ‘Cabochard‘ Simon-Meslet Top Team Vitality
Cantoursna ‘Nji‘ An Jungle Team Vitality
Duncan ‘Skeanz‘ Marquet Jungle Team Vitality
Aljoša ‘Milica‘ Kovandžić Mid Team Vitality
Markos ‘Comp‘ Stamkopoulos AD Carry Team Vitality
Labros ‘Labrov‘ Papoutsakis Support Team Vitality

Former Players

Player Role New Team
Lee ‘Mowgli‘ Jae-ha Jungle Free Agent
CS:GO

How Stanislaw became NA CSGO’s greatest leader

Published: 28/Nov/2020 20:36 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 22:06

by Alan Bernal

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Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz has been one of CSGO’s most impressive in-game leaders for years, leading teams to extremely impressive highs and, at times, disappointing lows. His persistence through myriad successes and failures has earned him the title of the region’s best IGL.

An all-around in-game leader is hard to come by. While Europe has its fair share of talent like Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen or Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, NA has historically been lacking in that department.

A 20-year-old Stanislaw burst on the scene in 2014 with fantastic aim and cheeky tactics. Through tumultuous roster relocations, he eventually landed on Conquest where consistent results were stacking up.

It wasn’t until the Greenwall had picked him up alongside Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, Damian ‘daps’ Steele, Shahzeeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan, and Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic, where CSGO crowds started to learn his name.

Through all the odds, this team would eventually qualify for the ESL Cologne Major. But after fizzling out in the group stage, there were a few roster changes in the OpTic lineup that saw stanislaw ousted from the team, just to eventually return a while later.

But this is the part in stan’s journey where he notably led the way to victories with his rifle as well as his tactical prowess on teams like Evil Geniuses. With the tactical side of CSGO taken care of, he resorted to focusing on himself to avoid being a detriment to the team.

Usually, IGLs aren’t expected to collect a lot of frags, but the NA leader defied convention throughout his career to be a potent threat on all parts of the map.