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2021 League of Legends free agency: Expected rosters, process, how to follow

Published: 15/Nov/2021 14:07 Updated: 15/Nov/2021 21:43

by Ben Mock

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Free agency for League of Legends esports officially begins at 8PM ET on November 15. Here’s everything you need to know before that happens.

While it feels like League of Legends’ offseason has been going on for months, November 15 marks the date that players can officially sign with new teams.

So, without further ado, here’s here to break down what free agency is, and reveal the expected roster for the LEC and LCS, based on the various leaks, rumors, and reports that have been released over the past few weeks.


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Perkz’s departure from Cloud9 is just one of several major moves this offseason

What is free agency?

Free agency is a period in sports when players are officially allowed to sign contracts with new teams.

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While you may have heard numerous rumors over the past weeks, none of those alleged deals are allowed to be finalized until free agency opens at 5PM PT / 8PMET/ 1AM GMT / 2AM CEST on November 15.

Players can leave their old team before this time, but cannot officially join their new team until free agency opens.

LEC expected rosters

Blank = no verified reports, italics = new to the team for 2022

Team Top Jungle Mid AD carry Support
Astralis WhiteKnight Zanzarah Dajor Kobbe promisq
Excel Finn Markoon Nukeduck Patrik Advienne
Fnatic Razork Humanoid Upset Hylissang
G2 BrokenBlade Jankos Caps Flakked Targamas
MAD Lions Armut Elyoya RKR UNF0RGIVEN Kaiser
Misfits HiRit Shlatan Vetheo Neon Vander
Rogue Odoamme Malrang Larssen Comp Trymbi
SK Gaming Jenax Gilius Sertuss Jezu Treatz
Team BDS Cinkrof NUCLEARINT xMatty LIMIT
Team Vitality Alphari Selfmade Perkz Carzzy Labrov

LCS expected rosters

Blank = no verified reports, italics = new to the team for 2022

Team Top Jungle Mid AD carry Support
100 Thieves Ssumday/Tenacity Closer Abbedagge FBI huhi
Cloud9 Summit Blaber Fudge Zven Isles
CLG Jenkins Contractz Palafox Luger Poome
Dignitas FakeGod River Blue Neo Biofrost
Evil Geniuses Impact Inspired Jojopyun Danny Vulcan
FlyQuest Kumo Josedodo Toucouille Johnsun aphromoo
Golden Guardians Licorice Pridestalkr Ablazeolive Lost Olleh
Immortals Revenge Xerxe PowerOfEvil WildTurtle Destiny
Team Liquid Bwipo Santorin Bjergsen Hans sama CoreJJ
TSM Huni Spica Tactical

Big names missing

Several big names from the LEC and LCS are currently without a team, according to the latest reports.

  • Rekkles currently remains benched by G2 as the org struggles to move him. G2 owner Carlos recently applied for a rule change that would allow him to loan Rekkles out.
  • Jensen is out at Team Liquid and has all but confirmed that he will likely be orgless for Spring.
  • Doublelift has all but cut his ties with TSM and his desired return as a player looks unlikely.
  • Wunder and Mikyx both remain without a new home after being benched by G2.

How to follow free agency

Dexerto’s LEC and LCS Rostermania hub will be updated with any moves that are made official after free agency opens.

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Check there for a full list of roster changes, as well as any rumors that have been already reported.