With the 2023 League of Legends season looming, multiple teams in the LEC and LCS have shuffled their rosters. Here’s our guide to all offseason roster moves for Western League of Legends.
The 2022 competitive season for League of Legends has come to a close following the end of the World Championship. For some of the LEC and LCS teams that didn’t make it to the showpiece event, changes began as soon as the domestic season came to an end. But the rumour mill only started churning like crazy during Worlds as a number of big-name teams began pondering their options for 2023 after faltering at the event.
Over in the LCS, 100 Thieves overhauled their squad and brought in two veterans in Bjergsen and Doublelift, while Team Liquid assembled a Korean-speaking roster featuring Worlds-winning jungler Pyosik. But perhaps the biggest winner of the off-season was FlyQuest, who have built their strongest lineup ever with two Korean imports (mid laner VicLa and AD Carry Prince).
On the LEC side of things, Fnatic raised eyebrows with the return of Rekkles, while G2 Esports brought back Mikyx and signed rookie jungler Yike and AD Carry Hans Sama. LEC Summer champions Rogue, now playing as KOI following a merger between the two organisations, made only a change in the top lane, replacing veteran Odoamne with Szygenda.
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- EXCEL have confirmed that they have signed mid laner Abbedagge for the Spring split. The German player had been without a team since leaving 100 Thieves.
- CLG have announced that they have added to their backroom staff by hiring former Fnatic and Origen player sOAZ as a positional coach.
- EXCEL Esports have secured the services of former 100 Thieves mid laner Abbedagge as a substitute player for the Spring Split, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. The German player will reportedly be allowed to entertain offers from other teams.
- Cloud9 have parted ways with longtime positional coach Max Waldo.
- Team Vitality have announced their roster for LCS Spring 2023, featuring four new players: top laner Photon, jungler Bo, AD Carry Neon and support Kaiser. The team will be coached by Carter, who joins from Misfits Gaming.
- G2 Esports have confirmed the signings of jungler Yike (LDLC OL) and AD Carry Hans Sama (Team Liquid). As reported, support Mikyx returns to the starting lineup after a year with EXCEL.
- Dignitas have unveiled their LCS Spring 2023 roster, featuring four new players: top laner Armut, jungler Santorin, mid laner Jensen, and support igNar.
- Team BDS have confirmed their roster for LEC Spring 2023, with only mid laner NUCLEARINT staying from the Summer squad. He is joined by Adam, Sheo and Crownshot, who were promoted from the academy lineup, and by Labrov, who was signed from Vitality.
- FlyQuest have confirmed that Worlds-winning coach SSONG will take charge of their LCS team.
- KOI have confirmed the signing of Szygenda (Vitality.Bee) as their top laner to round out the Rogue team.
- Heretics have named Samux as their LEC team’s assistant coach. He played for teams like Giants, Unicorns of Love and Movistar Riders throughout his playing career.
- SK Gaming have announced their LEC 2023 roster, with only one player remaining from the 2022 team, mid laner Sertuss. He is joined by top laner Irrelevant, jungler Markoon, AD Carry Exakick, and support Doss.
- Fnatic have confirmed their LEC 2023 roster, with bot laner Rekkles returning to the team and support Rhuckz being promoted from the academy.
- FlyQuest have finalized their roster with Chinese jungler Spica, who joins from TSM.
- EXCEL have confirmed their roster for the spring split, which consists of Odoamne, Xerxe, Vetheo, Patrik, and Targamas. Patrik is the only player who remains from the 2022 team.
- Rogue have bid farewell to longtime player Odoamne. The Romanian top laner, 27, is expected to continue his career on EXCEL.
- FlyQuest have confirmed the signing of Korean top laner Impact, who joins from Evil Geniuses.
- G2 Esports have officially parted ways with support Targamas. The Belgian player, who had been with the organization since December 2021, has been linked with EXCEL.
- FlyQuest will appoint SSONG as their new head coach, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. The Korean, who coached DRX during their Worlds-winning campaign in November, has worked in the LCS in the past (Immortals, TSM, Echo Fox and CLG).
- Heretics have unveiled their 2023 LEC roster, featuring Evi, Jankos, Ruby, Jackspektra, and Mersa. The team will be coached by Peter Dun, who will be assisted by strategic coach SeEl.
- FlyQuest have confirmed the signing of Korean AD Carry Prince, who last played for SANDBOX Gaming.
- Immortals have announced their coaching staff for 2023, which is made up of Mabrey (head coach), Xmithie (strategic coach), Dayos (coach) and Draxyr (positional coach).
- FlyQuest have confirmed the signing of Korean mid laner VicLa, who joins from KT Rolster.
- G2 Esports have bid farewell to longtime jungler Jankos, who is expected to stay in the LEC with Team Heretics.
- FlyQuest have announced the signing of support player Eyla, who last played for Liquid Academy.
- 100 Thieves have confirmed their LCS roster for 2023, which is made up of Tenacity, Closer, Bjergsen, Doublelift and Busio.
- FlyQuest have parted ways with mid laner toucouille, AD Carry Johnsun, and veteran support aphromoo. toucouille has been linked with LFL side Team GO, while the future of the other two players is unclear.
- T1 have confirmed the departure of academy top laner Photon, who is expected to join Team Vitality.
- G2 Esports have officially parted ways with AD Carry Flakked. The Spanish player has reached an agreement with Team Heretics to play for the organization’s academy team, according to Blix.gg.
- Evil Geniuses have confirmed their LCS 2023 roster, which is made up of Ssumday, Inspired, Jojopyun, FBI and Vulcan.
- Immortals have confirmed the signing of AD Carry Tactical, who joins from TSM Academy.
- Korean AD Carry Prince has reached a verbal agreement with LCS side FlyQuest, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- Team Liquid have confirmed their full roster for the 2023 season, adding top laner Summit and jungler Pyosik (who won Worlds with DRX). Reignover has been brought in from MAD Lions as an assistant coach.
- Bwipo has confirmed that he will be doing content creation for Team Liquid in the spring split and that he is looking to return to action in the summer.
- Fnatic have confirmed the departure of head coach YamatoCannon, who had been with the organization since the end of 2020. According to reports, he will be replaced by academy coach Gonçalo ‘Crusher’ Brandão.
- Astralis have confirmed their LEC roster for the 2023 season, with two new faces in top laner Finn and jungler 113. Meanwhile, coach vandett0 has been promoted from the academy team.
- Chinese jungler 113, who has been linked with LEC side Astralis, has departed Karmine Corp, the French organization has announced.
- Team Liquid have reached a verbal agreement with Korean jungler Pyosik, who was part of DRX’s Worlds-winning roster, Blix.gg reports.
- CLG have announced that their entire roster has re-signed with the organization for 2023.
- Team Liquid have announced that mid laner Haeri and AD Carry Leon have been promoted from the academy team. With Summit expected to man the top lane, this leaves the jungler role as the only vacant position on the team.
- TSM have confirmed their roster of Solo, Bugi, Maple, Neo, and Chime. Solo, Maple, and Chime return from the 2022 roster while Bugi joins from Estral Esports and Neo comes from Dignitas.
- Nukeduck has joined 100 Thieves as an assistant coach, the North American organization has announced. Throughout his playing career, the Norwegian represented teams like NIP, Vitality, Origen, and EXCEL.
- 100 Thieves have announced that former MAD Lions coach Kaas will take charge of their LCS team as head coach.
- Immortals have confirmed the signing of Canadian mid laner Ablazeolive, who joins from Golden Guardians.
- T1 star Faker, who was linked with Team Liquid and FlyQuest, has extended his contract through the 2025 season.
- Team Liquid top laner Bwipo has announced that he will be taking the Spring split off as he will evaluate his options. He will still be creating content for Team Liquid.
- FlyQuest jungler Josedeodo has returned to the LLA to play for Estral Esports.
- Cloud9 have announced that strategic coach Veigarv2 will transition to an assistant coach role. Meanwhile, positional coach Selfie has been moved to the main team.
- On Twitter, MAD Lions have confirmed the signing of Bulgarian support Hylissang, who will play alongside Carzzy in the bot lane.
- Fnatic have bid farewell to Hylissang, ending a five-year association with the Bulgarian support, who joined the team in 2017 from Unicorns of Love. He has been linked with MAD Lions.
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- Team Liquid have confirmed the departure of Danish jungler Santorin, who is expected to stay in the LCS as reports have linked him with Dignitas.
- Cloud9 have confirmed the signing of Diplex as the new mid laner and the appointment of mithy as head coach.
- MAD Lions have confirmed the signing of Carzzy, who returns to the organization after one year with Vitality.
- Vitality have formally parted ways with Carzzy, Alphari, Haru and Labrov. Carzzy has been linked with a return to MAD Lions, while Labrov is expected to join Team BDS. Alphari recently announced that he will take some time off.
- MAD Lions have confirmed the signing of Korean top laner Chasy, who joins from X7 Esports.
- South Korean top laner Summit is no longer with FunPlus Phoenix, the Chinese organization has announced. He has been linked with a return to the LCS with Team Liquid.
- Evil Geniuses have confirmed the double signing of Ssumday and FBI from 100 Thieves.
- Evil Geniuses’ CEO says Danny won’t start for LCS team, but is still with the organization.
- Cloud9 have released Jensen.
- Golden Guardians have announced its full roster for 2023 season.
- MAD Lions have confirmed the departure of AD Carry UNF0RGIVEN, who had been with the organization since the end of 2021. The Swedish player recently said that he will not be playing in the LEC next year.
- Cloud9 will name mithy the head coach of their LCS team for 2023, founder and CEO Jack Etienne said at an exclusive event for STRATUS members, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- Astralis have parted ways with Vizicsacsi and Xerxe, as well as with assistant coach Hansen and analyst Arailla.
- On Twitter, 100 Thieves have confirmed the departures of Ssumday, Abbedagge, and FBI.
- Golden Guardians have confirmed huhi as its starting support.
- MAD Lions have also parted ways with support Kaiser, who is expected to join Team Vitality.
- MAD Lions have confirmed the departure of top laner Armut, who has been linked with a move to LCS team Dignitas.
- Top laner Summit has reached a verbal agreement with Team Liquid, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. This marks a return to the LCS for the former Cloud9 player, who played for LPL side FunPlus Phoenix in the summer split.
- South Korean top laner Ssumday is all set to join Evil Geniuses, ending a five-year tenure with 100 Thieves, Blix.gg has reported.
- Chinese jungler Spica has reached a verbal agreement with FlyQuest, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. The 20-year-old was last seen playing for TSM.
- South Korean top laner Impact is poised to join FlyQuest, Blix.gg reports, adding that Team Liquid were also interested in the former SK T1 player.
- Evil Geniuses have reached an agreement with 100 Thieves for bot laner FBI, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed.
- 100 Thieves have promoted academy top laner Tenacity, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- AD Carry Neo (Dignitas Academy) has reached a verbal agreement with TSM, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger says.
- 100 Thieves assistant coach Freeze will take charge of Evil Geniuses’ team, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger, who added that the former player turned down an offer for the same position from 100 Thieves.
- North American veteran Doublelift is set to return to action, having reached a verbal agreement with 100 Thieves, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has reported.
- Turkish jungler Closer will remain with 100 Thieves despite interest in the player from other teams, including in the LEC, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has said.
- Danish mid laner Bjergsen has reached an agreement with 100 Thieves for the 2023 season, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed.
- Team Liquid have announced that South Korean coach MaRin will take charge of their LCS team.
- TSM Academy player Tactical could be on his way to Immortals, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- Australian support Eyla is set to join FlyQuest, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed. The player is currently part of Team Liquid’s academy team, which he joined in December 2020 from ORDER.
- Danish jungler Santorin is poised to join Dignitas, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has reported. Santorin will reunite with his compatriot and former Team Liquid teammate Jensen.
- South Korean jungle Bugi is on the brink of joining TSM as their starting option, Blix.gg has reported.
- Immortals support IgNar is close to moving to Dignitas, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has said. The Korean player spent just one split with Immortals after joining the team from Evil Geniuses in May.
- Danish mid laner Jensen has reached a verbal agreement with Dignitas, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- G2 benched jungler Jankos has reached an agreement with Team Heretics for the 2023 season, Blix.gg reports.
- Golden Guardians will bring back veteran support huhi, who spent the last two years playing for 100 Thieves, The Game Haus has reported.
- MAD Lions top laner Armut will continue his career in North America, having reached an agreement with Dignitas, Jaxon reports.
- Vitality top laner has announced that he will be taking “at least a split off” to reflect on what went wrong during a disappointing year.
- JungleJuice has been appointed as 100 Thieves’ new League of Legends General Manager.
- Team Liquid have confirmed the departure of mid laner Bjergsen. The Danish player leaves the organization after just one year.
- DetonatioN FocusMe top laner has reached a verbal agreement to join Team Heretics, Blix.gg reports. The Japanese player has attended five World Championships and four Mid-Season Invitationals in his career.
- Turkish jungler 113 has reached a verbal agreement with Astralis, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. He has played for SuperMassive Academy, Vodafone Giants and Karmine Corp in his career.
- FlyQuest have confirmed PapaSmithy as the organization’s new president and Chief Gaming Officer.
- Swedish player UNF0RGIVEN has announced that he will not be playing in the LEC in the Spring split. He spent the 2022 season with MAD Lions, attending Worlds and making the 1st All-Pro Team in the Summer split.
- Tenacity will join Evil Geniuses as the team’s starting top laner, according to The Game Haus.
- Fnatic will promote academy coach Crusher to the main team, replacing YamatoCannon, whose future is now unclear, Blix.gg reports.
- FlyQuest mid laner Toucouille will return to France to play in LFL for Team GO, Blix.gg reporter Alejandro Gomis has revealed.
- British top laner Alphari has reached an agreement team Team Vitality to terminate his contract, Blix.gg reports. The former Team Liquid player will reportedly take some time off and return to action in the Summer split.
- Korean top laner Chasy will join MAD Lions to replace Armut, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. Formerly of DAMWON Gaming, he played for X7 Esports in 2022 in the NLC.
- Fnatic support Hylissang has reached a verbal agreement with MAD Lions, Blix.gg reports. The Bulgarian player will partner Carzzy in the bot lane.
- LDLC OL support Doss will join SK Gaming for the 2023 season, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. This marks a return to the LEC for the Danish player, who competed in the league under Misfits in 2019 and 2020.
- After a year in the LFL, Slovenian AD Carry Crownie has been promoted to Team BDS’s LEC squad, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has reported.
- Upset and Flakked have announced that they will miss the start of the 2023 season after failing to find teams.
- Blix.gg reporter Alejandro Gomis says that Misfits AD Carry Neon has reached a verbal agreement with Team Vitality to replace Carzzy, who has been linked with a move back to MAD Lions.
- Rekkles will return to Fnatic as their AD Carry for 2023, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed. The Swedish player, who represented Fnatic for six years across two spells between 2013 and 2020, spent the last year in the LFL competing for Karmine Corp.
- Doublelift, Bjergsen and Spica could be part of 100 Thieves’ roster for 2023, according to Travis Gafford, who adds that Ssumday and 100 Thieves academy player Busio could be the top laner and support for the team.
- Korean top laner Photon has reached a verbal agreement with Team Vitality, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. The 20-year-old spent the 2022 playing for T1 Challengers after representing Gen.G Academy and SANDBOX Challengers.
- G2 Esports support Targamas is set to join EXCEL, Blix.gg has reported, replacing Mikyx, who will reportedly return to G2.
- Misfits mid laner Vetheo is close to joining EXCEL, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed.
- Team Vitality support player Labrov has reached a verbal agreement with Team BDS, according to Blix.gg reporter Alejandro Gomis.
- 100 Thieves have parted ways with head coach Reapered, who had been with the organization since April 2021.
- MAD Lions support Kaiser has reached an agreement with Team Vitality for 2023, Blix.gg has reported.
- French AD Carry Exakick (LDLC OL) will play in LEC next year for SK Gaming, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has reported.
- Team Liquid support CoreJJ has agreed to a new contract with the North American organization, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- Elyoya will stay with MAD Lions for 2023, Jaxon has reported. Previously, it was reported that MAD Lions had rejected a mega offer from G2 Esports for the Spanish jungler.
- G2 Esports will sign LDLC OL’s Yike to replace Jankos in the jungle, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger has revealed. This will be the Swedish player’s first experience at the highest level, with the move coming after he won two LFL titles with the French team.
- EXCEL top laner Finn has reached a verbal agreement with Astralis, Blix.gg reports.
- Team BDS will promote academy jungler Sheo to the LEC lineup, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- EXCEL have reached a verbal agreement with jungler Xerxe, who played for Astralis in the summer split, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. If confirmed, he will reunite with his compatriot and former Splyce teammate Odoamne.
- SK Gaming top laner JNX has announced that he will not be part of any LEC or LCS team in Spring 2023.
- Fnatic will promote academy player Rhuckz to the main team, Blix.gg reports. The Portuguese support, who played two matches for Fnatic at Worlds, will replace Hylissang.
- Rogue top laner Odoamne is close to joining EXCEL, according to Blix.gg. KOI, who will enter the LEC in 2023 through a partnership with Rogue, have been linked with Vitality.Bee’s Szygenda.
- Cloud9 have reached agreements with mid laner duo Diplex (Vitality.Bee) and EMENES (JD-XL) for 2023, Blix.gg reports. Diplex is expected to play for the main team and EMENES for the academy squad, but the situation could change in the future.
- Vitality AD Carry Carzzy is in talks with MAD Lions about a potential return to the team, Jaxon reports.
- Team Heretics have reached a verbal agreement with mid laner Ruby, Blix.gg reports. The South Korean player represented Unicorns of Love Sexy Edition, UOL’s academy team, in the 2022 season after playing for teams like Rogue Warriors and BOOM Esports earlier in his career.
- G2 Esports will bring back support Mikyx, who will replace Targamas in the support role, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger. The Slovenian player spent the 2022 season playing for EXCEL after being benched by G2 at the end of 2021.
- 100 Thieves are considering alternatives to jungler Closer and mid laner Abbedagge, and have allowed both players to explore their options, Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger reports.
- Team Liquid have allowed top laner Bwipo to explore his options for 2023, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- G2 Esports AD Carry Flakked has confirmed that he is open to offers for 2023. He has been with G2 since December 2021, when he was signed from MAD Lions.
- Former Team Liquid AD Carry Hans Sama will join G2 Esports, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- Immortals head coach Nightshare has announced that he will not continue with the organization for next year and that he is open to offers in the LCS and LEC, mainly as an assistant coach.
- Misfits support Mersa has reached an agreement with Team Heretics, where he will partner Jackspektra in the bot lane, Blix.gg reports.
- KOI are looking to move on from Odoamne and sign Vitality.Bee’s Szygenda for the top lane, Blix.gg reports.
- North American veteran Doublelift is pondering a return to competition in 2023 and has already talked to several LCS teams, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- After parting ways with Head of Coaching Staff Peter Dun, Evil Geniuses have dispensed with the services of head coach Rigby, assistant coach Turtle, and performance coach Artemis.
- Team Heretics are close to hiring Peter Dun as their new head coach, according to Blix.gg. He recently left Evil Geniuses after two years with the North American organization.
- Danish AD Carry Kobbe has reached an agreement with Astralis for 2023, Blix.gg reports.
- Golden Guardians have promoted assistant coach Spookz to a head coaching role.
- Golden Guardians have parted ways with Korean support Olleh, who had returned to the organization in November 2021 for a third stint.
- Polish jungler Jankos confirmed that he has been allowed by G2 to explore his options for 2023. This will end a five-year association between the player and the organization.
- Misfits Gaming top laner Irrelevant has reached a verbal agreement to join SK Gaming, Blix.gg reports. The German player was promoted to Misfits’ main team in the Summer split after shining for the organization’s academy team in the LFL.
- Flakked and Jankos will not be part of G2 Esports’ roster for 2023, according to LEC Wooloo, with both players allowed to explore their options in the off-season.
- Team BDS Academy player Adam has reached “a verbal agreement” to be promoted to the main team in 2023, Blix.gg reports. The French top laner played for Team BDS in the LEC in the Spring split before being moved to the academy squad.
- Tactical: TSM FTX → F/A
- Guilhoto: Team Liquid → F/A
- Hans sama: Team Liquid → F/A