The League of Legends offseason has come to a close, with teams in the LCK and LPL fully ready for the start of the spring split. Here is everything that went down in the two strongest regions in the world.
As the two strongest regions on the planet, the LCK and the LPL draw a lot of attention in the League of Legends scene, even among Western fans. There was a flurry of activity in the LCK, especially after DRX’s players decided to go their separate ways despite winning the Worlds title in San Francisco.
The big winner of LCK offseason was perhaps Hanwha Life Esports, who, besides landing the DRX duo of Kingen and Zeka, signed Clid from FPX, Viper from EDG, and Life from KT Rolster.
Meanwhile, T1 held on to their entire roster despite rumors linking Faker with other regions, while Gen.G made only two changes to their lineup, promoting academy player Peyz and signing Delight from Brion Esports.
Things were also hectic in the LPL, where there were a number of blockbuster moves, such as Scout’s move to LNG after six years with EDG, and Ruler’s transfer to defending champions JD Gaming. Top Esports also pulled off one of the biggest scoops of the transfer window when they landed Korean mid laner Rookie, a 2018 Worlds winner with Invictus.
Our tracker includes the LCK and LPL rosters for the 2023 spring split, as well as an updated timeline of events. The LPL spring split will begin on January 14, while the LCK will start only four days later, on January 18.
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- RNG have parted ways with support Ming and promoted three players from the academy setup: mid laner Tangyuan and supports Bunny and ziyou.
- Ultra Prime have announced the departure of support Miaoniu.
- Anyone’s Legend have announced the addition of mid laner pinz, who joins from Bilibili’s academy team.
- EDG have announced the return of KenZhu, who joins the backroom staff as coach, as well as the departures of jungler JunJia and coach Ziv.
- RNG have completed their lineup with mid laner Angel, who last played for Weibo Gaming.
- Bilibili Gaming have promoted academy support Jwei to the main team. Meanwhile, the organization has hired Xiasu (JDG) and BigWei (J Team) as coaches.
- Invictus Gaming have announced that jungler Tianzhen has been moved to their academy team.
- Victory Five have officially rebranded to NIP following a merger between the two organizations. The Swedish organization has announced the signing of Korean top laner Rich, who had left Victory Five in November, and head coach Duke.
- Former T1 head coach Polt has joined Hanwha Life Esports to lead their analytical department.
- OMG have completed the signing of support ppgod, who had recently left Victory Five.
- LGD have announced their roster for LPL Spring 2023, which is made up of xiaoxu, Meteor, haichao/xqw, Lpc, and Jinjiao.
- Anyone’s Legend have parted ways with mid laner Forge, who had been with the organization since November 2021.
- LNG have confirmed the signing of star mid laner Scout, who joins from EDG. The Korean player represented EDG between 2016 and 2022, winning the 2021 edition of Worlds, where he was named the Finals MVP.
- 2022 Worlds winners DRX have added to their backroom staff with the appointment of Gizmo as coach.
- FunPlus Phoenix have confirmed the signing of jungler H4cker, who has played for teams like Suning, OMG and Ultra Prime in the past.
- Brion Esports have announced the return of jungler UmTi, who had left the team at the beginning of November.
- BLG have announced the departure of jungler Weiwei.
- FlyQuest have confirmed that SSONG will take charge of their LCS team. He coached DRX during their recent title-winning campaign at Worlds 2022.
- Weibo Gaming have announced the addition of jungler KennyChan, who was playing for LDL side MAX.
- After leaving Weibo Gaming, Taiwanese support SwordArT has joined Anyone’s Legend.
- Invictus Gaming have announced the signings of jungler GIDEON and mid laner Dove. Meanwhile, they have hired Joker (head coach), Renzhe (coach) and Jykim (assistant coach) to their staff.
- JD Gaming have promoted mid laner Lzq from their academy squad.
- TheShy has agreed to a new contract with Weibo Gaming, the organization has announced.
- LGD have unveiled Meteor as their new jungler for LPL Spring 2023. The 2019 Rookie of the Year last played for Bilibili Gaming.
- Weibo Gaming have announced the signing of jungler Karsa, who joins from Victory Five.
- Weibo Gaming have announced the departure of mid laner Angel.
- LNG have secured the services of top laner Zika (Invictus), mid laner Yuekai (Invictus), and support Hang (FunPlus Phoenix). Meanwhile, AD Carry LP and support Xin have been promoted from the academy squad.
- FunPlus Phoenix have announced that jungler haoye, AD Carry Xingye, and support Lele have been promoted from the academy team.
- Ultra Prime have promoted Taiwanese head coach Ratis to their main team.
- LGD have announced the addition of top laner Xiaoxu, who joins from Royal Club.
- TT Gaming have completed the signing of Invictus Gaming support XinLiu.
- Bilibili Gaming have announced four new players: jungler Xun (Invictus), mid laner Yagao (JD Gaming), AD Carry Elk (Ultra Prime), and support ON (Weibo Gaming).
- Weibo Gaming have unveiled their bot lane for the Spring split, which is made up of AD Carry Light (LNG Esports) and support Crisp (Bilibili Gaming).
- RNG have announced that jungler Wei has renewed his contract with the organization.
- Victory Five have confirmed the addition of former Top Esports support Zhuo.
- FunPlus Phoniex have announced fearness as their new top laner. The 20-year-old spent the last three years playing for LGD Gaming.
- Reports in the Korean media suggest that star mid laner Scout will leave EDG and join LNG.
- Ultra Prime have confirmed the signings of AD Carry Doggo, formerly of Bilibili Gaming, and mid laner Qing, formerly of FPB.
- OMG have announced their LPL Spring 2023 roster, featuring shanji and Munian as top laners, Aki as jungler, Creme as midlaner, Able as AD Carry, and Jerry as support.
- Mid laner Xiaohu has left RNG to join Weibo Gaming. The 24-year-old won three MSI titles during his time with RNG (2018, 2021 and 2022).
- Top Esports have parted ways with support player Zhuo, who had been with the organization since December 2020.
- Rare Atom have completed the signings of AD Carry Assum (LGD Gaming) and support Southwind (TT Gaming). Meanwhile, Loong has been hired as the new head coach, replacing Endless, who transitions to assistant coach.
- LGD Gaming have announced that they have promoted academy mid laner xqw and signed AD Carry Lpc.
- Victory Five have parted ways with support player ppgod.
- Ultra Prime have confirmed the signing of support Baolan, who was playing for Invictus Gaming.
- TT Gaming have completed the signing of AD Carry huanfeng, who joins from Weibo Gaming. Meanwhile, TT have named Along as new head coach and NoName as coach.
- Anyone’s Legend have parted ways with support Qiuqiu and head coach Rui.
- Bilibili Gaming have announced the departures of mid laners icon and FoFo, and AD Carry Doggo.
- Invictus Gaming have parted ways with mid laner Mole, support Wink, head coach Loong and assistant coach Liet. Meanwhile, academy top laners neny and YSKM and jungler Tianzhen have joined the main roster.
- FunPlus Phoenix have announced that AD Carry Lwx has signed a new contract with the organization until the end of 2023.
- Team WE have announced their roster for the spring split, which features Biubiu and Demon as top laners, Heng as jungler, Shanks as mid laner, Hope as AD Carry, and Iwandy as support.
- On social media, Vietnamese jungler SofM has announced that he is taking a break from competition for personal matters. He reached the Worlds final in 2020 with Suning, who where then acquired by Weibo Gaming.
- Weibo Gaming have parted ways with support player ON.
- FunPlus Phoenix have named Juicy as the new head coach of their main team. He joins from the organization’s academy squad.
- Ultra Prime have confirmed the addition of former Invictus Gaming jungler Ning to their team.
- LGD have confirmed the departures of jungler shad0w and AD Carries Eric and Assum.
- Team WE have unveiled WarHorse as their new head coach. The Taiwanese coach notably led FunPlusPhoenix to victory at Worlds 2019.
- LNG have bid farewell to star mid laner Doinb. On his stream, the Korean player, who won Worlds 2019 with FunPlus Phoenix, said that he will take a break from competition to regain his confidence.
- Ultra Prime have confirmed the departure of head coach JMZ.
- Weibo Gaming have announced the departure of bot laner huanfeng, who was part of the Suning team that finished second at Worlds 2020.
- LNG have parted ways with AD Carry Light.
- LGD have parted ways with backup jungler Kui.
- LNG have announced the departures of top laner Ale and support LvMao. The former has been linked with EDG.
- FlyQuest have confirmed the signing of Korean AD Carry Prince, who last played for SANDBOX Gaming.
- Ulta Prime have parted ways with assistant coach ZYB.
- RNG have announced the departure of head coach KenZhu.
- LCS side FlyQuest have confirmed the signing of Korean mid laner VicLa, who was playing on KT Rolster.
- Weibo Gaming have parted ways with support SwordArt, who played for TSM in 2021.
- LGD Gaming have confirmed the departure of mid laner YeG.
- Weibo Gaming have parted ways with backup top laner Decade, who had been with the organization since December 2021.
- JD Gaming have announced the double signing of mid laner knight (Top Esports) and AD Carry Ruler (Gen.G)
- Ultra Prime have announced the departure of top laner Zoom.
- Top Esports have confirmed the signing of mid laner Rookie from Victory Five. The Korean player won the 2018 World Championship as part of Invictus Gaming.
- Top Esports have announced that jungler Tian has renewed his contract with the organization. The 22-year-old was the Finals MVP of the 2019 World Championship.
- LGD and top laner fearness have parted ways, the Chinese organization has announced on Weibo.
- Weibo Gaming have announced the departure of Vietnamese jungler SofM, who had been part of the team since November 2021.
- Top Esports have confirmed that star player JackeyLove has agreed to a new contract. The AD Carry has been a part of Top Esports since 2020.
- Ultra Prime have announced that they have parted ways with mid laner Cryin, an MSI-winning player with RNG in 2021.
- Team WE have dispensed with the services of support player heal, who had been picked up by the organization in May.
- JD Gaming have announced the departure of veteran mid laner Yagao, who had been on the team’s bench since November 22.
- Weibo Gaming have parted ways with head coach Maizijian and assistant coach Eimy.
- According to rumors in China, mid laner Xiaohu could be leaving RNG to join Weibo Gaming.
- SANDBOX Gaming have confirmed their roster for 2023, with only mid laner Clozer and support Kael remaining from the summer split team. He will be joined by Burdol (DAMWON Gaming), Willer (Hanwha Life Esports), and Envyy. The latter was on the team’s bench last split.
- Korean AD Carry Prince, who last played for SANDBOX Gaming, has reached a verbal agreement with LCS side FlyQuest, according to Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger.
- DRX have announced their 2023 roster, featuring only BeryL from their Worlds-winning team. He will be joined by top laner Rascal (KT Rolster), jungler Croco (SANDBOX Gaming), mid laner FATE (Freecs), and deokdam (DAMWON Gaming).
- DRX have named Micro, formerly of DAMWON Gaming and SANDBOX Gaming, as their new head coach. Shine will remain part of the backroom staff as coach.
- DRX jungler Pyosik will continue his career in the LCS, having signed with Team Liquid for the 2023 season.
- Freecs have confirmed the signings of top laner DuDu (Hanwha Life Esports) and support Jun (DRX Challengers). Meanwhile, mid laner BuLLDoG has been promoted from the academy team, and Millimas has joined the coaching staff.
- Team Liquid have reached a verbal agreement with Korean jungler Pyosik, who was part of DRX’s Worlds-winning roster, Blix.gg reports.
- Hanwha Life Esports have announced that Mowgli will coach their main team in 2023. The 24-year-old was in charge of DRX during their Worlds-winning run.
- Brion Esports have announced that top laner Morgan and AD Carry Hena have re-signed with the organization for 2023.
- DAMWON Gaming have unveiled Jay as their new performance analyst.
- Brion Esports have unveiled Effort as their new support. The 22-year-old played for Nongshim RedForce in the 2022 season.
- Rare Atom have parted ways with another player, this time AD Carry iBoy, a former member of EDG.
- Rare Atom have confirmed the departure of support player yuyanjia, who had been with the team since the start of the year.
- Oh My God have announced the departure of head coach NoName.
- T1 star mid laner Faker, who was linked with LPL and LCS, has extended his contract through the 2025 season.
- KT Rolster have announced the signing of Lehends.
- Hanwha Life have announced the signing of Zeka, Kingen, Life and Clid.
- FunPlus Phoenix have confirmed the departure of top laner Summit, who has been linked with LCS side Team Liquid.
- KT Rolster have announced the signing of Kiin and Bdd.
- Hanwha Life announce the signing of Viper.
- DWG KIA have announced the signing of Canna and Deft.
- Gen.G announce that Delight and Peyz have been called up to the main team.
- JD Gaming have confirmed the departure of mid laner Yagao.
- DRX release entire Worlds 2022 winning roster as the team is set to hit LCK free agency.
- Faker is reportedly exploring options in the free agent market, according to Blix.gg.