LoL 2024 rostermania recap: LCK & LPL roster changes
Both the LPL and LCK have locked in their teams, with almost no teams being spared from roster swaps. Catch up on the action here to see what your favorite teams will look like in 2024.
Rumors and reports of roster moves are spread out over a much longer period when it comes to Western teams and the LEC/LCS off-season; between the LPL and LCK, everything tends to happen all at once.
As a result, the free agency period opening kicked off the so-called “stove league” between regions as teams scramble to pick up the very best talent they can. Both regions have experienced a number of off-season triumphs, like KT Rolster signing big pieces of DRX’s 2022 roster and JDG holding onto Ruler despite falling short of their 2023 goals.
What’s more, some historic players are leaving the teams that put them on the map. The combo of ShowMaker and Canyon is splitting off after they played together for years, for instance, as has been confirmed by DPlus KIA. Meiko’s also leaving EDG after having played for them since 2014 in a historic roster move.
The off-season is officially over, and the rosters are set in stone for the Spring Split in both the LPL and LCK. Catch up on the action here:
All LCK and LPL roster changes
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LCK & LPL roster changes and rumors tracker
- Leave rejoins EDG’s main roster following Uzi’s exit along with Vampire from their LDL roster. Solokill also shares a top lane spot with Ale on the team.
- Liiv SANDBOX rebrands to FearX.
- shanji, aki, and Rookie join Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- Ultra Prime picks up Decade, and H4cker rejoins the team.
- Invincible, shad0w and Angel depart Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- Angel heads to OhMyGod.
- Kepler joins LGD.
- Hery, Croco, and Kael confirmed for Anyone’s Legend, completing their roster.
- Meiko officially leaves EDG after almost a decade with the organization to join Top Esports. Only Jiejie remains from EDG’s Worlds-winning roster in 2021.
- Weiwei and Mark join LNG, with Scout and GALA’s contracts getting extended.
- Feather also joins Thunder Talk, giving the team 3 different support players on their roster.
- Dream departs Ultra Prime, leaving Doggo and zs as the only signed players with the team.
- Zdz announced as TheShy’s replacement.
- Xiaohao joins Weibo Gaming to replace Weiwei.
- knight joins BLG, making it clear him and Yagao were essentially traded.
- FoFo leaves EDG and joins Team WE. It’s yet unclear if Fisher will fill in as their starting mid, or if they’ll sign a new mid laner.
- Prince also joins Team WE after a tumultuous year in the LCS with FlyQuest.
- Wayward departs Top Esports and joins Team WE.
- Lwx joins RNG, with LP moving to substitute.
- Ming re-joins RNG to join Lwx in bot lane.
- Tarzan leaves LNG.
- huanfeng officially leaves Thunder Talk as QiuQiu joins from FPX.
- TheShy departs Weibo Gaming despite a strong showing in 2023 with his destination unknown.
- Shanks departs Team WE after 4 years with the org to join Anyone’s Legend.
- Hope also departs WE to join AL.
- Decade and Lpc leave LGD.
- Yagao departs Bilibili Gaming despite a strong run with the team in 2023 to rejoin JDG.
- sheer moves up to JDG’s LPL roster alongside Flandre. It’s yet unclear who will be starting for the team.
- Hery, Ning, and SwordArt depart Ultra Prime.
- DRX solidifies their roster: Juhan leaves, making Sponge their starting jungler. Teddy joins to replace Paduck as he returns to their Challengers team, and SeTab becomes the starting mid with kyeahoo heading to the Challengers team.
- Fearness departs LGD.
- Lwx leaves FPX after 6 years with the team.
- Flandre ends his year-long hiatus to join JDG.
- Cuzz joins Kwangdong Freecs
- Creme leaves OMG.
- Karsa leaves Weibo Gaming.
- PerfecT moves up to KT Rolster’s LCK team from their Challengers roster.
- Effort joins OK BRION.
- Gen.G confirm the signing of Kiin, Canyon, Chovy, and Lehends.
- Hanwha Life Esports confirms 2024 roster with an 8-man roster consisting of DanDy, Doran, Peanut, Zeka, Viper, Delight, Mowgli and Bibra.
- BeryL joins KT Rolster.
- H4cker and QiuQiu leave FPX.
- Hanhwa Life Esports confirm the signing of Doran.
- HanYi claims Peanut will complete HLE’s roster, taking the place of Grizzly.
- HanYi also claimed that JDG will be holding onto Ruler and Kanavi, with Mafa stepping in as the new coach. The rest of the roster’s fate is yet unclear.
- Peanut to Hanwha Life Esports made official.
- OK BRION announce Morgan’s return to the team.
- HanYi claims RNG will replace Breathe with Cube, as well as teasing that a big roster move will be coming later today/tomorrow within the LPL.
- HanYi also claims that Hope and Kael will be Anyone’s Legends’ bot lane, with Kael coming over from the LCK and Hope being formerly with Team WE.
- JDG’s CEO has confirmed that Kanavi, Ruler, and Missing are staying with JDG. However, there’s a good chance 369 and Knight move to different teams.
- Pyosik returns to the LCK by joining KT Rolster as part of their almost completely rebuilt roster. Deft also confirmed to join as the two are reunited.
- 369 leaving JDG is confirmed, with rumors pointing to him rejoining Top Esports.
- Gen.G’s new roster reported by daum.net as Kiin, Canyon, Chovy, Peyz, and Lehends.
- DPlus KIA announce that they’re signing Kingen and Aiming, keeping Kellin and ShowMaker, and that they’re bringing up Lucid from their Challengers roster to form a complete team.
- Hena and JeongHoon both sign with Liiv SANDBOX to fill out their bot lane.
- Nongshim RedForce confirm FIESTA and DnDn will be staying with the team in 2024.
- Zeus was reportedly being considered by both Hanwha Life Esports and JDG before T1 forked over 4 million+ to sign him.
- T1 CEO Joe Marsh accidentally leaked Canyon’s move to Gen.G in 2024 while speaking in Caedrel’s stream.
- OK BRION announce gideon as their jungler, replacing UmTi as he supposedly goes to play for Team Liquid in the LCS.
- Delight officially joins Hanwha Life Esports to replace Life.
- T1’s entire roster re-signs for 2024, and they’re keeping coach Tom despite Kkoma rejoining the team.
- DRX announce their full roster as Rascal, Juhan/Sponge, Setab/Kyeahoo, Paduck, Pleata.
- Ruler was initially rumored to be moving to EDG, but he’s since shut down those rumors and is still exploring his options. It does, however, bring into question who will be EDG’s starting ADC in 2024.
- OK BRION announce Karis for the mid lane and Envvy for ADC.
- Envvy officially leaves LGD with this announcement.
- HanYi claims WeiWei is likely to leave Weibo Gaming.
- DPlus KIA parts ways with Canyon, Canna, and Deft, as well as a significant portion of their coaching staff.
- Hanwha Life Esports part ways with Kingen and Life, as well as a few of their LCK CL players and coaching staff. Viper and Zeka are confirmed to be staying with the team meanwhile.
- BeryL leaves DRX.
- KT Rolster fractures as Kiin, Cuzz, Aiming, and Lehends all leave. Only BDD remains.
- jojopyun was in talks with Liiv Sandbox to join the LCK according to a report from Sheep Esports, though he ultimately decided to stick with C9. As a result, their mid laner is still up in the air.
- Rumored Top Esports roster will be Shanji, Tian, Creme, JackeyLove, and Ming according to IWDominate. Rookie and Wayward’s destinations are yet unknown if this rumor comes to fruition.
- Following JDG’s Semifinal loss at the hand of T1, head coach Homme revealed he’d be taking a break next year and stepping down from his head coach role effective immediately.
- In an interview with Dexerto, Doran revealed that Gen.G would be going through roster changes in 2024.
- JeongHoon headed to Liiv SANDBOX following Astralis’ LEC exit according to blix.gg.
- In an interview with Naver news, Gumayusi claimed that T1’s roster may be splitting up in 2024.
- Mole parts ways with Rare Atom.
- Feather departs Rare Atom.
- Leyan leaves Rare Atom.
- beishang leaves Invictus Gaming a short time after they missed LPL Playoffs.