League of Legends Offseason Roster Shuffle Tracker
It’s the greatest time of the year: League of Legends Roster Shuffle. Every year it seems as though the roster changes come earlier and earlier, with teams announcing major roster movements during Worlds 2021.
We’ll be with you every step of the way, updating player signings, trades, and the implications for their new and former teams.
This page will be updated daily with the newest transactions.
DECEMBER 15 ROSTER MOVES
BILIBILI GAMING MAKE SPLASH, ADD UZI AND MORE
What it means for BLG: One of the greatest of all-time is making his return to pro play. Bilibili Gaming have signed legendary ADC Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao to headline their 2022 roster. But that’s not all. BLG have also signed top laner Chen “Breathe” Chen, mid laner Chu “FoFo” Chun-lan, ADC Chiu “Doggo” Tzu-Chuan, and support Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song. Jungler Wei “Weiwei” Bo-Han was re-signed.
While it’s obviously a star-studded roster, there are a couple of interesting things to note. Uzi and Doggo were both highly sought-after ADCs, so it would be shocking if they weren’t both used. BLG have also used both of their import slots on PCS carries, which is pretty unusual for the LPL.
With an entirely new roster around Weiwei, BLG could take some time — especially if Uzi and Doggo are splitting time. But this was a roster crafted to win titles.
TEAM WE ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITIONS TO ROSTER
What it means for WE: Team WE have overhauled their roster after just barely failing to qualify for Worlds. They have added top laner Yu “Biubiu” Lei-Xin, jungler Chen “View” Yu-Ming, ADC Liu “Xing” Jia-Xing, and support Du “Kedaya” Bang-Rong. WE have also re-signed team legend mid laner Su “xiye” Han-Wei. Only Kedaya doesn’t have another player in his role on the roster, so his starting spot is guaranteed. Team WE are opting for a mix of veteran and youth players to try to get stronger in 2022.
MAPLE JOINS ANYONE’S LEGEND
What it means for AL: Anyone’s Legends, formerly known as Rogue Warriors, have signed mid laner Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang. He will join fellow PCS resident ADC Lu “Betty” Yu-Hung on the roster. AL is looking to retool after their 2021 signing of Deng “Forge” Jie did not produce results. While playing under RW, the team went 1-15 and 5-11 last year.
THESHY, SWORDART JOIN WEIBO GAMING
What it means for WBG: Weibo Gaming, formerly known as Suning, have added two of the biggest stars in free agency. Legendary iG top laner Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok moves to a new home, while support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh returns to his old one. Neither are coming off their peak performances, but WBG certainly consider them worthy additions. A reunion in the bot lane should help Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng’s bid to return to his rookie form.
RNG ADD BIN, XIAOHU ROLE SWAPS BACK TO MID
What it means for RNG: Royal Never Give Up found the top lane market to be more attractive than mid lane. Therefore, they signed Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin and swapped Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao back to mid lane. While it’s a surprise after Xiaohu’s incredible first year as a top laner, it makes sense from a roster building perspective. We know Xiaohu can play carry or supportive mid lane, so he can enable Bin to be a monster carry for RNG. And if Bin’s playstyle doesn’t translate to RNG, we know Xiaohu can also swap back top if needed.
KARSA, XLB, PHOTIC JOIN; PPGOD RETURNS TO VICTORY FIVE
What it means for V5: Victory Five have a new five-man unit. They have added junglers Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan and Li “XLB” Xiao-Long, ADC Ying “Photic” Qi-Shen, and support Guo “ppgod” Peng. Karsa is the big name here, but it’s notable that V5 also chose to bring in a second jungler in XLB. Photic was once the up-and-coming prodigy for TES, but didn’t pan out immediately and was replaced by Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo. Ppgod and V5 are also hoping that a reunion will help both get back to their former winning ways. Victory Five went 0-16 in Summer, the second winless split they’ve had in two years.
ULTRA PRIME ANNOUNCE ROSTER
What it means for UP: Ultra Prime, formerly known as eStar, have announced their additions to their 2022 lineup. In comes top laner Huang “Aliez” Hao, mid laner Yuan “Cryin” Cheng-Wei, ADC Zhao “Elk” Jia-Hao, and support Huang “Kelin” Bo-Lin. UP also extended the contract of jungler Yang “H4cker” Zhi-Hao. After a 5-11 campaign in 2021 Summer, UP don’t have anywhere to go but up. We’ll see if this is the roster that can do it.
TOP ESPORTS RE-SIGN KNIGHT, ADD ZOOM, TIAN
What it means for TES:Top Esports are making big moves this offseason. First and most critical was to re-sign star mid laner Zhuo “knight” Ding. Now, they have remade their top side of the map by adding top laner Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran and jungler Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang. Tian and knight are very good friends, so their mid-jungle synergy should come faster than most. Zoom has been one of the most feared top laners in the LPL over the past few years. TES are in a good spot to make amends for their disappointing 2021.
DECEMBER 14 ROSTER MOVES
LNG CONTINUE TO GO BIG, ADD LVMAO
What it means for LNG: LNG Esports continue one of the strongest offseasons in the world by adding support Zhuo “LvMao” Ming-Hao. LvMao joins after four stellar years with JD Gaming. His presence should help steady bot lane for what should be a top-side focused team with Ale, Tarzan, and Doinb. The experience and shotcalling on this team should make them one of the scariest and an LPL favorite.
JD GAMING ADD 369, MISSING
What it means for JDG: JD Gaming have added top laner Bai “369” Jia-Hao and support Lou “Missing” Yun-Feng. While both are great players, it’s hard to see it as an addition for JDG after losing Zoom and LvMao. Things had to change after a shocking 12th place finish in Summer, but it’s hard to say that these changes have made JDG better. They have replaced veterans with veterans.
THUNDERTALK GAMING ADD FOUR
What it means for TT: ThunderTalk Gaming have added four new players for 2022: top laner Tian “New” Zhi-Peng, jungler Wang “frigid” Xin, ADC Ding “Puff” Wang, and support Su “Southwind” Zhi-Lin. Puff and Southwind are a longstanding duo, even if iG benched Southwind for much of the past two years. New is coming off a stint with OMG, while frigid will be getting his first starting action in the LPL. TT’s 2-14 record in Summer was good for second-to-last in the LPL, so anything should be an improvement.
INVICTUS GAMING ADD YUEKAI, AHN AMID MASS DEPARTURE
What it means for iG: It will be a new look Invictus Gaming in 2022. While all of TheShy, Ning, Rookie, Puff, Wink, Baolan and Southwind are out, iG have made their first pair of signings. Mid laner Zhang “Yuekai” Yue-Kai and ADC An “Ahn” Shan-Ye have joined the team. Both have only been temporary subs in the LPL, so it’s possible iG are viewing them the same way. If not, there will be a major youth movement for a team that is used to competing for titles.
DECEMBER 10 ROSTER MOVES
FNATIC REMAKE TOP SIDE BY ADDING WUNDER, RAZORK, HUMANOID
What it means for FNC: Fnatic have completely remade their top side of the map by adding top laner Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen, jungler Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz, and mid laner Marek “Humanoid” Brázda. Those three are all highly regarded and should help Fnatic remain one of the top contenders in the LEC.
Humanoid and Razork are coming off great years, but Wunder has something to prove after a down year with G2. Fnatic have added some veteran leadership with him, but they hope to also have added an upgrade in lane.
What it means for G2: G2 Esports made the decision to move on from Wunder early in the offseason, though it’s surprising to see that he’s been allowed to end up with Fnatic. Wunder will be replaced by Broken Blade, who had an outstanding year with FC Schalke 04.
What it means for MSF: Losing Razork is a big blow for Misfits Gaming, who have already lost Kobbe. They may end up completely remaking their lineup, as only mid laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié is currently under contract.
What it means for MAD: Humanoid’s departure from MAD is another huge blow after Carzzy left for Team Vitality. The best team in the LEC in 2021 could not stick together and the organization now must hope their two rookies can fill some enormous shoes.
BLUE JOINS DIGNITAS
What it means for DIG: Dignitas have imported former SK Gaming mid laner Ersin “Blue” Gören. Though he is still early into his career, this one is a bit of a head scratcher. Blue had some of, if not the worst laning stats in the LEC among mid laners last year. Despite having the highest counterpick rate among mid laners in Summer (73%), Blue ranked last among LEC mids in gold difference and XP difference at 10 minutes. Dignitas are certainly hoping for some growth in those departments in the LCS.
What it means for SK: Given Blue’s aforementioned laning troubles, it’s not surprising that SK Gaming are moving in a different direction for 2022. They currently have only top laner Janik “Jenax” Bartels and ADC Jean “Jezu” Massol under contract.
LNG SIGN DOINB, KEEP ALE
What it means for LNG: LNG Esports made one of the biggest moves in the LPL this offseason by adding star mid laner Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang. Doinb is exceptional individually, but is even better as a team leader. He should form one of the best mid-jungle duos in the world with Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong. LNG were also able to keep up-and-coming star top laner Hu “Ale” Jia-Le.
LNG have an elite top side of the map and now just need consistent play from their bot lane. They can build upon their Worlds appearance in 2021 and instantly become one of the top contenders in the LPL.
What it means for FPX: Even though it was inevitably coming, it is a sad day for FunPlus Phoenix. The man who put them on the map has now moved on. With Tian and Nuguri gone as well, there will be big changes to what was recently a Worlds favorite. FPX will likely take a big step back in 2022.
DECEMBER 9 ROSTER MOVES
TSM COMPLETE LINEUP WITH KEAIDUO, SHENYI OF LDL
What it means for TSM: TSM have added former LDL players Zhu “Keaiduo” Xiong and Wei “Shenyi” Zi-Jie to round out their roster. Keaiduo, a mid laner, played his first professional season last year with TT Young, Shenyi, a support, has been with the FPX organization since mid-2020. Instead of making splashy, expensive signings, TSM is instead going for high volatility upside signings. Signed for their mechanical play, it will be incredibly interesting to see how these players adapt to professional play in the LCS.
TSM have also added former LMS legend Wong “Chawy” Xing Lei as their head coach. With Huni already on the team, TSM have a very interesting mix of native regions. The skill is there, but time will tell if all the pieces will gel together.
DECEMBER 8 ROSTER MOVES
VITALITY FORMS SUPERTEAM BY ADDING PERKZ, ALPHARI, CARZZY
What it means for VIT: Team Vitality will not be settling for mediocrity in 2022. After a couple of years placing no higher than sixth, Vitality have spent big. They have acquired top laner Barney “Alphari” Morris, mid laner Luka “Perkz” Perković, and ADC Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság. The trio joins holdovers Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis.
Alphari and Perkz move back to Europe after a tumultuous year in NA. After both admitted having internal problems, it will be interesting to see how this team full of strong personalities meshes together. While they all wanted to team up now, things could get more contentious when disagreements arise midseason.
That said, Team Vitality instantly vault to one of the favorites in the LEC. MAD Lions and Rogue are both suffering heavy losses, while G2 Esports have pivoted to a rookie bot lane. There will be high expectations for Perkz and Alphari coming back after another offseason EU exodus to North America.
What it means for TL: There was probably never going to be a full reconciliation with Alphari after Team Liquid benched him for a portion of 2021. Instead, TL added Bwipo from Fnatic. Bwipo will bring a proactive playstyle and was clearly favored by Bjergsen and CoreJJ.
What it means for C9: The huge Perkz addition lasted only one year. C9 did get a title and made it out of Groups, but it still felt like C9 never really hit their ceiling. Instead, they will now role swap Fudge to mid lane. Fudge’s rapid improvement in 2021 convinced C9 that he could quickly become one of NA’s best mids.
What it means for MAD: Unlike TL and C9, MAD Lions did not slide in a different star player to fill their loss. Instead, rookie William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen replaces Carzzy. It’s disappointing to see MAD blow up what was the LEC’s best roster, but they will attempt to raise a new crop of rookie talents.
DECEMBER 4 ROSTER MOVES
DRX ADD ZEKA, BERYL; BRING BACK DEFT
What it means for DRX: After the losses of Chovy and Doran, DRX finally announced some good news this offseason. In addition to re-signing Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, DRX have added mid laner Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo and support Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee.
Zeka is obviously nowhere near the level of Chovy, but he acquitted himself well in the LPL with Bilibili Gaming and now makes his way back to Korea. He may have been the personal choice of new head coach Kim “Kim” Jeong-soo. Kim coached Zeka last year on BLG.
Rounding out the roster is former DWG KIA world champion BeryL. BeryL struggled in 2021 after a stellar 2020, but he’ll get to lane with a stronger player this year in Deft.
What it means for BLG: Bilibili Gaming watched both their mid laner and head coach head back to Korea. BLG were probably looking into changes as it stood. The team finished 11th in Spring and were bounced in the first round of the Summer playoffs 0-3. Bot laners Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram and Guo “ppgod” Peng have also already left, so BLG are looking at a total roster overhaul.
What it means for DK: DWG KIA have already announced their new bot lane duo in deokdam and Kellin. While in-form BeryL might be better than Kellin, BeryL struggled last year. Kellin also already has a level of synergy to match the more prized acquisition, deokdam.
DECEMBER 3 ROSTER MOVES
G2 ESPORTS FINALIZE ROSTER WITH BROKEN BLADE, TWO ROOKIES
What it means for G2: G2 Esports have announced top laner Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik, ADC Victor “Flakked” Lirola, and support Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé will join Jankos and Caps on the roster. Broken Blade’s signing fits the pattern of G2 signing the best available talent, but adding a rookie bot lane duo is a new twist. While both were standouts in ERL play, it’s also worth noting that they have never played together. G2 will be relying on a pair of rookies to gel together, while also adapting to LEC play. This is quite the 180 from adding the veteran Martin “Rekkles” Larsson last season.
With much of the LEC rosters still in flux, it’s hard to say where G2’s roster rates. However, it’s clear that the sky-high expectations of a top team in the world are momentarily lowered with the new roster. That’s not to say they can’t get there, but the rookies will have something to prove.
ROOKIE LEAVES INVICTUS GAMING
What it means for iG: Following TheShy, star mid laner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin has left Invictus Gaming. While he didn’t have the kind of year we’ve come to expect from him, Rookie remains one of the few players who have ever reached the peak of best in the world. If he still wants to play, he will easily find a new home. It might be best for both parties to get a fresh start after iG has been unable to recapture the magic of 2018.
DECEMBER 2 ROSTER MOVES
T1 FINALIZE ROSTER WITH ZEUS, ASPER
What it means for T1: T1 have finalized their main roster by naming Choi “Zeus” Woo-je as their starting top laner and promoting support Kim “Asper” Tae-gi. Asper doesn’t figure to get much playing time behind Ryu “Keria” Min-seok. Zeus, however, saw his competitor Canna leave in the offseason. With T1 unable to land an outside replacement, Zeus will take over. T1 gave him a chance in 2021, but he was unable to hold off Canna. He has as much potential as any top laner in the LCK and is still only 17. He will have to get up to speed quickly on a roster with championship aspirations.
FLYQUEST ANNOUNCE JOSEDEODO, KUMO FINAL STARTERS
What it means for FLY: FlyQuest have announced top laner Colin “Kumo” Zhao and jungler Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas as their final two starting members. Josedeodo was expected to return after being the centerpiece of FLY’s 2020 offseason, but Kumo will get his second shot at starting in the LCS after a one split term with Evil Geniuses. With Kumo, toucouille, and Johnsun all young into their careers, aphromoo will be expected to provide veteran leadership. FlyQuest’s success will hinge on the play of their new, young solo laners.
G2 HIRE DYLAN FALCO, RODRIGO TO LEAD NEW LINEUP
What it means for G2: G2 Esports have hired Dylan Falco to serve as head coach. They have also signed Rodrigo Oliveira to be their head analyst. The two spent last year with FC Schalke 04, helping them to a fourth place finish in Spring before the team sold Abbedagge prior to Summer. Dylan Falco has had a good track record as a head coach in the LEC and will look to reshape what will be a new roster around Caps and Jankos.
DECEMBER 1 ROSTER MOVES
CLOUD9 HIRE LS AS HEAD COACH
What it means for C9: After going all-in on LS-endorsed players, Cloud9 have brought in the man himself. Nick “LS” De Cesare is the newest head coach of C9. LS last coached bbq Olivers in Challengers Korea 2019 Spring. He brings with him a wealth of draft knowledge and insights into the Korean scene. His hiring should help the adjustment period for new Korean players Summit, Berserker, and Winsome.
100T ADD MITHY TO COACHING STAFF
What it means for 100T: 100 Thieves have added former C9 head coach Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez to their coaching staff. The team has still kept Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu and Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek, so Mithy moves to a more supportive role. The addition gives 100T a wealth of experience as they attempt to transition to a six-man roster with Tenacity.
ARIA MOVES TO LCK WITH KT ROLSTER
What it means for KT: KT Rolster have signed mid laner Lee “Aria” Ga-eul. Aria joins from the LJL, where he previously played for DetonatioN FocusMe. Though he became a standout in the region, Aria is originally from Korea and has Korean residency. He becomes the final piece to a veteran roster that includes Rascal, Cuzz, Aiming, and Life. KT Rolster have once again shown they want to win quickly.
TEAM VITALITY SAY GOODBYE TO THREE PLAYERS
What it means for VIT: Team Vitality have bid goodbye to three players: mid laner Aljoša “Milica” Kovandžić and ADCs Juš “Crownshot” Marušič and Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos. A roster shakeup is no surprise for an organization who is willing to spend and just endured two lackluster splits. They are a rumored destination for several top free agents and could look a lot better next year.
DWG KIA KEEP CANYON, SHOWMAKER; ADD THREE
What it means for DK: DWG KIA have ended all roster speculation by revealing their entire lineup: top laner Noh “Burdol” Tae-yoon, jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, mid laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su, ADC Seo “deokdam” Dae-gil, and support Kim “Kellin” Hyeong-gyu. The most important part of this is obviously the retention of ShowMaker and Canyon. They are the best mid-jungle duo in the world and will once again anchor the team.
After struggles from Ghost and BeryL, DK have brought in the former Nongshim RedForce duo. Deokdam offers more of a carry threat than Ghost did, but we will have to see how many resources he will get on DK. The big question mark of the new roster is in top lane. Burdol has never been a starter in the LCK. He has trained with T1 and spent last year as a sub for Gen.G. However, he has great potential and did start Worlds games. His development will be the key for how good DK can be.
What it means for NS: Nongshim RedForce got half of a swap in by bringing in Ghost in free agency. He will be joined by Effort in what looks like a downgrade for their bot lane. NS will look to play around their top side of the map with Canna and Bdd.
What it means for GEN: Gen.G chose the veteran Doran over promoting Burdol to their starting lineup. Doran has had his ups and downs, but performed well for KT Rolster last year. He is the biggest question mark on a star-studded roster that features Chovy, Peanut, and Ruler.
NOVEMBER 30 ROSTER MOVES
FREDIT BRION BRING IN MORGAN
What it means for BRO: Though they had already announced five players, Fredit BRION were not done with their roster. They have now added top laner Park “Morgan” Gi-Tae. Morgan is coming off a rough year with Hanwha Life, but he does have more recent playing time than Sw0rd. It’s a surprise that BRO have chosen this duo over incumbent Yoon “Hoya” Yong-ho, who remains teamless.
What it means for HLE: Hanwha Life will either turn their top lane duties over to Lee “DuDu” Dong-ju or sign a free agent. DuDu played in 21 games for HLE in Summer but did not play in the playoffs or at Worlds. HLE must also replace star mid laner Chovy and ADC Deft. They will be hard-pressed to field a competitive team in 2022.
IMMORTALS BRING IN INVERT, DARDOCH TO COACH
What it means for IMT: Immortals have entrusted Gabriel “Inver” Zoltan-Johan and Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett to shape their new roster. The duo have a nice core of veterans in Xerxe, PowerOfEvil, and WildTurtle to help turn things around. Invert most recently served as an assistant coach with Dignitas in 2021. He was FlyQuest’s head coach the year prior. Dardoch helped coach IMT for the final two months in 2021 and will continue on as an assistant coach in 2022.
NOVEMBER 25 ROSTER MOVES
G2 SAY FAREWELL TO WUNDER
What it means for G2: This is the formal announcement of Martin “Wunder” Hansen’s departure from G2 Esports. CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago revealed it was coming earlier in the offseason, but this is the confirmation. G2 will field a new top laner for the first time since Wunder replaced Ki “Expect” Dae-han in late 2017. Only Caps and Jankos will return from the 2021 roster, coaching staff included. G2 should be able to attract some of the biggest free agent names in the pool.
NONGSHIM REDFORCE COMPLETE ROSTER WITH CANNA, GHOST
What it means for NS: Nongshim RedForce completed their roster by adding top laner Kim “Canna” Chang-dong and ADC Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun. Both were starters for the LCK’s top two teams in 2021, but were considered more ancillary pieces. On the plus side, NS already have a clear carry to focus around in Bdd. However, this looks like a weaker version of the roster Gen.G put around him last year. NS can expect to compete for a playoff spot, but would have to exceed expectations to be one of the top teams in the LCK>
What it means for T1: T1 committed to Canna by Summer, but they gave Choi “Zeus” Woo-je opportunities to win the spot earlier in the year. Canna took a step back last year after being perhaps the strongest member on T1 in 2020. T1 and Canna also had a miscommunication at the end of the year that made T1 look to move on from the top laner. With Nuguri expected to take a break from competitive play, T1’s options to replace Canna on the free agent market look limited. We could see Zeus get another shot at the main roster.
What it means for DK: Ghost was not a star on DK, but he played his role as a weakside bot laner very well. Assuming DWG KIA can bring back ShowMaker and Canyon, they should once again be looking for an ADC who can do well with limited resources. As of right now, DK only have last year’s subs under contract. They have a lot of work to do.
NOVEMBER 24 ROSTER MOVES
BJERGSEN UNRETIRES, LEAVES TSM FOR TEAM LIQUID
What it means for TL: Team Liquid had the best domestic mid laner in 2021 in Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen. They will also have the best domestic mid laner in 2022 after signing Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg out of retirement. While it may be a marginal upgrade at mid, every upgrade counts for a team with ambitions like TL. They have completed one of the best and most expensive LCS rosters of all-time with Bwipo, Santorin, Bjergsen, Hans sama, and CoreJJ. Anything less than first in the LCS would be a failure.
What it means for TSM: TSM see their star player and former head coach head to one of their biggest rivals. Not only does it kill them from a competitive standpoint, it hurts their standing with fans. Some fans will realize that they were bigger Bjergsen fans than TSM fans and follow the mid laner with his move. Bjergsen was forced to sell his TSM shares before leaving, so there is no conflict of interest with the team. TSM have yet to name a replacement mid laner after moving on from PowerOfEvil in pursuit of Bjergsen.
ADAM LEAVES FNATIC
What it means for FNC: Not only did Adam “Adam” Manaane announce his departure from Fnatic, he did so with a bang. In it he voices his frustration with Elias “Upset” Lipp for leaving the team for an emergency before Worlds. Regardless of whether Upset was justified, it confirms that there was legitimate friction behind the scene for Fnatic. Adam did well for a rookie thrust into a competitive roster, but it’s no surprise to see Fnatic look for an upgrade. As of right now, only Upset and Hylissang are locks to return in 2022.
CHOVY MAKES BIG MOVE TO GEN.G
What it means for GEN: There was only one way Gen.G would trade away Bdd, and that’s if they knew they had another big mid laner coming in free agency. There is none bigger than Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon. Many think of Chovy as the best laning mid in the world. He now joins two of his former Griffin teammates on a star studded Gen.G roster with Doran, Peanut, Ruler, and Lehends. DWG KIA and T1 will be formidable foes, but anything short of a championship would be a disappointment for this roster. Gen.G have also added legendary former jungler Go “Score” Dong-bin as their head coach.
What it means for HLE: Hanwha Life got to enjoy a year of Chovy carrying the team, but will not have that luxury next year. Jungler Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon and support Oh “Vsta” Hyo-seong are the only starters still under contract. Unless they can convince ShowMaker to leave DWG KIA, HLE are in for a big downgrade mid and a lesser roster in 2022.
NONGSHIM REDFORCE SIGN DREAD, EFFORT
What it means for NS: Nongshim RedForce have started to fill out their roster. A day after announcing their trade for Bdd, NS announced the signings of jungler Lee “Dread” Jin-hyeok and support Lee “Effort” Sang-ho. Neither is a splash signing, but signing solid veterans makes NS’ intention of competing clear. It will be interesting to see who NS get to play ADC to replace deokdam, as he might be the best ADC left on the market. NS still must also sign a top laner.
What it means for AF: Dread moves on from Afreeca Freecs after three years with the organization. In his place, AF signed former T1 jungler Ellim. While he has less experience, AF hopes he can grow into a more consistent player than Dread. AF’s roster reconstruction is already complete. Ellim, FATE, Teddy, and Hoit all joined Kiin.
What it means for SB: Liiv SANDBOX have yet to fill their support position after moving on from Effort. They will be remaking their bot lane from scratch with the additional departure of Prince. The new bot lane will have a strong top side trio to work with Clozer, Croco, and Dove.
NOVEMBER 23 ROSTER MOVES
HANS SAMA LEAVES ROGUE TO JOIN TEAM LIQUID
What it means for TL: There is a new best bot lane in the West (on paper). Former Rogue star ADC Steven “Hans sama” Liv is the latest LEC player to make his way to the LCS. With TL he will pair with CoreJJ for what should be one of the best bot lanes in the world. This also all but confirms that TL are confident in CoreJJ getting a Green Card early into the year. TL have secured what looks like the strongest team in the LCS. However, that was also the case last year and TL did not win either split. It might be even more of a surprise if that happens again this year.
What it means for RGE: It’s a sad week for Rogue fans. Despite having their core locked into long term contracts, Rogue have now sold their two best players to the LCS. Even though Rogue underwhelmed in high pressure playoff scenarios, it’s disappointing to see them give up on their best performing players. Regardless of what they do to fill the spots in free agency, they will come into 2022 with lowered expectations.
MAD LIONS SIGN ROOKIES REEKER, UNFORGIVEN
What it means for MAD: MAD Lions have signed mid laner Steven “Reeker” Chen and ADC William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen. While Carzyy’s departure was already confirmed, this all but confirms mid laner Marek “Humanoid” Brázda will move on. It’s unfortunate that MAD Lions either couldn’t or wouldn’t spend to keep their championship team intact. We will see if more members leave, or if MAD will just try to incorporate these two rookies around three returning members. Even so, MAD have unfortunately downgraded their roster for 2022.
RASCAL AND LIFE MOVE TO KT ROLSTER
What it means for KT: KT Rolster have once again proven they want to win as soon as possible. After adding veterans Cuzz and Aiming, they have now added former Gen.G top laner Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee and support Kim “Life” Jeong-min. The two are available because they are coming off somewhat down seasons and Gen.G thought they could get upgrades. While KT Rolster are getting solid veterans, all of them besides Aiming were not pursued by their own teams. KT can become a playoff hopeful if they can sign a strong mid to round out their roster.
GEN.G ADD DORAN, LEHENDS
What it means for GEN: Gen.G have re-done most of their roster in a single day, adding top laner Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon and support Son “Lehends” Si-woo to their acquisition of Peanut. Along with Ruler, this now confirms four of Gen.G’s starting lineup. Only mid lane is left. Considering their willingness to surrender Bdd, it would be shocking to see them settle for anything less than Chovy or ShowMaker. This roster has a chance to be great if they can secure one of those two mids.
GEN.G TRADE BDD TO NONGSHIM REDFORCE FOR PEANUT
What it means for GEN: This is an interesting trade for Gen.G. While Han “Peanut” Wang-ho did win MVP of the Summer Split, there’s little doubt that Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong is the more valuable player. Bdd was at times dragging Gen.G along to victory in 2021. However, we wouldn’t expect Gen.G to make this move if they did not have a new mid laner already in line. Could it be one of the free agent superstars Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon or Heo “ShowMaker” Su?
What it means for NS: Nongshim RedForce may only have one player under contract for next season, but at least it’s a good one. The addition of Bdd is a good sign that NS want to be competitive again and are looking to build a strong roster, rather than scale back after last season’s surprising success. However, it’s still too early to say how successful they will be without seeing more of their roster.
COACH ZEFA RE-JOINS DWG KIA
What it means for DK: DWG KIA are assembling the dream coaching staff. After already re-adding Daeny to the fold, DK have now re-added Lee “Zefa” Jae-min as well. Along with kkOma, they have one of the most experienced and respected coaching staffs in the world. With so much roster uncertainty, the coaching staff could be more important than ever for DK.
NOVEMBER 22 ROSTER MOVES
BWIPO LEAVES FNATIC TO JOIN TEAM LIQUID
What it means for TL: Team Liquid have found their replacement for Alphari. Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau is leaving Fnatic and role swapping back to top from jungle. That could be key for TL because it not only gives them a star top laner, but also gives them a backup jungler in case Santorin’s migraines return. Bwipo will bring a very aggressive, skirmish-heavy playstyle to what has historically been a passive TL team. Bwipo will take up an import slot. TL have used up their import slots, unless CoreJJ is able to get a Green Card.
What it means for FNC: Bwipo leaves Fnatic after four years of service. Though Fnatic sometimes had clashes in playstyle, Bwipo was consistently a great player for the team. His transition to jungler went surprisingly well, as he established himself as one of the best in the LEC. Fnatic will look to the free agent class to try to fill the void.
INSPIRED JOINS EVIL GENIUSES
What it means for EG: After splitting time between Svenskeren and Contractz in 2021, Evil Geniuses have found a more permanent jungle solution for 2022. Kacper “Inspired” Słoma has left Rogue to join the LCS. After establishing himself as one of the best junglers in the LEC, Inspired is an instant upgrade to the EG roster. EG’s acquisition of Vulcan and promotion of jojopyun allowed them to use an import slot to grab Inspired. With four of their starters set, the only question remains if Impact will continue as the starter. EG’s competitiveness will hinge on how well jojopyun fares as a rookie.
What it means RGE: It wasn’t long ago that Rogue tweeted out that Inspired wasn’t going anywhere. As it turns out, money talks. EG had enough of it to get Rogue to part with the star jungler, even though it will certainly weaken their roster. Given this development, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more of their 2021 lineup traded away. ADC Steven “Hans sama” Liv is their most valuable asset remaining.
RULER REMAINS WITH GEN.G
What it means for GEN: In a move that should surprise no one, Gen.G are keeping ADC Ruler for the 2022 season. Ruler has been a mainstay and focal point for the organization dating back to the days of Samsung Galaxy in 2016. The bigger question will be what players they can add around Ruler to get back to winning titles. Clid and Rascal are already confirmed to have left. Will Bdd and Life join them?
FLYQUEST SIGNS TOUCOUILLE MID
What it means for FLY: FlyQuest have signed mid laner Loïc “toucouille” Dubois to their main roster. Toucouille comes from the LFL, where he recently won their Spring Season MVP award. This will be toucouille’s first chance to play in a major region. He is known for his mage play, specifically Orianna and Syndra. FlyQuest continue to try to develop young talent in their carry roles, but this time are doing so with a veteran presence in aphromoo. The mid jungle duo of toucouille and Josedeodo should be an aggressive combination.
CARZZY LEAVES MAD LIONS
What it means for MAD: ADC Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság has opted to leave MAD Lions. The move is somewhat surprising after a great year by the clear top team in Europe. While it would have been nice to see this roster see what they could achieve internationally with another year together, there will instead be changes. The rest of the lineup remains under contract through next year, but Carzzy’s contract had not expired, either. There could be more changes on the way.
MORGAN EXITS HANWHA LIFE
What it means for HLE: Top laner Park “Morgan” Gi-tae will not return to Hanwha Life in 2022. Morgan split time with Lee “DuDu” Dong-ju, but got every start in the playoffs and at Worlds. DuDu is under contract through 2022, so HLE could just turn to him. Otherwise, there are several strong free agents available — most notably Nuguri. HLE are already in a big hole having to replace Chovy and Deft. Their roster will look very different next year.
NOVEMBER 21 ROSTER MOVES
DOINB LEAVES FUNPLUS PHOENIX
What it means for FPX: It’s the end of an era for FunPlus Phoenix. Star mid laner Kim “Doinb” Tae-Sang will not return to the organization. Doinb joined at the end of 2018 and helped FPX win domestic titles and the 2019 World Championship. He is a star who is still in form, winning the 2021 LPL Summer Season MVP.
Considering his dynamic personality, individual skill, and strategic mind, there is no way that FPX did not try to re-sign Doinb. It will be a massive blow to the organization after already losing Nuguri and Tian. Doinb is obviously the biggest loss of all. Besides his obvious skill, Doinb’s fan popularity and Chinese residency make him one of the most desirable free agents on the market. FPX will almost certainly have a roster downgrade in 2022.
TEAM LIQUID CONFIRM COREJJ REMAINS ON TEAM
What it means for TL: Team Liquid have confirmed that star jungler Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in remains on the roster for 2022. That isn’t really surprising, because CoreJJ would only leave if he forced his way out or retired. He is possibly the best player in the entire LCS. There are rumors that CoreJJ is in the process of getting a Green Card, which would grant him NA residency. If so, TL could open another import slot to replace Tactical at ADC. The offseason is shaping up well for TL so far, even with the loss of Alphari.
RIVER LEAVES PSG TALON FOR DIGNITAS
What it means for DIG: Dignitas will not be an all-NA team again in 2022. They have signed Korean jungler Kim “River” Dong-woo. Despite being of Korean background, River has spent his career in the LJL and PCS. He joins Dignitas as a player with Worlds experience and one who can carry from the jungle. With four spots solidified, Dignitas now just need to sign their mid laner to complete their roster. They have one import slot remaining. Barring an incredible signing, Dignitas do not look like a top half LCS team.
What it means for PSG: After a pair of PCS titles and a very strong 3-3 showing at Worlds, PSG Talon will not be able to keep their roster intact. River is the first domino to fall, but there could be others. Both top laner Su “Hanabi” Chia-Hsiang and mid laner Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang have seen their contracts expire. Only bot laners Wong “Unified” Chun Kit and Ling “Kaiwing” Kai Wing are signed through 2022.
NOVEMBER 20 ROSTER MOVES
CLOUD9 REVEAL 2022 ROSTER
What it means for C9: Cloud9 have made some big changes to their lineup for 2022. Perkz and Vulcan are out, while Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen seems to be demoted but still with the organization. In comes top laner Summit, ADC Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol, and supports Jonah “Isles” Rosario and Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon. Former top laner Fudge is role swapping to mid lane.
It’s a lot to take in. Only Blaber will be remaining in his same role from last year. Summit, Berserker, and Winsome are three Korean imports, but Winsome was born in the United States and thus has NA residency. The lineup has a ton of individual skill, but it will be interesting to see how quickly it can come together. It will be on the coaching staff to integrate the Korean trio as quickly as possible. There could be early bumps in the road, especially with Fudge role swapping.
Joining Berserker, one of Winsome or Isles will also be getting their first starting experience in a major region. That worked out handsomely for C9 and Fudge last year, but C9 are banking on a lot of youth stepping up in 2022.
What it means for SB: Liiv SANDBOX are trying a role swap of their own and have replaced Summit with Dove in top lane. They should be familiar with his skill set considering the two years he spent there previously.
What it means for T1: Another day, another T1 player signing on as a starter to another organization. Berserker got a ton of hype for his play with T1 Academy and Challengers, but there was no realistic path to playing time on the main team behind Gumayusi and Teddy.
TACTICAL RE-JOINS TSM
What it means for TSM: After spending two years with Team Liquid, Tactical has returned to TSM. TSM probably regretted letting him go after they’ve had a revolving door at the position over the past couple of years. Tactical comes back with experience and trophies, though he’s sure to have a downgrade in support from CoreJJ. Alongside Huni and Spica, TSM still have two import slots to fill their mid and support vacancies. Expect them to swing for the fences.
What it means for TL: Team Liquid allowed Tactical to leave, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them look for an upgrade. While Tactical is one of the better NA ADCs, Team Liquid could look to import. Ordinarily, they would be capped, but CoreJJ is in the process of obtaining a Green Card to gain NA residence. In that case, TL could import both a new top laner and ADC.
TEAM LIQUID WELCOME BACK SANTORIN
What it means for TL: Team Liquid have announced jungler Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen returns to the team for 2022. Santorin is an important piece to TL because of his NA resident status. Team Liquid must be confident in his ability to continue playing after battles with migraines knocked him out for portions of 2021. Santorin is one of the best junglers in the LCS when healthy and can facilitate the star-studded roster TL are sure to put together. They must now replace top lane and ADC after the departures of Alphari and Tactical.
SK GAMING BID FAREWELL TO BLUE
What it means for SK: SK Gaming have bid farewell to mid laner Ersin “Blue” Gören. Blue started the majority of games for SK in 2021, ceding only three starts in Summer to Mihail “twohoyrz” Petkov. Blue’s laning was not a strong point for SK. Despite having the highest counterpick rate among mid laners in Summer (73%), Blue ranked last among LEC mids in gold difference and XP difference at 10 minutes. SK will hope to find a mid with better laning for next year.
AFREECA FREECS REBUILD AROUND KIIN
What it means for AF: Afreeca Freecs have rebuilt their entire roster around star top laner Kim “Kiin” Gi-in. They have signed jungler Choi “Ellim” El-im, mid laner FATE, ADC Teddy, and support Ryu “Hoit” Ho-seong. In picking this lineup, AF have essentially signed a T1 backup squad with Kiin and FATE as new solo laners. That’s no knock on the quality, as T1 were as deep as any team possibly has ever been. Along with FATE, they might represent the strongest group of teammates Kiin has had in years.Still, Afreeca Freecs signed three players who didn’t even start for a team that didn’t win the LCK in Spring or Summer.
What it means for T1: T1 see three of their 2021 backups head to one of their bigger competitors. While obviously none of them won the starting jobs on T1 late in the year, T1 could still end up regretting the decision to move forward with their current starters over Ellim, Teddy, and Hoit. Those three will have plenty of motivation to prove T1 wrong after being passed over.
What it means for SB: Liiv SANDBOX signed a former T1 mid of their own in Clozer. FATE had a great showing in 2021 Summer, but it wasn’t long ago that Clozer was considered the future of T1. SB are betting on the vast potential of Clozer over the dependability of FATE.
NOVEMBER 19 ROSTER MOVES
FAKER IS BACK WITH T1
What it means for T1: The greatest player of all time is back. After some speculation that he could explore other offers, T1 have re-signed Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. T1 had to have been confident that Faker would never go anywhere after they let Clozer depart in free agency. Faker will continue on with a very good roster around him in Oner, Gumayusi, and Keria. It remains to be seen if T1 will keep Kim “Canna” Chang-dong or replace him in free agency. Regardless, the king is back.
GUILHOTO JOINS AS TEAM LIQUID HEAD COACH
What it means for TL: Team Liquid have a new permanent head coach. Guilhoto comes over from Immortals to replace Jonas “Kold” Andersen, who moves back to an assisting role. Team Liquid had a tumultuous campaign in 2021, punctuated by Alphari’s benching and Jatt’s resignation as head coach. Team Liquid would benefit from a steadying influence on what will be a new lineup. They hope Guilhoto can provide that stability.
CLG ANNOUNCE FULL ROSTER
What it means for CLG: After getting rid of their entire 2021 roster, CLG have quickly put together a new five-man unit. Top laner Thomas “Jenkins” Tran, jungler Juan “Contractz” Garcia, mid laner Palafox, ADC Luger, and support Poome form the new lineup. Heavy on youth, CLG are not making the same mistake in throwing money at players in the back halves of their careers. Still, it would be a surprise to see this roster challenge for a spot in the top half of the league. Avoiding finishing in the bottom two places in the LCS would probably be a success for CLG.
What it means for EG: Contractz split time with Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen in the regular season and playoffs, so this move is a sign that Contractz was not in their plans for 2022. Svenskeren may not be either, as EG are going young with jojopyun and Danny. Assuming they keep Impact, EG would be able to import a jungler after acquiring Vulcan from Cloud9.
What it means for FLY: FlyQuest had previously announced the departure of Palafox. He split time with academy mid Stephen “Triple” Li, who could get a shot at the main roster if FlyQuest can’t find a suitable free agent. They have already locked in aphromoo and Johnsun as their starting bot lane.
What it means for 100T: Luger and Poome were part of the famed 100T development system, though their team’s 2021 Summer record was not exactly dominant. Poome will get a second shot at the LCS, while Luger will breakthrough to a major region starting lineup for the first time since coming over from Turkey. The placement of Luger and Poome in the LCS should help 100T continue to attract young talents to their organization.
CUZZ, AIMING JOIN KT ROLSTER
What it means for KT: So much for the thought of ushering in a youth movement for KT Rolster. Instead, they’ve signed free agent jungler Cuzz and ADC Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram. Cuzz joins after losing his starting spot on T1 to Oner, while Aiming re-joins KT after spending a year abroad with Bilibili Gaming. KT Rolster are again willing to spend to try to be competitive immediately, eschewing a true rebuild.
What it means for T1: T1 had already announced Cuzz would be leaving as he was no longer the starter. Cuzz’ loss will hurt T1’s depth, but they have been better than anyone at churning out new talent over the past two years.
What it means for BLG: Bilibili Gaming lose their starting ADC and have also announced the departure of mid laner Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo. The only 2021 starter that they still have under contract currently is top laner Yu “Biubiu” Lei-Xin. BLG will undergo a major roster reshuffle this offseason after a middling finish in the LPL.
CLID LEAVES GEN.G
What it means for GEN: Star jungler Kim “Clid” Tae-min joins top laner Rascal as the latest to leave Gen.G. As an organization with big ambitions and deep pockets, this feels more like a precursor to a bigger signing than Gen.G being unable to retain Clid. Gen.G have always been built around Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk and we expect that to continue. Mid laner Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong and support Kim “Life” Jeong-min remain under contract, but are not confirmed to return.
NOVEMBER 18 ROSTER MOVES
APHROMOO JOINS FLYQUEST, WILL LANE WITH JOHNSUN
What it means for FLY: After struggles with support last year, FlyQuest have brought in aphromoo to man the position. Aphromoo will reunite with his former Dignitas lane partner Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen. Johnsun struggled with Diamond and Dreams last year, so it will be interesting to see what effect his reunion with aphromoo has on his play. With Josedeodo seemingly also locked in, FlyQuest now turn their attention to addressing their solo lanes.
What it means for DIG: Aphromoo worked his magic again in 2021, helping Neo become one of the better ADCs in the LCS. His departure will sting, but Dignitas brought in Biofrost to try a like-for-like replacement in veteran presence. They have two import slots left to fill their jungle and mid positions.
EXCEL ESPORTS BRING IN FINN
What it means for XL: Excel Esports have already announced three re-signings, but now have reached out in free agency to grab top laner Finn. Finn will replace Kryze and becomes the first change to the Excel lineup. Excel now officially have four of their spots confirmed, with only support left. They still have Advienne under contract after he split time with Petr “denyk” Haramach. Excel have not opted for many changes after a pair of 7-11 seasons.
What it means for CLG: Finn was probably the lone bright spot for CLG in 2021, so it was somewhat surprising to see them let him go. In the end, they chose to move on from every part of the roster and staff, Finn included.
TEAM LIQUID SAY GOODBYE TO ALPHARI, TACTICAL
What it means for TL: Another star import lasts only one year in North America. Barney “Alphari” Morris is leaving Team Liquid after a year filled with the highs of establishing himself as the best top in the LCS and the lows of getting benched for clashing with teammates. Joining him in departing is Edward “Tactical” Ra. Tactical never quite took the leap to star status after a promising rookie year. TL will probably for an ADC who can dominate the lane with Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in.
DOVE JOINS LIIV SANDBOX, ROLE SWAPS TO TOP LANE
What it means for SB: After a year away from the team, Kim “Dove” Jae-yeon is back with Liiv SANDBOX. This time, however, it will be as a top laner. Dove will attempt to be the next mid laner to successfully convert to top lane. SB will know his strengths well, as he played with them for two years from 2019-2020. Dove will replace Summit, whose contract was not renewed. SB now have their solo lanes secured after earlier signing Clozer.
What it means for KT: Dove was part of a mass exodus of veteran players from KT Rolster on the 15th. KT Rolster are taking their time in finding and announcing their replacements. This could finally be the year they commit to a rebuild.
SMLZ LEAVES ULTRA PRIME
What it means for UP: Ultra Prime are moving on from ADC Han “Smlz” Jin after one year. Smlz was brought in mid-year to replace Peng “rat” Qiao-Yu. Ultra Prime could turn right back to rat, as he remains under contract through 2022, or look for an outside replacement. Jungler Yang “H4cker” Zhi-Hao is their only 2021 starter that is not currently under contract. After a 5-11 season, they may look for new talent.
NOVEMBER 17 ROSTER MOVES
FUNPLUS PHOENIX ANNOUNCE DEPARTURE OF TIAN
What it means for FPX: After three years and a World Championship, FunPlus Phoenix are moving on from jungler Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang. Tian had to take a break early on in 2021 due to being overwhelmed with the stress of being a pro. FPX looked to have found his replacement in Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo, but the young player was suspended for previous match-fixing in the LDL. FPX also tried to use Yang “Beichuan” Ling in the Spring, but brought back Tian after lackluster results. Given their propensity to spend, it wouldn’t be surprising to see FPX make a splash on the free agent market.
BIOFROST REPLACES APHROMOO ON DIGNITAS
What it means for DIG: Dignitas are replacing a fan favorite with a fan favorite. Vincent “Biofrost” Wang is the next Dignitas support. Biofrost was last seen splitting time with Erik “Treatz” Wessén on TSM in 2020. While Biofrost remains popular, he was underperforming a year ago and has not played since then. Dignitas may be trying to find a like-for-like veteran presence, but Biofrost looks to be a downgrade from Aphromoo. Dignitas still have both import slots open to fill their jungle and mid vacancies.
IMMORTALS ADD WILDTURTLE; KEEP XERXE, DESTINY
What it means for IMT: Immortals have welcomed back a familiar face in ADC WildTurtle to complete their roster. IMT are also bringing back jungler Xerxe and support Destiny to keep three-fifths of the 2021 lineup intact. PowerOfEvil and WildTurtle certainly bring more experience to IMT as they continue to bring along Revenge and Destiny. With a good mix of young talent and veterans, IMT could be challenging for a top-six playoff spot after a pair of seventh place finishes in 2021.
What it means for CLG: CLG previously announced that none of their 2021 roster would be returning. As always, it’s hard to tell how much of the bot lane’s struggles were on the ADC (WildTurtle) or the support (Smoothie). CLG opted to just reset the entire team instead, coaching staff included.
GOLDEN GUARDIANS COMPLETE LINEUP WITH LOST, PRIDESTALKR
What it means for GG: Golden Guardians have quickly locked in their 2022 starting lineup. ADC Lost and jungler Milo “Pridestalkr” Wehnes have joined to round out the roster. They join top laner Licorice, mid laner Ablazeolive, and support Olleh. GG will be banking on Lost looking better in a lower pressure environment than TSM. Pridestalkr joins the LCS after re-establishing himself as one of the best junglers in the ERLs. He should bring more stability than rookie Ethan “Iconic” Wilkinson offered. Golden Guardians have the look of a mid-tier LCS team with room to grow.
What it means for TSM: TSM got rid of both halves of their bot lane after an underwhelming performance in 2021. Lost counted as an NA resident, so TSM will have to look to the NA talent pool for a replacement or use up one of their import slots. They currently have two to replace three positions: mid, ADC, and support.
EXCEL ESPORTS EXTEND NUKEDUCK
What it means for XL: Excel Esports are slowly confirming their roster. Today they have re-signed mid laner Erlend “nukeduck” Våtevik Holm. Nukeduck joined Excel for 2021 Summer after taking an in-season break with Astralis. Excel have also confirmed the return of jungler Mark “Markoon” van Woensel and ADC Patrik. Support Advienne remains under contract through 2022, so we will see if top laner Felix “Kryze” Hellström also returns.
FLYQUEST MOVE ON FROM PALAFOX, DREAMS
What it means for FLY: FlyQuest are moving on from mid laner Cristian “Palafox” Palafox and support Han “Dreams” Min-kook. Palafox was brought in to replace PowerOfEvil in his rookie season. He and the rest of the roster underperformed expectations, going 6-12 in Spring and 14-31 across the year. FlyQuest still have Brandon “Josedeodo” Joel Villegas under contract through 2023. Unless they plan on continuing with their academy players, they should be active in free agency. FlyQuest have one import slot available.
DORAN LEAVES KT ROLSTER
What it means for KT: KT Rolser are letting go of another veteran in top laner Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon. Doran came to KT from DRX and played more than any other player for KT in 2021. We will see if all of these veteran departures are leading to KT ushering in more of a youth movement in 2022.
FOUR LEAVE NONGSHIM REDFORCE
What it means for NS: Nongshim RedForce have said goodbye to four important members from their 2021 roster. Top laner Lee “Rich” Jae-won, mid laner Kim “Gori” Tae-woo, ADC Seo “deokdam” Dae-gil, and Kim “Kellin” Hyeong-gyu are moving on. Gori and deokdam are especially tough losses, as both looked like stars in NS’ surprising Summer run. Gori was named LCK Player of the Split and deokdam made First-Team All-Pro. Both will be highly sought after, while NS will have to rebuild their roster. However, Summer LCK MVP Han “Peanut” Wang-ho remains under contract through 2022, so NS still have one building block.
NOVEMBER 16 ROSTER MOVES
NUGURI SET TO LEAVE FUNPLUS PHOENIX
What it means for FPX: FunPlus Phoenix are parting ways with top laner Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon after only one year. The hottest free agent on the market last year, Nuguri should be similarly sought after this year. FPX will search for a solution in top lane for the third straight year after mixed results with Nuguri and Khan. After paying top dollar for the best available twice in a row, will they do it again? They must also re-secure the services of star mid laner Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang, whose contract is set to expire.
SWORD RETURNS TO PRO PLAY WITH FREDIT BRION
What it means for BRO: Top laner Choi “Sword” Sung-won will make his return to pro play with Fredit BRION. Sword has not played professionally since the Griffin organization dropped League of Legends. Sword was not particularly good at that point in his career, so BRO are banking on a career revitalization. Changes were needed to a roster that finished 10th and 9th, but this was a head-scratching first move.
TSM CONTINUE TO CLEAN HOUSE, BID GOODBYE TO LOST
What it means for TSM: Lawrence “Lost” Hui departs TSM after only one year. Lost had the unenviable task of replacing Peter “Doublelift” Peng and trying to make a pairing with SwordArt work. The duo never really asserted themselves, leading to TSM getting rid of both this offseason. TSM are now confirmed to have at least three new starters, pending top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu. They will have two import slots to try to rebuild a contender.
DIGNITAS KEEP FAKEGOD, NEO
What it means for DIG: Dignitas made it official that they will keep top laner Aaron “FakeGod” Lee and ADC Toàn “Neo” Trần on their LCS roster in 2022. That much was figured based on the other farewells that Dignitas posted yesterday. FakeGod and Neo both performed well in 2021 and have earned their spots on the team. They are both only signed through the next year. Dignitas have three spots to fill around them, including two import slots.
EVIL GENIUSES ACQUIRE VULCAN FROM CLOUD9
What it means for EG: Evil Geniuses have acquired support Phillippe “Vulcan” Laflamme from Cloud9. Vulcan has long been considered one of the best supports in North America. Interestingly, EG already had one of the best supports under contract in Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun. Replacing IgNar with Vulcan opens an import slot, but EG have already committed to starting jojopyun and Danny. That could put the jobs of top laner Jeong “Impact” Eon-young and jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen in jeopardy.
What it means for C9: Cloud9 have sold high on some of their stars in the past, but this one feels different. Vulcan is still one of the best supports in the league and relatively young for his veteran status. For C9 to transfer him to a direct rival, they must have an interesting target to replace him. Currently, Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami, Robert “Blaber” Huang, and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen are under contract.
RAZORK LEAVES MISFITS GAMING
What it means for MSF: Former rookie of the split jungler Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz is leaving Misfits Gaming. Unlike Kobbe, Razork’s next destination has not yet been announced. Misfits now only have mid laner Vetheo under contract.
ASTRALIS ADD KOBBE
What it means for AST: Astralis have made a move to upgrade their ADC position, signing Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup. Kobbe lost some of the shine he had before he headed to the LCS and TSM, but still is a more accomplished option than Jesper “Jeskla” Strömberg. Kobbe could be paired with Hampus “promisq” Abrahamsson, who remains under contract through 2023. Astralis still need to find a mid laner after the departure of Carl “MagiFelix” Boström.
What it means for MSF: Kobbe came over to Misfits after one ill-fated split with TSM in the LCS. Kobbe’s loss coupled with Razork’s is a big blow to MSF’s competitive aspirations. Only mid laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié is currently under contract through 2022. They could look to some of the top ERL players to fill out their next lineup.
ARIA LEAVES DETONATION FOCUSME
What it means for DFM: Lee “Aria” Ga-eul’s contract has expired with DetonatioN FocusMe. The mid laner helped DFM win Group A over Cloud9 in the Play-In Stage of Worlds 2021. DFM brought in Aria to replace Kyohei “Ceros” Yoshida at the beginning of the year. DFM will look to find a new mid laner for the second year in a row.
CLOZER LEAVES T1 TO JOIN LIIV SANDBOX
What it means for LSB: Liiv SANDBOX have moved quickly to fill their vacancy mid lane. After moving on from FATE, they have secured former T1 mid Lee “Clozer” Ju-hyeon. Clozer is oozing with potential. That much is obvious when he actually started for a spell on T1 over Faker. Still, he has big shoes to fill now on LSB. FATE was probably a top-five mid laner in the LCK in 2021. Clozer is LSB’s play for more growth and potential, while sacrificing a known quantity.
What it means for T1: Clozer once unseated Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok in T1’s lineup, but Faker looks as strong as ever. With Faker clearly still up to class, Clozer was too strong to continue sitting on the bench. This is already T1’s third player lost to such a circumstance, joining Teddy and Cuzz. Allowing players to move on should help T1 continue to recruit and churn out the best young talent in Korea.
NOVEMBER 15 ROSTER MOVES
IMMORTALS ADD POWEROFEVIL, EXTEND REVENGE
What it means for IMT: In a surprising move, Immortals announced the acquisition of mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage on the first day of free agency. PowerOfEvil had earlier been given permission to explore opportunities from TSM. IMT had looked set in mid lane with David “Insanity” Chelle, but instead, opt for the more established star. Joining POE will be top laner Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura. Revenge and IMT have extended their contract through 2022. IMT still have jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir and support Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw under contract. IMT have officially moved on from Insanity and ADC Quin “Raes” Korebrits.
What it means for TSM: TSM’s ambition for bringing back Bjergsen have now also cost them PowerOfEvil. This is an absolutely disastrous turn of events for TSM. Now TSM will have to replace both PowerOfEvil and SwordArt. Fortunately, they have both import slots open. Top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu, and Lawrence “Lost” Hui remain under contract through 2022.
REKKLES JOINS LFL TEAM KARMINE CORP
What it means for KC: Most ERL teams do not dream of getting a player of Martin “Rekkles” Larsson’s talent and popularity. Fortunately, Karmine Corp have deep enough pockets to make it happen. Rekkles’ lack of options in free agency were Karmine Corp’s gain. Rekkles will join former LEC players Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet and Lucas “Saken” Fayard on one of the strongest ERL teams in the region.
What it means for G2: Rekkles departs G2 Esports after only one underwhelming year of play. G2 Esports are committed to a big rebuild after getting rid of Rekkles, Mikyx, Wunder, and their coaching staff. The new roster will have monstrous shoes to fill.
CUZZ PARTS WAYS WITH T1
What it means for T1: T1 and jungler Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan have parted ways ahead of 2022. This move comes as no surprise after Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon took control of the jungle in the Summer, relegating Cuzz to the bench. Like Teddy, Cuzz is good enough to be starting elsewhere in a major region. T1’s depth will be tested as they lose good players, but their development system has been second to none in the LCK.
CLG COMPLETELY CLEANS HOUSE
What it means for CLG: After two terrible splits, CLG is completely cleaning house. CLG officially parted ways with their entire starting lineup and coaching staff to begin free agency. That makes Finn “Finn” Wiestål, Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pederson, Tanner “Tanner” Damonte, Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, and Andy “Smoothie” Ta all free agents. Each is a veteran who have had good seasons in their careers, but the stink from CLG’s 2021 campaign will be tough to wash off. CLG will completely rebuild their lineup from the ground up. It would be surprising to see them go for big names after the previous lineup failed to come together.
100T ADD TENACITY TO MAIN ROSTER
What it means for 100T: 100 Thieves are keeping their 2021 roster intact, but with a twist. They are promoting rising star Milan “Tenacity” Oleksij to split top lane with Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho. Tenacity has played for 100 Next and 100 Academy since the beginning of 2020 and is considered one of, if not the top NA prospect. 100T will run a true six-man roster and neither Ssumday nor Tenacity will play in academy matches. Tenacity’s arrival does not open up an import slot, as Ssumday has NA residency. 100 Academy jungler Shane “Kenvi” Espinoza could be the next 100T prospect to get the call-up.
DAMWON KIA ROSTER BECOME FREE AGENTS
What it means for DK: Every member of DK’s lineup has entered free agency except for ADC Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun. Top laner Khan is not expected back as he will retire and fulfill his military service. Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and Heo “ShowMaker” Su have entered free agency only to return to DK before, so it’s not a foregone conclusion that DK have lost these players. However, DK will once again have to convince them to return over numerous suitors. On the other hand, support Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee is coming off a disappointing year and could be moving on.
CHOVY AND DEFT BECOME FREE AGENTS
What it means for HLE: The two main stars of Hanwha Life Esports have hit free agency. Mid laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu have seen their contracts expire. The duo have played together since Chovy left Griffin to join DragonX at the end of 2019. They chose to move together to Hanwha Life in 2021, so the two could once again be a package deal. Deft is a legendary player, but Chovy is the prize of free agency. HLE will undoubtedly get weaker if they cannot convince Chovy to return. They have no other mid or ADC player under contract (not counting Oh “Vsta” Hyo-seong, who briefly role-swapped to ADC in 2020).
LIIV SANDBOX HAVE THREE MORE LEAVE
What it means for SB: After earlier announcing the departures of Summit and OnFleek, Liiv SANDBOX have announced the expiration of contracts for mid laner Yoo “FATE” Su-hyeok, ADC Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan, and support Lee “Effort” Sang-ho. Unlike Summit and OnFleek, it seems possible that LSB could opt to re-sign one or more of these players. FATE in particular had a great Summer season and was one of the better mids in the LCK. As it stands, only jungler Kim “Croco” Dong-beom and substitute top Howling remain under contract.
AFREECA FREECS LOSE FIVE
What it means for AF: Afreeca Freecs’ improvement from Spring to Summer was not enough to save the majority of the roster. AF parted ways with Jungler Lee “Dread” Jin-hyeok, mid laners Song “Fly” Yong-jun and Kim “Keine” Joon-cheol, ADC Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, and support Son “Lehends” Si-woo. This could be the end of Bang’s career in a major region, as he did not appear in a Summer game after moving to the bench. Top laner Kim “Kiin” Gi-in and ADC Han “Leo” Gyro-re are the only two starters remaining under contract through 2022.
RASCAL LEAVES GEN.G
What it means for GEN: Gen.G will have a new top laner for the first time in a while. They have parted ways with Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee. Rascal has manned top lane for Gen.G since he arrived from DragonX in 2019. Gen.G has the rest of their team under contract through 2022, including stars Gwak “Bdd” Bo-Seong and Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk. Gen.G should be players for an expensive top laner in free agency.
BLANK AND DOVE LEAVE KT ROLSTER
What it means for KT: Jungler Kang “Blank” Sun-gu and mid laner Kim “Dove” Jae-yeon have left KT Rolster. Both are long-tenured players in the LCK who have been in part-time roles as of late. KT have no junglers or mid laners currently under contract. They could be looking to go younger after their team of veterans finished 7th place in both LCK splits this year.
EVIL GENIUSES PROMOTE JOJOPYUN, MOVE ON FROM JIIZUKE
What it means for EG: Evil Geniuses are going with a youth movement. Out goes Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro, in comes rookie Joseph “jojopyun” Pyun. Jojopyun clearly impressed in his stint with EG Academy to earn the call-up. This could also lead to more moves for the organization, as EG opens an import slot with this move. Support Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun currently occupies the second. EG has players under contract at the rest of their positions, but have not yet announced their intended starting lineup. They are typically big players in free agency, which makes the promotion of jojopyun more surprising. Perhaps the successful debut of ADC Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki played a role.
APHROMOO HEADLINES DIGNITAS DEPARTURES
What it means for DIG: Dignitas is getting a new support. Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black had been Dignitas’ support since the team rejoined the LCS in 2020, but he will not be part of the 2022 roster. Dignitas also announced the departures of top laner Samson “Lourlo” Jackson, jungler Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham, mid laners David “Yusui” Bloomquist and Max “Soligo” Soong, and support Juan “JayJ” Guibert. Only top laner Aaron “FakeGod” Lee and ADC Toàn “Neo” Trần remain on the roster. Both are signed through 2022. It will be interesting to see if Dignitas continue to field an all-NA roster next season, or if they are open to adding imports.
GOLDEN GUARDIANS RETAIN LICORICE, ABLAZEOLIVE; ADD OLLEH
What it means for GG: Golden Guardians’ 2022 roster will have a familiar feel to it. In addition to retaining solo laners Eric “Licorice” Ritchie and Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Abbott, GG have re-added support Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung. Olleh did not play professionally in 2021. Considering they’ve announced the return of Licorice and Ablazeolive, GG could be considering changes at jungle and ADC. Both Ethan “Iconic” Wilkinson and Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes remain under contract through 2023. GG also have support Jonathan “Chime” Pomponio signed through 2022.
DAMWON KIA RETAIN COACH DAENY
What it means for DK: DAMWON KIA have extended the contract of coach Yang “Daeny” Dae-in. Daeny rejoined DK after leaving T1 midseason. Daeny is expected to continue to play a supporting role on the staff of head coach Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun. With the staff remaining settled, DK will turn their attention to trying to retain their free agents. Kim “Khan” Dong-ha is already expected to leave to fulfill his military service.
FREDIT BRION EXTEND FOUR
What it means for BRO: Despite a pair of 5-13 finishes in 2021, Fredit BRION will keep most of their lineup intact. They announced extensions for jungler Eom “UmTi” Seong-hyeon, mid laner Kim “Lava” Tae-hoon, ADC Park “Hena” Jeung-hwan, and support Yoo “Delight” Hwan-joong. They will also bring back coach Lee “Drinker” Seung-hoo. The only starter to not be retained is top laner Yoon “Hoya” Yong-ho. With such little in the way of change, it would be surprising to see BRO be competitive next year. They will be banking on the development of their players.
NOVEMBER 14 ROSTER MOVES
TEDDY LEAVES T1 FOR FREE AGENCY
What it means for T1: In a gesture of goodwill, T1 have allowed ADC Park “Teddy” Jin-seong to explore free agency. T1 have committed to star rookie Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong in bot lane, making Teddy expendable. Instead of forcing a team to buy Teddy out, T1 CEO Joe Marsh revealed that they wanted to allow Teddy to pick his next team. Many teams are sure to vie for Teddy’s services across the major regions. T1 may have the feeling that Teddy is looking to play abroad, as it would be a tough pill to swallow to let him leave to another LCK team for free. Gumayusi is signed through 2022.
EXCEL ESPORTS EXTEND PATRIK’S CONTRACT
What it means for XL: Excel Esports did not qualify for playoffs in either split in 2021, but the organization is not pinning that on their ADC. XL have extended Patrik “Patrik” Jírů’s contract for another two years. Patrik joins Daniel “Dan” Hockley, Mark “Markoon” van Woensel, and Henk “Advienne” Reijenga as players under contract for 2022. Patrik is the first to get extended through 2023, so he’s clearly a piece XL see worthy of keeping around. Patrik should expect to see changes around him after two consecutive 7-11 splits.
LIIV SANDBOX ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF SUMMIT, ONFLEEK
What it means for LSB: Liiv SANDBOX are moving on from two long-tenured players in top laner Park “Summit” Woo-tae and jungler Kim “OnFleek” Jang-gyeom. Both had been with the team since the inception of the organization in December 2018. However, OnFleek had been phased out of LSB’s plans in 2021. He started only four games all year after playing 87 of 102 in 2020. Current starting jungler Kim “Croco” Dong-beom remains under contract through 2022.
On the other hand, Summit started every game for LSB in 2021. LSB’s only top laner under contract is Jeon “Howling” Ho-bin. Howling spent two years with LSB’s academy team before joining the main roster for the Summer season. Howling is signed through 2023. LSB could also look to free agency to find their 2022 starter.
NOVEMBER 12 ROSTER MOVES
PERKZ LEAVES CLOUD9 AFTER ONE YEAR
What it means for C9: Only one year after a massive buyout, star mid laner Luka “Perkz” Perković is leaving Cloud9. Perkz’ results with C9 were a mixed bag. He did not dominate in his return to mid lane, but he did help C9 capture an LCS title and make it out of the Group Stage at Worlds. C9 will once again hunt for a prized mid laner in free agency, though Perkz’ quick exit may make them more cautious in their pursuits this year. C9 will open an import slot, so they can be players for stars from any region. The rest of their starting lineup remains under contract through 2023.
FORMER GOLDEN GUARDIANS TOP LANER NILES RETIRES
What it means for GG: Top laner Aiden “Niles” Tidwell has announced his retirement from competitive play. Golden Guardians originally brought Niles from collegiate straight to their LCS starting lineup in 2021 Spring. After a lackluster rookie debut, GG promoted Colin “Solo” Earnest before eventually acquiring Eric “Licorice” Ritchie. With Licorice signed through 2023, Niles did not have a path to the starting roster on GG.
GRABBZ AND DUFFMAN OFFICIALLY LEAVE G2 ESPORTS
What it means for G2: G2 Esports continue to make it clear they want a fresh start in 2022 by moving on from coaches Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann and Christopher “Duffman” Duff. GrabbZ and Duffman were both with the organization for more than three years. During that time, G2 won four LEC titles and MSI 2019. G2 will be trusting new voices to augment a revamped lineup based around Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and Rasmus “Caps” Winther.
NOVEMBER 8 ROSTER MOVES
T1 INTERIM HEAD COACH STARDUST DEPARTS TEAM
What it means for T1: Son “Stardust” Seok-hee is leaving T1 after taking over as Head Coach on an interim basis in LCK Summer. Following the departures of Yang “Dany” Dae-in and Lee “Zefa” Jae-min, Stardust guided T1 to a 6-2 record in the second half of the split. T1 then won the LCK Regional Finals and made it to the semifinals of Worlds. Stardust was credited with improving T1’s team morale and draft phase. T1 will once again be looking to fill the gap left by Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun’s 2019 departure.
OCTOBER 29 ROSTER MOVES
SWORDART LEAVES TSM AFTER ONE YEAR
What it means for TSM: Support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh will not return to the team in 2022. The news comes less than a day after the team announced Bjergsen is also moving on. SwordArt is the first confirmed member of 2021’s starting lineup to officially move on. 2021 starting mid laner PowerOfEvil has previously been given permission to explore his options.
SwordArt leaves just one year after he was brought in as the most expensive player in LCS history. He and Lawrence “Lost” Hui’s struggles to cement themselves as an elite bot lane played a part in TSM missing Worlds. TSM looks to be in a state of total roster flux as free agency opens. SwordArt’s departure opens an import slot as TSM start to retool again. It will be interesting to see if SwordArt’s unsuccessful stint with TSM leads the organization to a thriftier approach this offseason.
OCTOBER 28 ROSTER MOVES
TSM ANNOUNCE BJERGSEN LEAVING TEAM TO PLAY
What it means for TSM: Former Head Coach and star mid laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg told TSM that he will be returning to play. However, it won’t be for TSM. Bjergsen hits the open market as the most desirable free agent in the LCS. He could also explore opportunities to head back home and rejoin the LEC.
For TSM, this is a huge blow. Not only are they losing their Head Coach, but their most storied player and the biggest free agent on the market. 2021 mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage earlier announced he was available on the market, but that was before Bjergsen decided to leave. TSM now have to patch things up with POE or risk losing two of the top mid laners available. PowerOfEvil remains under contract through 2022, so TSM may rescind their offer to let POE leave for a free buyout. TSM have all five starters from 2021 under contract, but the roster is in flux after failing to qualify for Worlds.
October 11 Roster Moves
G2 ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF WUNDER, REKKLES, MIKYX, AND COACHING STAFF
What it means for G2: It is almost a complete roster overhaul for G2 Esports. After failing to qualify for Worlds, only mid laner Ramus “Caps” Winther and jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski will remain with the team in 2022. Long-standing members Martin “Wunder” Hansen and Miheal “Mikyx” Mehle are under contract through 2022, so G2 will attempt to sell them to other organizations. 2021 prize offseason acquisition Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is quickly moving on as well. Rekkles could command the largest fee, as he is under contract through 2023 and commands a large fan following. The success of G2’s coaching staff should make them desirable on the market as well.
No replacements have been announced for any of the departing players. Owner and CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago reiterated that the goal of the team is to win Worlds, so expect them to be major players on the free agent market. Their overall budget could be dependent on the fees they are able to get for their player and coach transfers. Playing with Caps and Jankos will also be a desirable destination for players looking to win.
UNICORNS OF LOVE RELEASE ENTIRE ROSTER
What it means for UOL: Unicorns of Love have decided it’s time for a change for both the organization and players. After winning five consecutive titles in the LCL, UOL will field an entirely new lineup in 2022. Top laner Vladisav “BOSS” Fomin, jungler Kirill “AHaHaCiK” Skvortsov, mid laner Lev “Nomanz” Yakshin, ADC Andrey “Argonavt” Yakoviev, and support Aleksandr “SaNTaS” Lifashin have been released from their contracts and are free agents. The players will likely look for roster spots in the European ERLs.
UOL fell flat in the Play-in Stage of 2021 Worlds after qualifying for the 2020 Main Event and coming within one game of the 2019 Main Event. While UOL’s statement was centered around giving their players a chance to move onto bigger stages, the step backward might have also convinced the organization that change was needed. The players were released into free agency, so there will be no influx of transfer fees. Unlike G2, UOL will have to rebuild without extra capital.
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