The LoL esports offseason is still producing surprising transfers, and now full rosters are beginning to take shape.
Longzhu Gaming recently announced the biggest LCK transfer news so far with the signing of Han ‘Peanut’ Wang-ho from SKT.
And now both teams in the EU LCS and NA LCS are finalising their rosters. On paper, some of these teams look incredible! CLG in particular appear to have a very strong line-up despite the fact that they have lost Zaqueri ‘Aphromoo‘ Black.
As for Splyce’s departures, Chres ‘Sencux‘ Laursen and Mihael ‘Mikyx‘ Mehle have already been confirmed with Misfits, Martin ‘Wunder‘ Hansen is reported to join G2 and Jonas ‘Trashy‘ Andersen allegedly turned down an offer from Cloud9 due to being uncomfortable with the length of the contract.
We could Trashy joining his teammate at G2 as the EU LCS champions are still in need of a jungler. However, he will face stiff competition from Marcin ‘Jankos‘ Jankowski who is also looking for a new team.
Vitality are rumoured to have a lot of funding and could form a super team but there have been no reports yet on who they will sign.
The NA LCS has seen plenty of transfers and roster moves over the last week thanks to four new teams entering the scene as part of the franchising changes.
Plenty of teams have completed rosters including TSM and Team Liquid who both look incredibly strong. CLG look like they will also contend for the title.
CLG confirmed that Aphromoo will depart the team after spending five years with them. It is not known yet what the support will do next, the only NA LCS team he can join is Clutch Gaming otherwise he may turn to streaming full time on Twitch.
CLG have announced their complete roster of Darshan, Reignover, Huhi, Stixxay and Biofrost
Stepping up to replace him is Vincent ‘Biofrost‘ Wang who joins from arch rivals Team Solomid. CLG were well known for their bot lane of Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng and Aphromoo but now their prodigies of Biofrost and Trevor ‘Stixxay‘ Hayes will team up to try and overcome their teachers.
Completing CLG’s roster is Kim ‘Reignover‘ Yeu-jin who was previously the highest paid player in LCS history. The Korean jungler previously reached the World semifinals with Fnatic and is a force to be reckoned with when he is hits his stride.
Elsewhere, Cloud9 are struggling to put together a roster. They have confirmed the departures of Jung ‘Impact‘ Eon-yeong and Juan ‘Contractz‘ Garcia. Impact is reportedly joining Team Liquid while Contractz is moving to Golden Guardians.